#BlackGirlMagic,  Of interest

Making History: Black Beauty Queens 2019


Zozibini Tunzi – Miss Universe 2019

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair is never considered to be beautiful and I think that it is time that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”  -Zozibini Tunzi


Zozibini Tunzi is crowned Miss Universe 2019


Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa-Miss Universe 2019



On December 14th, Toni Ann Singh was crowned MISS WORLD 2019. Miss Singh is a 23 year old black woman who also holds the title of Miss Jamaica 2019:

Miss Jamaica Toni Ann Singh is now Miss World 2019 Photo from the Daily Tribute Philipphines https://tribune.net.ph/



Miss Jamaica Toni Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019



Miss America, Miss Teen USA and Miss USA Are All Black Women for the First Time


May 5, 2019

Despite a long history of segregation and racism, America’s top pageants have broken racial barriers in recent decades. Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the Miss America title in 1984. Carole Gist won Miss USA in 1990. Janel Bishop won Miss Teen USA in 1991.

Each competition has had multiple black winners since.

Last week, for the first time, black women wore the crowns of all three major pageants simultaneously.

Cheslie Kryst, 28, won the Miss USA contest, and Kaliegh Garris, 18, won Miss Teen USA. They joined Nia Franklin, 25, who was crowned as the 2019 Miss America in September.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/05/style/miss-teen-usa-america-black.html



ESSENCE Video shoot and interview:


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