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[Pics] Missouri Just Crowned Its First African American Miss USA

Avatar • Sep 27, 2016

Bayleigh Dayton made history on September 25 when she was crowned Miss Missouri USA — the first black woman to fill the role. While the Miss Missouri America pageant has selected African American winners, the Miss Missouri USA pageant has not.

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Here are four facts you need to know about this stunning beauty.

She graduated from Baylor University in 2014 with a degree in Business Administration.

This is her second time entering the Miss Missouri competition. In October 2015 she finished as first runner up, Miss Congeniality and won the evening gown competition.

She is a flight attendant with Delta airlines.

The 5′ 9″ beauty also works as a model and has appeared in campaigns for Sprint and Hallmark. And she slays.…

Congratulations Bayleigh!

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TWA4now
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ALL HAIL TO THE QUEEN! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

fromanotherplanet
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fromanotherplanet

Congrats to her but she looks like your typical basic Midwestern girl. I would not have voted for her.

lis
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lis

Lol.

Tonya Gullino
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She isn’t the first Black Miss Missouri. The first black Miss Missouri is Debbye Turner who when on to become Miss America.

chunyeahkuh
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You do understand that Miss America and Miss USA are two different pageants right…or maybe not lol. Reading is fundamental! ; )

Kristen Darden Phr
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Kristen Darden Phr

Wrong System. Miss USA and Miss America are two totally different pageant systems.

lis
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lis

What a beauty!.

mimi
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mimi

Slay girl! yasss

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newsrants

You go, girl! #BlackGirlMagic

Sabrina black
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Sabrina black

That’s Great? She’s a winner. I love this.

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