Did you watch the Miss America pageant? Just half an hour ago, a new Miss America was crowned. Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron! Read that Washington Post article for details!

The beautiful Ms. Cameron now joins a list of seven — now eight — African American Miss America winners in history. PBS offers a fascinating look back at African Americans and the Miss America Pageant.

Back to Caressa, she had the whole package!! I know quite a few who had her pegged to win from early o’clock. And she shut it down during the talent portion, amirite?

Congratulations, Caressa!! Bellas all over the USA will be rooting for you as you represent in the Miss World pageant!



vonnie says:
January 31, 2010, 12:29 am
she's very beautiful and classy, congrats to Miss America! Black prez, black beauty queens, we are taking over, lol ;)
MochaSiren says:
January 31, 2010, 12:46 am
Hey, this is great! A beautiful black woman from my great state won! I'm just finding this out because (A)I haven't watched the Miss America pageant in years and (B) Right now we're getting the biggest snowstorm in SE VA in 20 years so this wasn't even front page news in my Hampton Roads paper, The Daily Press. I should call them out! Anyway, nice write-up!
Tina aka Beanie says:
January 31, 2010, 12:00 pm
That's fantastic! She is beautiful and classy and her talent was off the hook! Did anyone else get teary eyed when her name was announced!? She truly didn't believe she had won!
Ms. Megan says:
January 31, 2010, 12:24 pm
MochaSiren, we're in the same parts..... First my president, now Ms. America, I can't wait to see who's next.
kisha says:
January 31, 2010, 2:16 pm
im even more impressed it came down to DC and VA...DMV REPRESENT!! wooo-hooo
Dori says:
January 31, 2010, 3:07 pm
she’s very beautiful....but would a dark skin girl win too? i don't think so.
Tafari says:
January 31, 2010, 4:08 pm
Her pretty! And this is awesome!
CoilsnKinks says:
January 31, 2010, 5:54 pm
Congratulations! I did not get to watch the pagent but I am sure she did an outstanding job. I read the PBS article and I agree with the assessment/question they made at the end. I think the Miss America Pagent will always have an issue with diversity. Just in different ways. The rules to win are so stringent and manufactured that it is hard for true diversity to push through.
Athena says:
February 1, 2010, 1:32 pm
As someone who has flat out refused to ever watch another beauty pageant because of complete lack of diversity, I was glad to hear that she won. The cynic in me however is forcing me to hold my real excitement for when either a dark skinned or natural haired Black woman can win. Regardless, it is still great to hear that Miss America is a Black woman this year.
Mimi says:
February 1, 2010, 2:11 pm
Is she black? She looks mixed to me.
ceecee says:
February 1, 2010, 5:30 pm
I was screaming my head off when she was announced winner. She truly did deserve it, she has beauty, class and grace.
Tina says:
February 2, 2010, 9:06 pm
Ignorant and envious Dora and Mimi
kam says:
February 3, 2010, 12:36 am
to athena we have had at least 2 and maybe more dark skinned miss americas: i recall debbye turner and marjorie vincent oh and ericka dunlap. now kenya moore may have been usa. but the other 3 were miss america winners.
NaturalGloLady says:
February 6, 2010, 6:34 pm
I knew Caressa when she was a young girl and it is just phenomenal to see her grow up from the tenacious girl into down to earth,gorgeous,intelligent, driven, talented woman. Keep striving my sista, your an inspiration to many. Congrats! VA and nation are proud of you!
Kenzie says:
August 26, 2010, 6:15 pm
I watched this live and cried too... It was such a beautiful moment! She had excellent credentials and was so well spoken. She was my favorite from the beginning, I was happy to see her walk away with the win. -Kenzie Rolling Papers


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