First Black Miss Tennessee Crowned

The Miss Tennessee 2019 has been crowned. Brianna Mason made history on Saturday night after being crowned the winner of the Miss Tennessee 2019 pageant as the first Black woman to win the title.

From Murfreesboro, TN, Ms. Mason is a first grade teacher by day. Upon being announced the winner, Brianna said, "I'm here to tell you that it does not matter what your skin color is. It does not matter what your religion is. You can do anything that you want."

For winning, Brianna will receive a $15,000 scholarship. She beat out 15 other contestants on Saturday at the Thompson-Boling Arena.

This historic win adds to a number of historic wins for Black women in pageants, as Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA are all black women as well for the first time simultaneously.

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