Inside the groundbreaking black dynasty shaking up the pageant world

After Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett was named second runner-up at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant, a denizen of that world said something that Cheslie Kryst — the current Miss USA — will never forget.

“[Bennett] is a brown-skinned black woman with natural hair and she wore it in an afro,” Kryst, 28, told The Post. “I remember talking to someone who said, ‘She did really well but I wish she would have done something with her hair.’ This person was a white woman and didn’t realize that was Davina’s [natural] hair. It didn’t need to be fried, dyed and flat-ironed to be beautiful.”

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