Now, we are not a big fan of beauty contests. Really, are we still having women strut up and down a stage while we look at them like fresh meat?
But if we must have one of these things, then we’re glad to see some #BlackGirlMagic take center stage.
This past Sunday, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe. But you know who (almost) stole the show? Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett, who came in 3rd. But in our eyes, her and her glorious afro came in first.
I did not win but I got what I was seeking. I won the hearts of many, I got to highlight Deaf awareness, I stand as the first afro queen to have made it thus far, I represented my little island and I received allll the love one could possibly wish for…. THANK YOU!!! I came, I conquered and if you know me, then you know that's just another story and you will be seeing a lot more from me??? To all the queens that represented, congrats and to our new Miss Universe @demileighnp go conquer the world you are indeed a gem!?? @thedavinabennettfoundation it's time to lift you up! P.S. Back on Jamaican soil early and bright a mawning!!!????♥?? #davinabennett #missuniverse #majoraccomplishment #yourjamaicanqueen #theywillrememberme
• Night 14 • The girls and I had our last dinner together last night. I'm walking away with new friends and tons of new memories that I will have with me forever. I'm thankful for it all. I'm also thankful for the support that I've gotten from my chaperone Pennie, always encouraging, kind and consistently being there even more than she needed to be. Pennie! My sweet Pennie! To my fellow queens and Pennie! I will miss you and I hope this isn't goodbye but later. Love you girls! XoXo ???????? Outfit: @houseofjade_ Shoes: @uzuriinternational #TeamJamaica #YourJamaicanQueen
Davina’s embrace of her natural hair won her an overwhelming support on social media and started the hashtag, “#MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon.”
— Marsha (@kennymapart) November 27, 2017
We hope to see more of the afro queen in the days and years to come.