I am Deborah Queen Tamunotonye Billy Gillis-Harry M.A., but you can call me Deborah Queen! My mission in life is to Redefine BEAUTY (Becoming Educated Artistic and Understanding Towards Yourself). This platform was developed from my desire to enable and equip young women to impact the world. My heart is devoted to serving the Lord. My #1 mission is to inspire women to become the most authentic version of themselves through education, creativity and self-appreciation.

I have earned my credibility by practicing what I preach. Driven by my thirst for knowledge, I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors in Science in Criminal Justice. I began to pursue a Masters in Art in Legal Studies immediately after graduation. I have had the privilege of studying in Nigeria, England and the United States. After examining the different legal system each region was accustomed to, I became fascinated with resolving conflict, social justice and the impact it has on our society’s growth.

In addition to my academic success, I work at Texas State University as a PACE Academic Coach.  Here, I utilize my creative mind to encourage first year and probation students to be successful through academic support and personal development.

I am passionate about fitness, modeling and food. Join me as I continue to redefine BEAUTY!


Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice
Masters of Arts in Legal Studies

Awards and Recognition

Miss Silverlake Teen 2010
Miss Black Texas State 2012
Miss Africa Texas 3rd runner up 2014
Miss Africa USA Finalist- Nigeria 2016