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  • Director of Nicaragua’s Miss Universe franchise charged with plotting to overthrow the government

    12/05/2023 6:48:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | December 4, 2023 | Abel Alvarado
    Nicaraguan police have charged the director of the local Miss Universe franchise with conspiracy, treason, money laundering and spreading fake news as part of a plot to overthrow the government, weeks after the Central American nation’s first victory in the pageant. Karen Celebertti and two others have been accused of participating in “terrorist actions of a failed coup attempt” in 2018, when Nicaraguans protested against President Daniel Ortega’s attempted reforms to the country’s social security system.
  • Miss Universe Pageant Organizers File for Bankruptcy After Embracing Transgender Contestants

    11/17/2023 6:25:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Western Journal via MSN ^ | 11/17/2023 | Michael Schwarz
    It turns out that viewers do not want to see men competing in a women's pageant. Who could have guessed? According to Fox Business, the JKN Global Group filed for bankruptcy last week in Thailand. JKN owns the Miss Universe pageant, which this year will feature two transgender contestants: "Miss" Portugal and "Miss" Netherlands."Miss" Spain -- the first transgender contestant in pageant history -- competed in 2018. He did not advance to the finals, however, no doubt due to transphobia. Thankfully, a new owner means a remedy for that vile "fear" of men pretending to be women. The JKN Global...
  • THREAD: Sat., 11/18: The Miss Universe Pageant LIVE from El Salvador starts at 8PM on YouTube & Telemundo (2 trans contestants

    11/17/2023 3:06:46 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 41 replies
    Miss Universe ^ | 11/17/23 | Myself (somewhat)
    The 72nd Annual MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT will be broadcast LIVE from El Salvador on Saturday, November 18th on YouTube, Roku or Telemundo in the United States, starting at 8:00 PM ET. The pageant's owners, JKN Global Group, out of Thailand, just filed for bankruptcy last week. This year's pageant will go on as scheduled. I always watch this contest on Telemundo because Latin American countries take this pageant very seriously and do a great broadcasting the event. They even have a pre-show scheduled as well. Two trans women, Miss Portugal and Miss Netherlands, will be competing amongst the 84 candidates....
  • Miss Universe owner files for bankruptcy days before this year's pageant - one year after Thai tycoon and activist Anne Jakrajutatip bought organization for $20m and began accepting trans contestants

    11/15/2023 9:13:43 AM PST · by algore · 16 replies
    The trans activist company behind the Miss Universe pageant has sensationally filed for bankruptcy just days before the pageant is due to take place in El Salvador. Thai-native and trans woman Anne Jakrajutatip acquired the event for $20 million in 2022 from IMG Media, adding it to the portfolio of JKN Global Group. Between 1996 and 2015, the Miss Universe Pageant was part of Donald Trump's business empire. The company also owns Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. The bankruptcy comes after the company missed out on fulfilling a $12 million loan repayment. Despite the setback, JKN has been bullish...
  • Miss Universe Owner Files for Bankruptcy After Accepting Transgender Contestants

    11/11/2023 5:18:53 AM PST · by devane617 · 74 replies
    mrctv ^ | 11/11/2023
    GET WOKE GO BROKE, FOOLS! For your weekly dose of comical news, the Thai based owner of Miss Universe, JKN Global Group, has filed for bankruptcy. This comes after accepting multiple transgender contestants for the 2023 pageant set for November 18. True comedy if you ask me. Transgender activist Anne Jakrajutatip, who's transgender as well, runs the pageant and is part of JKN Global Group who bought the organization for $20,000,000 in 2022. JKN Global Group insisted it is trying to resolve a “liquidity problem” and filed for bankruptcy with the Thai Bankruptcy Court. The group’s petition for business rehabilitation...
  • Miss Universe will feature two trans contestants for the first time (pageant will air on Sat., 11/18 live from El Salvador)

    11/02/2023 2:24:18 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/23 | Christie Choi
    This year’s Miss Universe pageant will feature at least two trans women for first time, after 23-year-old flight attendant Marina Machete was last week named Miss Portugal. Machete will compete for the crown at the 72nd Miss Universe competition in El Salvador this November alongside Rikkie Kollé, who in July became the first transgender winner of Miss Netherlands. In a video posted to the Portuguese pageant’s YouTube channel ahead of the contest, Machete spoke about trans rights as part of her platform, describing rising levels of “transphobia and intolerance” worldwide as “alarming.” She added that it was “heartwarming” to see...
  • Miss Universe Zimbabwe is a white woman and the internet is having a totally normal reaction 🤣

    09/27/2023 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Sep 26, 2023 | Staff
    Man, this is great stuff, I don't care what race you are. Miss Universe Zimbabwe — that's in Africa, y'all — is a white woman, and the internet is not happy. Well, at least the half of the internet that's always crying about something. They're mad. That's Zimbabwe native Brooke Bruk-Jackson, and while she doesn't look the part, she is now the representative for Zimbabwe in this year's Miss Universe competition. She's beautiful and so were all the other candidates, but what's really got the internet upset is the fact that she's white. Because apparently you can't be white and...
  • ”My Ancestors Rolling In They Graves’: White Woman Wins 2023 Miss Universe Zimbabwe Over ‘Melanated’ Candidates

    09/23/2023 4:45:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9-22-23 | Angelina Velasquez
    Fri, September 22, 2023 at 11:09 AM MDT·2 min read 515 Zimbabwe will be among the countries represented at the 2023 Miss Universe pageant on Nov. 18 after selecting its first crowned beauty in 22 years. The African country’s return to the competition is an exciting fete, but not everyone is pleased with the woman chosen as the nation’s representative for the global stage. Brooke Bruk-Jackson, a white woman, was crowned Miss Universe Zimbabwe 2023 on Sept. 16. She is a native of Harare, the country’s capital. The 21-year-old model’s runner-ups were Black women, Amanda Mpofu and Nokutenda Marumbwa. But...
  • Daniela Arroyo González Will Be First Out Transgender Woman to Compete in Miss Universe Puerto Rico

    08/26/2023 12:04:53 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 17 replies ^ | 2/23/23 | A. Adams
    An openly transgender woman has been chosen to compete in the Puerto Rico Miss Universe contest for the first time. Daniela Arroyo González was selected Thursday to compete for the Miss Universe Puerto Rico title, according to the Associated Press and New York Daily News. It was her second attempt at qualifying, per the AP.The winner will go on to represent Puerto Rico in the global Miss Universe pageant, per the Daily News. Arroyo celebrated her landmark selection in a video shared to her Instagram page on Monday, which she captioned, in part, "Let's make history together!" "The emotion and...
  • Miss Universe Indonesia Contestants Allege They Were Asked by Organizers to Strip for Topless 'Body Checks'

    08/12/2023 9:16:50 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 50 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 8/9/23 | Staff Author
    Six Miss Universe Indonesia contestants have filed complaints against pageant organizers following this year's pageant. Mellisa Anggraeni, an attorney who is representing the women, claimed five of the contestants were asked to take off their tops for “body checks” two days before the final round of this year’s pageant on Aug. 3, according to Reuters and CNN. At a press conference on Tuesday, Anggraeni alleged organizers said this was so they could “examine any scars, cellulite or tattoos on their bodies,” the BBC reported. The women also claimed they were photographed topless while men were present, per the outlets. "I...
  • Miss Nederland 2023: Miss Universe Netherlands 2023 is Rikkie Valerie Kollé

    07/09/2023 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 60 replies
    Pageant Circle ^ | 7/9/2023 | Rutten/Nederland?
    Rikkie Valerie Kollé was crowned Miss Nederland 2023 (Miss Universe Netherlands 2023) on Saturday, July 8 at the AFAS Theater in Leusden. The 22-year-old Dutch-Moluccan model and actress living in Breda succeeds Ona Moody and will now prepare to represent the Netherlands at the 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) in El Salvador. Nathalie Mogbelzada, 26, from Amsterdam, was named first runner-up while Habiba Mostafa and Lou Dirchs were awarded Miss Congeniality and Miss Social Media, respectively. Reigning Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel of the USA graced the glittering event as a special guest. The new Miss Universe Netherlands made history...
  • Transgender Model Crowned as ‘Miss Netherlands’, Will Compete for Title of Miss Universe

    07/09/2023 9:43:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/09/2023 | Kurt Zindulka
    A biologically male transgender model was crowned as ‘Miss Netherlands’ and will compete for the title of Miss Universe later this year in El Salvador. Rikkie Kolle, a 22-year-old model, has been selected as Miss Netherlands 2023, the first biological male to win the historically female competition.
  • Transgender Miss Universe Owner Declares New Era of Global Women's Empowerment

    01/16/2023 7:19:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/16/2023 | Leah Barkoukis
    The new global women’s empowerment era is here, declared the trans owner of the Miss Universe Organization over the weekend. “It has been 70 years that Miss Universe Organization run by men. But now, time is up, is the moment really, for women to take the leap,” said biological male Jakkaphong 'Anne' Jakrajutatip during the 71st Miss Universe 2023 pageant in New Orleans on Saturday. “Welcome to the new era of the global women’s empowerment platform. Welcome to the Miss Universe Organization. From now on is going to be ran by women, owned by a trans woman, for all women,...
  • Thai Transgender Businesswoman Now Owns the Miss Universe Organization: Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip purchased pageant that was once co-owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump

    01/15/2023 9:06:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    A Thai transgender businesswoman and media tycoon has bought the company that runs the Miss Universe beauty pageants for $20 million.Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip, the boss of JKN Global Group, a company that makes television shows in Thailand, has become the first woman to own the pageant in its 71-year history, according to an Oct. 26 press release from the company.Jakrajutatip, a reality TV star in her home country, has appeared on Thai versions of Project Runway and Shark Tank. She also helped establish Life Inspired for Transsexual Foundation, a nonprofit transgender rights group, according to The Today Show.Jakrajutatip said in...
  • Miss Israel beauty pageant canceled after more than 70 years

    11/13/2022 12:11:15 PM PST · by Saije · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-12-2022 | TOI Staff
    The Miss Israel beauty contest will not be held this year, ending a run of annual competitions that started in 1950. As a result, Israel will not be sending a contestant to the international Miss Universe contest to be held January in the US. The move by organizers of the Israel contest, which was quietly announced last week, drew a range of responses from past winners, from lamenting the development to welcoming the event’s demise. In recent years the pageant has faced criticism for judging women on their physical appearance.
  • Thai transgender businesswoman buys Miss Universe pageant for $20 million

    10/27/2022 3:33:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    yahoooo ^ | 10-27-22 | Michelle De Pacina
    A Thai transgender businesswoman has acquired the Miss Universe pageant for $20 million. Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip, the CEO and biggest shareholder of JKN Global Group, sealed the deal with IMG Worldwide, her company announced on Wednesday. Jakrajutatip, who is a ​​celebrity media tycoon and a transgender rights advocate, made history by becoming the first woman to own the beauty pageant organizer. “We are incredibly honored to be acquiring The Miss Universe Organization and working with its visionary leadership team,” Jakrajutatip reportedly said in a statement on Wednesday. “The global reach of the Organization, its relationships with global partners and brands,...
  • Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil reveals she had an abortion at age 21 - as she calls the overturning of Roe v. Wade 'a sad day in history'

    06/26/2022 1:35:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 26, 2022 | Ali Daher
    Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil has shared that she had an abortion in 2015. Maria, 29, shared a photo of herself just days after she had an abortion at 21 and said she cannot imagine how her life would've turned out if she had been forced to carry that pregnancy to term. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., means individual states can decide whether abortion can be made illegal. Posting to social media, Maria wrote: 'I was 21 when I had my #abortion and there isn't...
  • Miss Universe Organization Betrays Women Everywhere with Insane Statement About Men

    06/18/2022 2:01:02 PM PDT · by euram · 23 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | June 18 2022 | C. Douglas Golden
    In a tweet earlier this week about menstrual health, the organization chastised anyone who would say this was a female issue, reminding them that “not all women menstruate and not all people who menstruate are women.”
  • New Miss Universe Urges ‘Action’ on Climate Change: Choice to ‘Kill or Save Nature’

    12/13/2021 8:28:21 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 12/12/2021 2348 hrs et | Karen Townsend
    A new Miss Universe has been crowned and she is a climate alarmist. Ironically, the winner is Harnaaz Sandhu who represents India, one of the worst polluters on the planet. On December 12, the 70th Miss Universe contest aired on Fox. The host, comedian Steve Harvey, instructed the contestants to draw a name from a bowl. The name of one of the celebrity judges was on the slip of paper. That judge then asked a question to the contestant. During the question-and-answer segment with the five finalists, Miss India was asked how she would convince people who think global warming...
  • VANITY: Watching Miss Universe Pre-Show on Telemundo & they're BLASTING Trump! 12-12-2021

    12/12/2021 2:04:40 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 16 replies
    Self ^ | 12-12-21 | Self
    I'm so furious that I'm about to throw a shoe at my TV screen. Right now, I'm watching the pre-show on Telemundo for the Miss Universe Pageant, which will be broadcast from Israel tonight at 8PM on FOX and on Telemundo.Since it's the 70th anniversary of the pageant, the hosts of the pre-show are reminiscing through the decades and analyzing all of the owners and host countries. When the got to Trump's tenure (1996-2015), one of the hosts, Lupita Jones (who was Miss Universe 1991, representing Mexico) went on full blast, saying that Trump offended and alienated all Latin Americans...