Black beauty Queens: A historic year for beauty pageant world

Hauwa Abubakar

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2019 will go down in history as the year which black women dominated the world of beauty pageants.

The crowning of Miss Jamaica, Tori-Ann Singh as Miss World 2019 has ended this year’s historic pageant circuit as it marks the first time the titles for all five top beauty contests in the world were won by black women.

Also, Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, has been celebrated as a big feat for black beauties around the world in addition to Miss America Nia Franklin, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris.

Singh wrote on Twitter after her win,  “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.”

Singh, 23, graduated from Florida State University with degrees in psychology and women’s studies and plans to attend medical school.