5 black beauty queens who made pageant history while rocking their natural hair

August 13, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Entertainment, Women

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

August 13, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Entertainment, Women

Dee-Ann Rodgers, Miss Universe Great Britain 2018

Dee-Ann Rodgers, Credit: thesource.com

After it was launched in 1952, the Miss Universe Great Britain pageant had never had a black winner until 2018 when Dee-Ann Rodgers was crowned the queen. From Anguilla, a British territory, Rodgers is the first woman to walk the pageant with dreadlocks, making her not only the first black woman to win, but the first to advance in the pageant with natural hair and the first black woman to represent Great Britain in the Miss Universe pageant where she finished off in the top 20.

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