To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world - please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. You have a PURPOSE. pic.twitter.com/hV8L6x6Mhi— Toni-Ann Singh (@toniannsingh) December 14, 2019
Black women currently hold five of the biggest beauty pageant titles in the United States, and the world. When Miss Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh, was crowned Miss World in London on Saturday, she joined an impressive roster of black women who hold some of the world’s most prestigious pageant titles: Zozibini Tunzi as Miss Universe, Cheslie Kryst as Miss USA, Kaliegh Garris as Miss Teen USA, and Nia Franklin as Miss America. (Source: Time)
This is significant because the beauty pageant industry has had a troubled past with race, beginning with women of color being banned from in some of the biggest pageants for decades.
Additionally a mere three years ago, the Miss Teen USA winner came under fire after racist tweets written by her were reveal.
(via With Miss Jamaica’s Miss World Win, Black Women Now Hold Five of The World’s Biggest Beauty Pageant Titles — TIME)
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