Exploring the Concrete Jungle. 🌆 #MissTeenUSA
“Luckily I was growing up during the natural hair movement, so seeing other women do it pushed me to think ‘Hey, I could do that too,'” Garris says. “And instead of thinking it was something that would set me back, I saw it as something that would help me stand apart. Still, it took some time to get used to. There was never anybody that told me ‘Oh you shouldn’t wear your natural hair,’ but I also knew it was a big step because I wasn’t going to look like the stereotypical pageant girl I had seen growing up. So it took courage.” #MissTeenUSA @kalieghgarris Full @oprahmagazine article linked in bio.
“People are usually surprised when they learn that I’m a lawyer—and it’s irritating, honestly,” Kryst says. “I remember when I was Miss North Carolina USA being at an event when a woman walked up to me and said sarcastically: ‘It must be so hard showing up to events and just being pretty.’ It was jaw-dropping to realize that this woman thought that’s all I must do, and that there wasn’t more to me than that. I do think our society’s views about pageants are changing, but it is happening more slowly than I’d like.” #MissUSA @chesliekryst Full @oprahmagazine article linked in bio.
So much love and sisterhood captured in one photo. ❤️ Tag a friend who you’d want to share this moment with. #MissUSA
Today’s mood. 🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July! #MissTeenUSA
Love is love! 🏳️🌈 How are you celebrating #Pride this month?
How do you define #ConfidentlyBeautiful ? ✨