Representation by MMG, an International Model, Talent and Celebrity Management Company and Agency including a photo shoot; professional comp cards; and a website modeling portfolio for up to one year. The opportunity to work with Victoria Duke of the Academy of Glam and Victoria Duke Beauty for mastering makeup techniques for both on and off the stage, along with makeup and beauty products. From extensions by Marie, products and services, including Great Lengths hair extensions. Gifts of premium accessories and luxury skincare products from Prosper Beauty. Fitness and nutrition training, throughout her reign, by Bombshell Fitness under the supervision of Shannon Dey, M. All contestants received gifts from many of the above-mentioned sponsors, as well as, Dickinson Brands, Skin Care Division.
But the reality is, it actually shouldn't be all that surprising. Though Miss America was founded in , by —smack dab in the middle of the civil rights movement—Miss Black America was created in protest of the fact that the pageant had never chosen a Black winner. And it wouldn't be until nearly two decades later that changed, with Vanessa Williams taking the crown in Cheslie makes me so proud.
She is a civil litigation attorney who works on behalf of prison inmates. During her last question in the final round, she addressed the MeToo and TimesUp movements. Kryst is slated to appear in the forthcoming Miss Universe pageant, where only five Black women have ever been crowned winner.