Deanna and Justin In The Morning

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The title of Mrs. USA Earth 2022 went to Delawarean, Christine Rich, on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at The Mrs. USA Earth Pageant in Orlando, FL.

Rich is a technology professor at the University of Wilmington and is also the owner of Blue Palm LLC, located in Middletown.

In 2019, she was a recipient of Delaware Business Times‘ 40 Under 40 honors.  In her introduction, she was recognized as,

a true testament of grit and grace, Christine Rich grew up on government assistance, with dreams of higher education and one day opening her own business. Through higher education, Christine learned the skills needed to successfully build her internationally awarded Airbrush Tanning Studio and continues to inspire future entrepreneurs in her home state of Delaware.

In addition to her crown as Mrs. USA Earth 2022, she lists her professional accomplishments as:

  • Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership & Innovation (anticipated fall 2019)
    Achieving my dream of becoming a professor at Wilmington University.
  • Master Certified Airbrush Technician.
  • Internationally recognized as a United States top salon with a five-page highlight spread in a trade magazine.
  • First Delawarean to make and also become captain of the Baltimore Ravens Playmakers.
  • Mrs. Delaware 2013 and Mrs. Delaware United States 2015 (making top 15 at Mrs. United States for the first time in history).

Congratulations to Delaware native, Christine Rich!

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