The Universe is ready for Ariana Miyamoto, Miss Japan. In the world that is all things beauty pageants, women of African descent have been making quite the strides in the industry. Outside of African countries, black women are surely making their marks. Some 50 short years ago in the United States, a black woman would not have even gained entry to a national beauty competition as the rules did not allow it. Today, we have seen numerous black women win Miss America and Miss USA . Black or biracial beauty queens have also won in Central and South America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil) Europe (France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Hungary, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark) and now Asia.