The year 2019 has been very eventful for black women as all the major beauty queens are black!
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Pageantry in a long while has been met with criticism which has made the organisers make some changes in recent years, one of which is the elimination of the swimsuit competition at Miss America among others.
A big and noticeable shift, maybe unintentional, is having four major beauty queens being people of colour, black women.
History was made in 2019 as the crowns of Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and more recently, Miss Universe are being worn by four beautiful black women.
Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe, has now joined Nia Franklin, the reigning Miss America; Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA; and Kaliegh Garris, the present Miss Teen USA.
In a reaction to the four beauty queens being blacks, the new Miss Universe, Tunzi, told BBC that: "I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think that it is time that that stops today."
Meanwhile, Twitter has been busy since the emergence of Tunzi as Miss Universe as black women and men have hailed the latest development.
See their reactions below:
Iconic, MPA says, "for the FIRST time in history, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe are ALL BLACK WOMEN"
DJKae10 also expressed his joy:
Queen_BrownBeauty_ put her thoughts in a poetic form:
Foyin also added her voice with excitement
Black women have been in the news for amazing achievements in recent times.
Not long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that popular Hollywood teen actress, Marsai Martin, has made Forbes 30 under 30 list. Aged 15, she started acting at 10, playing as Diane Johnson on Black-ish.
Her acting on the movie took her to the limelight as she got many nominations at the NAACP Image Award, the BET Awards and the SAG Awards.
Marsai’s career took a very great turn when she became the executive producer of Little, where she acted alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae.
Hurray! YEN.com.gh has won the ‘Online News Portal of the Year” award at NCA awards 2019. Click here to view the beautiful photos.
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