Becomes second African American woman in the state to hold the title.
A Middletown beauty has been crowned Miss Delaware USA 2015.
Renee Bull, 21, was selected over the weekend at the Miss Delaware USA and Miss Delaware Teen USA 2015 Pageant held at the Double Tree Hotel in Wilmington on Nov. 30.
Bull is the second African American woman to represent Miss Delaware USA in history. She was chosen out of 39 contestants from across the state and will move on to compete in the Miss USA pageant next year.
"It's still sinking in. It was an awesome feeling when it was announced," Bull told the Transcript. "I'm so grateful to my friends and family, to Middletown, and to the whole state."
Bull is the middle child of seven kids. She attended Cedar Lane Elementary School before transferring to MOT Charter. She was part of the first graduating class at Appoquinimink High School.
Bull is an entrepreneur who makes custom made jewelry she sells on her online store, Intricate Designs. She is also a specialist at Apple. Her passion is also in mentorship -- she runs a non-profit called Girls to Girls, which she said, encourages young women to do their best.
Since 1952, only two other women from Middletown have won the pageant, Ashlee Greenwell in 2006, and Kate Banaszak in 2009.
The beauty contest is produced by the Miss Universe Organization, a Donald Trump and NBC Universal production.
Bull was first runner-up at Miss Delaware 2012 (Miss America Organization) and top 10 for Miss Delaware USA 2013, according to the pageant’s website.
An earlier version of the article incorrectly stated that Bull was the first African American to be chosen Miss Delaware USA. The correct information is that she is the second. The first one was chosen in 1991, but resigned soon after.