Having never ventured solo out of her home state, at the age of 17, Asya Branch attended Harvard University for summer school. This experience transformed her life as it forced her out of her comfort zone and allowed her to see her limitless potential.
Since that experience, she’s earned two state level titles and become the first representative of her state to win Miss USA.
She’s used these titles to promote her passion for criminal justice reform, which has led to the passing of legislation at the city, state, and federal levels.
Asya also works with Best Buddies to ensure everyone, regardless of their disabilties has a friend, and also partners with Smile Train to help provide cleft surgeries.
Asya is pursuing a degree in integrated marketing communication and is an aspiring public relations and sports entertainment professional. She is also a proud owner of a growing cosmetics brand, Branch Beauty.
Asya is the 6th of 8 siblings, and she hopes to continue setting an example for her brothers and sisters, younger or older.
Asya has her own cosmetics line called Branch Beauty. What started as a make-up obsession has turned into a lucrative black-owned and woman-owned business.
Much to her mom’s dismay, she has lovingly owned 8 different species of pets. They include various dogs, a cat, fish, gerbils, chickens, turtles, horses and 40 rabbits.
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