Black Girl Magic!
Congrats to winner Kaliegh Garris who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2019 at the end of April. she spoke about her decision to rock her natural curls to CBS Morning.
“Growing up in pageantry, I would straighten my hair. . . I thought I had to do that physically,” the 18-year-old said. “But as I grew up, I realized I can do that while being myself and still be powerful. So over time I just embraced who I was.”
“I’m getting messages from moms of biracial kids and kids themselves that are biracial and girls that are scared to wear their hair naturally,” the teen pageant winner revealed. “They’re saying that I had been a big influence on their lives and that they’re going to wear their hair naturally or that they’re just more proud to be themselves.”
She was joined on the morning show by 2019’s Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and Miss America Nia Franklin.
This is Black Girl Magic!
Courtesy of CBS news