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Jakiyah McKoy was crowned Little Miss Hispanic Delaware but…
"There was uproar when the winner was announced because, according to the public, she was not the best representative of a Latin beauty.”
"Jakiyah is Miss Chiquita Delaware
Delaware has a new mini queen of Dominican roots
On Saturday August 31 at Wilmington Drama League, the event of election of Miss Chiquita Delaware was held. The competition included the presence of 8 contestants: Juriada Marie Perez, TatianaAyala, Katherine Fred-Martinez, Eleiana Santiago, Ciara Gonzalez, Meriana Ayala, Estrella Torresand Jakiyah McKoy, all very intelligent and very nice.
The contestants had to demonstrate their talent dancing or singing, modeling down the catwalk and answering the final question.
At all times was Thalia Sanchez, the former queen, cheering audiences with her dances while the girls changed costumes.
There was uproar when the winner was announced because, according to the public, she was not the best representative of a Latin beauty. The winner was Jakiyah McKoy, first runner Meriana Ayala,second Eleiana Santiago and third Katherine Fred-Martinez.
The new Miss Chiquita Delaware Jakiyah McKoy, age 7, was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is descendant of her grandmother who was born in the providence of La Vega in the Dominican Republic. Her mother lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Jakiyah lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her father. She likes to sing, dance and watch movies with her grandmother. She has two siblings, her brother Shad and her sister Jamiyah; she loves spending time with her aunts, uncles, and her cousins and loves her God Mother Relly. Her favorite pastime is drawing.
The event was enlivened by the pleasant India Colon and the always smiling Denize Leal. Attendance was high and finally the new little queen Jakiyah came out smiling with her crown.”
According to a college friend of mine, who knows the family: ”[the pageant] required proof of only her ethnicity, not the other contestants. On top of that they take her title and crown away, because she can’t show proof of ethnicity because her undocumented grandmother who was from the Dominican Republic, which gives her the necessary 25% of Latino ancestry, is deceased.”
Why is Jakiah “not the best representative of Latin beauty”, could it be that she is of African descent? Just a speculation. I am fleshing out this story as we speak so stay tuned.