JET Beauty’s Favorite Black Pageant Queens

Miss Ohio, Halle Berry, at left, is named first runner-up at the Miss USA 1986 contest at Miami, Florida on May 20, 1986. At right is Christy Fichtner, Miss Texas, who lets out a howl as she is named Miss USA 1986. (AP Photo/Bill Cooke)

By// Mariah Craddick

When JET spoke with this week’s Beauty, Mariel Lane, we learned of her aspirations to open her own school for pageantry one day. So, we asked who her favorite Black beauty queens were and why?

Click through the following pages to see the ladies on her list. Trust us, you might be surprised by her Top 3.

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