Although she’s getting shine on the next season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kenya Moore is more than a reality star, she’s a beauty queen who took home a coveted crown in the 90s. The bodacious 30-something babe will hit television screens Nov. 3 to show off her socialite status and the good looks that garnered her 1993’s ‘Miss USA’ title. Before she bombards TV screens however, viewers may remember a previous TV appearance where she beat out a bevy of hopefuls and became the second African American ‘Miss USA’ in history.
Like Moore, a number of black women have been praised in pageants for their beauty, talent and intellect. Check out a few of our favorites below. -danielle canada