The Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Airport was filled to capacity last Saturday night. There was standing room only as guests filled the room to attend 2007 Miss Liberia Pennsylvania State Preliminary Pageant.
The 2007 Miss Liberia Pensylvania Pageant was definately a night filled with elegance excitement and suprizes.
The room was filled with VIP's and Special Guests. Among these people was the Miss Liberia of the Republic of Liberia Miss Patrice Juah who was accompanied by Miss Macedella Cooper, founder of the Macedella Cooper Foundation and the Official Platinum Sponsor of the 2007 Miss Liberia in the US National Pageant.
The night started out with 6 contestants meeting with judges for the preliminary interview. This 3 minute session with each contestant gave the judges an oppourtunity to get to know each contestant.
After preliminaries were done, the pageant was offlically underway. The ladies graced the stage with some of most spectualar African attire I have ever seen. The crowd cheered with excitement as the girls came up to the stage and introduced themselves to the audience.
Next, the Ladies took to the stage in their swimwear. The ladies sparkled as they struted on stage to the music in their signature white swim attire.
The talent competiton was definately the highlight for the evening for me. The preformances were fresh, well delivered and quite original.
Next the contestants went on to enteratain the audience by doing a group skit which involved the outgoing Miss Liberia PA Ro Pauline K Doe quizzing the PA contestants and the audience on Liberian Trivia.
It was on to the Evening Wear competion and the final interview question which was given by Miss Macedella Cooper.
After the judges submmttied their scores and the tabulation was complete, it was none other than Miss Mawata Dunbar who captured the Pennsylvania crown.
Miss Dunbar is a student at Temple University majoring in Nursing and a minoring in public health.
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