A new Miss USA was crowned on Monday night.

According to People Magazine, Miss Mississippi USA Asya Branch won the competition, initially, postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Graceland, Memphis.

Branch, 22, is also the first Black woman to have ever won the Miss Mississippi USA title, however, the newly-crowned debutante is also a walking conundrum. 

According to The Daily Beast, Branch graduated from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), is an avid supporter of Americans’ right to bear arms and even sang the national anthem at a President Donald Trump rally in 2018 before participating in a roundtable discussion about criminal justice reform with the leader. 

During the competition, the vicenarian expressed interesting viewpoints on gun control and the state of the nation. The reigning Miss USA’s politics and brand are surprisingly different for a Black winner and Mississippi resident, given the state’s troubling past with race. 

Miss USA’s stance on the 2nd Amendment left no questions about where she stood on Americans possessing guns. 

“I think it’s important that we not ban guns, because obviously, people will find a way to get what they want anyways, but I think it’s our Second Amendment right, and we just need more safety surrounding that,” she said.

Branch went on to elaborate on how firearms were an integral part of her childhood.