#MissHarlemShake2014 Contest Down to 9 Semi-Finalists

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The Miss Harlem Shake 2014 contest continues and now it’s time for the people to vote for their favorite contender! Over 55 ladies applied to be the new face of Harlem Shake, proving how they help make Harlem special through their Harlem roots and community involvement. Now 10 beautiful and hardworking women have been selected to move on to the next round!

Starting this week, customers will be able to vote in-store to help us find our top five finalists. Ballots will be given out with each order, featuring each lady’s headshot, favorite Harlem Shake dish, and a Harlem charity of choice.

Stay tuned for more info about the final ceremony on September 13th hosted by pop culture expert and blogger Patrick Riley.  All are invited to watch us crown “Miss Harlem Shake!”

FINALISTS:

 

  • Davisha Davis, 26, Media Specialist

Davisha started her own non-profit organization to teach girls of Harlem to respect themselves and give back to the community.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Project V Inc. 

 

  • Tavaya Davis, 25, Tax Accountant and Flight Attendant

Tavaya makes Harlem a better place by volunteering and always connecting with her Harlemneighbors from restaurants to front stoops, encouraging them to get involved and donate back to the community.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Grown

 

  • Ljeoma Eboh, 23, Health Educator/PhD Student and Blogger

Through her work at Harlem Children’s Zone, Ljeoma encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier so that their generation can continue to inspire the world.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone

 

  • Elan Ferguson, 35, Family Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist

By being involved with a neighborhood art museum that highlights artists of African descent, Elan promotes wellness, art, self-expression and family.

Harlem Charity of Choice: The Studio Museum in Harlem

 

  • Denise House, 51, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Counselor

Denise has lived in Harlem her whole life. She has alopecia areata and feels her bald head helps her meet new people as she gets compliments from strangers on her unique appearance.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone

 

  • Liz Jackson, 32, Inclusion Activist

Liz is known in the neighborhood as the girl with a purple cane and a smile, giving her the local nickname “Smiley.” She is also volunteers at the Harlem non-profit Harlem RBI, which provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play and learn.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem RBI

 

  • Amara Korley, 19, Student, Artist and Hostess

Amara grew up in Harlem and feels that as a vegetarian, she can bring a new perspective to the burger world.

Harlem Charity of Choice: The Innocence Project

 

  • Casandra Rosario, 24, Food Blogger and Event Planner

By planning community events, Casandra promotes local Harlem businesses to the public. She also enriches local youth by working at the Be G8 Foundation.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Y.U.N.G. Harlem

 

  • Danielle Summons, 24, Singer, Songwriter and Actress

Danielle cares about the cultivation of Harlem youth and regularly attends Tuesday night teaching andSunday service at her church, First Corinthian Baptist.

Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem School of the Arts

 

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