4/16/19 Washington, DC. The District of Columbia has two new queens! On Sunday, April 14th the Miss DC for America and Mrs. DC America pageant was held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Megan Eunpu, representing Capitol Hill, was crowned as Miss DC for America 2019 and Nikka Noya, from DuPont Circle, was crowned as Mrs. DC America 2019. The 2018 Mrs. DC America titleholder, Leiah Rocheleau, crowned both ladies.
Megan Eunpu is in government IT in Washington, DC. She made history by becoming the first ever Miss DC for America. She will vie for the title of Miss for America at the National pageant being held in August. She will tout the platform: “Inspiration Across Nations.” Having grown up in the Washington DC area, Megan is beyond honored to represent our nation’s capital. She briefly left the area to obtain her undergraduate degree in business marketing at the University of South Carolina. Post-college, after a short time in Charlotte working for NASCAR, she returned to the DC area and began her career in technology, focused on the federal government sector.
Nikki Noya is a cable television Executive Producer and Co-host of “The Jet Set.” She will compete at the National Mrs. America pageant in August, touting the platform, “Dress for Success.” Nikki is of Hawaiian/Irish descent and since a young age has had a love for travel and athleticism. She is a former Junior Olympian (swimming and volleyball) and professional international volleyball player. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island Kingston with a Bachelor of Arts Communications. Combining her loves she has hosted health and wellness segments on CNN. Currently, she is the Executive Producer and co-host of “The Jet Set”, a cable travel shows with a premise of making travel fun and accessible.
The winners of Miss DC for America and Mrs. DC America will move on to their respective national pageants, Miss for America and Mrs. America, in August. The national pageants will be held at the Westgate Hotel in Las, Vegas.
The pageant was produced by An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, A Veteran-Owned production company, headquartered in Washington, DC. The event was presented by ThomasRiley Strategies, LLC, listed on Inc. magazines top 5000 companies in America.
Winner: Megan Eunpu
1st RU: Touraine Lynch
2nd RU: Auriel Lee
Miss Fitness: Deveney Shea
Miss Photogenic: Megan Eunpu
Fabulous Face Award: Megan Eunpu
Winner: Nikki Noya
1st RU: Brittney Jordan, Esq.
2nd RU: Erika Pezella
3rd RU: Jill Short
Mrs. Fitness: Nikki Noya
Mrs. Photogenic: Nikki Noya
Fabulous Face Winner: Dr. Thandeka Myeni
Sponsorship Award: Brittney Jordan, Esq.
Congeniality Award: Nikki Noya
Entourage Award: Megan Eunpu
Mission: The Miss DC for America and Mrs. DC America publicly recognize women, living within a 25-mile radius of Washington, DC, who have obtained personal, professional, and community achievements. As official preliminary pageants to Miss for America and Mrs. America, respectively, the pageants welcome women from all ethnic backgrounds to compete in a yearly pageant for the titles.
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