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Beauty Is Having Your Act Together
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Milloy, Courtland
Date: May 22, 1988
Start Page: d.03
Section: METRO

Here she comes, Elva Anderson, the 5-foot, 9-inch, almond-eyed daughter of Blackfoot Indians mixed with good old black folk, looking marvelous in a green silk dress that accents her award-winning poise and charm, walking down the streets of the city she reigns over as Miss D.C. U.S.A.

Anderson acknowledges that prejudice exists in judging beauty. But she also believes that part of the problem is that too many black women shy away from asserting their own concept of beauty.

In a city where there are thousands of beautiful black women, Anderson picked up her title as Miss D.C. U.S.A. from a field of only 11. Nevertheless, having won the title Miss Amity in the Miss U.S.A. pageant last March, she will head off on a trip around with world with a USO tour next month.

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