For the first time in American history, Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA are all black women.
Cheslie Kryst from North Carolina wins Miss USA. Cheslie is a Attorney and MBA graduate.
She shares a post on Instagram captions:
“God deserves all the thanks and praise for this incredible and life-changing moment. Last night was so surreal that I keep waiting to wake up. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, thanks to my friends and family who flew all the way to #RenoTahoe just to be there for me, and thanks to everyone who has sent me a text, DM, Facebook message, email, or called me. It is a blessing to have so much support from you all and I promise I’ll do my level best to respond to each one of you. I’m on my way to New York now to move into my new apartment and I couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful. I’m Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst.”
Kaliegh Garris of Connecticut wins Miss Teen USA.
She shared a post thanking her parents for being supportive.
Singer and music composer Nia Imani wins Miss America.
History and black history has been made. Congratulations to the girls!