Behind all the glitz and glamour of the pageantry world, Aminah Hussain at the tender age of 12 has already made an impact within her community being of service. She has set the bar high for young ladies to follow in her footsteps. Aminah’s aspirations have not overshadowed her pursuit in academia. Aminah announced Monday, Sept. 21 via Facebook, that she had just finished auditioning for Latina Fashion Week with other beaming young ladies ready to take to the runway. Recapping her reign as 2014 Junior Miss Pure American Pageants’ National Queen, Aminah looks to her future with wide-eyed abandon on her own terms.
Aminah’s year as 2014 Junior Miss Pure American Pageants’ National Queen took on many shapes and forms. A year of learning and giving. She started her own youth group at her church, which raised over $3,000 to purchase Christmas gifts for other youth who were less fortunate. Also, her group has collected school supplies and monetary donations, to buy much needed supplies, which were distributed throughout her community for the 2015-2016 school year.
Being groomed and positioned for a successful life, Aminah has learned one of life’s biggest lessons is giving. The bases of community is sharing. What one lacks; another gives. Such is the cycle of life. Aminah sees the correlation between community service and building our neighborhoods as the glue to fix the ills that are prevalent.
“I definitely think that the crime rates would go down if people would just get off their couches or cut off the TV and go out into the community and do something. The point of my youth group, A Royal Priesthood, we try to make it fun and at the same time give back to a great cause,” Aminah expressed.
Instilling core values in our youth is such a crucial and beneficial aspect of their lives. Under the guidance of her Mother, Sabihah Hussain, Aminah started out in pageants as a hobby, however the more she became involved she realized that there was so many opportunities that were open to her. Among her other outreaches, Aminah, along with her sister, visits Nursing Homes coordinating Fashion shows and making Valentine’s Day cards for the patients and collecting shoes for those in need.
Now that she has passed the crown to her successor (July 2015), Aminah looks forward to the future of furthering her education, and following in her father’s footsteps who is a doctor, to become a Cardiologist. As a precursor to her furtherance of education, Aminah has participated in raising funds via the Pageant Girls for a Cure organization in which the proceeds are donated to the American Heart Association and has raised money jumping rope with her school’s fundraiser.
“You don’t necessarily have to have a crown or sash…You don’t necessarily have to compete in a pageant to qualify to do community service. Community service you can do any time…anywhere. It can be as simple as picking up a piece of trash or creating your own organization. Also, it doesn’t have to be boring. You can invite your family and friends over and it can be a learning experience,” explained Aminah.
Connect with Aminah Hussain on Facebook. Follow her journey as she blossoms into a bright young woman. Mentoring her successor of the Junior Miss Pure American Pageants’ National Queen, continuing to give back to her community, furthering her education, strutting down runways and being a positive example for other young ladies to emulate.