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Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris Appears With Miss USA & Miss America on 'CBS This Morning'

Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris Appears With Miss USA & Miss America on 'CBS This Morning'

Kaliegh Garris just made her first television appearance as Miss Teen USA!

The 18-year-old student and recent pagaent winenr joined Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and Miss America Nia Franklin on CBS This Morning to talk about making history.

If you don’t know, 2019 marks the first time ever that three black women are wearing the crowns.

During the interview, Kaleigh, Cheslie and Nia opened up about the moment not really dawning on them until they saw it on social media and Kaliegh also dished on her final question answer that ultimately won her the crown.

Check it out below:

Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris Opens Up About Wearing Natural Hair for Competition

Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris Opens Up About Wearing Natural Hair for Competition

Kaliegh Garris shares a cute moment with the new Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst during the pageant held at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on Thursday night (May 2).

Just a few days earlier, the 18-year-old student was crowned Miss Teen USA 2019 on the same stage.

With Cheslie and Kaliegh‘s wins, this makes two new queens who wore their natural hair to win the crown.

“The night before, I finger curled every single piece of my hair in the shower, which led to a very long shower, but it was for the greater good,” Kaliegh shared with Refinery29 about her curly afro. “I know what I look like with straight hair, with extensions, and with my curly hair, and I feel more confident and comfortable with my natural hair.”

She added the importance of wearing it natural, “When I was younger, I debated if it was the right thing. But as I’ve gotten older, it makes me feel unique.”

“As Miss Connecticut Teen USA, there are girls who would look at me in awe because they’ve always had the image of straight hair in pageants,” Kaliegh continued. “Being able to spread the message of diversity, being yourself, and being confident in your curly, natural hair is something that I’m really looking forward to with my new national title.”

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Learn All About Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris's Platform, We Are People 1st

Learn All About Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris's Platform, We Are People 1st

Kaliegh Garris official portrait for Miss Teen USA 2019 is so gorgeous that we don’t have any words!

The 18-year-old student won the crown during the competition last night in Reno, Nevada.

“So this happened last night…@missusa @renotahoe #crowningmoments,” Kaliegh posted on her personal Instagram after the event.

Here’s some cool things to know about Kaliegh: she attends two different high schools – one for academics and one for theater studies.

Kaliegh also started the movement, We Are People 1st, which was inspired by her older sister, who has several disabilities and she has seen how those, and her sister’s wheelchair changes the way people would look and treat her.

Through her program, Kaliegh educates others on ways to respectfully speak to individuals with health conditions and disabilities, and was recently recognized for her work by the Department of Disabled Services.

Check out all of Kaliegh‘s pics below!

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Who Won Miss Teen USA 2019? Find Out Here!

Who Won Miss Teen USA 2019? Find Out Here!

The winner of the 2019 Miss Teen USA Competition has been crowned!

Miss Teen USA 2018 Hailey Colborn has passed on her crown to the new Miss Teen USA, just after taking her final walk.

Miss Teen USA is awarded a $10,000 scholarship; access to The Miss Universe Organization’s global network of resources; opportunities to attend exciting events including major fashion weeks and sporting events; charity fundraising initiatives; and more.

Miss Alabama Teen Kalin Burt, Miss Connecticut Teen Kaleigh Garris, Miss North Dakota Teen Caitlyn Vogel, Miss Nevada Teen Erica Yvette Bonilla, Miss Mississippi Teen Kaylee Brooke McCollum were the Top 5 at the end of the night and one of them just won!

Find out who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2019 inside NOW… More Here! »

Miss Teen USA 2019: Top 15 Contestants Announced!

Miss Teen USA 2019: Top 15 Contestants Announced!

The Top 15 at the 2019 Miss Teen USA Pageant have just been announced!

Out of 51 amazing girls, only 15 are moving on to the final competition where Hailey Colborn, Miss Teen USA 2018, will crown at the end of the program TONIGHT.

Be sure to watch the pageant on MissTeenUSA.com with us!

Click inside to see who made the Top 15!