LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who was the first African American Miss USA? Carole Gist was the first African American Miss USA, while Vanessa Williams is the first African American Miss America, RHOA fans were reminded last night. Porsha Stewart tried to create a history debate with Kenya Moore Sunday. But Moore took her fan and blew Porsha’s debate agenda into the wind, fabulously.
Carole Gist has yet to comment about RHOA Reunion 2013 telecast (update below). But Porsha Stewart tried to evoke a history debate in last night’s RHOA reunion. Porsha asked Kenya why she keeps on mentioning Vanessa Williams but not Carole Gist. Porsha then claimed Kenya allegedly said this season that she asserts to be the first Black Miss USA.
Kenya Moore, when offered an opportunity to respond to Porsha, declined. But last night, Kenya took to Twitter about the matter. Moore’s fans claimed foul against Porsha.
Kenya retweeted one fan’s correct comment “you always said you were the 2nd African American Miss USA but are the FIRST BROWN ONE and that means something.” Kenya also tweeted another fan’s remarks “Porsha must be infatuated with @KenyaMoore. She love arguing with and insulting her.”
Despite Porsha’s poor attempt at a history debate on a reality TV program, one thing is clear. Search results do go back that far, even for persons in the forties, despite Porsha’s age comments this season.
In 1983, Vanessa Williams became the first African-American Miss America; she is now 50 years old. Carole Gist, now age 43, became the first African American woman to win the Miss USA title in 1990. And Kenya Moore, age 42, won the Miss USA title in 1993. Kenya also finished sixth in the Miss Universe, another massive achievement often not mentioned on RHOA this season as well. UPDATE: See below in the comments section a statement from Ms. Gist to LALATE readers.
Carole Gist, Kenya Moore, Miss USA, Vanessa Williams