Black Beauty Queens

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  • Leila Lopes, 2011, Miss Universe
  • Vanessa Williams, 1984, Miss America
  • Janelle Commissiong, 1977, Miss Universe
  • Suzette Charles, 1984, Miss America
  • Halle Berry
  • Carole Anne-Marie Gist, 1990, Miss USA
  • Debbye Turner, 1990, Miss America
  • Marjorie Vincent, 1991, Miss America
  • Kenya Moore, 1993, Miss USA
  • Kimberly Aiken, 1994, Miss America
  • Wendy Fitzwilliam, 1998, Miss Universe
  • Mpule Kwelagobe, 1999, Miss Universe
  • Lynnette Cole, 2000, Miss USA
  • Shauntay Hinton, 2002, Miss USA
  • Erika Harold, 2003, Miss America
  • Ericka Dunlap, 2004, Miss America
  • Crystle Stewart, 2008, Miss USA
  • Caressa Cameron, 2010, Miss America

Janelle Commissiong, 1977, Miss Universe

Jannelle Commissiong of Trinidad and Tobago made history by becoming the first Black woman to win the Miss Universe crown.

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