Miss Teen USA Winner Rocks Full Crown Of Natural Curls

Kaliegh Garris Miss Teen USA
Photo Credit: Miss Teen USA

While this shouldn’t still be groundbreaking news, we are absolutely ogling over Miss Teen USA winner Kaliegh Garris’ crown of curls. The 18-year-old beauty stunned the world Sunday night as she took home the coveted crown and title. But, it was her voluminous crown of curls that has everyone buzzing.

[SEE ALSO: 2017 Miss USA Kára McCullough Reveals Why She Rocked Her Natural Hair For The Competition]

The beauty shared in an interview with Refinery29, that she chose to rock her natural hair despite opposition from naysayers. Kaleigh revealed a few told her “‘You look better with straight hair,’ or ‘You should put in extensions and straighten your natural hair.”‘

Instead, the dancer and theater major went with what made her feel best.

Kaleigh Garria
Photo Credit: Miss USA

“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,” she said in her interview. “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.”

Kaliegh joins a growing number of pageant beauties to rock their natural kinks, locs and curls, including 2017 Miss USA Kára McCullough, 2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber, and 1999 Miss Teen USA Ashley Coleman.

We look forward to rocking our God-given tresses becoming the norm of major beauty moments instead of the exception.

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