Kenya Moore, a new star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is tall and gorgeous, but has the breathtaking beauty ever been named Miss USA?

Of course she has! In 1993, Kenya was crowned Miss Michigan, and later made history as the second black woman ever to win the Miss USA title. Kenya also placed fifth in 1993’s Miss Universe pageant and the Detroit native hasn’t looked back since.

After she was done with pageants, Kenya went on to model and act, appearing in such films as Waiting to Exhale and Deliver Us From Eva

Were you surprised to learn about Kenya’s pageant past? Tell us below!