People & Business: Sept. 29

Whitley Nabintu Marshall on the runway during New York Fashion Week. Contributed / HASZ H.E.A.T LENZ

Local woman first runner-up at international pageant

A Portland woman racked up accolades when she represented the state of Maine at the International Ms. USA pageant Sept. 12.

Whitley Nabintu Marshall was named first runner-up and was recognized with a special award for leadership at the International Ms. Pageant Sept. 12. Marshall, who is International Ms. New England, modeled in three shows hosted by Beauty It’s Everywhere and Art & Beauty Magazine during New York Fashion Week. She also appeared on multiple billboards in Times Square.

At the age of 36, Marshall said this is just the beginning of her modeling career: She has already been invited to model at Miami Swim Week and New York Fashion Week 2022. She will also soon launch Artlovelifestyle magazine, highlighting the theme Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes throughout the…

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