Nashville Crowns Another Mr. Tennessee

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The Search is On…for the Next Mr. Tennessee 

World Wide Royalty hosts annual male competition for contestants to win scholarships to achieve their personal and professional aspirations

Nashville, TN (April 13, 2011)- World Wide Royalty, a national male competition system, has begun its search for the next Mr. Tennessee.  The Competition is set to take place Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm in the T.E. Poag Humanities Auditorium, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 (on the main campus of TSU).  The competition will serve to promote scholarships for entrepreneurship, education and professionalism.  The winner will receive $1,500 as well as other prizes, a trophy and a crown.

The Mr. Tennessee Scholarship Competition began with the idea to advance educational opportunities for the men living in the state of Tennessee.  With these scholarships, the participants will have the chance to achieve their professional career goals.  The competition is open for men aged 18-27 of all races, ethnicities, religious affiliations and origins.

The current Mr. Tennessee 2010-2011, Jamaal Strickland, has spent the past year traveling across the state of Tennessee promoting the retention rate of college students and helping other males step forward and take a stand in the community.

 "The state of Tennessee is a melting pot of intelligent, educated, and inspiring young men.  We are excited to provide a platform for them to shine through the competition as well as during their year reign as Mr. Tennessee," states Dwight Pope, Executive Director of World Wide Royalty. "The title of Mr. Tennessee comes with the responsibility of speaking out as a state representative and helping in the recruitment of other young men in the community to follow in their positive footsteps,” says Pope.

This year’s contestants include Amari Mcallister, Tennessee State University; Travon Graves, Austin Peay State University; Sebastian Daughtdrill, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Cortez Kirkwood, Tennessee State University, and James Johnson, University of Memphis.

For more information on eligibility, judging, prizes, or applying visit or email:  Interviews and photos of the current king are available.


About the Mr. Tennessee Scholarship Organization:

The Mr. Tennessee Competition is a community driven organization and is committed to addressing health and education, two leading social issues in the community.  The winner of the official "Mr. Tennessee" Competition will use his civic platform to promote awareness of these issues during his reign.  For more information please visit