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Kimberly Clarice Aiken

Born: Oct 11, 1975

Birthplace: Columbia

Nationality: United States

Kimberly Clarice Aiken

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1975
Birth Place : Columbia

Kimberly Clarice Aiken Cockerham was Miss America 1994. Aiken was 18 years old when she won the coveted title, and was only the fifth woman of African descent to be crowned. She won Miss Columbia and Miss South Carolina 1993 en route to her 1994 Miss America crown. Although she did not win any preliminary awards, she was still selected as a top 10 finalist and excelled during the live pageant with a stirring rendition of "Summertime" for her talent, and impressive showings in the swimsuit, evening gown, and interview competitions thus securing her the crown. Aiken's pageant coach was CB Mathis of CB's Limited in Lancaster, South Carolina. Aiken used the plight of the homeless as her platform. Aiken has made numerous television appearances and was once recognized by People Magazine as one of the "Fifty Most Beautiful People in the World". She was initiated as a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Epsilon Tau Chapter. After graduating from New York University, Aiken pursued a career in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP, one of the Big Four accounting firms. Today, she is an image consultant and motivational speaker.

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