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"Rap Icon LL Cool J Surprises Little Misses with Appearance at 15th Annual Little Miss African American Pageant"
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Los Angeles, CA - The 15th Annual Little Miss African American Pageant, held Sunday, August 10 at the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles, was quite a star studded affair. A host of celebrities turned out to support contestants aged 6 to 12 as they demonstrated wonderful feats of accomplishment, emphasizing brains over beauty. "Grey's Anatomy's" Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, Jr., Dawnn Lewis, Lisa Raye Misick, Howard Hewett, Roz Ryan, Claudia Jordan, Chris Spencer and Antwone Fisher were just a few of celebrities on hand to participate in the festivities.
The surprise appearance of rap legend, LL Cool J was a treat, however, that the young ladies and stunned audience will remember for a long time! LL Cool J took the stage to speak to the young ladies personally, acknowledging their talent and motivating them to be the best they could be in their future endeavors.
Nine year old, Little Miss Mishal Thrower from Sacramento, CA was crowned the winner of the 15th Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship pageant event winning a trip to Disneyland in Florida with her family!
Pictured from top, left to right: Pageant creator / producer, Lisa Ruffin; pageant host, actress Dawnn Lewis; pageant co-producer Ingrid Hadley. Bottom center: Pageant winner Mishal Thrower.
Photo Credit: Curt Sanchez / icreate365 at yahoo.com