by Cesca Janece Waterfield
When Caressa Cameron was named Miss America, a star set alight the Richmond sky. The former Miss Virginia attends Virginia Commonwealth University and hung out in Carytown before she won the coveted crown. An example of integrity, scholastic success and social responsibility, Caressa is serious about public health and her faith. But she also shines with youthful enthusiasm and humility. While carrying out her duties, she lives from two suitcases and one carry-on and states her objectives simply: “I hope to make my family proud and I want to make Virginia proud.” She spoke to Urban Views Weekly in the midst of an early media tour.
What have the past few days been like?
I can’t even put it into words. It’s been absolutely amazing, such a blessing. It’s been very busy though. People ask, “What did you do yesterday?” and I have to think, “What state was I in?” It’s been awesome, the people I’ve been able to meet, the media tour I was able to go on. I was able to go to the Superbowl for the first time. Recently I started my official role as the National Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network and visited my first hospital in Philadelphia. That was awesome. I’m just really excited and we’re just going at it one day at a time.