Portland resident named International Mrs. USA during New York Fashion Week
Portland resident Whitley Navintu Marshall returned to Manhattan to represent New England during New York Fashion Week in Times Square, competing for the title of International Woman. He competed as a runner-up for the title and received a special award for leadership. This year, she returned home with her crown and won the Director’s Leadership Award again.
Whitley Nabintu Marshall is an award-winning Portland-based artist, activist, and entrepreneur who seeks to bridge communities through arts and cultural exchanges, fostering conversations, inspiring compassionate action, and building international relationships. We aim to foster a unique and inclusive culture of global impact. She was recently recognized as one of NYC Journal’s Top 30 Female Leaders to Watch in 2022, She was one of Model Society Magazine’s Top 22 Models of 2022, and a VIP model in Supermodels Unlimited Magazine. was selected as Whitley co-founded multiple organizations, including The Green She Initiative and The World She Roots Culture Exchange, and has spearheaded multiple social and environmental initiatives, including the Compassionate Leadership Project. She is the owner and editor of Artlovelifestyle Magazine, Certified Personal of Anytime Fitness, She is a Trainer, Co-Director of Barefoot Truth Dance Company and a member of the Ikirenga cy’Intore Rwandan Cultural Troupe.
Through her efforts, Whitley seeks to expand the standards of beauty, launching message-based “true beauty” photo shoots and Artlovelifestyle Magazine cover contests that focus on the markers of true beauty. is hosting. , size, shade, gender, age, background. This fall, she will host the annual True Beauty Awards in honor of Artlovelifestyle Magazine’s first anniversary. (www.artlovelifestyle.com) Together with Mrs. Worldwide’s Misty Coolidge, they recently hosted the first annual Flowers to showcase art and fashion. impact next year.
In addition, Whitley continues to host Compassionate Conversations, a series of interviews as part of the World Roots Culture Exchange’s Compassionate Leadership Project, an eight-week leadership training (www.worldrootscultureexchange.org), an e-book, Start a guided journal. , and next year will meet with other international Ms representatives and highlight their various platforms as she travels to more than 20 states and her four countries for volunteering and modeling.
“I seek to foster a unique and inclusive culture that fosters conversation, encourages compassionate behavior, and encourages people to embrace their most beautiful and authentic selves. It’s at the center of everything we do,” said Whitley Navintu Marshall.
International Ms. Pageant honors and celebrates women who represent empowerment, elegance and enterprise around the world. The competition will consist of her seven disciplines:
10%- Introduction video
10%- runway modeling
10%- modeling resort wear
10% – evening wear modeling
10%- social media
During New York Fashion Week, Whitley modeled for Layla Rose Couture and walked the runway at the VIP Charity Gala at the Times Square Marriott Marquis. So they were able to raise her over $12,000 for the Still Sea Rose Initiative and the Women Empowerment Grants to Beauties. For Cause non-profit organizations.
Here is the full list of winners:
International Ms – Romania > $2,500 Grant
2nd Place – Jamaica > $150 Grant
2nd Place – United Kingdom > $150 Grant
3rd place – North America > $150 grant
4th Place – Missouri > $150 Grant
5th Place – Tennessee > $150 Grant
6th (Peoples Choice) – Philippines > $250 grant
Ms USA – DC Metro > $1,000 grant
2nd Place – New York > $150 Grant
2nd Place – Illinois > $150 Grant
Mrs USA – New England > $1,000 Grant
Runner-up – Oregon > $150 grant
2nd Place – Puerto Rico > $150 Grant
Resortwear – Jamaica > Tori Belle Spokesmodel
Photo – Missouri
Video – New York
Social Media – UK
Runway – Romania
Formal Wear – DC Metro
Interview – Alabama
Community Awards – Colorado > $150 Grant from Carol Crown Coaching
Still She Rose – Australia > $500 grant from B4ACUSA 501c3
Shaun Strong Determination – North Carolina
Compatibility – England
Director Leadership – New England
Legacy Veteran – Mid-Atlantic
Whitley’s introductory video can be found here: