Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss Teen USA and Miss USA are all Black Women for the First Time

by on December 10, 2019

Black women appears to be on the spotlight in recent times.

Following the recent 68th edition of the Miss Universe competition, which was held on December 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Miss Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned the winner. Marking the third win for South Africa following their recent victory in 2017, and the first black woman Leila Lopes who was crowned in 2011.

Zozibini Tunzi

Miss USA pageant held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on May 2, 2019 crowned Cheslie Corrinne Kryst an African American born April 28, 1991 Miss USA 2019.

Cheslie Corrinne Kryst 

She is the third woman from North Carolina to win Miss USA preceding her win as Miss North Carolina USA 2019. She represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2019  competition and finished 10th. Outside of pageantry, Miss Kryst is an American television presenter. She is also a licensed attorney and has served as a correspondent for Extra since October 2019.

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Nia Franklin emerged the winner of the Miss America 2019 on the September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, crowned by the outgoing Miss America 2018, Cara Mund. . She is an American composer and beauty pageant titleholder. Previously she was crowned Miss New York 2018 also in June 2018.

Nia Franklin

Miss Franklin is an African American born July 27, 1993. While a student at East Carolina University, Franklin was crowned Miss Black and Gold at a scholarship pageant sponsored by the university’s Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.  She also competed in the Miss North Carolina organization in 2016 and 2017. At both competitions, Franklin placed among the top 10 finalists and won the preliminary talent award

The win of Kaliegh Garris as Miss Teen USA 2019 became the first year in American history all three major American pageants were won by African American Women.

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Kaliegh Garris

Kaliegh Garris was born in August 21, 2000. She is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder. Garris had previously been crowned Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2019. She is the second entrant from Connecticut to have been crowned Miss Teen USA, following Logan West  who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2012.

She received national attention for wearing her natural afro-texture hair during the competition.

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