Saturday, August 28, 2010
Osas Ighodalo is Miss Black USA 2010
Nigerian born Osas Ighodalo (C) is crowned during the 2010 Miss Black USA pageant that held in Washington, Aug 9, 2010.
Osas Ighodaro was born and raised in the home of the New York Yankees – Bronx, New York. With her whole family from Nigeria, she is proud to be apart of her family’s first American born generation. Being a Nigerian-American has taught her the importance of family, pride, and never forgetting where one comes from.
Osas graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and dual minor degrees in Entrepreneurship and Theatre. After graduation, Osas starred in her first feature film as well as in an array of independent and short films. She proudly performed in the New York Fringe Festival and also hosted a half hour television show which showcased the arts, politics, and issues of the African Diaspora.
Currently, Osas is a candidate for the Masters of Fine Arts in Acting at the Actors Studio – Pace University.
Her work as an actress, model, dancer, journalist and community advocate have taken her throughout the U.S. and abroad but most recently to the state of Connecticut where she is actively involved in raising awareness of heart disease, the #1 killer of women. Osas believes a person’s time is purely a small token of appreciation towards others.
Osas’ interests besides spending time with family/friends and performing include traveling, meeting new people, and giving back to the community. She is known to believe that the sky is the limit and anything one puts their mind to they can conquer.
Posted by Linda Ikeji at 7:30 PM