Carole Gist

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American model

Why Is Carole Gist Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Carole Anne-Marie Gist is an American TV host, model and first African American woman to win the Miss USA title. Gist first won the title of Miss Michigan USA and went on to win the Miss USA crown on March 2, 1990, in Wichita, Kansas. The 1990 pageant had representatives from Georgia , Alaska , Kentucky , South Carolina and Karin Hartz of New Jersey making up with Gist the Top 6 finalists. Gist, a Detroit native, 20 years old at the time, eventually became first runner-up to Mona Grudt of Norway in the Miss Universe pageant of that same year. She was also the first contestant from Michigan to win Miss USA, and broke the five-year streak of winners from Texas.

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