2019 has been been a historic year in the pageant world, and one we won’t forget for a long time.
In 2019 all six of the major pageants, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International Queen all crowned Black women as their pageant royalty
The Miss International Queen one based in Thailand is a pageant for transgender women. Harvey was its first ever African descended winner in their 15 year history.
So congrats to Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa, Miss World 2019 Toni- Ann Singh of Jamaica, Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaleigh Garris and Miss International Queen 2019 Jazell Harvey
And two of the women won with natural hair styles in Miss Universe and Miss Tenn USA.
Congrats to all these Black women who have made this a historic year in pageantry and one that has been a long time in coming.
It also drives home the point that Black women are indeed beautiful in all their marvelous shades.