For the first time, Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA are all black women

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ATLANTA (WXIA) — When Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe 2019, she not only gained a historic victory for her country, but she also joins a list of other minority women taking the crown for the first time in history.

Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA are all black women for the first time in history.

Congrats to the new @missuniverse on winning last night. While I think it’s great all of the national titleholders are women of color, what I think is even greater that should be focused on instead is the accomplishments of us all. We were all put in our positions because we are educated, we have platforms, and we have worked hard to be here. I think representation is important, but what I think is more important in a titleholder is her story, background, and the unique reign that she shows that defines her. I am more than the color of my skin. I am a survivor of domestic abuse, I have 2 degrees, I am advocate against issues in underserved communities, and despite every obstacle that has been in my way I am still on path towards becoming a great orthopedic surgeon someday. My platform is centered around underserved communities both rural and urban and I deal with a lot of at risk youth in and out of the foster care system, I volunteer with mobile clinics, and I’ve helped so many teens get into their dream college with my ACT/ SAT program. For me it’s not about being a role model to just girls that look like me, it’s about serving as a face of inspiration to anyone that has been through what I’ve been through. I hope that our youth black, white, indian, or Asian can relate to at least one of us in one way or another.

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Here’s a look at the other women who currently hold major titles:

Miss Universe: Zozibini Tunzi

Tunzi’s win gives the country its second title in three years for a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico.

The 26-year-old's platform is fighting gender-based violence. Tunzi is currently studying public relations at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, but said she was forced to abandon her studies for a year because of her family's economic difficulties, Associated Press reports.

Tunzi will move to New York City, where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization.

Miss USA: Chelsie Kryst

Cheslie Kryst, Miss North Carolina USA 2019, was crowned Miss USA at the conclusion on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Prior to her win, Kryst worked as a full-time attorney licensed to practice in two states. She now serves as a correspondent for ExtraTV.

Like Tunzi, she moved to New York City and is a spokesperson for various causes with the organization.

Miss America: Nia Imani Franklin

Nia Imani Franklin took home the crown for Miss America 2019 on Sept. 9, 2018.

Before she was crowned the prestigious honor, she represented for the state of New York.

Joy. Galatians 5:22 🍓

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According to the Miss America organization website, Franklin hopes to reach the next generation through music education.

Franklin, 26, is originally from Winston-Salem, NC.

Miss Teen USA: Kaliegh Garris

Kaliegh Garris, Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2019, took home the title for Miss Teen USA on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Miss United States: Alexia Robinson

Alexia Robinson was crowned Miss United States in August 2019. The St. Louis native studied Biochemistry at the University of Missouri Columbia.

Her title should not be confused with Miss USA and Miss America — Miss United States is a different company. They describe their competition as “an enriching journey of multi-faceted personal growth where girls ages 20-29, supported by the families, compete on a national level,” according to the website.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, but this picture to me has 1 one that comes to mind and it’s gratitude. After 7 years of competing in pageants I decided to make this year my final year of pageants. I started when I was a junior in college when my ex-boyfriend tried to kill me. I was in an abusive relationship for 4 years and was scared to leave. People around me knew what was going on and no one did anything about it. I was made to believe every day of the relationship that things were my fault and those on the outside looking in said I was “stupid” for staying. When you’re feeling all alone and scared for your life, you tell me how do you leave? School became difficult and not a single person was there for me academically either. Instead I was told by counselors and teachers that maybe I should “change majors” at the time I didn’t know any better to speak up for myself. I almost listened, but instead I stuck with school and finished with my Biochemistry degree even if my grades were below average. Upon graduating I started competing in more pageants. Representing Alabama and Missouri nationally. Volunteering in clinics, hospitals, orphanages, etc to promote my platform. All of this simultaneously while correcting my gpa from undergrad. I spent a year retaking all of my core classes I did bad in during then another couple doing the post-bacc program @wustl_official that turned into a masters. I just reapplied to medical school and I can’t wait for interviews to start. I owe a lot of my success to pageantry, to my sisters, coaches, designers, and anyone else that’s played a vital role in helping me to succeed when others around me did nothing. I’m so honored to be your Miss United States and I can’t wait to get started on my platform helping other women who have been abused and at-risk youth.

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Robinson, 24, is also an advocate against domestic violence and helps raise awareness for issues facing marginalized communities.

Miss Earth USA: Emanii Davis

Emanii Davis is representing Georgia on the world stage.

The Spalding County native is on a mission to make the world better as Miss Earth USA .

Davis, 25, graduated from Valdosta State University, where she studied Communication with an emphasis in intercultural organization.

Miss Supranational USA: Regina Gray

Regina Gray took home the crown for Miss Supranational USA 2019 on Aug. 10.

According to official website for the competition, it is one of the “leading international beauty contests."

Thank you to everyone who has reached out with congratulatory messages and genuine support over the past few days! I truly appreciate each and everyone of you! Thank you to my mom, @gray62bcg, for your constant love and support! Thank you to my siblings, @tiffiney22, @briana_gray, and Matthew! A shout out to @miss_abbyp for flying all the way from North Dakota to cheer me on 🙌🏾—see you in Poland! A special thank you goes to the national pageant sponsors @tymeiron, @kingaaronphotography, @edgarovallephotography, @hernanriverabeauty, @shoesandmorellc, @thesashcompany, and @decorarteaccesorios! Finally, thank you to the Dream Team—@israelsilva1, @mua_hrivera, @yasincuevas, and @edgar_geh—I can’t wait for our year together 💕 Don’t forget to follow my official account @misssupranationalusa for all things leading up to the international competition! . . . 📸: @kingaaronphotpgraphy 👗: @macduggal sponsored by @bridalelegance

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The 28-year-old hopes to launch a career in broadcasting and expand her consulting business.

Gray’s mission is to make a “positive impact on heart diseases worldwide.”

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