Listen in as co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose welcome Djuan Trent to this week’s Aged to Perfection podcast.
A native of Columbus, Georgia, Trent moved to Kentucky in 2006, where she attended Berea College. In 2009, she graduated with her B.A. in Theatre Perfomance. Shortly thereafter, she was crowned Miss Kentucky 2010- taking home the crown and preliminary awards for Lifestyle and Fitness as well as Talent, singing her rendition of Susan Boyle’s “Up to the Mountain” . In her year of service, she traveled across The Commonwealth as a spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s “Kentucky Proud” initiative. She also dedicated much of her time to being an ambassador for homelessness awareness and prevention, focusing on her platform of giving “a hand up, not a hand out”. In January of 2011, Trent represented Kentucky in Las Vegas at the Miss America Pageant. She finished as a Top Ten Semi-Finalist, and was also voted the first ever Contestant’s Choice. It was through her experiences as Miss Kentucky, that she realized her innate ability to build connections and inspire people, through the lessons and stories she shared- especially youth and youth adults. Following her year as Miss Kentucky, Trent remained in Lexington where she worked as a relationship manager for a non-profit organization from 2011-2013. Today she works in State Government. Trent continues to travel as a motivational speaker and remains active in her community as a volunteer with organizations such as the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center,Lexington Rescue Mission, and her alma mater, Berea College. She is currently enrolled in Emerge Kentucky, a Democratic program that identifies ,trains, and encourages women to run for office. Trent currently serves on the Miss Kentucky Board of Directors and is a Co-Chair of Southerners for Freedom to Marry. For more information or booking inquiries, click here.