*The Miss Nappturality Pageant is seeking “America’s nest natural model.” Who will be crowned Miss Nappturality 2011?

A lady with locs, or a beauty with Bantus? The pageant, also known as America’s Next Natural Model, is looking for a new face to grace the pages of a national magazine and to represent one of its sponsors.

The online competition, which is in its third year, celebrates the beauty and versatility of natural hair.

It began in 2008 as a collaboration between the site owners of www.Going-Natural.com and www.Nappturality.com, Mireille Liong and Patricia Gaines, respectively. Together their sites form a social network of well over 150,000 users who share information beyond the common interest of natural hair care.

Photos of the models have been used in commercials of sponsoring companies all over the country. The winning photos and respective interviews of the winners can be found on www.Going-Natural.com.

For more information about the competition, sponsorship opportunities or becoming a model, email [email protected] or call 718-395-2537. (source: Journal and Times)