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Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA are all Black – for the first time ever

Posted at 5:01 PM, May 03, 2019

Black women are making history!

For the first time ever, three Black women are holding titles from the biggest pageants in America – simultaneously.

Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA

Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst took home the crown of Miss USA 2019 on Thursday night.

Nia Imani Franklin, Miss America

In June 2018, Nia was crowned Miss New York 2018. She secured the title of Miss America 2019 in September of last year.

Kaliegh Garris, Miss Teen USA

Rocking a beautiful curly crown of her own, Connecticut teen Kaliegh was declared Miss Teen USA on Sunday night.

Kryst and Garris both were praised for wearing their natural hair throughout the national competition. Kryst will move on to compete for Miss Universe.

Way to go, ladies!