First Black woman selected Miss Milwaukee in the pageant’s history
Jada Davis grew up on the northside of Milwaukee never thinking she would one day represent the city on a statewide platform, but that will be the case in June. Davis, 23, last week became the first Black woman to win the Miss Milwaukee pageant. A Marquette law student, Davis said she wants to be a trailblazer for young girls of color in Milwaukee. “I definitely want to show other young Black and brown girls, they can have both arts and education in their lives and be successful in each of those roles … somebody has to be the first but there are barriers that need to continue to be broken,” Davis told the Journal Sentinel.
Davis attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for her undergraduate degree, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2020. Davis then moved back to her hometown to attend Marquette University Law School, where she is in her second year and hopes to become an entertainment lawyer.
…”I want to challenge people to confront their confidence battles, to overcome their imposter syndromes, to build the gap between generations, so that our younger women and our younger people can hear the stories of older generations, and how they too have overcome these confidence barriers,” Davis said.