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  • 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...
  • This pic convinced Trump to keep US troops in Afghanistan

    08/22/2017 10:55:08 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 110 replies
    National ​security adviser HR McMaster used a 1972 photo of Afghan women wearing miniskirts to help convince President Trump to stay the course in Afghanistan, according to a report on Tuesday. ​McMaster showed the president a black-and-white photograph of three women walking down a Kabul street in miniskirts to ​convince him that Western culture had once thrived in Afghanistan and could again, the Washington Post reported. The photo was among the arguments the president’s staff used to make the case that he should not pull troops from Afghanistan – the site of America’s longest war, the newspaper said. In a...
  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will “definitely” be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • Miss Universe Has An Amazing Answer When Asked About President Trump!

    01/30/2017 2:35:53 PM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    When a Miss Universe contestant was asked what she thought about President Donald Trump – she understandably looked a little blank. Miss Kenya Mary Esther looked completely shocked when Steve Harvey asked her the tough politics question. “Arguably, no United States president has had a more active first 10 days in office. What are you most excited about and what most concerns you when it comes to the presidency of Donald Trump?” Steve Harvey asked. HER AMAZING ANSWER: "Donald Trump, having been elected as the President of the United States, may not have been the choice of many people living...
  • Trump unleashes early-morning Twitter tirade against ‘disgusting’ Alicia Machado

    09/30/2016 7:57:12 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 222 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to go to war with his latest campaign nemesis: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. During the debate earlier this week, Democrat Hillary Clinton brought up Trump’s past weight-shaming comments about Machado, who was Miss Venezuela when Trump took over the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1996. Machado, now a well-known actress in Latin America, says Trump once called her “fat,” “ugly” and “Miss Piggy,” among other things. In tweets posted a little after 5 a.m. on Friday, Trump brought up reports indicating that Machado was once accused of driving...
  • ‘You Stupid Men’: Mika’s Epic Anti-Trump/Beauty Pageant Rant

    09/29/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski went on an epic feminist rant on today’s Morning Joe, condemning not just Donald Trump for his comments about a former Miss Universe, but raging against the entire beauty pageant culture in which women are judged on their . . beauty. Mika summed up her intellectual argument this way: “you stupid men.” Brzezinski considers it unfair that beauty pageant contestants are expected to be trim, whereas men like Trump and Newt Gingrich “can walk around as rotund as all get out.” But if those guys had entered the Mr. Universe contest, every inch of their oiled bodies would...
  • Former Miss Universe on murder accusations: 'I'm not a saint' and 'that happened 20 years ago.'

    09/28/2016 10:24:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    Oh, well then it's all ok. Earlier, Dan wrote about the fact that the Clinton campaign’s newest anti-Trump weapon, Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, was accused of being involved in a 1998 homicide. What Dan didn’t mention was that the judge in the case also accused her of threatening to assassinate him if he indicted her boyfriend. Yesterday, Machado appeared on “CNN’s 360 with Gloria Vanderbilt’s Son,” where she levelled a blistering attack against Trump. When she finished, the host decided to ask her about her possible involvement with the murder.