by Danita White
More than a radio station that plays positive hip hop, Power 77 is living up to its mission to empower communities to nurture happy families by partnering with diverse groups, events and individuals. Its most recent partnership is with Brooklyn Rivera. Crowned Mrs. Collin County 2020, Brooklyn has her sights set on winning the Mrs. Texas 2020 crown. Besides being a pageant queen, she is also a wife, mom, and business owner.
Born in Covington, Georgia, Brooklyn’s parents relocated to Florida when she was 10. At 22, Brooklyn moved to Texas and has called it home ever since.
She uses the platforms from her competitions to promote issues that are close to her heart, one of which is mental health awareness. As 2020 title holder, Brooklyn is a strong supporter of 22KILL, a nonprofit providing traditional and non-traditional mental wellness programs for veterans, first responders, and their families. The importance of mental health awareness has a personal connection for Brooklyn. She is the proud wife of a United States Marine Corps veteran and her stepson is now an active Marine stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.
Brooklyn is also the owner of women’s clothing boutique, 17:20, which will celebrate four years of being in business this October. 17:20 ships to anyone across the U.S., is budget-friendly and caters to women of all sizes. “I love it,” Brooklyn says about running a business and being her own boss. “It’s challenging. It’s grown me in ways. But I’ve made it so my family is involved.”
Because if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Brooklyn is mom to a 9-year-old girl and two little boys. She recently took time to talk with Power 77 and discussed her faith, family, Texas and how she keeps it all together. Read the full interview here.
With a foundation that’s rooted in the purest definition of love, Power 77 transcends race, religion, gender, and social status. All are welcome. Our vision reads:
We see a world of inspiration, joy, and love. We live in an engaging environment with our entire community. We are learning, growing, and serving our neighbors in peace with enjoyment of the good things life offers.
Power 77 is proud to be a featured sponsor of Brooklyn Rivera and we wish her the best of luck as she aims to win the Mrs. Texas 2020 crown. The competition takes place August 13-15, 2020 at Palace Theater in Corsicana, Texas.
Be sure to tune in to the competition and crowning ceremony. For information on tickets, including virtual ones, please visit https://www.mrstexas.net/.