First black woman crowned Miss Tennessee

Miss Tennessee winner makes history

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - In the 81-year history of the competition, the very first black woman has been crowned Miss Tennessee.

Brianna Mason is a 23-year-old school teacher and Nashville native.

After winning both her on-stage interview and talent preliminaries, Miss Greene County will be receiving a $15,000 scholarship.

She will be the only titleholder to represent Tennessee at the upcoming Miss America Scholarship Competition, which will be aired on NBC.

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