She is a Fitness Trainer, Professional Dancer, and aspiring Multimedia Personality. Meet Miss Black USA 2012, Selena Watkins, a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and in Journalism/ Media Studies.
Born in Texas, and raised in Yonkers, New York, Selena has learned that humility, positivity and perseverance will take you on the highest road.
As a first generation Antiguan-American, Selena values her parent’s courage to immigrate to the United States. Growing up in a West Indian household meant a push towards higher education, spiritual growth and self-discipline. Selena's parents made sure that her core values illuminated in her work ethic and all that she pursues.
As a Fitness and Dance Instructor, Selena teaches many classes in gyms and clubs throughout New York City and Westchester County including ballet core, afro-Caribbean dance, total body toning, cardio boot camp, hip-hop aerobics and stiletto heels.
Selena also has experience as a radio producer. She started as an intern for Angie Martinez on Hot 97 and in less than a year began working for sister station 98.7 Kiss FM. She became an Assistant Producer for the DL Hughley Morning Show with Jacque Reid and producer of "Champagne & Bubbles w/ Andre Harrell."
With all that she does, Selena still makes time for her biggest passion, which is to perform as a professional dancer. She continues to train with renowned choreographers in New York City, honing her skills in hip-hop, dancehall and world jazz.
As Miss Black USA, Selena’s civic platform is the Heart Truth Campaign. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in this nation and 1 in every 4 women die of heart disease. Through this partnership, Selena will bring awareness to the Heart Truth, ways to keep a healthy heart and lead a fit life.
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