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Erica Nego

Erica Nego

American beauty pageant contestant
Erica Nego
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Quick Facts

Intro American beauty pageant contestant
Is Model Beauty pageant contestant
From United States of America
Type Fashion
Gender female
Birth 1984, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Age 37 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Erica Yayra Nego (born c. 1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American-Ghanaian beauty queen, model and businesswoman, elected Miss Universe Ghana in 2011 and Miss Minnesota USA in 2009. Nego is also the co-founder of Style & Grace, a Minneapolis-based etiquette academy.

Early life

At the age of 12 Nego was signed to Ford Modeling Agency. She is of Ghanaian, German and Persian ancestry.

Pageants

As Miss Minnesota USA 2009, Nego competed at Miss USA 2009 placing in the top 15 at the competition. She also competed at Miss Universe 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

In popular culture

The play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh was inspired by the 2011 Miss Universe Ghana competition in which Nego participated, and the controversy around colorism that this contest sparked.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 03 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://web.archive.org/web/20140222154456/http://ghmissuniverse.com/title-holders/
http://ghmissuniverse.com/title-holders/
https://web.archive.org/web/20160304031134/http://www.showcaseminnesota.com/show/client_article.aspx?storyid=895345
http://www.showcaseminnesota.com/show/client_article.aspx?storyid=895345
http://www.securenigeria365.com/10-things-didnt-know-erica-nego/
https://www.modernghana.com/lifestyle/2385/16/yayra-nego-is-miss-universe-ghana.html
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sao-paulo-brazil-to-host-the-2011-miss-universe-pageant-live-on-nbc-112007979.html
http://www.startribune.com/inspired-by-minnesota-beauty-queen-jungle-theater-s-school-girls-questions-colorism/507095222/
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