The attorney and pageant winner was found dead outside the Manhattan apartment building where she lived.
Newly crowned Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez said she was honored to "become a trailblazer for many" with her history-making victory.
For the first time in history, Black women now hold five of the biggest beauty pageant titles.
The magazine featured Cheslie Kryst, Kaliegh Garris and Nia Imani Franklin on its digital cover: "Welcome to the era where Black women reign supreme!”
New Miss USA Cheslie Kryst is a lawyer who does pro bono work with incarcerated people.
A now-expired Instagram Live video has Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers in hot water.
Sarah Rose Summers said she “intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters.”
She took home two awards from the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.