Chelsie Kryst, Miss USA, Nia Franklin, Miss America, and Kaliegh Garris, Miss Teen USA made history this past week by being the first black women to wear the crown in each division of the beauty pageant.
Chelsie and Kaliegh also embraced their natural curls during the pageant. Kaliegh mentioned to Refinery21 that many people pressured her to straighten her hair but she made it clear that she felt the most confident when rocking her curls.
These ladies are inspirations and are the epitome of girls with beauty and brains! Congratulations to them for their win in their pageants and for making history! #girlswithbeautyandbrains