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  • VANITY: Trump set in motion a clause that Miss Universe can only be sold to a US citizen

    11/01/2019 4:53:30 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/1/19 | Self
    We just heard that the Miss Universe Pageant will be held in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 8th and televised via FOX live to 90 countries from......... GASP!..... a television studio! Yes, they've managed to get Tyler Perry to host the pageant in one of his movie studios outside the city. Many fans across the world are concerned that they won't be able to attend to cheer on their favorite candidate. This is what the Miss Universe Pageant has come to. IMG (who bought Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe from Donald Trump in 2015) is bleeding money and...
  • Miss Grand International 2019 to be held in Venezuela in Oct. Many countries already boycotting

    07/31/2019 11:29:47 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies ^ | 3/16/19 | TNN
    The much awaited Miss Grand International 2019 pageant will be held in Venezuela on 25th October 2019. Announcement about the venue and date was made on the Facebook page of the pageant. The officials uploaded a video showing the glimpse of the host country Venezuela and captioned along with it, ‘Official Announcement.’ The grand coronation night of this pageant will witness Miss Grand International 2018, Clara Sosa crowning the new queen with much pomp and fanfare. Miss Grand International 2019 will be the 7th edition of the pageant. Last year Meenakshi Chaudhary of India was sashed first runner up, at...
  • 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...
  • In Philippines, an obsession with beauty pageants

    05/09/2018 6:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 30, 2017 | Aya Lowe
    When Pia Wurtzbach brought back the Miss Universe crown in 2015 she received a hero’s welcome. Ayala Avenue, the main road of Manila’s central business district was closed off midday, during a weekday and people gathered in their thousands carrying signs, waving flags and tearing up as they greeted the newly crowned beauty queen. It was a day of national pride for Filipinos. For the first time in 42 years, a Filipina brought home the most coveted crown in the beauty pageant industry. And in a country where pageants are followed and cheered on as much as the Superbowl, the...
  • 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>
  • Say 'Dzien Dobry' to Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz!

    01/13/2012 12:48:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican     ________________________________________________ More/video/links at Reaganite Republican
  • 51 Pageant Queens Compete for Miss USA in Vegas

    06/19/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    AP ^ | June 19, 2011 | OSKAR GARCIA
    Fifty-one beauty queens from around the country planned to smile and strut before a panel of judges and a live audience in Sin City on Sunday night to determine the country's next Miss USA. The winner will replace Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, and be America's representative at the Miss Universe pageant in Brazil in September.
  • Las Vegas Gears Up For Miss Universe 2010 Pageant(prelim. photoshoot incl. swimwear & other attire)

    08/11/2010 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Stoat · 74 replies · 3+ views
    Las Vegas Gears Up For Miss Universe 2010 Pageant   Ready to crown another worldly beauty, the 2010 Miss Universe contestant photo shoot was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday (August 11). Taking place at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez spearheaded the event alongside Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Erika Paola Gutierrez. As for the pageant itself, the Miss Universe competition will be held on August 23rd at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Airing live on NBC from 9-11PM ET, the show will be hosted by...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Meet Miss USA Contestant’s Hezbollah “Martyr” Family (she won the crown)

    05/16/2010 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 107 replies · 5,011+ views
    Debbie ^ | May 13, 2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    Yesterday, I told you about Rima Fakih, the Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ite Muslim “representing” Michigan in Sunday’s Miss USA pageant. As I told you, Miss Michigan USA Rima Fakih’s relatives are top officials in terrorist group Hezbollah, and many have been Hezbollah and Harakat Amal [Shi'ite Amal terrorist group, allied with/part of Hezbollah] “martyrs” against Israel. (And as I also told you, don’t worry about bikinis and almost no clothes worrying Hezbollah. The Islamic terrorist group has touted Fakih all over the place, including on Al-Manar because it believes she will further the Hezbollah cause. The Islamic concept of deceiving infidels–taqiyyah–is employed...
  • Miss Great Britain To Let In Single Mums and Divorcees For The First Time

    04/11/2010 4:33:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,298+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 11th 2010
    Miss Great Britain To Let In Single Mums and Divorcees For The First Time 11th April 2010 Hopeful: Rachel Hatton, a 27-year-old divorcee [Pic in URL] and single mum. Single mothers and divorcees will be allowed to enter the Miss Great Britain beauty contest this year for the first time in its 65-year history. Organiser Liz Fuller, a former winner, said: ‘Beauty pageants have been stuck in the past. They were run by men and their rules were to fulfil the typical male fantasy that beautiful young girls had to be virginal. ‘I want to make Miss Great Britain relevant...
  • Is It just Me, or are The Russian Women Looking real Hot These Days?

    03/14/2010 7:12:22 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 141 replies · 5,497+ views
    Russian News??? ^ | 3/14/10 | ???
    Dancing queens: in preparation for the all-Russia beauty contest, girls are learning to waltz. I remember growing up in the 60's and 70's when the ideal Russian woman was bigger, stronger, but not quite as good looking as Jeremy Shockey. Then something happened to the universe and everything that was up became upside down, and everything that was backwards became the norm. Russia has a flat tax and America is getting ready to have socialized health care crammed down our throats like the Kremlin used to do with the five year programs in Russia. Now as if that was not...
  • Life Coaching Carrie Prejean

    11/17/2009 10:37:16 PM PST · by WFTR · 6 replies · 867+ views
    Fox Business ^ | Monday, November 16, 2009 | Nancy Colasurdo
    A life coach’s open letter to Carrie Prejean, including some suggested affirmations: Dear Carrie -- Since you’ve decided to put yourself in the spotlight by writing a book about your experience in the Miss USA pageant, and subsequently invite all forms of reaction to it, I’m writing to put in my two cents. I don’t know you, but after reading Still Standing it seems that what you think about gay marriage is small potatoes. Your story is about so much more than that now. It’s about shining a scathing spotlight on that throwback to the 1950s -- the pageant circuit....
  • Miss South Carolina Teen USA explains herself

    08/29/2007 7:28:01 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 105 replies · 3,607+ views ^ | 08/28/2007 | Mike Celizic
    The Miss Teen USA pageant contestant who became a YouTube sensation after butchering a question about why many Americans cannot find the U.S. on a world map says she was overwhelmed by her national television appearance and chalks up the experience to being “human.”
  • Montana Contestant Wins Miss Teen USA

    An 18-year-old from Montana has been crowned Miss Teen USA 2006. Katie Blair beat the competition in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories to claim the crown Tuesday night. First runner-up was Melissa Lingafelt of North Carolina and second runner-up was Katie Marie Cooper of North Dakota. Samantha Casey of Virginia was the third runner-up, while Brittany Sharp of Georgia placed fourth.
  • African-American California girl brings home International Pageant Crown

    08/10/2004 4:42:18 PM PDT · by beautyqueen · 5 replies · 436+ views
    8/10/05 | Lana Henry
    The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant has long been established as one of the most revered youth development programs in the world. Cinderella, founded in 1976, to date has awarded over one million dollars in awards and scholarships at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Cinderella International Finals were held July 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the state of the art Cashman Field Theater. This week long grand adventure filled with themed parties, excitement and "Cinderella Magic" had in attendance close to 350 young ladies, from a dozen different countries around the world, aged 3-27. This was a special...
  • It's not easy being the Tobacco Queen

    06/28/2004 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 40 replies · 468+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 27 | The Associated Press
    RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) -- It's tough being the Tobacco Queen these days. Aleisha Cantrell was crowned at last year's Ohio Tobacco Festival, a four-day annual event celebrating the crop so abundant around the Ohio River. The 16-year-old has been taking her sash to festivals across the state this year, representing the region. "I went to the Grape Festival, and the other girls looked at me and said, `The tobacco queen? Do you smoke tobacco?' They were making fun of it." These days when cigarettes are demonized and anti-tobacco ads are everywhere, the Columbus City Council is considering a proposal to...