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Summer 2014

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler Interview

Something in the Water: Gabriela Isler is the seventh woman from Venezuela to wear the crown of Miss Universe, and just like all of them before her, she’s going to use her crown to foster change and spread awareness.

 

Spring 2014

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler

Russian Reverie: Eighty-six beautiful and incredible young women from around the world met in the heart of Mother Russia for the chance to become the next Miss Universe.

 
Summer 2013

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo

Change of Plans: Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo had barely tapped into her potential as Miss USA before she was elevated to a global icon as the new Miss Universe 2012.

 

Winter 2011

Miss Universe 2011 Pageant: Leila Lopes

Angola’s New Jewel: Leila Lopes became the first woman from her African nation to capture the crown of Miss Universe 2011.

 

Fall 2011

Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete

Pride of a Nation: As only the second woman from Mexico to wear the crown of Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete has established herself as a global icon.

 

Winter 2010

Viva Mexico!

Ximena Navarrete became the second Miss Mexico ever to win the Miss Universe crown, and it was no easy feat besting this year’s incredible field.

 

Fall 2010

One for the Books

She may not have been the first Miss Venezuela to win, but Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez has established a legacy to ensure she won’t be the last.

 

Spring 2009

Miss Universe 2008: Dayana Mendoza. Victorious in Vietnam

Nearly one billion people watched as Vietnam’s pristine beaches, immense culture and exotic wildlife played host to the 57th Miss Universe Pageant.
 
Fall 2007

Miss Universe 2007: Riyo Miro. Beautiful Border Crossing.

The view down Mexico way never looked so lovely as during the Miss Universe 2007 TV special.
By Fred Abel
 
Winter 2006

Miss Universe 2006: Zuleyka Rivera. A Heavenly Universe

The 55th annual pageant sends spirit's soaring with open arms and cultural diversity.

 

Miss Universe 2005: Natalie Glebova. Putting the BANG in Bangkok

An exotic Thai backdrop, richly visualized flying stage sets, and an assemblage of 81 gorgeous young women elevated this 54th annual pageant to stunning new heights of opulence.
By J.J. Smith
 

Miss Universe 2004: Jennifer Hawkins. The Aussie Rules

Jennifer Hawkins, the girl from down under, comes out on top at the 53rd edition of this world-class competition.
By Fred Abel
 

Miss Universe 2003: Amelia Vega. The Ultimate Fairytale!

18-year-old Amelia Vega, Miss Dominican Republic, wasn't far from her childhood fantasies in early June when she realized her dream.
By J.J. Smith
 

Miss Universe 2002: Oxana Fedorova. Congratulations!

Russian "Czarina" Oxana Fedorova provides the regal bearing to go with the international beauty title's new crown. On a glorious night in San Juan, the pageant production itself deserved an award for excellence.
By J.J. Smith
 

Miss Universe 2001: Denise Quiñones. A Victory For The Home Team!

Miss Puerto Rico Denise Quiñones wins the Miss Universe 2001 crown in Puerto Rico as Ricky Martin energizes a festive live pageant broadcast.
By Derek Miller
 

Miss USA®

 

Fall 2014

Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez

This is How She Rolls: The Miss USA pageant may have moved to Baton Rouge this year, but Nevada still found a way to capture the spotlight thanks to Nia Sanchez.

 

Summer 2014

Exit Interview: Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

More than Meets the Eye: Erin Brady went big at the Miss Universe pageant by invoking the pop cultural awesomeness of the Transformers, and she's only just started wowing the world.

 

Fall 2013

Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

RISING TEMPERATURES: The 62nd Annual Miss USA Pageant brought its unparalleled heat to the Las Vegas Strip, as Connecticut’s radiant Erin Brady took home the ultimate honor.

 

Summer 2013

Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether

Next in Line: As she watched Olivia Culpo’s crowning moment as Miss Universe, Nana Meriwether realized that it was her time to step up and shine as the next Miss USA.

 

Fall 2012

Miss USA Pageant: Olivia Culpo

The Rhode to Victory: In front of a capacity crowd and her dazzling Miss USA peers, Olivia Culpo became the first ever titleholder from Rhode Island.

 

Summer 2012

Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA Alyssa Campanella

Recipe for Success: Ready to take on the world, Alyssa Campanella has paved a career path that allowed her to become a superstar.

 

Fall 2011

Miss USA 2011 Pageant

We’re Seeing Red: Twenty-one year old Alyssa Campanella brought the title of Miss USA home to California for a 60th anniversary extravaganza.

 

Summer 2011

Pageantry Interview: Miss USA Rima Fakih

Heart of the Story
With unparalleled confidence, Miss USA Rima Fakih proved that she is above labels and is truly one-of-a-kind.

 

Fall 2010

Ready to Reign

Former Miss Michigan Rima Fakih became the 2010 Miss USA and is ready to defy the stereotypes in her crowning year.

 

Summer 2010

Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton

Taking her Bow

After a year that she can only describe as dynamic, Kristen Dalton prepares to move ahead beyond Miss USA.

 

Fall 2009

Kristen Dalton: Miss USA 2009

From Crystle to Kristen

North Carolina’s Kristen Dalton is crowned Miss USA 2009 and adds an extra chapter to her family’s storied pageant history Complete Miss USA 2009 Pageant coverage.

 

Summer 2009

Pageantry Interview - Miss USA

A Crystle Clear Year

As the Miss USA Pageant crowns its newest queen, Crystle Stewart looks back at the greatest year of her life.

 

Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart: The New Star On The Vegas Strip

Crystle Stewart may not have been the lone star at Miss USA but this Texas beauty is on her way to New York as the reigning Miss USA.

By JJ Smith

 

Miss USA 2007, Rachel Smith: An Amazing Example.

By retelling Tara Conner’s story of recovery, the Miss USA telecast brought the competitive pressures of a national beauty title into sharper focus, which only raised the dramatic stakes as the competition sought its 56th winner.

 

Miss USA ’05 from Baltimore: Charm City, Indeed!

Miss USA helps Baltimore deliver on its slogan’s promise, and the region returns the favor, as the competition’s gracious 2005 host. The winner’s ties to Pageantry only gave us more reason to cheer.

By Fred Abel

 

Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo: MTV’s New Wonder Woman

Parlaying her natural assets and her mother’s magic words of wisdom, Susie Castillo has made a giant leap from a Boston barrio into show business prime time as a video deejay.

 

Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004

Shandi Finnessey gets the "thumbs-up" sign in a Hollywood-lavish live TV-reality pageant extravaganza at Miss USA 2004.

 

Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo

History repeatls itself at Miss USA 2003.

 

Kimberly Pressler: Miss USA 1999

Reflections of Kimberly Pressler: A parting interview.

By Carl Dunn

 

Shawnae Jebbia: Miss USA 1998

Reminiscing with a queen: Shawnae is open, honest, and straightforward with her fans.

By Carl Dunn

 

Miss Teen USA®

 

Fall 2014

Miss Teen USA 2013 exit Interview: Cassidy Wolf

The Leader of the Pack: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf is preparing for her next step, but between her amazing year in New York City and the serious circumstances she dealt with before, there’s nothing in her future that she can’t handle.

 

Winter 2013

Miss Teen USA 2014 Pageant and Interview with winner Cassidy Wolf

A Real Culture Shock: Cassidy Wolf gave up the laid back California teenage lifestyle for the hustle and bustle of New York City’s red carpets and Fashion Week, and her star has only just begun to rise.

 

Fall 2013

Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA 2013 Logan West

LOGAN'S RUN: With her run as Miss Teen USA coming to an end, Connecticut’s Logan West is still focused on taking down bullies in America’s schools one state at a time.

 

Winter 2012

Miss Teen USA 2012 Pageant

COMING OUT OF HER SHELL: Logan West is the first girl from Connecticut to win the title of Miss Teen USA, and she’s going to use it to fulfill her ultimate dreams.

 

Fall 2012

Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty

Going Home Again: As her year as Miss Teen USA comes to an end, Danielle Doty is heading back to Texas for college, but the sky is the limit for her future beyond the title.

 

Fall 2011

Pageantry Interview: Miss Teen USA

Staying the course: Kamie Crawford’s year as Miss Teen USA has come to a close, but that’s not stopping her from working to change the world one day at a time.

 

Winter 2010

She’s Kamie, She Saw, She Conquered

On the insistance of a friend, Kamie Crawford got involved with local pageants and eventually became Miss Teen USA 2010.

 

Winter 2007

Keeping Their 'COOL!'

AT THE MISS TEEN USA PAGEANT: The pressure-packed finals puts the spotlight once again on the difficulty of scoring points in front of millions of worldwide viewers.

By Fred Abel

 

How To Rock Your World by Caring. Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005

“There’s no greater personal sense of accomplishment than inspiring, and then delivering, community-service help to others in need.”

By Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005

 

A Positive Leap Forward. Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005

“The more I serve as titleholder, the more I realize our crowning achievements are expressions of inner beauty.”

By Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005

 

Just Being Me... Would it Be Enough? Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005

“The days went by so fast for my roommate, Miss Michigan Teen USA 2005 Catherine Laurion, and me. We would hold hands each night and say the same prayer: ‘If it be God’s will, let us be the last two standing.’”

By Allie LaForce, Miss Teen USA 2005

 

Miss Teen USA 2005 Allie LaForce - Ohio’s Night to Shine

Fifty other teens and their wealth of beauty, brains, and talent stood between any single contestant and the 2005 Teen USA title. The odds of winning seemed daunting, but come to find out, pageant success runs in the winner’s veins.

By Fred Abel

 

So Many Possibilities- Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004

“I feel privileged to have been given the role that will always be my favorite, and hopefully we’ll meet again when I fulfill my next dream.”

By Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004

 

Fulfilling My Destiny - Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004

My anti-drinking-and-driving message is dedicated to my brother Brad, who inspires me to face life’s realities every day.

By Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004

 

My First Day as a Titleholder - Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004

“I loved being in New York, doing my first official photo shoot with Fadil Berisha. That was my favorite part of my time there”

By Shelley Hennig, Miss Teen USA 2004

 

Parting Thoughts On a Year Gone By - Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

“I now move ahead in life knowing one person really can make a difference — that ‘impossible’ is really only something ‘possible’ that hasn’t been done yet.”

By Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

 

Discovering the New Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

A trip home puts the process of growing up into perspective.

By Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

 

Home Sweet Homecoming - Tammi Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

Tami's whirlwind travels bring her back to Phoenix, Oregon, to share hugs with family and friends, collect the keys to the city, and reconnect with her roots.

By Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

 

Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

Tami Farrell proves that a shining personality is pretty special, as Oregon takes its third Miss Teen USA title in the pageant's 21-year history.

By Fred Abel

 

Vanessa Semrow, Miss Teen USA 2002

Girls in jeans and motorized machines help redefine the pageant for TV's pop-culture youth market.

By Fred Abel

 

Marissa Whitley, Miss Teen USA 2001

Leaving behind the pageant atmosphere that once ruled the planet, the Miss Teen USA telecast leaps light years ahead with a youth-oriented production.

By J.J. Smith

 

Ashley Coleman, Miss Teen USA 1999

The Miss Teen USA pageant has a new look, a new feel, a new attitude and a new queen.

By J.J. Smith

 

Exclusive Universe and USA Interviews

 

Fall 2008

Shelley Hennig: There's Nothing To It

Shelley Hennig’s a daytime TV star, a beauty queen and philanthropist... and she’s only getting started.

By Ashley Burns

 

The Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe ’06 Natalie Glebova

Natalie Glebova and her family demonstrated bravery trading the security of their Russian homeland for opportunity halfway around the world. It proved to be one of Natalie's most valuable lessons.

By Fred Abel

 

The Pageantry Interview: Miss USA ’05 Chelsea Cooley

This 22-year-old beauty queen is living the dream with her eyes wide open.

By Fred Abel

 

Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo: MTV’s New Wonder Woman

Parlaying her natural assets and her mother’s magic words of wisdom, Susie Castillo has made a giant leap from a Boston barrio into show business prime time as a video deejay.

 

The Pageantry Interview: Shandi Finnessey - Miss USA 2004

Winning pageants brings all the glory, but as a personal-caring role model she achieves the ultimate fulfillment as a smart and sexy winner.

 

Donald Trump: An Exclusive Chat With the Crown Prince of Pageant TV

With 3 top-rated pageant telecasts and now “The Apprentice” a TV hit, we invited the man himself to comment on his good fortune.

 

Paula Shugart: President, Miss Universe Organization

The president of the Miss Universe Organization talks about a new network, boosting the telecast's glamour, and her early personal experiences with pageants .

By Carl Dunn

 
  For the complete behind-the-scenes story and all the details on this and other exciting competitive events from across America, as well as a wealth of advice to improve your chances of victory, be sure to order Pageantry today.  
 

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