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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.

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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.

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She is a flight attendant with Delta airlines.

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

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Congratulations Bayleigh!

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TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

ALL HAIL TO THE QUEEN! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

fromanotherplanet
fromanotherplanet
4 years ago

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

lis
lis
4 years ago

Lol.

Tonya Gullino
Tonya Gullino
4 years ago

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

chunyeahkuh
chunyeahkuh
4 years ago
Reply to  Tonya Gullino

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

Kristen Darden Phr
Kristen Darden Phr
4 years ago
Reply to  Tonya Gullino

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

lis
lis
4 years ago

What a beauty!.

mimi
mimi
4 years ago

Slay girl! yasss

newsrants
newsrants
4 years ago

You go, girl! #BlackGirlMagic

Sabrina black
Sabrina black
4 years ago

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

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