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Shanutay Hinton Miss USA 2002
February 26, 1979
Starkville, Mississippi, U.S.
|Title(s)||Miss District of Columbia USA 2002
Miss USA 2002
|Miss USA 2002
Miss Universe 2002
Born and reared in her native Starkville, MS, Shauntay Hinton stepped into the national spotlight as MISS USA 2002. After attending Howard University in Washington D.C. with a major in broadcast journalism, she used her communication skills along with the coveted title of Miss USA to work on behalf of charitable organizations like Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Miriam's Kitchen, Gilda's House, the USO and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Shauntay is credited for helping to raise $34 million for all her charitable causes in 2002. A frequent guest co-anchor/panelist debating current events and pop culture on HLN network programs including PRIME NEWS and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, Shauntay is currently an anchor for the Sunrise Morning Show for North Mississippi's local CBS news affiliate, WCBI. Her other credits include a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "iCarly" as "Jessica Warner”, hosting lifestyle and entertainment programming for NBC, Fox Sports, Fox Movie Channel, Lifetime, HGTV, Twentieth Television, BET, TV One, Current TV and The History Channel. Shauntay also serves as an Ambassador for ChildFund International (fka Christian Children's Fund).
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. 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." 
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'.
|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|
|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|
|2006||2006 Trumpet Awards||Herself - Red Carpet Host||TV|
|Criminal Minds||Female Reporter||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|
|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|
- Shidler, Lisa. "Dream comes true for queen: Red, white and blue ushers in D.C. winner Shauntay Hinton". Post-Tribune. Retrieved 2006-02-25.
- "CNN.com". CNN.
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