Congratulations are in order to the 21-year old Ashanti Bishop, for being crowned as Albany’s newest Tulip Queen.

Months ago we talked about what it would take to be selected as Tulip Queen.  The votes are in and the judges have decided that Latham resident, Ashanti Bishop, has what it takes to represent Albany as the 2021Tulip Queen.

According to News 10, Ashanti is a junior at The College of Saint Rose.  She says that she decided to enter the contest after hearing about it on the radio (She did not verify it, but I’m sure she heard about it on the Capital Region’s number one station, Hot99.1).

Ms. Bishop says that the interview process was not easy, but she said that the process was fulfilling.

Ashanti is a very gracious winner.  She commended the other women who make up the 2021 Tulip Court.  She said, “They were looking for women that want to make a difference, looking for women that are dedicated to this community and we are those women; those tulips are these women, so it’s very exciting.”

Ms. Bishop is looking forward to working with the women who will make up her court.  She says that she has developed a great relationship with all of them and she is looking forward to making a difference in the community.  She plans to use her platform to further mental health awareness.

Tulip Court members are:

Aadya Kaushik, 22-years old, of Loudonville;

Sierra Liotta 20-years old, of Guilderland;

Allison Moser 20-years old, of Guilderland

Andrea Thomas 18-years old, of Albany

Ms. Bishop will be awarded a $5000 scholarship.  Each of the young ladies who make up her court will receive a $1500 scholarship.

Congratulations Ashanti Bishop and the four ladies who will represent Albany as members of the Tulip Queen Court.

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