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The Pageantry Newsline brings you the most up-to-date news about the leaders of the Glamour Lifestyle Industry. The Pageantry Newsline covers such industry icons as Miss America, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. The Pageantry Newsline also keeps your informed on your favorite pageants with exclusive news from National American Miss, Miss American Coed, Royal International Miss, and more!

iPOP! & Miss World

“I DO!”

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Mr. and Mrs. Josh Duhamel

iPOP! Modeling & Talent Convention alum Josh Duhamel married Miss World America 2016 Audra Mari (also Miss North Dakota USA 2014) in their home state of North Dakota. The nuptials were performed at the Olivet Lutheran Church in front of close family and friends.

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe Announces Dates For Pageant

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The Miss Universe Organization announced the 71st MISS UNIVERSE® competition will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The international event will be hosted at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

“There is no place like New Orleans. This vibrant city has been at the top of our list to host for quite some time due to its rich cultural history, as well as its unique arts, entertainment, and culinary scene,” says Paula Shugart, President of The Miss Universe Organization. “I look forward to our delegates from all over the world getting to experience all it has to offer.”

The highly anticipated event will feature almost 90 women from around the globe vying for the job of Miss Universe, through the process of personal statements, in depth interviews and various categories including evening gown & swimwear. The evening will culminate with the 70th Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu, who brought the title back to India for the first time in twenty-one years, crowning her successor.

“My time as Miss Universe has been an incredible experience and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have received as a result of this platform,” says Sandhu. “I’m very excited that I will be crowning the next titleholder in New Orleans and that she will kick off her reign in such an exciting and special city known for its resiliency, music and grand celebrations.”

“The City of New Orleans and the Miss Universe Organization share common values of celebrating inclusion, culture and the empowerment of women,” said New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the first female Mayor in the city’s 300-year history. “Former Miss Universe delegates and winners have gone on to become surgeons, diplomats, politicians and business leaders, and they all champion social causes that are important to them. Hosting this event demonstrates the significant global impact an international city like New Orleans has on the world’s tourism and cultural stages. We are honored to host the 71st annual Miss Universe pageant and show people around the globe why New Orleans is the best in the world at executing major events, festivals, conferences and conventions with a culture that is absolutely unmatched.”

“Hosting the 71st annual Miss Universe pageant is a rare, prestigious opportunity to positively showcase New Orleans to a global viewing audience in 165 countries and territories,” said Walt Leger III, Executive Vice President and incoming CEO of New Orleans & Company, the tourism and hospitality industry’s official destination sales and marketing organization. “Miss Universe will bring contestants and their delegations from 90 countries, fans, celebrity judges and performers, and hundreds of journalists and global influencers to New Orleans for more than a week to support our businesses and enjoy our culture.”

Miss America's Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Crowned

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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Morgan Greco

Morgan Greco of Camas, Washington was named Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2023 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship during the national competition in Dallas, TX.

For her talent presentation, she performed an Operatic Vocal to “The Jewel Song.” She developed the social impact initiative “Empowerment Starts With Me” which encourages young women to empower themselves through self-defense and ensuring safe surroundings. As a 4 year Krav Maga student, her mission is to build up women’s self-worth and inner strength to fight back for themselves. Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Morgan Greco intends to obtain a degree in Marketing/Business and Operatic Performance.

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Miss Universe Organization Announces Contestant Eligibility Change

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As announced by the Miss Universe Organization CEO Amy Emmerich: The Miss Universe Organization has always strived to evolve with the changing times to best represent and support women globally. Since I arrived at the organization in January 2022, I have been evaluating our processes, procedures, and rules regarding eligibility, to ensure they represented the brand’s values. Paula (Shugart), President of the Organization, has been with me on this journey. As part of the next step in our evolution, we have implemented the following changes:

Effective with the 72nd Miss Universe competition and national preliminary competitions leading up to it, women who are or have been married, as well as women who are pregnant or have children, will be able to compete.

Earlier this year, we conducted surveys with our audience and you, our directors. The feedback was overwhelming that we all believe women should have agency over their lives, and that a human’s personal decisions should not be a barrier to their success. Recent data also shows that the average age of marriage for women and first-time pregnancy, globally begins at 21. Despite the difference in our cultures and beliefs, this allows all women to put their fate in their own hands and we will accommodate whoever is Miss Universe accordingly. We look forward to continue welcoming even more aspirational women to our community as a result of these latest changes.

The application of the new eligibility requirements will not apply to the Miss Teen USA Pageant.

Miss Earth USA

Miss Earth USA 2022 Brielle Simmons

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Miss Earth USA 2022 Brielle Simmons

Miss Earth USA 2022 Brielle Simmons is a student at St. John’s University in New York City, majoring in Legal Studies with a focus on Environmental Law. She is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Bringing Me Sunshine, dedicated to combating homelessness and poverty by providing environmental resources to children and families.

In 2019, Brielle placed Top 4 at the Teen Miss Earth USA competition. As Miss Earth USA, she is awarded prizes, travel and endorsements valued at over $100,000. She serves as spokesperson for We Clean Trails, the Still She Rose mental health initiative, Central Florida Animal Reserve and other conservation efforts. Additionally, Miss Earth USA engages in many fashion and media opportunities such as Miami Swim Week and New York Fashion Week. As Miss Earth USA 2022, Brielle will represent the USA at the next edition of Miss Earth, based in the Philippines.

Miss Universe

Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu and social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, aka Pad Man, along with social impact agency DDB For Good and humanitarian organization Plan India today announced a coalition and social impact alliance to create a platform for menstrual equity. Plan India will act as the on-ground NGO partner to help achieve the coalition’s goal of menstrual equity for 5 million women and girls by 2025 in the India pilot program. DDB For Good, DDB Mudra Group’s dedicated social impact agency, in partnership with Changing Our World, will use public mobilization and creative storytelling to raise funds for the platform. Both agencies are part of the Omnicom Group.

The endeavour will begin in India, where 62% of young women and girls do not have access to safe menstrual care, with plans to take the initiative international in the coming years. Nearly 500 million individuals worldwide are experiencing period poverty and the coalition’s multi-million dollar fundraising goal will be used to make measurable impact across several fronts: reducing the stigma and raising awareness, education, policy and access to sustainable resources and products for menstrual equity.

Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2021 Marisa Paige Butler

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Milo Saves the Earth

Miss Earth USA 2021 and Miss Earth Air 2021, Marisa Paige Butler, has released her debut children’s book Milo Saves the Earth, a story about a fluffy dog named Milo who proves you are never too small to change the world. Milo Saves the Earth tells the story of a tight-knit community cleanup group through the perspective of their most beloved volunteer, a fluffy dog named Milo.
Marisa formed We Clean Trails two years ago as part of her journey in the Miss Earth international competition, and has since removed over 10,000lbs of litter from San Diego along with receiving an award this past year from the City of San Diego Parks & Rec for the impact We Clean Trails has made on the community.

Miss Universe

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray has announced her new project as the main host of “Top Class: The Rise to P-Pop Stardom,” a P-Pop reality show competition.

Catriona Gray states that Filipinos are indeed world-class. “It’s about time for us to shine further in the international scene and be on top of the game. I love to be part of journeys of people pursuing their dreams, and it’s one of the firsts of its kind here in the Philippines.”

“Top Class” is the development of a game-changing partnership among entertainment giants Kumu, Cignal Entertainment, TV5, and Cornerstone Entertainment.

Miss America

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell

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Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell (Maxwell) received her golden ticket to Hollywood to compete in the televised American Idol in its 20th season. Betty Cantrell Maxwell graced the winter 2015 edition of Pageantry magazine. In competing, Betty captured the Golden Ticket (crown) following her renditions of “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson, and “Jesus, Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood.

Miss World

Miss World 2021

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Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska

Miss Poland Karolina Bielawska was crowned Miss World 2021 in the pageant held in Puerto Rico. The Miss World Pageant finals were originally delayed during the actual competition in December due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among the contestants. Shree Saini of the the United States was awarded 1st runner-up with Olivia Yace of the Ivory Coast awarded 2nd runner-up.

Miss USA

Miss USA 2019

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Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst

The Glamour Lifestyle Industry was devastated today, January 30, 2021,  to learn of the passing of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst in New York City. An accomplished attorney fighting for social injustice, Cheslie went on to become a welcome correspondent for Extra after her reign as Miss USA 2019.

“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” Kryst’s family said Sunday in a statement. “Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined.”

“Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on Extra. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on,” they added.

Cheslie’s’s family is asking for privacy in wake of her death.

If you or someone you know is struggling, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255.

Miss Earth USA

Miss Earth USA 2022

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Miss Earth USA

Congratulations to the 2022 court of Miss Earth USA. The Miss Earth queens were crowned during the national finals in Orlando, Florida, on January 8, 2022. The national queens are (L-R) Miss Teen Earth USA Presley Patrick (PA), Miss Earth USA Natalia Salmon (PA), and Mrs. Earth USA Christine Rich (DE). Miss Earth USA Natalia Salmon will compete in the Miss Earth Pageant international finals.

Miss America

Miss America 2022

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Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles

Congratulations to Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles who captured the crown during the 100th Anniversary of the Miss America Competition while becoming the first woman from Alaska to earn the title of Miss America. Emma Broyles earned the job of #MissAmerica 2022 and has been awarded $104,000 in scholarships to further her education! Emma Broyles earned the job of #MissAmerica 2022 and has earned $104,000 in scholarships to further her education along with a six figure salary. As Miss America 2022, Emma will promote her Social Impact initiative “Building Community Through Special Olympics.”

Miss Universe

Miss Universe 2021

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu

Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandu of India. Harnaaz becomes the third woman from India to capture the crown of Miss Universe.

Sandhu, 21, beat out 79 other contestants from various countries and territories — including runner-up Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira and second runner-up Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane — to claim the prestigious title.

Sandhu was presented the crown by her successor, Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza, before taking her first walk as the new Miss Universe on the stage in Eilat, Israel.

A strong advocate for women’s empowerment, Sandhu is actor who draws inspiration from Priyanka Chopra. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, dancing, cooking, horse riding and playing chess.

Miss USA

Miss USA 2021

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Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith

Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith of Kentucky captured the title of Miss USA during the competition at the Paradise Cove Theater, River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Elle Smith is a 2020 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. As Miss USA, Elle will represent the USA in the Miss Universe Pageant to be held on December 12 in Eilat, Israel.

Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA 2021

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Miss Teen USA 2021 Breanna Myles

Miss Teen USA 2021 Breanna Myles of Florida captured the title of Miss Teen USA during the competition at the Paradise Cove Theater, River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Miss America Organization

Miss America Livestream

miss america pageant, peacocktv, beautypageant, scholarship pageantPeacock and The Miss America Organization announced that this year’s historic event will stream live on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 8PM ET from the award-winning 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut where Miss America Camille Schrier will crown her successor as Miss America.

To sign up for FREE and watch the 2022 Miss America Competition, please go to or download the Peacock TV app on your Smart TV, mobile device or tablet.

Also, prior to the finals on the 16th, the two nights of preliminary competitions will be available to be streamed on Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 at 7pm ET. The prelims will take place in Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo Center.

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Carnival Mardi Gras Christening

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Miss Universe Andrea Meza, Shaquille O’Neal, and Miss USA Asya Branch

Miss Universe Andrea Meza, Shaquille O’Neal, and Miss USA Asya Branch celebrate during the christening of the new Carnival cruise ship, Mardi Gras. The Carnival Mardi Gras is the world’s first cruise ship to be powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas. Following the christening featuring the ship’s godmother Miss Dominican Republic Universe Kimberly Jimenez, Andrea and Asya set sail for a weeklong adventure.

Miss America

Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van

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Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van

Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van Derbur has decided to auction her one-of-a-kind crown and bracelet to benefit teachers in her hometown of  Denver, Colorado. In addition to her Miss America crown and bracelet, she will also auction her Miss America trophy and the sequined gown she wore to the 75th Miss America anniversary in 1995. Marilyn Van Derbur is a philanthropist and author of Miss America By Day chronicling her survival and and healing from childhood sexual abuse. The items will be auctioned between Nov. 4 and 7, during the Hollywood & Entertainment Memorabilia Signature Auction.

Miss America

Miss America Tickets On Sale

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It’s finally here! The Miss America Organization is thrilled to announce that their 100th Anniversary Competition will be held on Thursday, December 16th at Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut!

The 51 outstanding young women vying for the job of Miss America will begin their competition week on Sunday, December 12th with the first evening of preliminary competition followed by round two of preliminary competition on Monday, December 13th.

The week continues with anniversary events on Tuesday and Wednesday and wraps up with the final night of competition on Thursday, December 16. To purchase your tickets… Click Here!

Miss America

Happy Birthday Miss America

Pageantry Newsline, Pageantry News, miss america, miss america 100 yearsFor the past 100 years, Miss America has been one of the country’s most recognizable household names and has been at the center of everything from national trends to social movements to the birth of television. The young women involved have made a significant difference in people’s lives through their charitable and community service endeavors, using the national platform to educate millions of Americans on issues facing the nation.

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, they are asking you to donate $100 for the 100th! A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships and help support the Miss America Organization! To donate to the Miss America Organization, Click Here!

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Miss Texas USA 2019 Alayah Nicole Benavidez

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Alayah Nicole Benavidez

Former Pageantry and PromTime model and Miss Texas USA 2019 Alayah Nicole Benavidez joins the “Bachelor in Paradise” reality series. Alayah, featured in the spring 2017 editions of both Pageantry magazine and PromTime magazine joins the cast in searching for and hoping to be chosen by Mr. Right. Alayah Benavidez was also featured in the 24th season of “The Bachelor.”

Miss USA

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih

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Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih is featured in the latest edition of Maxim magazine. Rima Fakih speaks about her childhood as an Arab immigrant from Lebanon, her the journey to becoming the first Arab-American to capture the title of Miss USA, and her current philanthropic and family endeavors.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

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The Miss America Organization Announces 2021 MAOTeen Fundraising Scholarship Winners

The Miss America Organization is proud to announce the fundraising scholarship winners from the 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition. The organization awarded more than $100,000 in cash scholarships with seven universities making in-kind tuition scholarships available, totaling nearly $30 million in awards to Candidates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, Alabama, received the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022. In addition to a $30,000 scholarship, LeBlanc received an additional $500 for top overall interview and $500 for top talent in the preliminary competition.

An additional $3,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded to the top three 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Candidates and the top three state organizations in the amount of $500 each for their fundraising efforts for the MAOTeen program.

Top three MAOTeen national candidates in fundraising:
Dabria Aguilar, Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen – $4,896
Isabella Freund, Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen – $2,625
Gracie Hendrickson, Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen – $1,792
Top three state organizations and Teen Directors:
Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and Teen Director, Dixie Covington – $67,413
Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen and Teen Director, Abby Houseworth – $25,496
Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen and Teen Director, Susan Nicolle – $23,286

Miss America's Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Marcelle LeBlanc

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, was named Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship on Friday night, July 30, in Orlando, Florida in front of a sold-out crowd.

Miss LeBlanc, age 18, attends Laurel Springs School. For her talent presentation, she performed “On My Own” from the Broadway Classic Les Miserables. She developed the social impact initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Supporting the Arts Through Resources & Scholarships

Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Universe

The 70th Anniversary Miss Universe pageant will be held in Eilat, Israel in December 2021. Recently crowned Miss Universe Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor as the Miss Universe Pageant airs live on FOX and Telemundo.

Miss Universe 2021

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Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza

Miss Universe 2021

Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza captured the title of Miss Universe during the live broadcast from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on the FYI Network. As Miss Universe, Andrea Meza becomes the third woman from Mexico to capture claim the title of Miss Universe.

Andrea Meza has a degree in software engineering and is proud to be a woman who graduated in a male dominated field of study.

Andrea is an activist, focused on women’s rights and inclusion and currently works closely with the Municipal Institute for Women, which aims to end gender violence.

Miss USA Pageant & Miss Teen USA Pageant

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Miss USA & MIss Teen USA

Miss USA Pageant & Miss Teen USA Pageant

The Miss USA and Miss Teen USA stage competitions will be held in the state-of-the-art Paradise Cove theater at River Spirit Casino Resort. Separate preliminary competitions for Miss and Teen State Titleholders will be held on Friday, November 26th. Miss Teen USA 2021 will be crowned on Saturday, November 27th, and Miss USA 2021 will be crowned on Monday, November 29th in Paradise Cove. The winner of the Miss USA Pageant will compete at the 2021 Miss Universe Pageant.


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Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey

Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey, Miss Teen USA 1998 has been chosen to play the lead detective in the new ABC network series NCIS: Hawaii. Vanessa will make history as her character, Jane Tennant, will be the first female lead in the NCIS stable of shows as Special Agent in charge of NCIS Pearl.

Vanessa’s character, Jane Tennant, is a keen investigator who can navigate a crime scene and inter-bureau politics with equal aplomb. She’s also a single mother mother who often finds herself torn between running a family and running NCIS.

Miss America Organization

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Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier
There She Is… Miss America 2.0! Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and the Miss America Organization have signed a contract that will keep Miss America events and the televised December 2021 finals, including the 100thanniversary Miss America competition, at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the next three years.

Miss World Pageant

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Miss World Pageant

The Miss World Organization (MWO) has announced that it will hold its 70th anniversary pageant for the first time in Latin America.
The Miss World Pageant will broadcast December 16, 2021, from the Coca Cola Music Hall in in San Juan, Puerto Rico, featuring past winners, as well as 22 Head-to-Head challenges in half-hour segments. The two-hour show highlights will showcase the best seven decades of the pageant, and as a red carpet event building-up to the finals.

Miss Universe Organization

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Crystle Stewart

Miss USA & Miss Teen USA

Former Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart is set to take on a new leadership role as the national director for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system. The Miss Universe Organization is announcing that it is licensing both pageants to the former titleholder, actress and entrepreneur. As stated by Crystle Stewart, “I’m so thrilled, and I’m so excited for the new things and the new ideas that I want to bring to the Miss USA pageant system. Miss USA will be pageantry re-imagined.”

Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler

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Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler

Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler

Marisa Butler of Maine has been named Miss Earth USA 2021 during the final national competition broadcast January 17, 2021, from the Chapin Theater inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Marisa Butler is a graduate of Stonehill College holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Business. She was on the collegiate cheerleading, soccer and lacrosse teams. She now enjoys a career as a financial advisor. Butler also represented Maine at Miss USA 2016 and served as America’s representative for Miss World in 2018.

Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch

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Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch

Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch

Asya Branch of Mississippi was crowned Miss USA 2020 at Graceland in Memphis, TN.

Before a live studio audience at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, Asya Branch of Mississippi, captured the crown of Miss USA 2020. Broadcast live on the FYI Network, Asya was awarded the Miss USA crown by the selection committee, earning the Miss USA 2020 title after competing with 50 other Miss USA state representatives.

Having never left the state of Mississippi alone, at the age of 17 Asya attended Harvard University for summer school. This experience transformed her life and allowed her to grow exponentially as an individual. The 6th of 8 siblings, Aysa is a life coach and entrepreneur  who has also developed her own cosmetic line called Branch Beauty.

Miss Teen USA 2020 Ki'ilani Arruda

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Miss Teen USA 2020 Ki’ilani Arruda

Miss Teen USA 2020 Ki’ilani Arruda

Ki’ilani Arruda of Hawaii was crowned Miss Teen USA 2020 at Graceland in Memphis, TN.

Ki’ilani Arruda is an honor roll senior in high school with a 4.00 GPA and is Student Body President. After obtaining a degree in molecular and cellular biology in college, she plans to continue her education at Stanford Medical School to become a dermatologist.

Ki’ilani is a varsity member of the volleyball, swim, and track and field teams. Growing up on the Garden Island of Kaua’i, Ki’ilani enjoys spending her free time outside at the beach, hiking, and gardening. Inspired by her brother, she is an advocate for autism awareness and hopes we can build a world that is accepting and inclusive for all people.


Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett

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Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett

Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett Passes Away

Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993 passed away at the age of 49 on October 28, 2020, after suffering a head injury during a fall at her home in Florida.

Her death was confirmed by the Miss America Organization on Wednesday in a statement reading, “Leanza had a bright and beautiful spirit and her laugh was infectious. We know she meant so much to so many, including all of you.”

“We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss,” the statement read. “At the moment, we do not have any further information regarding a service for Leanza and we ask that you please respect her family during this difficult time. Hold on tight to those you love today. Time is certainly precious,” the organization added.

In a heartfelt statement, former husband Mark Steines stated, “It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my ex-wife, Leanza the mother to our two extraordinary sons Kai and Avery,” he wrote alongside a photo of Cornett with their children. “We will always remember the wonderful times shared during her short time here on earth. I find comfort knowing Kai and Avery will forever have the best guardian angel watching over them as they navigate life’s path. I ask that you please keep them as well as Leanza’s parents and her family in your prayers.”

Miss Earth USA 2020 Lindsey Coffey

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Miss Earth USA 2020 Lindsey Coffey

Miss Earth USA crowns Lindsey Coffey

Lindsey Coffey, representing Atlantic Ocean, captured the crown of Miss Earth USA during the virtual Miss Earth Pageant broadcast on August 8, 2020. Lindsey Coffey will represent the United States during the virtual Miss Earth Pageant. Lindsey hold a dual degree B.A. in Political Science and a Communications Art minor, as well as a concentration in Professional Writing. A passionate supporter of ecotourism, Lindsey is a vocal advocate for the preservation and cleanliness of the world’s precious water supply

Miss Universe 2012: Olivia Culpo

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Miss Universe in 2012, Olivia Culpo, named as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue Cover Model

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock will share the 2020’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which was unveiled Monday morning [7/13/2020]. This is the first cover for Culpo, 28, Sanders, 29, and Bock, 27, E! News reported. The trio was photographed in November by veteran Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photographer Yu Tsai in Bali.

In addition, the women will each appear in their own individual covers [pictured left].

Olivia has built an influential platform and garnered millions of followers on Instagram, a space that she has used as a launching pad for many successful projects. Most recently, in response to COVID-19, Culpo created MoreThanAMask. The company is a line of fashion face coverings, and 100% of the proceeds go to Feeding America. Culpo’s résumé is endless. She is an advocate, fashion designer, actress, entrepreneur—and now an SI Swimsuit cover model.

“Olivia Culpo is one of the hardest working people in the industry. I have never seen her give anything less than 200% toward whatever goal she sets for herself. Her accomplishments speak to that and are vast and impressive,” MJ Day, the editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, says. “It gives me great joy to celebrate such an exemplary professional and hardworking individual whose unapologetic enthusiasm will shine from the cover of our magazine. We are excited to have Olivia represent our brand in a way that celebrates the multifaceted women who pursue their dreams and fill the pages of our issue.”

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Miss America

Miss America 1971 Phyllis George

Miss America 1971 Phyllis George

We have lost a true icon! Miss America 1971 and longtime Pageantry magazine friend Phyllis George has passed away at the age of 70. A two-time Pageantry magazine feature model, Phyllis was the 50th Anniversary Miss America. Not only was Phyllis an iconic representative of the Miss America Organization, she was a true pioneer in opening the doors in the male dominated world of broadcasting that so many others enjoy today. R.I.P. Phyllis… we have lost a true friend and you will be missed by all. #phyllisgeorge #missamerica #missamerica1971 #pageantrymagazine

Miss America

Miss America Postpones Annual Broadcast and Competitions to 2021 

NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2020) –  The Miss America Organization announced Friday that the Miss America 2021 Competition, previously scheduled for December, is being delayed to next year due to the nation-wide impact of COVID-19.

For the safety, health and welfare of the enormous community necessary to make the Miss America competition possible, including participants, volunteers, organizers, and fans, the Miss America Board of Directors has unanimously voted in favor of postponing the Miss America 2021 Competition and has advised the 51 qualifying competitions across the country to do so as well.

“As we all know, this moment in our history is one that will change the course of many programs, businesses, and institutions, and the Miss America Organization is not alone in navigating these challenges,” said Shantel Krebs, Board Chair. ”At this time, as an organization, our greatest concern is to make sure the thousands of people who are involved in or volunteer for our program are safe. This coming year will be our 100th anniversary for this iconic American institution, and we want to make sure that we take the time to ensure our annual broadcast and the surrounding experiences reflect our time-honored tradition.”

Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier was crowned live on NBC from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut in December of 2019. An honors graduate of Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Schrier is now pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“As Miss America 2020, a large part of my message is that science really is all around us,” said Schrier. “It is imperative that science and safety are at the forefront of our concern during this pandemic year, and it is with that in mind that I applaud the Miss America Organization’s decision to move this year’s competition to 2021.”

As a participant in the Miss America Organization, Schrier has earned over $77,000 in scholarship assistance to further her education. Camille will continue to serve in her role as Miss America 2020 until she passes the torch to her successor in 2021.

“While I am sad that I am unable to promote my social impact initiative, Mind Your Meds, at events in person, I am grateful for the innovative ways we are broadening the conversation around prescription drug safety at home, such as the four-part webinar series on opioid addiction with Advanced Recovery Systems that launched this week. I remain hopeful that it will be safe to share my message in person soon. In the meantime, I will continue promoting the mission of Miss America while creating lasting change with my social impact initiative.”

The Miss America Organization is working with the state qualifying organizations to amend rules and eligibility for the 2020 and 2021 competition years. For updates on the Miss America 100th Anniversary, please visit

Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA 2004 Shelley Henning stars as Daisy in the NBC comedy Crazy For you
Miss Teen USA 2004 Shelley Hennig

Shelley Henning, Miss Teen USA 2004, is set as the lead in NBC’s dating comedy Crazy for You. “With her life stalling, Daisy re-enters the dating scene only to discover that while she was out of the game, the game sort of, totally, completely changed,” reads the official logline. “Realizing she is a bit rusty at being “normal” and “appealing” on first dates, she’ll need the support of her friends as she strives to succeed while being her true self in today’s quick-to-dismiss dating culture.” Congratulations Shelley!

Queen Beauty USA

The Queen Beauty USA, the pageant for models, was won by Stormy Keffeler representing Washington.
Queen Beauty USA 2020 Stormy Keffeler

Stormy Keffeler, representing Washington state, captured the Queen Beauty USA 2020 title in New York City. The Queen Beauty USA Top 5 consisted of 4th Runner-Up  Rachel Stacey (GA), 3rd Runner-up Tyeshaa Hudson (RI), 2nd Runner-Up Corrin Stellakis (MI), and 1st Runner-UP Natalie Miller (WY).

Miss America

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The Miss America Organization has announced the return of the Evening Gown presentation to the official judging format! This is great news for our fashion designer and boutique friends throughout the industry. Although much was written and said about the original decision to eliminate the most glamorous part of the event during Miss America 2.0, this was not an unexpected announcement due to overwhelming support of Evening Gown across the entire Glamour Lifestyle Industry and the hundreds of events it encompasses.





Miss Universe

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peteers marries former Florida Gators quarterback and Heisman winner Tim Tebow in her homeland of South Africa before an estimated 300 guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tebow

Tying the Knot: … Miss Universe 2017 Deim-Leigh Nel-Peters married Tim Tebow in her homeland of South Africa this past weekend.Tebow said when the couple was deciding where to have the wedding — after they got engaged in January of 2019 — he knew how much having it in South Africa would mean to his then fiancee.

“I could see it on her face, that nothing would be the same if she wasn’t home,” he said.

Throughout the week, Tebow said they were able to bring both sides of their friends and family together to blend cultures and traditions.

When it came to the ceremony and reception, Tebow told People the three things he was most looking forward to.

“The first moment I see her in her wedding dress, the first kiss, and the first dance together as man and wife. It’s such a special night,” he said. We wish Demi-Leigh and Tim a lifetime of happiness and love.

Miss America 2020: Camille Schrier

Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier
Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier
There She Is… Miss America 2.0! Miss America 2020 is Camille Schrier who represented the State of Virginia. Camille Schrier is a scientist and performed a science experiment with hydrogen peroxide. Her Social Impact Initiative is: Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics. Congratulations to Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier!

Miss America

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Pageantry Newsline Breaking News: Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation Announce New Equity and Justice Scholarship

The Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation are pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship to be awarded during the 2020 Miss America Competition.

The Equity and Justice Scholarship will be a $3000 scholarship awarded to the candidate who best exemplifies inclusion and acceptance of these principles into her social impact initiative.

While the scholarship will be awarded through a family trust, the donor chooses to remain anonymous. In reaching out to the Miss America Organization, the donor made clear the important reason for the generous gift. As a young woman who wanted to compete in a local Miss America competition in the 1980’s, she was discouraged by her parents because they believed “Miss America does not look like us, and an educated woman does not parade around in a swimsuit.”

“Miss America 2.0 represents the attributes of a program that puts inclusivity and diversity at the core of preparing great women for the world and prepare the world for great women.” said Shantel Krebs, Miss America Organization board of directors chair, in welcoming the scholarship.

“The Miss America Foundation is pleased to offer this scholarship which represents such important issues this generation of young women will have to address as they finish their educations and move into their careers,” said Greg Petroff, Miss America Foundation board of trustees chair.

All 51 candidates for Miss America 2020 are eligible to apply for the scholarship by writing a one page essay that shows specific examples of how equity and justice are integrated into the candidate’s social impact initiative to date; what ideas the candidate puts forward that, if selected for the job of Miss America, will build on her work; and how the candidate will use the scholarship to advance her education by building on her social impact initiative work.

Miss Universe

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Olivia Culpo

Pageantry Newsline Breaking News: Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012 has captured another crown, this time as Maxim’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.”.

After learning of the Maxim honor, Olivia Culpo posted the news to her legion of fans, writing, “I’ve always looked at the Maxim Hot 100 with admiration,” she stated. In addition, “There have been so many smart and successful women featured who have inspired me and my career in countless ways which makes this cover so meaningful to me. It still doesn’t feel real!” Congratulations Olivia Culpo!

Miss America

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Gretchen Carlson

Pageantry Newsline Breaking News: Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization.

“When I was asked to take this volunteer position over a year ago, I dedicated myself to helping the organization build on its history while working to secure its future, and am extremely proud of the work we have collectively done,” Carlson said. “With a promising network partnership, the time is ideal to give new leadership the opportunity to move forward with what has been accomplished. Miss America will always be a part of who I am and I will enthusiastically watch as the organization continues to grow and succeed.”

Regina Hopper, the organization’s CEO, said, “We are grateful for the talents, expertise and time Gretchen gave to move this organization to relevancy, diversity and inclusion for a new generation of young women. We are thrilled she will continue to move this transition forward as an adviser to the board as we work toward a successful Miss America 2020 on NBC, and the 100th anniversary of this American icon in 2021.”

Carlson was Miss America 1989.

She will be replaced by Shantel Krebs, the former South Dakota secretary of state. Attorney Brenda Keith will be vice-chair.

“As a female legislator, statewide elected official and entrepreneur, I understand how important it is to empower the coming generations of women to seek out how they can have a positive impact on our society by stepping up to the plate,” said Krebs.

Pageantry magazine


For Immediate Release: We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for presenting the Tom & Charlotte Ambrose Lifetime Achievement in Media Award to Pageantry magazine CEO Carl Dunn during the Global Beauty Awards. A sincere Thank You to The Global Beauty Awards, James Kimsey and Kat Ray of the Sr. USA and Sr. Universe Pageant for the nomination, and to all of our loyal partners and readers around the globe. We are extremely humbled and could not have accomplished so much with out all of you. Thank you all for a glamorous and rewarding 40 years of helping our team to promote the unparalleled positives of our industry as we all continue the Celebrate the Glamour Lifestyle.

In celebration of the Global Beauty Awards, we would lie to congratulate our fellow recipients:
Stacey Schiefflin – Lifetime Achievement
Denise White – Best Entrepreneur in Sports & Entertainment
Lu Sierra – Best Coach
Dani Walker – Best Content/Social Media
Jacqueline Siegel – Best Non-profit/Volunteer
Peggie Fowler – Denise White Award
Jennifer lloyd – Best Pageant Parent
Jeff Cohen – Best Sponsor
Miss Washington MAOTeen Organization (Kelly Goodman & Sarah Wahlen – Best Productions
Sonia Keshwani – Best talent
Grace Grell – Best Story/Most Impactful
Jovani – Best Evening Gown/Fashion Designer
Arya Lukka – Most photogenic/Physical Fitness
Lisa Opie – Best Makeup/Hair Stylist
Shree Saini – Best titleholder
Dharmatma saran – Best Director/Producer
Pamela Curnel – Best Director/Producer

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