Photo credit Will Vaultz Photography
After launching the Miss Harlem Shake contest in May and meeting over 50 wonderful worthy contenders, a winner was crowned on Saturday, September 13!
One hundred guests, 8 Harlem-based judges and five semi-finalists witnessed Ijeoma Eboh receive the Golden Milkshake Cup and title of Miss Harlem Shake 2014.
Ijeoma’s story is inspiring and represents the unique spirit and culture of Harlem’s residents. Ijeoma, 23 years old, is a graduate of Harvard University and is now pursuing a doctoral degree in History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia. She’s also a blogger and founder of KlassyKinks.com, which aims to change perceptions of kinky textured hair around the world and encourage people to get back to their roots. She is a member of the Healthy Harlem team at Harlem Children’s Zone and encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier.
In addition to winning fame, $500 cash, and free burgers for a year, Ijeoma’s charity of choice Harlem Children’s Zone also received a $1,000 donation.
The eight judges and event host: Patrick Riley (host), Farrah Burns, Brenda Braxton, Vy Higginsen, Ken Hanson, Kevin McQueen, Manwe, Cynde Watson, Patrick Riley, Byl Thompson.
The five Miss Harlem Shake finalists: Casandra Rosario, Amara Korley, Ijeoma Eboh, Elan Ferguson Danielle Summons!.
HarlemCondoLife has been a huge fan of Harlem Shake from day one. We were there when it was emerging from concept to reality. Through press-only pre-opening through grand opening. We’ve remained supporters directly or indirectly through our sister businesses as it has grown into an example of the success that can and is Harlem. We are also customers who love their food, their atmosphere, and their home delivery service via Seamless, which operates flawlessly even on the latest of nights.
Kudos Harlem Shake.
Congratulations and welcome Ijeoma!