Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Baltimore Magazine - Behind the Scenes


Guess who will be featured in the July 2013 issue of Baltimore Magazine?....ME! Yup. Check out behind the scenes video of the photoshoot here! Special thanks to my wonderful wardrobe sponsor, Deja Vu Boutique, Melissa Mangrum, my makeup artist and Brian Waters, Video Producer! Hope you like it!



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Walter Reed Medical Center Visit.


Miss Capital City United States, Candiace Dillard and Ms. Maryland United States, Sarah Christian and I had the privilege to provide food to the wounded warriors at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland. It was great meeting our brave war heroes who have served us in combat.

The Volunteer Director emailed our state director and stated the following about us: "Ciera and Candiace were GREAT. They were fun, energetic and enthusiastic and both are drop dead gorgeous.... but more importantly their hearts are just perfect for what we do. They volunteered to take meals to rooms for patients and the head of Psychiatry asked them to help him take meals to a different floor of the hospital.... they got to see what we do and they brought a lot of laughter to the event." 


Video Log Episode #1




Sunday, April 14, 2013

Miss District of Columbia United States Boot Camp


Sunday, April 14th, the beautiful ladies of the Miss Maryland, Miss District of Columbia, and Miss Delaware Organization held a boot camp for contestants competing in the upcoming Miss District of Columbia and Miss Delaware United States pageant! So much fun cant wait for the competition!








Miss Delaware United States Recruiting


Thursday, April 12th, my Director, Laura Eliers Clark and I, traveled to Salisbury University and The University of Delaware for the recruitment of the Miss Delaware and Miss District of Columbia United States Pageant!






Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mighty M.A.A.C. Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant


On Friday, April 5, 2013, The Distinguished Gentlemen of the District 6, the Mighty MAAC (Mid-Atlantic Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated crowned a new Queen for 2013. I had the lucky opportunity to be a judge for the pageant which was awesome for me considering I have never been a judge in a pageant. This provided me with the chance to be on the other side of the competition, which I take as an advantage for my upcoming competition. 

There were contestants from Delaware to the District of Columbia. The ladies competed in introduction, swimsuit,  evening gown, creative performance and oral expression. 

Congrats to Queen Orisa Henderson of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at Howard University.






Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vibe Vixen of the Day

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, I was selected as Vibe Vixen of the Day! Check out my definition of a Vixen and what other Vixens inspire me!

Excerpt:
Name: Ciera Nicole
Age: 22
Location: Baltimore, MD
Occupation: Miss Maryland 2013
Style: Edgy chic
Beauty Fave I Can’t Live Without: Ruby Woo Lipstick by MAC

Inspired By: My mom, Michelle Obama, Beyonce Knowles

A Vixen is…
A Vixen is a woman who embodies drive, determination, and confidence. She is the type of woman who knows that she can conquer anything as long as she works hard.

Photo Credit: James Chase Photography




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Co-Hosting on PageantLIVE


Check me out as I was a guest co-host on PageantLIVE! Tonight's show featured myself, my director, Miss Teen Maryland United States 2013, Miss Ohio United States 2013, Ms. District of Columbia United States and Miss United States 2012 All World Beauties.
The ladies and I discussed three topics such as pageant fears, anti-pageantry opinions and why we decided to represent the Miss United States Organization.
It was such a great show and I had a great time hosting. Thanks to the lovely Pamela Privette for having us all on the show, it was such a great experience!

Take a look at the video below!