Exclusive Insights from Dr. Raquel LaCour- Marsh, Mrs. USA America Nation 2023’s Team

Dr. Queen Raquel LaCour-Marsh is currently the reigning Mrs. USA America Nation 2023, and the former Mrs. Illinois America Nation 2022. She is a wife and mother of two daughters, Megan LaCour- nursing school student and Maysen Moorehead- Emory Law School student. Dr. Queen USA America Nation, Raquel received her Bachelor degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College. Prior to graduation she attended North Central Private College.

She worked as a radio personality with Hits USA radio and began working with Africa USA Magazine as a freelance journalist and was promoted to Media Representative. From her time with the magazine, she soon became awarded for journalism by being honored with both Journalist of the year and the International Women of Distinction. Dr. Queen Raquel attended esthetics school and graduated with high honors. She began working as a freelance makeup artist and then began working for the iconic brand Chanel Cosmetics. Currently, she is the Business Manager for Bond no.9 award winning fragrances.

Mrs. USA is also an ordained minister. As an advocate with The Bedrock Movement, she volunteers with community service by taking part in groups on the street helping the homeless of Chicago. She mentors both women on drugs who suffer from trauma, and those that have suffered from domestic violence. Not only does she lead women domestic violence groups, but she provides bus/train passes for the homeless ladies to escape their abuser and get to a hospital or safe shelter.

Dr. Queen Raquel enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is passionate about women empowerment and she believes with God you can achieve anything. She wants all women to learn to love themselves and exude confidence so they can shine and fulfill their purpose. Dr. Queen USA wants to leave a legacy. Her favorite quote is by Peter Strople “ Legacy is not leaving something for people, but leaving something in people.”

What are some of her most major achievements and accolades?

Dr. Queen USA Raquel received her doctorate of Philanthropy and Humanitarianism on April 22, 2023, from the Bible Institute of America Theological Seminary, awarded by Apostle Bridget C. Outlaw. On April 4th, Dr. Olubogu Ifeanyi Petwise awarded her one of the LMA top 20 outstanding women of 2023 and the LMA top 20 individuals for Tech, Finance and Future leaders. In addition, she was given recognition of being added into their publication and billboard in Africa, and will be added to 7 additional billboards globally. Many more achievements include becoming Supermodels unlimited Magazine supermodel and was placed on a billboard in Miami.

How do she use her platform as an influencer to spread “What's Good” to the world as you impacted?

Dr. Queen Raquel uses her platform for helping the homeless by becoming an advocate with The BedRock Movement.

As an advocate she unselfishly aims to give comfort and care, concentrating more on the homeless in tent city, in Chicago, under the guidance of the owner and Minister John Netherly. She believes everyone can achieve greatness with a given opportunity.

What are some of her current projects?

Currently, she wants to do a documentary on those living in tent city and actually stay and show people the actual experience of their life. As an author, she has longed to do a children’s character book to help build good character and integrity.

Who are the people she credits for her success?

Dr. Queen Raquel has so many people to credit toward her success. Her determination came from her former Father- in -law, Dr. Myron Moorehead, that grew up poor and became the first African American Micro-Laser Surgeon. While watching those hard -working goals extended to her former husband, Chip, who has been a successful entrepreneur. She also gives credit to Dr. Queen Krystal Okeke for believing in her and being a role model. Dr. Queen Raquel gives gratitude to Apostle Bridget Outlaw, and sees her as her mentor in life. She is also humbled and honored by her friendship with Delmar Dominique D- Peterson, who is a godly woman that inspires her to do greatness. She also gives tribute to her supporting family and friends.

Ultimate Goal in her career and life?

Dr. Queen Raquel is in the beginning stage of opening up a Modeling and Etiquette Academy. She believes that if she helps others to build confidence and self- love that she can diminish some mental health issues early on. She also has a passion for acting and wouldn’t mind doing a couple of films. Most importantly, she is concentrating on her love for God and trying to fulfill her purpose in life.

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