Miss Culture Galaxy & Ms. Culture Galaxy

MISS CULTURE GALAXY  -  JANORIA SUTTON

MS. CULTURE GALAXY  -  NAOMI DAWKINS

MS. PLUS CULTURE GALAXY  -  SONYA PHILLIPS

Janoria Sutton is the reigning Miss Culture Galaxy 2021. She currently resides in Virginia and attends Thomas Nelson Community College. Giving back to the community is important to Janoria,  she has volunteered with many organizations such as American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network, The Mount Global, Ecumenical Council, CAST, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Dover Interfaith Community Housing just to name a few. Her platform is “The Skin I’m In.” Her goal is to bring awareness of bullying and acceptance of individuals impacted by skin conditions. Previously bullied and afraid to attend school Janoria shares her story in hopes that others will be encouraged to be their authentic selves. Everyone has imperfections and society should focus more on inner beauty and less on an uncontrollable skin condition. During her reign, Janoria intends to host several fashion shows displaying the beauty of diversity both in culture and appearance. Janoria believes that beauty is more than skin deep.

Naomi Dawkins is an American Television Talk Show Host, Licensed Cosmetologist and Fashion Designer. She initially gained recognition as the CEO & Founder of a non-profit organization for women's empowerment called Thy Queendom Come earlier on this year. Later on, launching The Culture "the making of a model" movement. Naomi was appointed the titles of Ms Virginia American Nation 2020 & Ms Jamaica Culture Galaxy 2020. Recently, Naomi won the Ms Culture Galaxy 2021 International Pageant. She competed in the ANP/MCG Doubleheader Finals Aug. 13-15, 2020 in Tannersville, PA She won Saturday final competitions; her predecessor is Nicole Felice Sibiski Ayala. Naomi also won the title of Ms Social Media during Friday Night optional preliminaries. Her beauty, grace, passion, determination and perseverance has not gone unnoticed.


Naomi's platform is Beyond Beauty: Redefining beauty inside & out through cultural awareness & diversity. Our pageant motto is beauty, strength & diversity. Naomi has exemplified each characteristic. Of the 3 i's throughout the world by having intelligence, influence and integrity. Her hard work, determination and perseverance justifiably grants her personal attributes to wear the crown. Her Favorite color is red. Her favorite food is curry chicken. Naomi believes it is nice to be important. But, it is more important to be nice. Her favorite book is Confidence Is Queen by Susie Castillo. Naomi's favorite quote is "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Naomi's hobbies include volunteerism, community service and helping others and impacting the lives of others in a positive way. Naomi is a professional beauty & image consultant. Currently, she is mentoring five women and five princesses nationwide in pageantry. Naomi studied at Fashion Institute of Technology (1989-1991) and Wards Corner Beauty Academy (2011-2012).

Sonya Z. Phillips is Ms. Plus Culture Galaxy 2021. She is the very first Ms. Plus Culture Galaxy. Her platform is:

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Building Collaborative Partnerships

  • Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship

  • Creative Re-Use and Sustainable Fashion

 

She is a native of Virginia Beach, VA. and she served in the US Army. Sonya attended Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, VA where she earned two Associate Degrees. She then graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology and International Business from Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, VA.


Sonya is the Owner, Fashion Designer and Sewing Instructor for Stretch Couture, a Sustainable Fashion Brand that specializes in swimwear. Stretch Couture also offers sewing workshops, sample creation services and designer development consulting. Sonya started her business as a self taught seamstress who learned the basics of sewing in her 7 th grade home economics class, but has since studied Couture Fashion Design under Marc Jacobs and is currently enrolled in the Fashion Revolution Course “Fashion's Future: The Sustainable Development Goals” which explores the fashion industry’s impact on people and the planet, as well as how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are linked to fashion.


Sonya uses her business to empower youth and seniors with sewing workshops. She has taught free sewing workshops at various organizations including Girl Scouts, Seniors Aging Gracefully and many more. She is the
Sewing and Design Instructor at Baila Fuzion Dance and Creative Arts Studio in Virginia Beach, VA.


Sonya has a heart to serve. She earned the American Nation Pageants Social Impact Volunteerism Award for completing over 400 hours of documented community service in 2019. She is the Social Director for the
Pembroke Manor Civic League and a Clean Water Captain with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She serves on the Youth Committee of the National Council of Negro Women, Norfolk Section and she has volunteered with Envision Lead Grow for the past four years as a mentor helping middle school girls develop their businesses. She is proud of her 16-year-old cousin, that with her help, has started her own cosmetology business, Millennial
Beauty, LLC. selling eye lashes and lip gloss as well as offering braiding services.


In July 2020 Sonya launched a second business, SZP,LLC to manage her work related to pageantry, modeling, podcasting, social media marketing and speaking engagements. Her goal is to travel the world, visiting every
continent and to also present at a TED Talk.

Thanks,
Sonya Z. Phillips
www.sonyazphillips.com