There She Is, Miss America: Notable Black Miss Americas And Miss USAs

June 21, 2013 ‐ By Kelly Franklin

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Don’t we all root for the black, tight bodied participants parading around in the most glamorous of swimsuits in the Miss America or Miss USA pageants? It’s like if they win, we win in that moment of recognition that black is indeed beautiful, intelligent, and talented.

These ladies have been prepped for pageantry life since wee little tots, having mastered the stiff gait in high heels and signature back and forth wave of the hand while cheesing, white teeth-y grins. Hair is grand and styled to perfection and designer costumes cling to them like glove to hand. Lets look at 15 of these lovely black ladies who’ve held the title of Miss America or Miss USA.

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  • kierah

    Nana Meriwether was the 1st runnerup. That’s how she got the title.

  • WeekzTC

    More importantly…Ms. Angola and Universe, Leila Lopes….mmmmmmhmmm

  • Do y’all even hire editors?

    Vanessa Williams’ photos weren’t in Playboy, they were in Penthouse. Get your facts straight before publishing the story.