Raissa Santana was crowned Miss Brazil earlier this month. This is an incredible moment as she is the first black woman to win the title in over thirty years. Santana says that her win is for all women of color who are not represented in her country. Santana also has many other qualities beside winning Miss Brazil. She is currently a student and has opened up about the bullying she had to suffer when she was a child. This is certainly not the last we will here of Raissa Santana.
- 21-year-old model and pageant queen Raissa Santana made history by becoming the first black woman to gain the title of Miss Brazil
- Santana is also the second black woman in the history of the competition to ever hold the title.
- For decades Afro-Brazilians have faced discrimination in their own country due to the color of their skin and their hair texture
“For decades Afro-Brazilians have faced discrimination in their own country due to the color of their skin and their hair texture, which has sparked black power movements in the country.”