Melanie K. Watson is the reigning Miss Black Alabama USA 2017. The 21 year old beauty is pursing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at The Miles College. With the dedication to motivate and serve Melanie is currently starting her own business which will inspire young future business owners the platform to start becoming entrepreneur’s early. Melanie has been recognized for her scholarship including a spot in the honors curriculum program at Miles College and the opportunity to travel to two honors conferences for presentation competitions. Melanie holds the president’s position for Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity and the National Pan Hellenic Council at Miles.
The multi-talented jazz, pop, hip hop and ballet dancer also plays the symbols and the bass drum. She began dancing in elementary school and has enjoyed dancing the past 8 years. Some of her other hobbies include cheerleading basketball, football, listening to music and serving the community. Her service project home is the Woodlawn Foundation, but she renders her services to Miles College campus clean-up, Ronald McDonald, feed the homeless and many more. Melanie’s platform B.E. S.T.R.O.N.G. which means Building Entrepreneurs Striving to Reach Our Next Generation is one of her biggest achievements towards being a successful business owner and motivating the next generations. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree on May 6, 2017, she will start graduate school in the Fall of 2017, pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Management. Melanie’s ultimate goal is to have a superdome built and ran under her leadership for a NFL team. Her Motto is: If you can’t B.E. S.T.R.O.N.G. then you can’t reach the End Zone!