Passionate, it seems, since birth: Brooklyne Baker
Has always held a spark to sow into others. From neighbors, to classmates, church members, and even her mom, Brooklyne always rendered the gifts of giving and sowing. Matriculating at Hampton University, this Journalism major, and Theater Arts minor, is destined for the spotlight. She started dancing for an audience as a toddler; taught dance classes at her family's studio as a tween; traveled as a principle dancer in her teens; led her dance team, alongside her sisters, as Dance Captain in high school; and has entertained Hampton University fans, with the infamous Ebony Fire Dance Girls, at the football and basketball games. Along with dancing, Brooklyne also studied Musical Theater at her performing arts high school, and performed in community musicals. Always striving, she continues to study voice, guitar and theater. She walks the catwalk in various fashion shows and hair shows, models in several dance catalogs, and performs up and down the east coast.
Her continued passion for community strengthens Brooklyne's commitment as a proud member of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and recently elected as the chapter's Journalist. In addition, she's a senior class officer, College Girls, Inc. Ambassador/Social Media and Blog Coordinator, initiated into the elite Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Training Program, and Sisterly Grace Dance Ministries.
Due to her love of youth and mission to build confidence, Baker's other love is pageantry! She has held pageant titles from the age of 10. Pageantry is in her DNA, as both of her sisters are pageant queens, her aunts, cousins and even her mom, and grandmom! She is a pageant coach with clients throughout the nation. Baker has helped produce and direct pageants for years; and was blessed to be apart of the team that launched and directed Cynthia Bailey's (of "Real Housewives of Atlanta") Miss Renaissance Pageant. She was just crowned Miss USofA, and appointed as Emcee of the Miss Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia American Teenager Pageants. Also, she's currently the pageant coordinator/director for the Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Miss Black & Gold pageant. With this busy schedule of school, arts, travel and community service, Baker finds strength in her favorite quote, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me…”