White Woman Wins Beauty Crown at Predominantly Black University

This September beauty queens from dozens of historically black colleges and universities will come to Atlanta to vie for the national title of black college beauty queen. The contestants will all have their pictures displayed in Ebony magazine.

Elisabeth Joy Martin will represent Kentucky State University in the national pageant. Martin is white. She was elected by an overwhelming margin by the Kentucky State University student body. She will be a senior this coming academic year, majoring in English education. She hopes to go to graduate school to study international relations.

Whites make up 28 percent of the undergraduate student body at Kentucky State University.