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  • 71-year-old Woman Makes History As Oldest Contestant Ever In Miss Texas USA Pageant

    06/24/2024 4:19:51 AM PDT · by texanyankee · 48 replies
    KSAT News ^ | June 24, 2024 | Spencer Heath
    A contestant for Miss Texas USA has made history as the oldest person to compete for the state title. Marissa Teijo, 71, faced off against nearly 100 other competitors at the pageant in Houston, KVIA-TV reported. The pageant’s winner will go on to represent Texas in the Miss USA competition. Teijo, an El Paso native, grew up on a farm and became interested in fitness at a young age. Teijo has taken part in numerous fitness competitions over the years. Around a month ago, Teijo posted on Instagram to share why she signed up for the pageant: “I am delighted...
  • Noelia Voigt resigns as Miss USA, citing her mental health

    05/07/2024 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Channel 3000 News/CNN ^ | May 7, 2024 | CNN Staff
    Noelia Voigt, who was crowned Miss USA in November 2023, has announced she is resigning from her role, saying the decision is in the best interest of her mental health. “Deep down I know that this is just the beginning of a new chapter for me, and my hope is that I continue to inspire others to remain steadfast, prioritize your mental health, advocate for yourself and others by using your voice, and never be afraid of what the future holds, even if it feels uncertain,” she wrote on Instagram. Voigt, of Utah, succeeded the 2022 Miss USA, Morgan Romano...
  • Trans-Identifying Man To Compete In Miss California Pageant

    06/07/2023 9:47:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jun 6, 2023 | By Anthony Cash
    Monroe Lace via The Bay Area Reporter A man who was crowned “Miss San Francisco” will compete in the 2023 Miss California Pageant in July. Monroe Lace, a man who identifies as a woman, won the Miss San Francisco pageant in March, qualifying the “beauty queen” to compete for the Miss California title next month. Lace is the first trans-identifying man to be crowned Miss San Francisco in the competition’s 99-year history. “Every time I put on the sash, the weight of it reminds me of the weight of my job; of the responsibility I have to make a difference...
  • 9TH CIRCUIT LETS GREEN V MISS USA STAND (Trans wanted to be Miss USA)

    03/24/2023 8:52:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | 03/24/2023 | Eric Shierman
    The Ninth Circuit has refused to rehear Green v Miss United States of America, where Anita Green, a transgendered woman, sued Miss USA for only allowing naturally born females to compete. The beauty pageant’s First Amendment right to decide the qualifications for its competition was upheld.Green was trying to become Miss Oregon. The plaintiff’s complaint cited Oregon’s public accommodation law. The Ninth Circuit agreed this was a civil rights case, but not what Green had in mind. The court found that applying Oregon’s law to Miss USA would violate the pageant’s civil rights, by imposing compelled speech.One of the judges...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, dies at 30

    01/30/2022 7:34:07 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 89 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 1/30/22 | Fox Ny5 staff
    NEW YORK - Cheslie Kryst, the winner of the 2019 Miss USA pageant, has reportedly died after jumping from a building in Midtown Manhattan. According to TMZ, the NYPD responded to a 9-1-1 call at Kryst's apartment building on 42nd Street at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Upon arrival, police found the 30-year-old lawyer and host on the entertainment news show "Extra" dead at the scene. Police say they believe Kryst, who lived on the building's 9th floor, jumped to her death. Early Sunday morning, Kryst had posted a photo of herself to Instagram with the caption, "May this day...
  • What demons we carry? At times they become too heavy.

    01/30/2022 2:50:01 PM PST · by Kozy · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/2022 | James Gordon
    A woman who jumped to her death from a skyscraper in New York City on Sunday morning has been identified as former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst. Kryst, 30, was a lawyer and also worked as a correspondent for the entertainment show Extra. She won the Miss USA pageant in 2019. Kryst, who had an apartment on the ninth floor of the building, leaped from the Midtown high-rise around 7:15am and was found dead on the sidewalk beneath the 60-story hi-rise. She had last been seen on one of the building's terrace, up on the 29th-floor.
  • Cheslie Kyrst, Charlotte native and Miss USA 2019, dies at 30

    01/30/2022 3:48:58 PM PST · by Cecily · 67 replies ^ | January 30, 2022
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV/AP) - Former Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst has died at the age of 30, her family announced in a statement Sunday. Kyrst, a Charlotte native, won the Miss USA pageant back in 2019 as Miss North Carolina. She was also a host on EXTRA and an attorney. Police said Kryst jumped from a high-rise apartment building on West 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. Her body was found at approximately 7 a.m.
  • Miss USA Elle Smith wins ‘wokest’ pageant ever opposite first trans contestant

    11/30/2021 12:46:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov. 30, 2021 | By Andrew Court
    Miss USA has been running since 1952 and has traditionally been a celebration of thin, mostly white, able-bodied women — but this year’s pageant was noted for the diversity of its contestants. Organizers of the proudly progressive contest have been actively pushing to make it more inclusive, according to NBC. The event was dubbed “Pageantry Reimagined,” and featured just nine blonde contestants.
  • ‘Proud Transgender Woman of Color’ Wins Miss Nevada USA Pageant

    06/29/2021 12:39:49 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male who identifies as a woman, has won the title of Miss Nevada USA. For the first time in the pageant’s history, a biological woman is not taking home the crown for Miss Nevada USA. Enriquez won the beauty pageant on Sunday at the South Point Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, which means he will go on to represent Nevada as the first transgender individual ever to compete in the Miss USA Pageant — which will be held on November 29.
  • Cue the Liberal Outrage: Miss USA Winner Asya Branch is a 2nd Amendment Advocate who was Honored to Sing at a Trump Rally

    11/13/2020 8:42:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/13/2020 | Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
    MISS USA, ASYA BRANCH Miss USA winner Asya Branch is getting the Ice Cube treatment. The 22-year old model and beauty company owner is the first Black woman to win the title of Miss Mississippi USA, and the first Black Mississippian to win the Miss USA crown. In the social/political segment of the pageant, Branch advocated for gun rights, not gun control. It was definitely a clutch the pearls moment. “As someone who grew up in a home with guns, I learned at an early age how to load, how to fire and gun safety, and I think that education...
  • Meet the new Miss USA: Asya Branch, 22, is a gun-loving Trump fan from Mississippi who has met the President at the White House and believes the country has 'lost trust' in the media

    11/11/2020 12:08:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2020 | By ROSS IBBETSON
    A Second Amendment loving Mississippian who sung the Star Spangled Banner at a Trump rally was last night crowned Miss USA. Asya Branch, 22, impressed judges with her discussion of how the country had 'lost trust' in the media at the Elvis Presley-themed finals at the Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. Branch, a marketing major at Ole Miss, became the first African American to be named Miss Mississippi USA in 2018 and is the first Mississippian to win the title.
  • Mississippi's Asya Branch, Pro GUN and Pro Trump WINS MISS USA

    11/11/2020 8:03:23 AM PST · by max americana · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | nov 10,2020 | alana mastrangelo
    The first black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi was crowned Miss USA on Monday, and will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant. The beauty queen, Asya Branch, is also pro-Second Amendment and has previously met with President Donald Trump for a roundtable discussion on criminal justice reform. (snip) Branch was also asked about her stance on gun laws, to which the beauty queen responded that “as someone who grew up in a home with guns, I learned at an early age how to load, how to fire, and gun safety, and I think...
  • Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA and now Miss Universe are all black women

    12/10/2019 3:54:22 PM PST · by Drew68 · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/09/2019 | Kendall Trammell
    For the first time, top beauty pageants — Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America and now, Miss Universe — have crowned black women as their winners at the same time. And that's a big deal if you know pageant history. Beauty pageants early in their histories, some dating back to the 1920s, barred women of color from participating. Even after organizations began changing their rules to accept women of all races, there was still a lingering frustration and opposition to join. Only in the last 50 years have black women become more prevalent in these competitions. Janelle Commissiong was...
  • It's Official: Miss Universe Pageant to be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th in the US

    10/20/2019 5:40:23 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies
    Manila Bulletin ^ | 10/19/19 | Robert Requintina
    FROM ME: It appears that Miss Universe might take place in Las Vegas or Reno. The official date is Sunday, December 8th on FOX. The daughter of a dear high school friend is the current Miss Puerto Rico (Madison Anderson). We are all rooting for her! ARTICLE: It looks like the Miss Universe 2019 beauty pageant has finally found a date and host country. If the social media posts of four Miss Universe 2019 contestants and national directors are to be taken seriously, then the most prestigious beauty contest would be held in the United States on Dec. 8 (Dec....
  • Miss USA 2019 crowned; winner is lawyer who provided free legal aid to inmates

    05/02/2019 9:08:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    A 27-year-old lawyer from North Carolina was crowned the 2019 Miss USA on Thursday during the pageant competition in Nevada. Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst was mobbed by her fellow contestants after her name was announced as the winner during the competition in the Grand Theatre in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up. Oklahoma’s Triana Browne was the second-runner up.
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    05/21/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.
  • Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says

    09/10/2017 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 8 2017 | Clemence Michallon
    Complete Headline: Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says President Trump's motivated her to 'step up' and 'instill hope' in the trans community Anita Green, 26, will compete as part of the Miss Montana USA pageant on Sunday in Missoula University Of Montana grad made history last year by becoming the first openly transgender person elected as national delegate to a nominating convention She has thought about entering the pageant in the past but decided it was time after Donald Trump was elected president last year 'I wanted to be...
  • Miss conservative! African-American nuclear chemist who 'doesn't like to call herself a feminist'

    05/15/2017 7:18:32 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies ^ | 14 May 2017 | Abigail Miller For and AP
    An African-American nuclear chemist from Washington, DC, won the 2017 edition of Miss USA on Sunday night after telling the audience about her conservative political viewpoints. Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old nuclear chemist who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told the audience how she doesn't necessarily view herself as a feminist and said that health care is a privilege and not a right. She also won plaudits for wearing her hair natural and curly throughout the competition. The event, which featured beauties from each state and the nation's capital outfitted in dazzling dresses and swimsuits, came to an end...