Miss Louisiana in NYC

Miss Louisiana with Barbara Askins.

The winner of the Miss Louisiana 2020 Pageant, Mariah Clayton, was recently spotted in NYC! The 23-year-old beauty queen from Zachary, Louisiana is a graduate student at Southeastern University studying to become a professional school counselor. Graduating magna cum laude from Southern University, Mariah was team captain for SU’s Division I volleyball team.

She serves as volleyball coach for middle school girls mentoring them on the fundamentals of volleyball and life. When not coaching or studying, Mariah has a YouTube channel that strives to empower young women to be their best selves by embracing their natural beauty through self-definition.

Mariah prepares now for Spring’s Miss USA 2020 Pageant where 51 beauties will compete to represent the USA in the Miss Universe pageant to follow. Mariah had a chance to spend some time with her cousin — 125th Street Business Improvement District’s President and CEO Barbara Askins. Barbara was honored as one of Schneps Media’s “NY Power Women” in 2019.

Miss Louisiana USA, Mariah Clayton at the Lafon Performing Arts Center, Louisiana.
Ryan Miles

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