I am so excited to be coming to you as the newly crowned Miss Black Ohio USA. My name is Kayla Chanelle Hardimon (find me on facebook =]). For this first post I am just going to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my experience so far (in the last 4 days!)
1. I was SHOCKED when I heard my name called that evening, but beyond that, the amount of gratitude and honor I felt was something I cannot put into words. My motivation for doing the pageant was the impact and change that I want to see in today's world and I am BLESSED to now have the opportunity to be the change I wish to see in this state, this country and this world!
2. A little background information: I am a 20-year-old junior studying broadcast journalism with a focus in political science and dance. Where or where? OHIO UNIVERSITY. That's right everyone, I am a proud BOBCAT =D
3. A little MORE background. I am the daughter of Eddie and Starlena Hardimon who currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana with my wonderful brothers Trey and Mason Hardimon. The love I have for my family could travel to the stars and back more times than anyone could every count! I am blessed to have a group of people who stand behind me in any and everything that I do, from my parents and grandparents, to my cousins, aunts uncles and even my "sisters" that I met at Ohio University I have the best support system that I could ever ask for!
4. I would love to have you all as a part of my new family. Because of this pageant I have already gained new sisters and even a brother and I can't wait to see who else I will meet and ultimately learn from on this journey!