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Committed to the Culture

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Tamieko Foster

With a vision to inspire the next generation of amazing Black women, our founder Tamieko Foster has used her 15 years in the beauty industry to create Miss Black Pasadena. This program serves as an opportunity to merge her love for aesthetics and compliment it with a focus on inner beauty and personal development. As a mother of two, she hopes to set an example of excellence for her children, Malachi and Jada.


Laura Hamilton

With over 10 years of experience in higher education, Laura Hamilton, MA, is a highly dedicated student affairs professional, committed to working with graduate and professional student populations to achieve their academic and professional goals. She is passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity, community engagement and service, and building supportive, developmental, and meaningful relationships between Black women. As a new transplant to Pasadena, Laura is committed to being of service to others and positively contributing to her community.


Angel Johnson

With more than 15 years of editorial and commercial styling experience, Angel is passionate about innovating new ways of creating visual content that is emotive and memorable. At the age of 18, she began her career as a celebrity wardrobe stylist. Her early beginning into the industry allowed her to develop her aesthetic and was critical in expanding her skills and expertise. Angel has her own women’s line, where she is able to create clothes that artistically express who she is; a woman who wants to inspire.


Antoinette Cobb

Antoinette is a Denver native, who made her way to California to pursue a career in philanthropy. Antoinette worked with Homeboy Industries the largest re-entry program for formerly incarcerated individuals for over 5 years, and then took her talents to USC to serve in their philanthropy department. She is also currently obtaining her masters at USC. In addition to all of her giving to the community, she gives most to her three amazing children and husband.

Team: Meet the Team

Maria McCloud

As a Pasadena native and mother of two girls, Maria knows the value of having positive female role models. As a board member she hopes evoke change in the community and continue to help Miss Black Pasadena grow to its highest potential. As a well known community member, Maria is dedicated to nurturing the young women in Pasadena and providing them with an array of life skills.

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