A native of Washington DC, Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on 9 December 2018 and represented District of Columbia at the Miss USA 2019 pageant in Reno, Nevada. Cordelia is currently the managing director of the Miss DC USA pageant.
Miss District of Columbia USA 2019 Cordelia Cranshaw aged out of foster care when she was 21 and earned her Masters of Social Work at the age of twenty-two. In 2014, Cordelia founded her nonprofit organization, Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), with a mission to help children and their families break the cycle of poverty. This 26-year-old advocates for youth in foster care, is a motivational speaker and enjoys spending time with her seven nieces and nephews. If chosen to be Miss USA, Cordelia will use her platform to inspire others to never let their negative circumstances determine their future success.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Cordelia’s “after the crown” photos.