Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith | The Elaine Houston Podcast

This week on the Elaine Houston Podcast, the topic is authenticity. Elaine had the chance to speak to Miss New York, Taryn Delanie Smith. She spoke about living her best life after she became authentic.

Smith talked about how she was told to hide her natural hair in order to compete in beauty contests and pageants.

“I’m the first black miss to rock her natural hair. When I first started, I was told to get a wig or straighten your hair and I did,” she said.

You can watch the full interview on the WNYT YouTube channel.