The Miss Universe Pageant

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I watched the Miss Universe Pageant on Monday as I do every year and was happy to see that Miss Honduras rocked a big curly Afro during the competion!

From what I know, there are very few pageant girls who wear their natural hair in a style that is noticeably kinky while competing. I thought she looked beautiful. When I was competing and transitioning at the same time everyone (black and white) told me to wear a weave or straighten my hair. Long (curly or straight) pageant hair was key. I wish I had not listened to them. During my next pageant (whenever that is) I am going to sport my own natural curls and just enjoy my experience.

Check out the pictures below of Miss Honduras,

And of course, the winnner,

MISS ANGOLA who is MISS UNIVERSE 2011!!

Honestly, I knew Miss Angola was going to win as soon as she made top 16! No lie.

Keylin Gomez, Miss Honduras, looking elegant with natural hair in her evening gown

MISS UNIVERSE 2011

The Winner!!

Leila Lopes born on February 26, 1986 in Benguela, Angola studied Business Management in Great Britain. She hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combating HIV around the globe.

She is the first to bring the crown home to her African nation.

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2 Responses to “The Miss Universe Pageant”

  1. Cassandra says:
    September 15th, 2011 at 7:25 AM

    Years ago I asked an pageant contestant, can a woman with a natural or locs, show, place, or even win in a pageant. She said sadly, no.
    I am happy Honduras, stepped up and rocked the afro.

  2. Permed to Natural says:
    September 18th, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    It’s very rare that she’ll win. I heard of someone winning but I never saw it.

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