Deya gives some words of wisdom to the young women of the 2016 Miss Black USA Pageant.

Tonille Watkis, 2016 Miss Black USA

Known as the ‘Man Whisperer’, Deya “Direct” Smith used her soft power to meet her boo-thang and now future husband. A veteran producer on the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show, Deya is also an inspirational speaker and multimedia personality.

Deya’s new book, Soft is the New Power: Embracing Your Feminine Edge to Win in Love & Life is available for sale now on Amazon.

Meet Deya on Twitter and on the Gram @DeyaDirect.