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.