MISS USA 2020,
Asya Branch was crowned Miss USA 2020 and made history as the first Black Miss Mississippi, and the first Miss Mississippi to win the crown.
At 17, Asya left her hometown Booneville, Mississippi for the first time to attend summer school at Harvard University. This experience changed her life, and since then she has accepted every challenge and opportunity thrown her way while encouraging others to do the same.
Currently, Asya is a student at the University of Mississippi, and hope to work in sports marketing when she finishes her degree. She also runs her own a cosmetic line called Branch Beauty, and what started as a hobby, has now turned into a lucrative business.
Asya's father was incarcerated when she was young, and ever since, she has been an advocate for criminal justice reform. Having a strong mentality has allowed her to be a life coach and trendsetter, without second guessing herself. As the 6th of 8 siblings, Asya strives every day to set an exemplary example for her brothers and sisters.