Miss Universe

The 2019 Miss Universe Pageant was definitely groundbreaking. Outside of being filmed at the newly erected Tyler Perry Studios, the pageant made history by not only hosting it’s first openly gay contestant, but also crowning it’s first South African winner.

Zuleyka Rivera, the 2006 Miss Universe, turned heads after her appearance in Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” which is the most-viewed video on YouTube. With Rivera announced to join Fonsi onstage at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony as a performer, Twitter went crazy at the news and the chatter is still heavy.

For over sixty years, the Miss USA beauty pageant has become one of the world’s most-viewed televised events . On Sunday (June 5), Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber was awarded the title of  Miss USA in Las Vegas, and will represent the country in this year’s Miss Universe pageant.