Georgia Peach Chasten McCrary is on her #Road2Royalty for the 2019 Miss Black USA Title
23-year-old, Chasten McCrary is on her road to royalty! On Nov. 19, 2018, McCrary was crowned the 2019 Miss Black Georgia USA held at Albany State University. Winning the overall title, she also won the categories of Top Talent, Miss Social Media, and Miss Scholastic.
“I know the competition is going to be fierce,” McCrary tells CWC. “I am going to bring my A+ game as I represent our Peach State.”
In August, McCrary will represent the state of Georgia at the 2019 Miss Black USA National Pageant at the Performing Arts Theater in Washington D.C.
The Miss Black USA Organization is the first and oldest scholarship pageant for women of color. It’s awarded over $500,000 in scholarships. This competition empowers women to own their potential and honors their individual capabilities, attributes, and grace.
“Each state has a beautiful young woman representing it, all worthy of being Miss Black USA.” She will go to grace the national stage with other queens selected from across each state.
As a qualified titleholder, she believes contestants should possess an attitude of servitude and should be working to make her community a better place for all people. McCrary also feels titleholders should maintain a heart of love an empathy as well as a strong work ethic to make a difference. “A growth mindset should be the norm for a title holder as continuous growth is vital,” says the competitor. “The whole competition itself is significant because it showcases the intelligence, strength, and beauty of black women.”
If awarded the National Title, she would use the gained attention to drive her platform of truly preparing adolescents for higher education. The Fayetteville, GA., native’s Cross-Into-College platform is her life’s mission to teach the youth to become financially, academically and mentally prepared for higher education. “I want to not only help students to get into college, but give them the tools they need to stay, thrive, and graduate,” says McCrary.
The queen is not new to this; she is true to this! Before competing for the title of the Miss Black GA USA pageant, she competed in three scholarship pageants to assist further her education. In 2016, she won her first title as Miss Black and Gold for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Searching for ways to earn extra money, she found her passion through pageantry. Sis needed her coins! In 2018, McCrary received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State University and was named a Stephen D. Lee Scholar, “4.0 Gang.” More than just a pretty face, she meant business!
McCrary took college seriously, and she went on to become the 2018 Spirit of State recipient, which is one of the highest recognition to receive at MSU. The Summa Cum Laude graduate is also a member of the Devastating Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
After graduation, the Queen returned to Georgia to work as a full-time Admissions Counselor for the Mississippi State University’s Admissions and Scholarship Department. Serving students on the East Coast, primarily in Georgia, she travels the country passionately helping the youth.
Mostly inspired by her parents, they instilled her unapologetic attitude and to always be true of herself. Her parents led her and her siblings by an example of a positive pathway to follow. “Each sacrifice has inspired me to be half of what they are,” she said. As a daddy’s little girl, he supports her pageantry journey every step of the way.
“I want to thank the Miss Black GA USA team for their support and hard work,” she adds. I would like to thank everyone who has generously donated to my journey to Washington, DC! To learn more about the pageant or how to donate, email Missblackga2019@gmail.com.