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Fri, 11.16.2001

Miss World crowns first Black African

Agbani Darego

On this date in 2001, the first Black African woman won the Miss World beauty pageant.

Agbani Darego, an 18-year old from Nigeria, was crowned in Sun City, South Africa. Miss Aruba, Zerelda Lee, and Miss Scotland, Juliet-Jane Horne, were first and second runnersup.

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