Ms.United World 2023
Vera Lashay Morris
Vera Morris is currently residing in Cary, North Carolina. She is a Consultant at Yardi Systems, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina and a Professional Model with Marilyn’s Agency, Greensboro, NC and with MMG, New York City.
Vera received her Associates of Arts degree from Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, from the University of Georgia.
After losing a family member, and other friends to breast cancer, in 2015, Vera became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen, in which she would raise awareness about breast cancer, fundraise, and actively participate in the Race For A Cure each year. She was an Honorary Chairperson for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Charlotte NC, where she was marketing events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and attending fundraiser events. She currently is an Ambassador for Pretty In Pink Foundation, Raleigh, NC, and a Certified Community Ambassador for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Frisco, TX. She was recently appointed as a member of the Tigerlily Foundation Clinical Trial Advisory Committee.
Vera recently founded Treasure Your Chest Inc. which was created to provide funding to help uninsured women get a mammogram. It will also offer resources and support in regard to breast health. She also created the “Treasure Your Chest” blog on her website in 2021, that features stories from women and men impacted by breast cancer.
Vera is a former Miss North Carolina USA 1998 and was awarded Miss Congeniality at the televised Miss USA 1998 pageant. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, day trips to the beach, and watching the same Lifetime movies repeatedly. As Ms. United World 2023, Vera looks forward to empowering women about the importance of breast health and early detection, as well as encouraging women to advocate for themselves!
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