Deise Nunes Ferst (1968– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” In 1986 eighteen-year-old Deise Nunes became the first woman of visible African descent to be named Miss Brazil in the competition’s thirty-two-year history.  As the Brazilian winner, she automatically went on to compete in the Miss Universe competition held in Panama … Read MoreDeise Nunes Ferst (1968– )

Scharllette Allen Moses (1987- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” In 2010, 23-year-old Scharllette Allen Moses became the first Nicaraguan of African ancestry to be crowned Miss Nicaragua. She represented her country in the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas, Nevada of that same year. Moses joined another Central American, Marva … Read MoreScharllette Allen Moses (1987- )