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She Won Miss UVI, Then Miss National Black Hall of Fame, and Now Jackeima Flemming is Miss Black International Ambassador

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Receiving a welcome fit for a queen, Jackeima Flemming returned home on Tuesday to be greeted by Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach, senators and Dept. of Tourism representatives complete with music and moko jumbies after beating competitors from Australia, Nigeria, China and the United Kingdom to win Miss Black International Ambassador.

Her latest victory, secured on October 16 in Atlanta, Georgia was not her first. In 2020, she was crowned Miss UVI, and in March of this year, she was crowned Miss National Black Hall of Fame. At all the events, Ms. Flemming delivered stunning and near perfect performances, thrusting her to the top of the competition.

Her Miss Black International Ambassador victory at the Ferst Center of the Arts at Georgia Tech University, came as Ms. Flemming commanded confidence and excellence in speech and presentation, among other excelling qualities. This pageant included the Teen Division, the Miss Division, the Ms. Division, and the Mrs. Division. Contestants participated in segments that included cultural costume, fitness wear, evening wear, and on-stage question and answer.

Ms. Flemming’s capture of the Miss Black International Ambassador represented the first win for the U.S. Virgin Islands in the pageant’s history, and she will reign through Oct. 2023.

It was her performance and victory at UVI, including top placements in such categories as Best Talent, Best HBCU Ambassadorial Presentation, and Most Eloquent Speaker that set the stage for her following successes.

Upon winning the Miss UVI title in 2020, Miss Flemming traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in March to represent UVI at the Miss National Black Hall of Fame Pageant where she competed against other HBCU queens across the United States. On Oct. 16, she sealed her stardom with the Miss Black International Ambassador crown and brought it home to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

When asked about the highlight of her experience, Ms. Flemming stated, “It was my pleasure representing the USVI at the International Black Ambassador competition. I love and appreciate the support from VI pageantry CEO – Taiesa Lashley, mentors Cresida Reid, Temisha Liburd and William Chandler. A very special thank you to the USVI Tourism Department as well for supporting me in this initiative financially and a very warm welcome home.”

Ms. Flemming is a senior at UVI studying marketing and data science, and aspires to be a strategic marketing analyst and economic diversification consultant.

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