Okay folks, you have until the end of the month to help pick Miss Harlem Shake 2015. This isn’t your average pageant; Miss Harlem Shake is not just about beauty but brains as well as fostering a sense of community and empowerment. The winner receives a year’s worth of delicious fare from Harlem Shake as well as a $1000 to the charity of their choice. Make your way to Harlem Shake (100 W. 124th St.) to vote and have one of the best burgers Uptown. The winner will be crowned on September 13th. By the way, did you know that their Jerk Chicken Sandwich was voted one of the Top 10 chicken sandwiches in NYC by the Village Voice?
So without further ado, please meet the six women vying for the worthy title of Miss Harlem Shake 2015.
- Alison Mixon
Alison is a professional dancer and Juilliard graduate specializing in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre who also teaches at Alvin Alley Dance Theatre. She is competing on behalf of the Children’s Aid Society which offers early childhood educational programming to kids in the Harlem community.
- Regine Gilbert
Regine is a UX Designer with a passion for accessibility, design and tech. She is a proud member of NY Cares and Teaches a Project Runway Apprenticeship at Citizen Schools. She is competing on behalf of Children’s Aid Society-Dunlevy Milbank Center on W118th, a comprehensive community facility that includes medical and dental services, mental health services, preventative information, family wellness, child care and more.
- Amanda Mobley
Amanda works as an interior designer, event producer and commercial print model. She is competing on behalf of the Church of the Master Mentoring Program.
- Francheska Rivera
Francheska is a Production Assistant and Freelancer. She is an aspiring photographer who enjoys yoga, biking, jogging and fashion. She is competing on behalf of Harlem Hospital (Center), a teaching hospital associated with Columbia that provides health care to economically disadvantaged communities and is one of the largest US training centers for minority and female physicians.
- Limore Dooley
Limore is a wellness education specialist who promotes well-being through nutrition, physical activity, hydration, sleep quality and relaxation. Blogs at http://www.limorekurtzdooley.com/. She is competing on behalf of Harlem Children’s Zone, a non-profit organization for poverty-stricken children and families living in Harlem that provides free support in the form of parenting workshops, pre-school programs, three public charter schools and child-oriented health programs.
- Kristyan Gilmore
Kristyan is an attorney who graduated from Howard University School of Law. She is competing on behalf of the Harlem Business Alliance, a group that works to reverse the void that resulted from years of disinvestment in Harlem.
For more info: https://www.harlemshakenyc.com/