Savannah Native Captures Miss Black Georgia USA 2013

Jordan Riles
Jordan Riles

If you don’t already recognize Jordan Riles as your previously reigning Miss Black Savannah, then maybe you recall her term as Miss Savannah State University 2010-2011 among few other leadership positions she has held.

Still now, Riles has become the winner of the 2013 Miss Black Georgia USA Pageant after competing in the annual event in Macon, GA on Saturday November 3, 2012.

Riles is a product of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, through which she attended Butler Elementary, Shuman (then Middle School,) and Savannah Arts Academy. She attends the First African Baptist Church where her pastor is Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman and youth minister is Rev. Paul Little. She has served her local community through volunteer activities as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., working with the youth affiliate Delta GEMS. Contestants in the Miss Black Georgia USA pageant were judged in five categories: Talent, Sports Wear/Fit- ness, On-stage Q&A, Panel Interview, & Evening Gown.

The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1986. It is a community-driven organization and is committed to addressing health and education, two leading social issues in the African American community. Riles believes that this system, “allows African-American females to compete in an arena familiar and accepting of their natural beauty and intellect.”

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