M​iss Bl​ack Ohio Queen



A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a recent Graduate of the Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and Minor in Public Relations. Mikayla Chess is the CEO/Founder, President of Mpressive Exposure LLC., a company that exposes people to and develops self-love, confidence and success through interactive and engaging events.

She is an outgoing, charismatic, optimistic, strong, independent an intelligent young black woman. She is involved in the community and believes our voices matter and anyone can be the spark to change their surroundings. Mikayla embraces self-love, confidence and success in everything that she does. Mikayla is motivated, hardworking, dedicated, and compassionate about everything she is involved in.

Her greatest strength is the ability to inspire, motivate and communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds. She has skills in mediating conflicts, public speaking, leading others, time management, coaching, motivating and learning/critical thinking. She is an aspiring author and was recently certified as a motivational speaker.

The hardest thing Mikayla has ever had to do was deal with the loss of her older sister. “I learned a lot about myself, my family and the grieving process. It still is one of the hardest things I have to deal with. I continue to provide support for my family and others who may have lost someone in their life.”

Mikayla wanted to participate in the Miss Black Ohio pageant because as a former participant and winner, she wants to continue to support the pageant system. The values of the pageant align with her beliefs. She is a passionate, graceful, intelligent and poised contestant as well as a great role model for others. Mikayla loved her previous experiences as Miss Black Ohio Teen in 2015. Winning Miss Black Ohio Teen 2015 equipped her with the knowledge, skills, and ability to be a better contestant or title holder which has shaped who she is today.

Mikayla loves poetry. She shares poems written by her and poems written by others as artistic expression, with the public. She does public speaking engagements for non-profits, schools, companies etc. In her spare time, Mikayla acts and models with an agency based in the Ohio/Kentucky area. Mikayla lives by a quote from the great Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Her pageant platform is to bring awareness to today’s social problems by empowering others through self love and confidence to create successful lives.

Booking for: Artistic Expressions, Appearances, Community Events, Mentoring, Modeling, School Engagements, Judging or Hosting Events & Signings

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Miss Black Ohio

PO BOX 83107

Columbus, OH 43203


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