All eyes had been on an HBCU graduate at this yr’s Mrs. Universe pageant.
Tennessee State College alumna Juanita Brown Ingram was not too long ago topped Mrs. Universe 2022 by Ms. World Company after defeating over 75 contestants from all over the world.
“It is vitally surreal and an amazing blessing,” Brown Ingram instructed Fox Chattanooga. “I’ve wished this title for fairly a while.”
The newly-crowned Mrs. Universe wears many hats as an legal professional, writer, actress, and award-winning TV producer, and is not any stranger to successful titles.
Brown Ingram was the primary African-American lady to compete and earn the title of Mrs. Indiana United States in 2007, Ms. World Worldwide 2012, Mrs. UK Universe 2013, Mrs. Nice Britain World 2011, and Mrs. UK Worldwide 2014 (putting High 3 at Nationals), Essence experiences.
The Tennessee native earned a Bachelor’s diploma in accounting from TSU and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She additionally holds a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration and a legislation diploma from the College of Memphis.
In 2018, Brown Ingram based women-led manufacturing firm Goal Productions Inc, which goals to create content material centered round genuine BIPOC narratives.
Throughout her time as Mrs. Universe 2022, Brown Ingram will promote Gown for Success, a worldwide charity that gives free interview put on and coaching to girls to assist them grow to be economically unbiased. She is at the moment the Board Chair/President of Gown for Success chapters in London and Chattanooga, TN.
Brown Ingram, who now lives in Singapore along with her husband and two youngsters, encourages younger women aspiring to be in pageantry to go after their desires.
“I believe pageantry with function may be very highly effective, so to all of the younger women who’re focused on doing that I say go for it,” she instructed Fox Chattanooga. “Put together and simply be your best possible self.”
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