Shilah Phillips (born 1981) is an American entertainer, beauty pageant contestant, and the 2006 winner of the Miss Texas title. She is the first African American winner of the coveted crown in its 75 year history. Phillips was named first runner-up to Miss America on January 29, 2007.
Phillips began studying jazz music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and, while there received the Most Outstanding Vocalist award.After moving to Texas she began study with the exceptional vocal pedagogue Professor David Alexander'. Miss Phillips was recently accepted into the renowned jazz studies program at the University of North Texas.
Phillips won the 2006 Miss Frisco title on 30 October 2005.
Phillips is the first African-American to hold the Miss Texas title when on 8 July 2006, at age 24 years, she won the pageant on her first attempt. She is only the second woman in the history of the program to win the title on her first try. She competed as Miss Frisco, sponsored by the Miss Plano Frisco Scholarship Organization. She placed 1st Runner Up at Miss America, 2007