In 2019, for the first time in the United States, a country that used to be a “hot spot” on racism, the top three awards for beauty went to colored contestants. Three names have been honored in beauty contests in the US, including Chelsie Kryst (Miss USA), Kaleigh Garris (Miss Teen USA) and Nia Franklin (Miss America).
Besides, Miss World 2019 was awarded to 23-year-old Jamaican contestant Toni-Ann Singh. Not only that, black beauty Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa also became Miss Universe in Miss Universe 2019. Tunzi is the first black girl of South Africa to win the title of Miss Universe.
However, it has become more and more of a special year as this is the first time for black girls to dominate the top spot in the top 5 beauty contests in the world that we hardly think of.
These historic victories seem to have eliminated many of society’s preconceptions about beauty when the notions of beauty are often reserved for white women. It somewhat alleviates the intensities of racism and brings the world together.
2019 is truly a milestone, showing that beauty pageants around the world have come a long way in the issue of skin color. Sharing his feelings after the throne of Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi made impressive statements, and it made us unable to be moved about the lives of black people: “I grew up in a world. that women like me, with the same skin color and hairstyle as mine, have never been considered beautiful, I think this is going to end today. I want kids to look at our faces and see the reflection of their images. “