Black North Carolina Attorney Crowned Miss USA 2019

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Cheslie Kryst (Facebook).

A 28-year-old lawyer from North Carolina was crowned Miss USA 2019 on Thursday, May 2.

Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst was one of the 51 female contestants representing the states and the District of Columbia who were competing for the title in Reno, Nevada. Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne was named second runner-up, and Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was declared first runner-up, according to the Associated Press.

“I’m standing here in Nevada, in the state that has the first female majority legislature in the entire country,” Kryst said at the event, according to the AP. “Mine is the first generation to have that forward-looking mindset that has inclusivity, diversity, strength, and empowered women. I’m looking forward to continued progress in my generation.”

In a video posted to Twitter by the Miss USA & Miss Teen USA account, Kryst and Gonzalez are facing each other and holding hands…

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  • Jeanette Millard

    No more Either/Or regarding brains and beauty, eh?
    Of course, we women, and some with-it men, have known that all along.
    I am no fan of beauty contests, but this year we have a Black Miss Teen USA, Miss America, and Miss USA.
    Okay then.

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