Lakita Garth is an African-American advocate of sexual abstinence, public speaker, and a musician.
Garth has addressed millions of teenagers through motivational assemblies across the United States and internationally. Lakita has testified about before the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Senate on teen pregnancy prevention. She served as Chairman of the Board on the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Ms. Garth consulted and hosted UPN's Emmy-nominated show The Truth About Sex.
Garth is also a speaker on various issues like race relations, politics, feminism, and the impact of media on adolescent behavior. She has been a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is an executive board member of The Christian Film & Television Commission in Los Angeles.
Garth is an alumna of the University of Southern California and a former Miss Black California,and runner-up to Miss Black America, having won the title in 1995. She has appeared in numerous commercials and television shows including MTV, BET, The View, and Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect. She has been featured in several magazines including People, Essence, Seventeen, Vogue, Gospel Today and Charisma.
In 1997, on the TV show 'Politically Incorrect', she debated with rock musician Marilyn Manson about societal subjects, including moral values and religious beliefs.
She married Jeffrey Wright in 2005.