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Great Britain Crowns Its First Miss Black Universe

#royalwomeninspire  In the upcoming Miss Universe competition, the United Kingdom is being represented by a melanin, dreadlocked beauty and we love it.

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers made history Saturday night across the pond when she became the first woman to be crowned Miss Great Britain. The 25 year-old hails from Anguilla, a British territory.

Kentish-Rogers competed against 40 other women from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, England and other British territories. She will represent Anguilla and the United Kingdom at the International Miss Universe competition in the Philippines in December.

“I think it’s really humbling and I think it’s also a privilege for me to become the first black woman who is crowned Miss Universe Great Britain”, she told BuzzFeed News.  “I believe that this is the direction that the pageant has been going in for the last couple of years because Britain is a diverse nation, we are a multicultural society and it is time that that diversity is seen on a stage where other young black girls and girls of all ethnicities can see that this is something for everybody not just some of us.”

Kentish-Rogers is a law school graduate from the University of Birmingham.