Miss USA Says She Faced Sexism Early in Her Career

Cheslie Kryst, 28, is a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is an attorney. 

The new Miss USA helped make history: the three winners of the major pageants are, for the first time, all black women.

"It is really exciting, I can't believe it," Cheslie Kryst told Inside Edition of the history making win. "I think it would be exciting as an onlooker but it is even more thrilling to be one-third of that trifecta." 

Kaliegh Garris is the current Miss Teen USA and Nia Franklin is Miss America.

The 28-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, is an attorney. And it was in this field, she said, that she learned an important lesson about sexism.

"When I was a law student, I competed in a competition, and afterwards when the judge was giving me feedback, the only feedback the judge was giving me after a 30-minute argument was I should wear a skirt next time instead of the pantsuit I was wearing," she recalled.