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Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia, Miss America hopeful, a Chesapeake native, forges voice on social issues

Article writtened by Alison Johnson dated 8 December 2021

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Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia and CNN John King at the Washington Wizards game where Andolyn was invited to sing the National Anthem!

What do John King and I both have in common? Well, we are fans of the Washington Wizards , of course! 🤩🤩

*I’m also sensing this page becoming a “CNN Anchors spotted in DC” account and I’m not mad at it 🤣 #missamerica #missamericadc #washingtondc #cnn #washingtonwizards #basketball #talent #nationalanthem


Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia sings the National Anthem, The Washington Wizards vs The Minnesota Timberwolves

DC ABOVE ALL ♥️ the coolest thing to return to the Wizards stadium and sing the National Anthem,as Miss DC 2021, with over 8,500 people in attendance tonight. Let’s get that W, boys 🏀🙌🏽 #dcaboveall #beale #ballislife #nationalanthem #missamerica #missamericadc #washingtondc #washingtonwizards

And the Wizards WON! To listen to me sing the Anthem, click on "More"


Xi Omega Sendoff Celebration For Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia to Miss America

Thank you to my Sorors of @akaxiomega for joining me tonight for such a sweet and intimate gathering before heading to @missamerica .  Many thank yous also go out to my Sorors from across the US who have reached out to support and to @akasorority1908 for featuring me in our Ivy Times.  AKA’s are known to make history, in that even though we are the first in many things we do, we create space for those coming after us, so that we are never last. Thank you to my Soror @commoncurtsey for making this all possible!💕💚👑 #aka1908

#akalegacy #missamerica #missamericadc #ivytimes #service #legacy #impact


Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia sings one of my favorite arias at her Miss America Sendoff

Andolyn sings Quando Men Vo!

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Watch video of My Miss America Journey, from 4 years old to 25 years old.

At my send off party yesterday, my mom surprised me with this video that highlights all of my many dreams.  I am fortunate to have grown up with two parents that always believed in me and who always pushed me to believe in myself just as much.  They taught me that with hard work anything is possible and that no dream or goal is out of my reach and because of that, my dreams are limitless. ✨ #sundayinspiration #dedication #motivation #hardwork #perserverance #service #legacy #missamerica #missamericadc #navalofficer #usnavy #doctoralcandidate #therapist #ultimatedreamer #manifestation

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Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia Visits Naval Medical Center Portsmouth For Her 15th Annual Operation PEACE!

It was a true blessing that I was able to visit some of the children in the hospital and bring some joy to our military dependents and their families.

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To see more pictures from the event, go to the Miss District of Columbia official @missamerica.


Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia visits The Capitol!

Eyes to the Skies. ✨

One month until the 100th @missamerica is crowned and a day well spent with Congress members on the 1st session of the 117th Congress. Thank you to Congressman Bobby Scott (@repbobbyscott )and his staff for making today possible. I was able to meet with Congressman Scott, Majority Whip Leader Congressman Clyburn (@whipclyburn ) , and my @akasorority1908 Sorority sisters, Congresswomen Lee (@repjacksonlee ) , Johnson (@repebj )and Williams (@repnikema ) and talked to them about the 100th Miss America taking place next month and my personal platform of anti human trafficking.  In my Miss DC interview, I spoke about the importance of connecting with our legislators from all states to advocate for antihuman trafficking and today was just the beginning. 🇺🇸

#missamerica #missamericadc #congress #service #advocacy #100MAO #humantraffickingawareness

To see all photos from the event visit @missamericadc on IG or Andie Tomasa FB page.


@Gettyimages Captures a picture of Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia on the Red Carpet

It’s not every day that you find yourself posted on @gettyimages . 😍

"Washington, D.C. Special Advance Screening Of King Richard

Washington, DC - November 15: Miss District of Columbia, Andolyn Medina attends a special advance screening for the motion picture, "King Richard," at the National Museum of African American History 

& Culture on November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Pictures)"


Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia Makes An Appearance At The King Richard Premiere

Wow wow wow! How is this even my life? Tonight I got to meet an ICON and one of the greatest tennis players to play the game, Venus Williams. I grew up in a household that constantly spoke of the greatness of Venus and Serena Williams and I always remember my parents telling me not only their story but the story of their father.  It was such an honor to be invited to preview King Richard tonight at the African America History Museum and to get to hear Venus reflect on her legacy.  She and Serena changed the game for little black girls, not just in tennis but around the world and it brought tears to my eyes to see how it all started with a dream, vision and manifestation. King Richard comes out this Friday, November 19th and I HIGHLY suggest it 👑♥️

I also got to meet one of my favorite journalists and anchors, Abby Phillips. Never know who you’ll meet in these DC Streets 🥰

By the way, walking the red carpet was so much fun!!!  Check out my IG @missamericadc for photo of me with Journalist Abby Phillips.

#kingrichard #venuswilliams #serenawilliams #abbyphillips #missamerica #missamericadc #blackgirlmagic #tennis #manifestation #vision #kingrichard

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Article by IvyTimes (Alpha Kappa Alpha): Miss D.C Soror Andolyn Medina Is Headed to Miss America

If crowned the 100th Miss America, Medina would make history as the first Afro-Latina, due to her Puerto Rican and African American ancestry, and she would also be the first military member to be wear the crown. She is hopeful that becoming Miss America will show the next generation of girls that they can have it all. “I feel blessed to be in the position I am in and I thank God for all of the many blessings he’s given me,” says Medina. “I am humbled by all of the many memorable moments I have experienced thus far and look to the future for many more.”

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Andolyn Medina, Miss District of Columbia honored with Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Today, I had the honor of being invited to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. This was the second time I have laid the wreath, but the first time I did it as a Naval Officer.  As we celebrate militaryfamilymonth and Veteran’s Day this Thursday, I am thankful for the chance to honor those who paid the most ultimate sacrifice and the families who still mourn and miss them dearly. #neverforgotten #tomboftheunknownsoldier #arlingtoncemetery #missamerica #missamericadc #navalofficer #sacrifice #service #honor

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