All eyes have been on an HBCU graduate at this 12 months’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 rather surreal and an incredible 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 lawyer, writer, actress, and award-winning TV producer, and isn’t any stranger to profitable titles.
Brown Ingram was the primary African-American girl 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 stories.
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 regulation 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 Costume for Success, a worldwide charity that gives free interview put on and coaching to ladies to assist them turn into economically unbiased. She is at the moment the Board Chair/President of Costume for Success chapters in London and Chattanooga, TN.
Brown Ingram, who now lives in Singapore together with her husband and two youngsters, encourages younger women aspiring to be in pageantry to go after their goals.
“I believe pageantry with function may be very highly effective, so to all of the younger women who’re eager about doing that I say go for it,” she instructed Fox Chattanooga. “Put together and simply be your very best self.”
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