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  • Philippines’ Samantha Lo missing at Miss Grand International 2019 welcoming in Caracas, Venezuela

    10/16/2019 4:56:50 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 9 replies
    ConanDaily ^ | 10/16/19 | J. Estevez
    FROM ME: Social Media has been reporting today that Miss Philippines, Samantha Lo, is really a US Citizen and was trying to travel from France to Venezuela with a FAKE Filipino passport. ARTICLE: The 2019 Miss Grand International held its welcome ceremony and press conference with its official candidates at TELEVEN TV Station in Caracas, Venezuela on October 15, 2019. Filipino beauty pageants were worried why Samantha Ashley Lo, 26, of the Philippines was not among the candidates who participated in the event. Neither Miss Grand International nor Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated has released a statement about Lo’s absence. According...
  • Jokes and Miss Universe as Trump, Ukraine leader meet (Dems will try to impeach for this snafu!)

    09/25/2019 3:33:03 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies
    AP via WFTV ^ | 9/25/19 | Lemire/Miller
    Guess what? President Trump today told Ukraine's President said that a Miss Ukraine had won the Miss Universe Pageant when he owned the organization, but -- GASP! -- a Ukrainian has never won the prestigious pageant. Miss Ukraine, however, was First Runner-Up in 2011. OH THE HUGE MANATEE!! Will the Democrats take this piece of information to use against Trump during the Impeachment process? Will "Pageant Collusion" be the new 'gotcha' terminology? If Trump drowns kittens -- is that an impeachable offense? (all of the above are /SARC) ARTICLE: New York – President Donald Trump’s got jokes. Facing a Democratic...
  • Outrage as Miss US Virgin Islands is won by gal with no ties to the territory (Trump mentioned)

    08/20/2019 11:10:18 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 70 replies
    VI Consortium ^ | 8/18/19 | VI Consortium Staff
    ST. CROIX — Six of the ten contestants who participated in Sunday evening’s Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands were women from outside the USVI, most with no known ties to the territory and some of whom had participated in other pageants just months prior. The competition, held in a banquet room at the Divi Carina Bay Casino, was the qualifying event whose winner will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands on the world’s biggest and most prominent pageantry stage: Miss Universe. But what was a relatively engaged audience turned somewhat raucous when not one of the four local young women who...
  • Vanity: Data of Winners Under Trump's MISS UNIVERSE ownership. Does this sound RACIST?

    07/20/2019 11:35:55 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies
    Self ^ | 7/20/19 | Self
    You all know by now that I’m into beauty pageants given that I grew up in Puerto Rico, aside from the fact that my best friend’s daughter is the current Miss Puerto Rico. She’ll be participating in the Miss Universe Pageant in December 2019. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts about this subject, Donald Trump has been to the island numerous times and we got to know him quite well when he was the owner of Miss Universe, Inc. Previous post about Trump’s pageant organizational skills: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3763583/posts People call President Trump a “Racist”, which is so untrue. I’ve just analyzed...
  • VANITY: An interesting example of Trump's organizational skills (somewhat firsthand account)

    07/12/2019 11:21:23 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 43 replies
    Self ^ | 7/12/19 | Self
    My dear friend's daughter was just crowned Miss Puerto Rico last month and she'll be participating in the Miss Universe Pageant in December. All we know is that the pageant is in December - we don't know the date nor the location. Some say it'll be in Las Vegas or South Korea. This is a total lack of planning and organization. When Trump was head of the Miss Universe Organization, a few Puerto Ricans won the crown under his watch, so we got to know him well in the beauty pageant world because he came down to the island with...
  • Madison Anderson is Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2019

    06/14/2019 10:25:14 AM PDT · by cll · 61 replies
    Missosology ^ | 6/14/2019
    Pageant veteran Madison Anderson, representing Toa Baja, was crowned the new Miss Universe Puerto Rico in glittering finale held June 13 at the Centro de Bellas Artes de Santurce in San Juan. The 23-year-old marketing and public relations student bested 27 other candidates for the right to represent the Caribbean island in the next edition of the Miss Universe competition. ~ Snip ~ Anderson was born and raised in Orlando, Florida to a Puerto Rican mother and American Father. Before joining Miss Universe Puerto Rico, she was first runner-up in Miss Florida USA 2019. In 2016, she represented Puerto Rico...
  • Tim Tebow Gets Engaged to Girlfriend, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

    01/11/2019 7:28:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 01/10/2019 | Kayla Koslosky
    Christian athlete, author, sports broadcaster and movie producer Tim Tebow is now officially an engaged man. According to PEOPLE Magazine, the Heisman Trophy winner proposed to his girlfriend and 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on Wednesday. The pair were visiting the Minor League baseball player’s family farm in Jacksonville, Florida when he decided to pop the question. PEOPLE reports that the couple went for a walk by a small lake on his family’s property where Tebow had an arbor and bench – engraved with the day of the couple’s first date – installed. The magazine reports that Tebow also had...
  • Miss Universe 2018 Winner Predictions & Favorites

    12/16/2018 3:33:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/16/18 22 minutes ago
    There are 94 contestants heading into the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant, but only one of them will walk away a winner. Ahead of the pageant and the results, fans may be eager to hear about some of the favorites or predictions. We've put together a short gallery on some of our top picks, as well as reported front-runners in this year's competition, starting with the above three women.[cut] [#3] Miss Spain Angela Ponce Miss Spain Angela Ponce is the first openly transgender woman to be a contestant in the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant. According to the NY Post, Ponce proclaimed,...
  • Miss Universe 2018: All Eyes on Spain's Transgender Contestant Ahead of Announcement

    12/16/2018 9:48:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    News 18 ^ | 12/16/2018
    Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history. Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history. The willowy beauty is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be "naturally born" women. Explaining her broad appeal the plain-speaking 27-year-old says "who hasn't suffered from prejudice? Who hasn't had to deal with bullying?" Outside the walls of Miss...
  • Live from Thailand: Miss Universe Pageant - 7PM Tonight on FOX - First Trans Contestant Ever

    12/16/2018 4:23:38 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 36 replies
    Miss Universe Official ^ | 12/16/18 | N/A
    LIVE! Pageant starts at 7PM through 10PM ET tonight on FOX. First Trans contestant, Angela Ponce of Spain, expected to be a Semifinalist (ugly as a toad, and she has a d*ck, but Las Vegas bookies have places her odds as winning the whole thing to be quite high). Look also for a lot of "TRUMP BASHING" if any Central or South American contestants make it to the Q&A round. Enjoy!
  • Stunning beauty queen makes history as first transgender Miss Universe contestant

    12/15/2018 4:44:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 119 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15th December 2018, 6:18 pm | Becky Pemberton
    FOR the first time in the Miss Universe’s 66-year history, there is a transgender contestant in the competition. Angela Ponce, who is Miss Spain, will be making history as she takes part in the finals of the beauty pageant in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. The pageant changed one of its longstanding policies in 2012, which stated that participants should be “naturally born” women. Angela, 27, says that by taking part she hopes to highlight how misunderstood the transgender community is, and she also intends to send a message to Donald Trump. Angela particularly wants to raise awareness about the high...
  • Gamblers Doubling Down on Transgender Miss Universe Contestant to Win Pageant

    12/04/2018 7:06:04 PM PST · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    The Blast ^ | 12/04/18 | Gary Trock
    Miss Universe is breaking new ground at this year’s pageant with the first transgender contestant to ever compete for the crown, and those betting on the competition are declaring her a heavy favorite. Angela Ponce won her qualifying rounds in Spain and will represent her country at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. Ponce, who hails from Seville, was the first transgender woman to be crowned Miss Universe Spain and is competing to promote gender diversity and equality. As the competition nears, online bookies are taking action, and Ponce has grown to become the clear favorite with...
  • Tim Tebow and Miss Universe are getting serious

    09/11/2018 12:05:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/10/2018 | Jacklyn Hendricks
    <p>Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hit a major relationship milestone this week, meeting the parents in New York.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram, the beauty queen posted a short clip of both families meeting up in Grand Central Station, including a brief photo bomb from her baseball beau.</p>
  • Transman wins Miss Universe Spain 2018

    07/01/2018 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 66 replies
    Rappler ^ | 6/30/18 | Rappler.com
    MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe Spain crowned a transman on Friday, June 29, the first for the beauty pageant. Angela Ponce, 25, will represent Spain in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant scheduled end of the year. His win comes as Pride Month comes to a close. This is not the first time Angela competed in a beauty pageant. He joined Miss World Spain in 2015 but did not win. Mireia Lalaguna, who won the contest, went on to win the Miss World title that year. Although he lost in 2015, Angela told the Daily Mail that he already felt like...
  • Iraqi beauty queen draws criticism for Israel visit

    06/14/2018 9:19:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    AP ^ | June 2018
    Sarah Idan, Iraq’s 2017 Miss Universe beauty pageant contestant, is visiting Israel this week, a trip that has enraged people back home. Idan was criticized and received death threats after taking a selfie with Israeli contestant Adal Gandelsman during last November’s competition. She arrived in Israel this week and reunited with Gandelsman during a visit organized by the American Jewish Committee to “talk about peace.” Miss Iraq, who currently resides in the U.S., received the title in 2017 after the original winner was disqualified for being married. Her appearance in Israel drew harsh criticism from Iraqis on social media. Iraq...
  • Golden shower? Trump dossier authors doubt their most explosive allegation

    03/15/2018 2:43:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2018 | Byron York
    ...Isikoff and Corn suggest, without saying so explicitly, that the available circumstantial evidence makes the "golden showers" story very unlikely. Reconstructing Trump's time in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, Isikoff and Corn report that Trump stayed just one night in Moscow. (Trump did in fact stay in the Ritz Carlton presidential suite where Obama had been a few years earlier.) After arriving in Moscow, Trump attended a brief meeting at the hotel and then left for a day of meetings elsewhere. That night, an "exhausted" Trump went to a party at which he agreed to take part in...
  • Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began at a Las Vegas nightclub (barf alert!)

    03/08/2018 8:12:29 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jerry Adler
    The seeds of the relationships between Donald Trump and key figures in the Russian business and political worlds — now the subject of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — were planted at least five months before Trump’s now famous 2013 trip to Moscow, during a previously unreported visit to a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub with the son of a prominent oligarch and Putin ally, according to a new book about Trump and his Russian ties. The excerpt being published today explores the events surrounding Trump’s November 2013 visit to Moscow to oversee the Miss Universe pageant, and to vigorously pursue...
  • The Miss Universe Pageant Is Still Sexist as Hell, and Not What We Need Right Now

    11/27/2017 7:59:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Noivember 27, 2017 | Amy Zimmerman
    <p>Nowhere is the gendered double standard more apparent than in the Miss Universe competition.</p> <p>While women in all industries face professional hurdles, pageants are one of the only workplaces where they are required to wear ball gowns while doing so. In this annual competition, women are expected to be gorgeous, intelligent, and poised; to look good in a bikini, ace a question-and-answer segment, represent their entire nation and walk perfectly in high heels. Meanwhile Steve Harvey, the reigning male host, automatically exceeds expectations if he manages to read out the correct winner (and was somehow rehired after fucking up his one and only job).</p>
  • Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

    11/26/2017 8:24:45 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2017 | Regina Cano
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.
  • Ex-Trump security chief testifies he rejected 2013 Russian offer of women for Trump in Moscow

    11/09/2017 4:00:00 PM PST · by Magnatron · 29 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | November 9, 2017 | Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb
    President Donald Trump's long-time confidant Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony. Schiller, Trump's former bodyguard and personal aide, testified that he took the offer as a joke, two of the sources said. On their way up to Trump's hotel room that night, Schiller told the billionaire businessman about the offer and Trump laughed it off, Schiller told the House intelligence committee...