Growing up she wanted to wear a black robe as a judge. Today, she wears one as a Pastor. From the pulpit to the national stage, Brittany Hanlin captures the 2017 Miss Black Iowa USA crown. The 27 year old beauty + scholar graduated from Howard University and went on to receive her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is a Pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Brittany's power message to young girls... "Believe in God's call on your life. Believe that you are worthy of good things. See yourself how God sees you, beautifully, wonderfully, and deliberately created."