Buffalo Soldier QUEEN

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Last night I took home the crown. I will wear the title “Ms. Buffalo Soldier 2018” and will represent the Buffalo Soldiers (Tampa) at community functions and social events.  It may not seem like a big deal to some but I know the QUEEN has a very important role to fulfill and I will do my best to make them proud.

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The traditional African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” has been widely quoted but I’ve found that to be true with almost any thing in life not just a child. I had plenty of help from a lot of good people and I appreciate their help and their actions will never be forgotten. I look forward to a fun filled and interesting year.vpin

Sending a big THANK YOU and virtual hugs for all who supported, gave gifts, spoke kind words and gave encouragement, etc..  in no particular order:

  • Woods and Wanton Chapter Inc. of the Buffalo Soldiers
  • Past Buffalo Soldier Queens
  • Friends & Family
  • Artistic Tee http://www.artistictee.com
  • Mann’s Finest Barber Shop
  • House of Afrika https://www.facebook.com/houseofafrika/
  • Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O’Malley
  •  Krewe of Shamrock
  • 1st. USV Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders, Inc.
  • Krewe of Pandora
  • Latin American Fiesta Association
  • Thieves of San Lorenzo
  • Krewe of Alegria
  • Bootlegger Belles and Beaus

and many more individuals .. but like I said, “It takes a village” 🙂

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  1. Photoshoot courtesy of my husband Damon Bryant
  2. The Hair …  Well, I had lots of big beautiful curls but by the time this photoshoot took place sadly they had all fallen.
  3. My dress received lots of compliments. THANKS! It was a Goodwill find that I spruced up 🙂
  4. The smiles come free thanks to those of you who supported and believed in me.

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To learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers, become a member or even be the next QUEEN contestant go to  https://www.wdwn-tampa.org

xoLB

 

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