After UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he was stepping aside after multiple scandals rocked his government, the race has been on to find a new candidate to lead his Conservative Party and serve as prime minister. Among the many candidates who emerged to take the top spot, a surprising favorite for many was a new face for British and Americans alike: Kemi Badenoch, a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP). Though she ended up finishing fourth in the current competition for Conservative Party leader, she’s made a name for herself that positions her well to potentially become Britain’s first Black leader. Here are five things to know about her.