The Inaugural Miss Naturally Crowned Charleston
PAIGE GREEN is the 28-year-old daughter of Moses and Rosemary Milligan. She’s also the wife of Phillip Green and mother to one son, Jason. This proud SC State Bulldog is a social worker by day and baker by night. She one day hopes to wed her passions for youth advocacy and all things confection through her own business, Paige’s Sweet Treats.
When it comes to her journey to embrace her natural kinks and curls, Paige says she could write the manual on ALL the Do’s and Don’ts: “I’ve had beautiful, black shiny curls leaving home, and by the time I've arrived to work, my whole head’s turned WHITE. I’ve had bouncy curls in the morning and frizzy afro-puffs by noon.” But in the end, by taking the time to learn her hair and care for it with a simple 3-product regimen, Paige says she has truly saved both time and money. “The best part,” she adds, “is being rewarded daily with health, strength, and versatility.”
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1ST RUNNER UP
ALEENA FEASTER is the 23-year-old daughter of Mark and Debra Feaster. She is a lifelong naturalista who overcame her reliance on flat irons and hot combs as a sophomore at Charleston Southern University. After years of fighting her natural textures with damaging heat to fit in with peers, Aleena looked to Youtube starlets like Mahogany Knots, My Natural Sistas, and Yolanda Renee for fro-spiration and tips on how to care for her thick and lively mane. She says “being natural is deeper than not using the ‘creamy crack’ --it’s about being yourself and realizing how much you grow just as much as your hair grows.”
Aleena is now entering the third semester of her MBA program to further her ambitions as a Human Resources professional.
2ND RUNNER UP
ANDREA DAVIS is the 26-year-old daughter of William and Lisa Smith, wife of Joshua Davis and mother to sons Russell, Elijah, and Khari. After the Marines relocated her new family from her hometown in Kentucky to Beaufort, Andrea found herself struggling to find her own identity. She was a teen mother, a young bride with a high school education, and “Like the majority of my hair,” she says, “I was damaged.” But after a friend convinced her to shed her dead ends for a fresh crop of kinks and curls, Andrea realized that this transformation was exactly what she needed. Since returning to wearing her natural hair, Andrea has returned to school to learn how to build her own business. She is now the owner of Motherland Essentials, where she handcrafts affordable specialty soaps without the damaging chemicals found in the aisles of big box stores.