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

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Davina’s embrace of her natural hair won her an overwhelming support on social media and started the hashtag, “#MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon.”


We hope to see more of the afro queen in the days and years to come.


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Roman Debotch is a filmmaker, photographer, and co-founder of Through the platform that is Black Excellence, she has been able to marry her passion for story telling with her passion for issues affecting the black community. Roman earned her B.A. in Film and TV Studies and ventured into the world of video production after college. She produced music, corporate, and event videos for years before co-founding Since then, she has been working as a contributor to the platform as well as continuing her video production business. The very limited time Roman is away from either writing or shooting a video, she can be found hiking or enjoying one of Southern California's beautiful beaches.

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