The Business of Beauty: 7 Black Beauty Queens Who Used Their Brains to Make a Difference

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Juanita Ingram

Wife, mother, author, lawyer, adjunct professor . . . and she has won beauty pageants in three countries. In 2007, Ingram became the first black woman to win the title of Mrs. Indiana.  After moving to the United Kingdom with her husband and children, she competed in – and won the title of – Ms. Great Britain.  In 2012, Ingram represented Great Britain in the Ms. World International pageant, which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and won that crown as well. She has authored Christian books for adults and children, and volunteers with several organizations that are committed to improving self-esteem and increasing self-sufficiency among girls and women.

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