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Inaugural 'Lady of Charleston' Pageant aims to celebrate and uplift women

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Tailored By Taylor, a Charleston-based fashion and lifestyle marketing company hosted the inaugural 'Lady of Charleston' Pageant. 

They say they are leading the charge with this pageant to celebrate black women. On Sunday, seven women competed for the 'Lady of Charleston' title.

Jacob Taylor is the CEO of Tailored by Taylor.

"We wanted to create a pageant purposed to influence young women to be their best selves," said Taylor. "We're hopeful the pageant will help them become more fashionably sound, politically aware and develop communication skills that will catapult them to the next level of success in their lives."

Yvette Montgomery was crowned the winner. She works full-time as advocate for at-risk youth in the community. 

"In the world we live in many females are not recognized as a lady because of the female's character or the ignorance of males," Montgomery said. "To get to know other women who classify themselves as a lady was a great opportunity to know more positive ladies and create a sisterhood."

The event took place on Charleston Southern University's campus at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium.

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