Smith graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2020, the school said. Twitter. She majored in dissemination journalism, where she works as a reporter, according to a biography published by Louisville’s WHAS11. While at UK, Smith served as vice president of the school’s National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) chapter, the station said.
Smith will now represent the United States in it. World beauty Competition on December 12 in Eilat, Israel.
The Miss Universe organization said in a statement that the international pageant will go ahead despite the contestant testing positive for Covid-19.
Israel has imposed travel restrictions as a result of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and banned the entry of tourists for the next two weeks.
“The Miss Universe organization is working closely with the Israeli authorities to bring our contestants and staff safely to the country for the pageant,” the Miss Universe Group said.
CNN’s Perry Gold contributed to this report.