Janaye Ingram

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Janaye Ingram
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Janaye Michelle Ingram
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss New Jersey USA 2004
Major
competition(s)
Miss USA 2004

Janaye Michelle Ingram (born 1979) is a beauty queen from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, who has also competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2004.

Ingram was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2004 in Jersey City, New Jersey in late 2003.[1] It was her second attempt at the title as she had competed for the title the previous year and was placed in the top 12. She later represented New Jersey in the Miss USA 2004 pageant held in Los Angeles, California in April 2004, but failed to place. The pageant was won by Shandi Finnessey of Missouri.[2]

Ingram appeared in the movie Road Trip with Tom Green.[1] She is originally from Camden, New Jersey, but later moved to Cherry Hill. Ingram's family is well known in Camden. Her father and his siblings are musicians who worked closely with The Sound of Philadelphia. Her paternal aunt is the late Barbara Ingram.

She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Psychology where she was initiated into the Alpha Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She and fellow 2004 Miss USA state representative, Stacey Lee (Michigan) were college friends [3] Ingram later went on to pursue a Master's of Science in Nonprofit Management at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy.

Ingram currently works as the DC Bureau Chief[4] of National Action Network, founded and led by Rev. Al Sharpton. She writes a weekly blog [5] that sometimes appears on thegrio.com and appears weekly on Rev. Sharpton's radio show, "Keepin It Real with Rev. Al." In her past, she has worked as a model, TV personality, radio host, freelance writer and public speaker. Janaye has worked with organizations across the country to empower underserved populations and has received numerous awards and recognition for her efforts. She is a board member for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and has started a scholarship campaign for children and youth in impoverished communities called Ambassadors of Hope.[4]

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Preceded by
Vanessa Baker
Miss New Jersey USA
2004
Succeeded by
Sylvia Pogorzelski