The New Miss Teen USA Was Crowned Wearing Her Natural Curls
As each competitor took her turn in the stylist’s chair before the 2019 Miss Teen USA pageant, Kaliegh Garris put the finishing touches on her own curls, picking out the coils and scrunching in shine serum. “The night before, I finger curled every single piece of my hair in the shower, which led to a
very long shower, but it was for the greater good,” the 18-year-old from Connecticut tells
Refinery29. “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.” On Sunday night, Garris walked on the stage proudly wearing her curls, and she walked away with the Miss Teen USA title, marking the
first time in two decades that the crown was placed on natural hair.