Six ladies will be competing for the title of Miss Essence 2010 Wednesday at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 

These ladies will compete in five categories: interview, swim wear, talent, evening wear and on-stage questions. The pageant is sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas Minority Student Services and Students for the Propagation of Black Culture.