#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.
This happened! My heart is full!! Thank you so much for all of your love and support. The hard work continues NOW!
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— Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers (@AsToldBy_Dee) July 16, 2018
“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.
A working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla. The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures.