Celi Dean, who was recently named Miss Black Minnesota, visited the Minnesota State Capitol on March 14, and was introduced in the House of Representatives. She will participate in the Miss Black USA pageant, to be held on August 7th, in Washington D.C.
Miss Dean, who resides in Brooklyn Park, chose the importance of education as her platform.
"Celi is an impressive young woman," said Rep. Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park/Coon Rapids). "I appreciate her emphasis on the importance of education and her willingness to serve as a goodwill ambassador as Miss Black Minnesota."