Miss Black USA, Kelsi Horn is a Detroit native and graduate from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising & Public Relations. She is an activist, entrepreneur, and advocate for mental health. Kelsi is currently the owner of a luxury event planning company. While at MSU, she served as President of The Black Student Alliance. There,she worked directly with administration to improve retention rates among African American students and bring awareness to sexual assault on campus.
Kelsi is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and local mentoring organizations in her community. Politically involved she has experience working with local and federal politicians on various initiatives.
She considers herself to be a thrill seeker and travel enthusiast. Kelsi has visited eight countries and has participated in activities such as skydiving, zip lining, hiking, and mountain climbing. Her love for the stage started at an early age after numerous dance and music recitals. She is eager to lend her talents into her role as Miss Black USA. She is the first Miss Black Michigan USA to be crowned since 1989. During Kelsi's reign, she will serve as a celebrity advocate for the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness of heart disease and promote healthy lifestyles.