Yodit Denekew
Miss ETHIOPIA USA 2017/2018


Yodit Denekew was born and raised in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. In May 2015, she has earned her MBA degree from Maharishi University of Management in Iowa; then relocated to DMV region to work as an Auditor at a CPA firm. She is currently attending courses to wind up for Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Yodit has been a piece of various community service events and calls. She has volunteered in her group with a stage that was given to her. Yodit is a 2012 service recipient from United Nation Volunteers (UNV) in her commitment towards the cause of international peace and development. Yodit also serves as a board member for Ethio-American Society of CPAs & Finance Professionals (ESCPA) group with a main mission to build leaders that shape the future of accounting, auditing, and finance professionals. In 2006, during the first Miss Bahir Dar beauty contest, Yodit was one of top five contestants.

She is honored to utilize a platform as large as Miss Ethiopia USA pageant to empower and propel youthful Ethiopian ladies. Her goal is to reach out to underprivileged children in Ethiopia and teach how valuable education is to the young girls. It is her desire that this message get completed among Ethiopian people as well as women over African landmass.

Hailyn Kennard

Winner of the 1st official Miss Ethiopia USA 2016 Pageant

Hailyn Kennard is a cosmetologist splitting her Time living in Ethiopia and Las Vegas, where She does modeling and television work. 

She was born in Ethiopia and adopted to America at the age of 7 with 5 other Ethiopians including her biological sister. Her footprints took them to Heber City Utah where they were raised 

Her parents started a charitable foundation for Ethiopians and after their adoption, took them back to see their families. She grew to love doing humanitarian work and knew She wanted to always go back to Ethiopia. There are a lot of Ethiopians in America who are a raised as 3rd culture. Her being adopted, there were times She felt out of place in America. 

She strongly believe that it’s important to let others know that no one can take Ethiopia out of her , no matter where you are raised. 

Her platform is to help others who have been adopted or just don’t have the connection back to their roots to not have the emptiness that She had. She has created a charitable organization called “footprints." with her organization. She said : I want to help others find their footprints back to Ethiopia. Everyone leaves a footprint behind. Each of our prints has its own definition with unique stories. No matter what trials we have faced in life, we can stay positive and overcome them. 

We can LEAD and LEAVE footprints that have a positive outcome. The children I work with at schools and in the villages of Ethiopia have footprints that have taken them through trials and abuse. The same abuses that I have also endured in my life.

Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant 2016

Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant 2016 ....the first of its kind ever to be held in Silver Springs Maryland USA on July 3rd 2016 will showcase young intelligent Ethiopian women in the USA. The pageant will showcase not only the charm and beauty of Ethiopian women but also the talent and what they do in their communities.



Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant 2016

Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant Inc is an organization dedicated to showcase the qualities in Ethiopian young ladies and to support " Me For Ethiopia " project which donates computers and stationery to schools in Ethiopia . It is also focused on helping the young Ethiopian women in Northern America unearth their talents and achieve their goals.

Sponsor Package



Beauty pageant with a Purpuse

Aug 26th , 2017

Sponsorship overview

For all sponsorship inquiries, please contact info@missethiopiausapageant.com or 571 215 7875

We welcome and honor you to become a part of our 2nd annual Beauty pageant event. We assure you that your support will be rewarding as you partake of the Ethiopian community, and greater world of fine arts.

By supporting the Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant, you help create the change our world needs today because you give young women the platform to be a voice and a catalyst for change. The Demographics of guests who attend the pageant consists of young men and women who attend college, professionals of all ages, along with parents, friends and families of contestants who come from across the country to support them.


This year the Pageant is expected to host 700 + more guest at the live event and reach millions through Social Media broadcasts!

The Pageant also attracts a lot of median partnering with the pageant, you help us foster the great values we are instilling in our young women of Ethiopian heritage. By supporting the Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant, you help create the change our world needs today because you give young women the platform to be a voice and a catalyst for change.

The Demographics of guests who attend the pageant consists of high level government coverage,national and international, which will also give great exposure to sponsors and vendors. The 2017 Pageant is expected to draw Media Partners such as EBS, VOA, Ghana radio International and ENN Tv National media from Ethiopia


(Contribution of $5,000)

* Full page advertisement in the Miss Ethiopia USA magazine.

* logo Link on pageant website.

* 8 VIP passes for the event.

* Corporate logo on pageant website and promotional materials.

* Endorsement of brand and photo with the elected Queen .

•Media and publicity opportunities.

•Names on promotional flyer, event program and posters.

* Sponsorship appreciation award and 5 minutes presentation of your company at the pageant night.

* An information desk/kiosk for your company.

* VIP passes to all Miss Ethiopia USA pageant events.


(contribution of $3,000 or more)

Full page advertisement in the pageant magazine.

* logo Link on pageant website.

* 6 VIP passes for the event.

* Corporate logo on pageant promotional materials.

* Sponsorship appreciation award on pageant night.

•Names on promotional flyer, event program, posters

* Sponsorship award and opportunity to give a 2min presentation to the audience at the pageant about your company and it’s services.

* An information desk/kiosk for your company.

Logo projection on the Pageant event


(Contribution of $2,000 or more)

* half page advertisement in the pageant magazine.

* Banner Link on pageant website.

* five VIP passes for the event.

* Corporate logo on pageant promotional materials.

* Sponsorship award on pageant night.

* Level 3 Sponsorship award and opportunity to give a presentation to the audience at the pageant about your company and it’s services.


(Contribution of $1,000 or more)

* quarter page advertisement in the pageant magazine.

logo Link on pageant website.

Logo projection on pageant night

Four VIP passes for the event.

Corporate logo on pageant promotional materials.

Sponsorship appreciation award on pageant night.


(Contribution of $500 or more)

  • Corporate logo on pageant promotional materials.
  • logo Link on pageant website.
  • 2 VIP passes for the event.
  • Sponsorship appreciation award on pageant night.
  • Photo with the Miss Ethiopia USA contest winner.


(contribution $250 or more)

  • 1 VIP Tickets for the pageant and reception.
  • Web promotion as a general Sponsor on the Miss Ethiopia Pageant.
  • Photo with the Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant contest winner.
  • post logo on social Media

Miss Ethiopia New advert

Hailyn Kennard
Winner of the 1st official
Miss Ethiopia USA 2016 Pageant


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