Mississippi African-American woman receives Miss USA 2020 title

African American beauty Asya Branch from Mississippi became the winner of the Miss USA 2020 beauty pageant. The competition was broadcast live from Graceland – Elvis Presley’s estate in Memphis, Tennessee.

The organizers said they have taken precautions to keep people safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Branch, 22, has won the coveted title and has been crowned by her predecessor, Miss USA 2019, Chelsea Crist.

Second place went to “Miss Oklahoma” Mariah Jane Davis, third – “Miss Idaho” Kim Lane. Branch became the first African American woman to receive the Miss Mississippi title.

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