Winners of Mr & Miss Black Beauty UK Pageant receive scholarships

Mr Black Beauty UK 2014 Tashian Shaw, Alicia Martina Hixon, the founder of the beauty pageant and Miss Black Beauty UK 2014 Tameka Saul Shaw

Winners of the first edition of Mr & Miss Black Beauty UK Pageant have received their scholarships.

Tashian Shaw who represented Saint Kitts and Nevis won the Mr Black Beauty UK 2014 while Tameka Saul who represented Guyana won the Miss Black Beauty UK 2014 at the beauty contest held on 28th March 2014 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

The mission of Mr & Miss Black Beauty UK Pageant is to honour black beauty, promote educational opportunities to outstanding young black men and women in the UK, and to help young people develop leadership skills.

It is the first ethnic minority beauty pageant in the UK providing educational scholarships to the winners.

Dr Emmanuel Olanrewaju, Rector of Christ College London presented the £6,000 scholarships to Mr Shaw and Miss Saul on 12th April 2014. The ceremony attended by Alicia Martina Hixon, the founder of the beauty pageant, was held at Christ College London.

“In the UK, young black men and women have always remained an epitome of beauty; they symbolize beauty, brain and elegance, which is why we are packaging a beauty contest that will acknowledge and award intelligence, strength, confidence and inner-beauty,” says Children are Made Secure Foundation (C.A.M.S), the organiser of the pageant. “We seek to showcase talents and promote cultural, social, and leadership status by providing a forum for today’s Black UK men and women to express her viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to the world.”

Mr Black Beauty UK 2014 Tashian Shaw, Dr Emmanuel Olanrewaju, Rector of Christ College London and Miss Black Beauty UK 2014 Tameka Saul Shaw

Miss Black Beauty UK 2014 Tameka Saul Shaw receiving her scholarship from Dr Emmanuel Olanrewaju, Rector of Christ College London

Mr Black Beauty UK 2014 Tashian Shaw receiving his scholarship from Dr Emmanuel Olanrewaju, Rector of Christ College London