16 stars who have shared their natural hair journey with the world
Cheslie Kryst was crowned as Miss USA rocking her natural hair.
Miss USA stood out from the rest of the contestants vying for the crown, because of her head of natural curls. She told Refinery29 that wearing her natural curls for the pageant wasn't an easy decision.
"So, I was a little bit worried and anxious about doing it, but I thought, 'I want to do it as the most real and authentic me,' and that's really what my hair represents."
She added she hoped to inspire other women to feel confident to rock their natural curls in their personal and professional lives, "You can wear your hair the way that it's growing out of your head proudly out in the world."