Miss Teen USA 2019

Kaliegh Garris has already shown America the true essence of beauty. Love who you are naturally!

The Miss Connecticut Teen was crowned the new Miss Teen USA Sunday.

While much attention was focused on what she brought to the competition, there was also the confidence she displayed wearing her hair just the way she liked.

Kaliegh Garris Wins Miss Teen USA Crown Wearing Her Natural Hair
Kaliegh Garris Named Miss Teen USA- Photo Courtesy Of Miss Teen USA, Inc. / Miss Universe Organization


“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.”

Garris has been a competitive dancer for the past 10 years, trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe and hip hop. The 18-year-old created a movement called “We Are People 1st” in honor of her sister, who has multiple disabilities.

“During the contest you know you have self-doubt because there are so many great people,” Garris said in a release. “I am just happy, proud, and grateful for the support system I have.”

After graduating high school, Garris plans to attend Southern Connecticut State University’s nursing program to one day work as a trauma nurse. She currently volunteers at Yale New Haven Hospital



By BSM Media Team

Feature Photo Courtesy Of Miss Teen USA, Inc.



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