*Former Miss USA, Kenya Moore, is on the path to changing the bad reputation beauty pageants have long carried.

This September she’s launching the Miss More Pageant, a “modern day beauty pageant for the modern day woman.”

The contest is inspired by today’s lady leaders – CEOs, presidents, educators, philanthropists, and motivators. It’s all about a woman’s drive to succeed and make a difference.

It will be hosted on a major news network and will feature an appearance by Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes.

“I wanted to create a positive platform for women of color that exemplifies who we are in this day and age, in this century and to make a positive contribution to society as a whole,”Kenya said in a press release. “Women rule the world, and Black women own it.”

Applicants must be between 18 and 40 and live in the U.S.

The winner will receive $2,000 in cash, an expense paid trip for two to Barbados, and a role in the next film or production made byKenya’s media company, Dark Horse Productions.

Learn more at www.missmorepageant.com.