|Born||1984 (age 35–36)|
|Other names||Yayra Nego|
|Citizenship||America and Ghana|
Erica Yayra Nego (born c. 1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American-Ghanaian beauty queen, model and businesswoman, elected Miss Universe Ghana in 2011 and Miss Minnesota USA in 2009. Nego is also the co-founder of Style & Grace, a Minneapolis-based etiquette academy.
In popular culture
The play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh was inspired by the 2011 Miss Universe Ghana competition in which Nego participated, and the controversy around colorism that this contest sparked.
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- "Sao Paulo, Brazil to Host the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant Live on NBC". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- Chris Hewitt (March 13, 2019). "Inspired by Minnesota beauty queen, Jungle Theater's 'School Girls' questions colorism". StarTribune. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
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