This 24-Year-Old Just Made History at the Miss World Pageant
Every year, beautiful women participate in the Miss World pageant with polished updos and Hollywood-glam waves. However, one contestant, Sanneta Myrie, made history at the 2015 show by being the first woman ever to walk the stage with dreadlocks.
The 24-year-old reigning Miss Jamaica (and qualified medical doctor) took the stage with her hair pinned up in a sleek princess bun, proving that not only are dreadlocks beautiful, but they're also versatile. Even though the Miss World pageant brings together ladies of all backgrounds and cultures, it is shocking no contestant has ever worn these braided looks before. That's why Sanneta's choice to showcase this style is a notable moment.
It's been a groundbreaking year for diverse hairstyles. Earlier this season, 23-year-old model Maria Borges decided to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show stage with her natural hair instead of extensions.
Sanneta's decision to wear her natural hair is a hopeful sign that not only are women feeling confident about sporting their natural beauty but also that the world is becoming more open to diversity. We're excited to see more women like Sanneta and Maria own what they were born with and inspire others to do the same!