THE WORD | Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA are all BLACK WOMEN

Something that’s never been done before has just happened. Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA are all represented by black women! Yes, black women have won these titles before but not all at one time.

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Black women weren’t always allowed to represent our country or even states in beauty pageants. Although beauty pageants have been going on since the 1920s black women have only just become more ubiquitous in the last 50 years.

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The three wins are a powerful symbol of how much beauty have evolved in America. Bigs up to Nia Franklin Miss America, Cheslie Kryst Miss USA, and Kaliegh Garris 18, Miss Teen USA who just pushed the standard of beauty to the next level.