Shauntay Hinton

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Shauntay Hinton
Beauty pageant titleholder
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Shanutay Hinton Miss USA 2002
Born Shauntay Hinton
(1979-02-26) February 26, 1979 (age 35)
Starkville, Mississippi, U.S.
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss District of Columbia USA 2002
Miss USA 2002
Miss USA 2002
Miss Universe 2002

Shauntay Hinton is an actress and former beauty queen from Starkville, Mississippi who won the Miss USA title in 2002.



Hinton graduated from Starkville High School in 1997. She later studied broadcast communications at Howard University.


Hinton won the Miss District of Columbia USA 2002 title in November 2001, the first time she had competed in the competition. Hinton hails from Starkville, Mississippi and she qualified to compete there because she was attending Howard University.

Hinton went on to represent the District of Columbia at the Miss USA 2002 pageant held in Gary, Indiana on 28 February 2002 where she became the fourth African American to win the Miss USA title.[1] The pageant marked the first time that 4 out of the 5 five finalists were African American.

Hinton later competed in the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico in May that year. As of 2010, she is one of only four Miss USA winners not to have placed among the semifinalists at Miss Universe. The other three are Miss USA 1976 Barbara Peterson, Miss USA 1999 Kimberly Pressler, and Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih.

Hinton speaks out on the Miss USA 2010 official photo controversy on Showbiz Tonight May 5, HLN Prime News May 10, 2010, and on several other news channels. She believes the photos are not racy but "Women comfortable in their own skin." [2]


She plays a live action character, reporter Brittany Bhima, in the video game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, released in 2007.

In 2009, Hinton played Jessica Warner in 2 episodes of iCarly.

In 2009, Hinton appeared as a contestant of The Price Is Right. She did not make it out of 'Contestant's Row'.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The 51st Annual Miss USA Pageant Herself-Miss District of Columbia USA
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Herself 1 episode
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Herself TV
Miss Universe Pageant Herself-Miss USA TV
The Early Show Herself 2 episodes-dated March 2 and November 25
2003 Miss USA Herself
BET Open Mic: HIV Testing Day Host TV
The Best Damn Sports Show Period Guest Correspondent 2 episodes-dated December 12, 2002 and August 1
2005 Fresh Start Weekend Herself-Host TV
Current TV Host unknown episodes
Tears of a Clown Tasha
Nice Guy? Nicole
2006 2006 Trumpet Awards Herself - Red Carpet Host TV
Criminal Minds Female Reporter 1 episode
Cuts Angel 1 episode
2007 World Premiere Herself-Host 1 episode
We Live Here Herself-Host 6 episodes;2007–2008
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Brittany Bhima VG
2009 Heroes Announcer 1 episode
Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money Reporter TV
iCarly Jessica Warner/Reporter 2 episodes-iRock the Vote:dated February 7;iFight Shelby Marx:dated August 8


  1. ^ Shidler, Lisa. "Dream comes true for queen: Red, white and blue ushers in D.C. winner Shauntay Hinton". Post-Tribune. Retrieved 2006-02-25. 
  2. ^ "". CNN. 

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