Ivy Stubbs is a Hoosier from Indianapolis, Indiana with her Masters in Philanthropic Studies and Non-Profit Management from Indiana University. Ivy is also taking the fashion industry by storm with her dual degrees in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising from Ball State University. Among her notable accomplishments, she is a former Goodwill Ambassador for The Gambia, Africa. Her role within the nation is work on to bridging the gap between Gambia’s and USA’s fashion industries.
Stubbs holds the former title of Miss Black Indiana USA 2006 & 2007 with a platform that focused her efforts on raising funds for Breast Cancer with the platform of Pretty in P.I.N.K. She created an annual fashion show to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research through Ball State University, called Pretty in P.I.N.K Fashion Show.
Ivy is an avid participator in numerous pageants throughout the city as a judge, coordinator, and Mistress of Ceremonies. She also extends her varied efforts, talents, and skills training young apprentice models in pageantry, including walking, speaking and presentation to aspired queens, as the owner and lead consultant of a Crowns and Kisses Pageant Consulting.
In addition to fashion, Ivy is no stranger to the pageant world. She directed Miss Black and Gold System at Ball State University and judged Indiana District pageant, coaches women in the Miss America and Miss USA systems. On a national level, she was the National Recruiter Director and Development of Miss Black US Ambassador Pageant for three years. Recently, the pageant system expanded to Miss Black International Ambassador and a Nonprofit called Ambassadors of Change, Incorporated where she sits on the board as Vice President of Recruitment.
Ivy leads by example. This is a philosophy she strives to live by as she directs the organizations she is involved in towards new heights. For this reason, she is a member of a service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Co-ed Service Fraternity, and exemplifying Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi-Chi Omega Chapter. Through the efforts of this group, she was the PEARLS Showcase Chairman and currently NPHC Co-Representative. Which inspired her to create a program called CROWNfidence, to implement the importance of being a lady through various workshops and etiquette classes for middle and high school girls.
Crowns and Kisses guided over 100 women in the pageant industry and currently taking new clients virtually.