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Dr. Denise BarrettCertified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAFL, GA, AL, LA, NY , CA, TX, Puerto Rico
Dr. Denise Barrett is the founder and CEO of Beautifully Educated Enterprises, dynamic educator for 20+ years, and a former Miss Florida A&M University who empowers girls and women to understand the importance of education, self-love, and embracing their beauty. Her motto is we are ALL beautiful. Now let’s become Beautifully Educated™ together!
She is an engaging, interactive motivational speaker who is known for her “keep it real” style. Dr. Denise’s self-published book, Education 3.0: How to Get Your Kids What They Need to Succeed, discusses the importance of multiple types of education, from academics to character to soft skills and beyond. Her ebook, Be Glamorous Everyday: How to Embrace the Power of Your Beauty from the Inside Out, promotes her philosophy of the importance of inner and outer beauty and the role self-love plays in both. As a result of her drive and willingness to serve others, Dr. Denise has been recognized with numerous awards, including:
- 2017 – Legacy Award Recipient (Florida A&M University)
- 2013 – State Assistant Principal of the Year Award Recipient (Florida Department of Education)
- 2013 – Named one of Legacy Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Business Leaders in South Florida”
- 2012 – Recipient of the Women’s History Month Award for Outstanding Achievement (Miami-Dade County)
As Miss Florida A&M University, she reigned with dignity, style and grace. Dr. Denise was the first Miss FAMU to place in the Top 8 of the Miss Collegiate African-American Pageant, and went on to compete in both the Miss Tallahassee and Miss Florida USA pageants. She is also a former model and is passionate about beauty, fashion and entertainment. However, she is most passionate about mentoring and empowering women to live their best lives and be all they can be!