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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!

Miss AI Pageant

Miss AI Pageant

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Miss AI

A new pageant is heading our way. This pageant is taking place on a stage, but on the our phones and desktops. Welcome to the world of Miss AI. The Miss AI Pageant, from Fanvue, will promote AI-generated women who compete head-to-head in front of a panel of judges, including two AI influencers.

To enter, competitors (AI designers) only need to submit an AI-generated image of a woman and provide answers to a list of questions, some pageant related. During the “pageant,” contestants will be narrowed to a final 10 before the three finalists are announced during an online awards ceremony in May.

The prize? According to online news reports, the winning submissions (pageant winner) will receive varying award amounts totaling $20,000.

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Saudi Arabia Universe

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Miss Saudi Arabia

Miss Universe has welcomed a new country representative in 27 year old Rumy Alqahtani of Saudi Arabia. In the historic announcement, she will be first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete for the crown of Miss Universe.

A beauty pageant veteran and social media influencer born in Riyadh, she has over 1 million followers on Instagram. In announcing her plans to represent Saudi Arabia to her followers on Instagram, she stated in Arabic, “I am honored to participate in the Miss Universe 2024 competition. This is the debut of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the competition. Adding, “This is the first participation of Saudi Arabia in the Miss Universe competition,” as she posed with the Saudi flag and a sash.

As Miss Saudi Arabia Universe, Rumy will travel to Mexico and compete for the Miss Universe 2024 title.

  • Following the worldwide release of this information, The Miss Universe Organization refutes the claims of Miss Alqahtani, although the company states that they are in talks with organizations in Saudi Arabia regarding the possibility of sending a representative delegate.,

Miss World Organization

Miss World Organization

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Miss World 2024

Krystyna Pyszkova of the Czech Republic captures the title of Miss World 2024 during the 71st international pageant held in Mumbai, India. In capturing the title of Miss World, she competed in several competitions consisting of fitness, beauty, talent and public speaking against of field of 111 international delegates.

Krystyna is a model,  holds both law and business degrees from two different universities, and is proficient in several musical instruments. In addition to her musical prowess, she also enjoys Czech Folklore Dancing.

Krystyna is the founder of the Krystyna Pyszko Foundation, dedicated to empowering communities through education and outreach.

 

Miss America Organization

Miss America Organization

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Miss America Updates Her Image

Welcome to the new ideal of Miss America. Under the auspice of new organization CEO Robin Fleming, the Miss America Organization has been implementing changes since she took the position in January of last year.

 

In the newest announcement, the Miss America Organization has updated several requirements or rules. And nothing is more antiquated than the former “anti-boyfriend” or “ant-fiancee” rules of yesteryear. As recently announced, the rule will no longer apply and Miss America is welcome to recognize a significant other. And what better way to celebrate than with the announced engagement if Miss America Madison Marsh.

 

According to Ms. Marsh, the organization was completely thrilled with the announcement and shared it to the corporate social media account. As stated following her announcement, “”I think a lot of women were really excited because this means that, in the Miss America Organization, you don’t have to hide your significant other anymore,” she said. “This should be a celebrated part of our life. Because it is life, and it’s something that’s beautiful, so we were all super excited.”

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Universe Organization Gains 50/50 Partner

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and its owner, the Thailand-based JKN Global Group, are excited to announce a new partnership with Mexican business conglomerate Legacy Holding. This strategic investment for growth will build the brand’s international profile and allow for new product and marketing opportunities, in the global market. Longtime pageant fan Raul Rocha Cantú, Legacy Holding’s board president and CEO, joins JKN Global’s founder and CEO Anne Jakkaphong Jakrajutatip as co-owner of the merged, privately-held company JKN Legacy. Rocha Cantú is also the franchise owner for Miss Universe Mexico, and his team will lead the planning of the 73rd Miss Universe competition to be held in Mexico later in 2024.

Miss Universe also announces that Olivia Quido-Co will take on the role of Vice President for Global Partnerships, focusing on implementing and expanding mission-driven work and corporate social responsibility around the world. She will also be working with Miss Universe’s many franchise partners and National Directors in the nearly 100 countries who are part of the program, as well as corporate sponsors and partners. Quido-Co remains the CEO and President of Miss Universe Skincare and Spa.

Mario Bucaro has also joined the team as Vice President of International Relations, to be based in Mexico City. The leadership team will also include Carlos Martinez, Vice President of Finance; Jose Castillo, Vice President of Strategic Projects; and Mauricio Rocha, Vice President of Legal.

“Raul’s entrepreneurial background and impressive business success will allow us to push forward with the pageant-product-platform triangle, which I’ve introduced over the past year,” said Jakrajutatip. “We first met at Miss Universe 2022 in New Orleans, and he has since been integral to several of our launches, including Miss Universe Skincare in 2023. Our collaboration has been a fantastic partnership so far and I look forward to growing our legacy brand even further in the years ahead.”

“I’ve always thought there was a broader opportunity to bring Miss Universe’s massive audience more of what they’ve been looking for, in terms of products and merchandise,” said Rocha Cantú. “It’s one of the most famous names in beauty with an iconic legacy of over seven decades, and we are excited to utilize it to create more opportunities for women around the world. Everything we create will be grounded in our mission to uplift, empower, and inspire women to embrace their truest selves.”

Miss Universe will remain a private corporation based in the United States. The overall direction of the media property will remain unchanged, including recent rule changes and eligibility requirements. The corporate headquarters will be based in Mexico City; digital, social media, and communications will come out of New York City; and the Thailand branch will be responsible for in-house content and production. Sheynnis Palacios, the 2023 Miss Universe titleholder, will continue to be based in New York City where she fulfills her duties as a global ambassador and mental health advocate.

Miss America Opportunity

Miss America 2024

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Miss America 2024 Madison Marsh

Miss Colorado Madison Marsh captured the title of Miss America 2024 January 14, 2024. In winning the title, Madison becomes the first active-duty military titleholder in history as she is an active Air Force 2nd Lt officer after graduating from the Air Force Academy. Following her graduation with a degree in physics, Madison is currently working on a two-year master’s degree program in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy Center. As a military pilot, Madison is commissioned to fly the F-16 fighter jet.
For her Talent Presentation, she performed a spoken word monologue as herself performing her first solo flight at the age of sixteen.
As stated in her bio, Miss America 2024 Madison Marsh is a co-founder of the Whitney Marsh Foundation with her father and younger sister. The foundation honors Marsh’s mother, who died of pancreatic cancer, and holds annual road races in Marsh’s hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to raise money for pancreatic cancer research.

Miss America's Teen

Miss America’s Teen 2024

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Miss America’s Teen 2024 Hanley House

Miss North Carolina’s Teen Hanley House captured the title of Miss America’s Teen 2024 at the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, Florida. In addition to competing in Interview, Fitness, and Evening Gown, Haley performed a lyrical dance routine to “Don’t Stop Believin.”
According to her bio, Miss America’s Teen 2024 Hanley House is a thirteen-year competitive dancer, Hanley has earned national awards and studied ballet programs throughout the country, including Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco as well as Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Hanley started her own vinyl design business at age twelve, inspiring her to create her community service initiative “Passion to Profit” – empowering young entrepreneurs and building real-world skills. Through her business, she has been able to donate more than $1,000 to the American Heart Association. As a student at Cleveland High School, Hanely plans to further her education by studying architecture and design while performing on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Carolina Girls” dance team.

Pageantry magazine

Grand Opening: Pageantry Mall

It’s the “New” Pageantry Mall

Welcome to your “New” Pageantry Mall! We’ve relaunched the Pageantry Mall with you in mind as you proudly display your Glamour Lifestyle Industry pride. Your team at Pageantry magazine has designed custom items that are sure to capture the crown. Dozens of styles and hundreds of colors to choose from. You will be “crown proud” with sizes from children to adults. Tees? Got ’em. Hoodies? Got ’em. Long sleeves? Got ’em. And the best? More on the way!

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Miss America

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Miss America to Live-stream National Finals

The weeks’ events will be live streamed at WatchMissAmerica.com. The streaming bundle includes all Preliminary Competitions and Teen Finals with exclusive bonus coverage of events like the Red Gala Fashion Show. The streaming bundle for the entire week costs $99 and includes access to the content LIVE and Video on Demand.

The Miss America Finals will be FREE to the general public to watch for the first time since 2019. Miss America’s official channel WatchMissAmerica.com will carry the Finals LIVE on Sunday, January 14th at 7:00 pm ET. Subscribe to the @MissAmericaOfficial YouTube channel now with notifications on so you won’t miss the grand finale of a magical week, the show will upload to YouTube channel the day after it airs LIVE.

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe

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Director of Miss Nicaragua charged with treason

The director of the Miss Nicaragua beauty pageant, Karen Celebertti, has been charged with treason for an alleged plot to take down the Nicaraguan government. Ms Celebertti, was also charged with money laundering and spreading fake news.

Nicaraguan authorities stated they wanted to arrest Ms Celebertti for allegedly fixing the competition to favour anti-government beauty queens and turning “pageants into political traps and political ambushes, financed by foreign agents.” Her husband and son have also been detained on conspiracy charges dating back five years, after being arrested at their home in the capital Managua.

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Miss Universe

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Miss Universe Organization Requests Safety of the Director of Miss Nicaragua

National pageant director Karen Celebertti and her daughter were barred by authorities from entering the country on Thursday, November 23, 2023, after arriving at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua. Upon arrival, they were boarded on a flight back to Mexico, where they had spent several days for Miss Universe related activities in celebration of the crowning of Sheynnis Palacios (Miss Nicaragua) and the announcement that the next Miss Universe Pageant will be held in Mexico.

The controversy erupted after it was discovered that Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacios graduated from the Jesuit University of Central America and took part in protests against the Ortega regime.

As stated by the Miss Universe Organization to to Agence France-Presse, “We are working to guarantee the safety of all members of the organization, and we call on the government of Nicaragua to guarantee their safety,”

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Miss America

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Miss America Announces Collaboration with American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiatives Promoting Women’s Heart Health

Miss America, the iconic 100+ year brand, and Miss America’s Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3), announce a 3-year commitment supporting American Heart Association’s women’s initiative, Go Red for Women® raising awareness of women’s heart health and bringing fitness initiatives back to the national competition stage.

Miss America’s CEO Robin Fleming feels that, “Empowering women in America means making health a priority – heart disease is the leading cause of death for women ages 20 and older. We need to raise awareness and incorporate fitness initiatives to create better outcomes.” The American Heart Association, devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, has been on the forefront of fighting heart disease and strokes for a century. Since 2004, Go Red for Women has supported women through every season of life as their trusted, relevant source for credible, equitable health solutions. ​

“In the 20 years Go Red for Women has worked to save and improve women’s lives, one thing we’ve learned is women—particularly young women—need to know heart disease doesn’t discriminate,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “Anyone can be a lifesaver,” she continued. “You just need to know the signs and symptoms and have confidence to speak up. The life you save could be your own.”

Miss America’s support for the Go Red for Women movement will encompass public awareness campaigns, community outreach, fundraising for health initiatives and participant scholarship opportunities, as well as highlighting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). All efforts to further an overall goal of improving women’s health and well-being. Both organizations will harness their collective reach to advocate for a heart-healthy America.

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Miss Universe

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Sheynnis Palacio of Nicaragua captures the crown of Miss Universe

Congratulations to your newly crowned Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis Palacio of Nicaragua! Miss Universe 2023 Sheynnis captured the crown in a spectacular show in El Salvador. Her cause this year will be mental health, which stems from her own experiences with anxiety.

Sheynnis Palacios is an 23-year-old mental health activist and audiovisual producer from Managua, Nicaragua. She usually prefers to be behind the camera, but she’s come out of the wings because she believes in finding solutions for as many of the world’s problems as she can.

As a problem-solving kind of person, she put herself through the communications program at her university by working in her mom’s snack business. When the business faltered in an economic crisis, her mother migrated north to find a better job, and she became the economic and emotional support for her grandmother and young brother.

Coming from a country where this issue is rarely addressed, she started an accessible initiative called “Understand Your Mind,” in which she interviews a specialist on emotional care in her television segments. She has also produced events and other audiovisual projects on this theme. Her goal in life is to work in the service of humanity, by running a newsroom and producing content and commercials for international brands. #missuniverse #shetnnispalacio #pageantrymagazine #pageantry #beautypageant #pageants #crown #pageantlife

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Miss America

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Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke will take the spotlight at the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

As has been a Miss America brand tradition, Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke will take the spotlight at the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the appropriately named “Spirit of America” float. This year, Miss America will be dressed in all red fashions, commemorating the iconic brand “Going Red” in 2024 for a new collaboration with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative.

Last year “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” was the most-watched entertainment program of the 2022-23 season. “TODAY’s” Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will join as hosts of the Emmy®-Award winning celebration.

The Macy’s Parade is an all-star celebration, hosting some of the most talented performers such as legendary star, Cher, performing her new holiday hit. Headlining the parade, Santa Claus kicks off the celebration at 77thStreet, ending at Macy’s flagship store on Herald Square.

The parade will be televised live on NBC and available for streaming on Peacock, Thursday, November 23, 2023. Viewers are encouraged to check their local listings for specific details.

Miss America & Miss America's Teen

Miss America & Miss America’s Teen

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Walt Disney Theater to host pageants

The Miss America Organization has just announced the new dates for the Miss America Pageant and the Miss America’s Teen Pageant. The two events will take place January 6-14, 2024, in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney Theater. Located in the impressive Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the theater is host to some of biggest names and productions in the entertainment industry. Congratulations to Miss America President Robin Fleming and the entire organizational team.

Miss USA

Miss USA

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Noelia Voigt of Utah crowned MIss USA 2023

Miss USA 2023 Noelia Voigt was crowned during the live CW broadcast from Reno, Nevada. Noelia Voigt embodies the essence of a transformational leader and a force for good. As an Interior Design student, her dream is to establish her own design firm and host a TV show, where she gives back to families in need of a home makeover. Her bilingual background as a Venezuelan-American woman enriches her cultural perspective. As the daughter of a Venezuelan immigrant, immigration rights are incredibly important to her. With a remarkable commitment to advocacy, Noelia has championed Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention for six years alongside the One Love Foundation, educating over a thousand students nationwide about the critical aspects of healthy and unhealthy relationships. She is also a published children’s book author. Off-duty, Noelia finds joy in teaching her Australian Shepherd, Mila, tricks, going car camping amidst Utah’s National Parks, and Latin dancing. Her fascination with severe weather fuels her aspiration for future storm chasing adventures. As Miss USA 2023, Noelia will represent the United States in the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant to be held in El Salvador.

Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA

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UmaSofia Srivastava of New Jersey crowned Miss Teen USA 2023

Miss Teen Miss New Jersey Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava was crowned Miss Teen USA 2023 during the live streamed pageant. The event was held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s Grand Theatre in Reno, NV. After the week-long visit to Reno, NV., where delegates competed in Interviews, Athletic Wear, Evening Gown, Final Question and Final Look. Faron Medhi crowned Miss Teen USA Miss New Jersey Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava her successor at the conclusion of the annual event.

As stated on social media by UmaSofia after capturing the title, “IS THIS REAL??? I am so grateful and honored that I’m the first Mexican-Indian, first New Jersey, your MISS TEEN USA 2023!!! This night is truly the best night of my life because I was crowned with the people that have loved and supported me throughout everything cheering for me in the audience.

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Miss America Organization

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Miss America Grace Stanke recognized as the New Face of Nuclear Energy

The Wall Street Journal named Miss America Grace Stanke as The New Face of Nuclear Energy. “It’s the industry that saved my dad twice from cancer,” Grace states, referring to radiation and other treatments. “It powers 20% of America,” while speaking at the World Nuclear Association’s symposium in London. After she crowns her Miss America successor, she will continue as an nuclear industry advocate.

In addition to her duties as Miss America, She is completing her last elective class online and has accepted a job with Constellation Energy, which owns the nation’s largest collection of nuclear power plants. In defense of the nuclear energy, Grace states, “We have to build and build fast,” Stone said in an interview. “What’s wrong with nuclear energy was never wrong. It was a brilliant, brilliant gift that we turned our back on. Americans get bored. They want a new car. They want a new TV. They’ve got to have constant technological change, but we have to ask ourselves, what’s wrong with the original evidence of nuclear power?”

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Universe eliminates age limits for all global pageants

New York, NY — The Miss Universe Organization announced the elimination of all age limits across the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and all associated pageants for their 2024 season.

This was announced as R’Bonney Gabriel, current titleholder, walked as a surprise model in fashion label Tanner Fletcher’s NYFW SS24 show, for a collection titled “Beauty Pageant.” The show featured models of all ages, reminding the audience that women and beauty are not defined by age – and that the Miss Universe program should not be, either.
“During our January show, R’Bonney was asked about an age extension, and she said – ‘if not now, when?’,” said Amy Emmerich, CEO of MUO. “She was our muse in making this decision, but it’s been a long time coming. As women, we all understand that youth is not and has never been a requirement for beauty, and there’s no reason why it should be a requirement for Miss Universe.”

This change will apply for all 2024 pageants globally. Starting then, every adult woman in the world will be eligible to compete to be Miss Universe. (Contestants must be 18 to join, and Miss Teen USA rules will not be changed.)

Paula Shugart, MUO President, said, “For years, we’ve had requests from fans and partners all over the world, reminding us that there is not a place for this restriction in an inclusive organization like ours. We agree, and look forward to this next chapter of the Miss Universe legacy.”

Gabriel said, “As the oldest titleholder to date, I was very close to aging out of the competition myself, and I wanted my legacy here to be a shift in how we think about beauty and age going forward. I’m so glad to see that this will be a permanent change for my Miss Universe sisters.”“We are thrilled to have partnered with the Miss Universe Organization on a Beauty Pageant of our very own,’ says Fletcher Kasell, Co-Founder/ Co-Creative Director of Tanner Fletcher. “It’s wonderful to open up the world of Tanner Fletcher to other organizations who share a similar, uplifting and empowering vision. We are aligned on the belief that all people no matter the societal boxes they have been put into deserve to act as their authentic selves and be celebrated for it.”

For the 2023 season, Miss Universe also lifted restrictions around married women, divorced women, pregnant women, and mothers joining the program. To date, two mothers will be competing in this year’s finale. That show will take place in El Salvador on November 18 2023.

Miss USA & Miss Teen USA

Miss USA Pageant & Miss Teen USA Pageant

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Laylah Rose
The Miss Universe Organization has awarded the Miss USA franchise to Laylah Rose (Loiczly). Ms. Rose succeeds previous Miss USA director Crystle Stewart. The announcement coincides with the scheduling of the Miss USA Pageant and Miss Teen USA Pageant the week of September 25, 2023, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.

Miss America Organization

Miss America Organization

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The A&E Network releases the documentary series, “The Secrets of Miss America” beginning July 10, 2023. The multi-episode documentary features approximately 22 former Miss America titleholders and other industry veterans. As stated on the personal social media pages of many involved in the production, “Most of this is old news that has been reported in the past.” The Miss America Pageant is considered the oldest running pageant in the U.S. and began as a bathing suit competition in Atlantic City, NJ as a way to extend the Labor Day holiday.

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe Organization

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Egypt is returning to the Miss Universe Pageant after not sending a delegate since the 2019 competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Miss Universe Egypt will be produced by the Yugen Group which also holds the licenses for Miss Bahrain Universe and Miss Pakistan Universe who will be the first Pakistani to compete in the global event.

As stated by founder Josh Yugen, “I am beyond honored and humbled for the trust of the Miss Universe organisation led by Khiun Anne and Paula Shugart. Since last year, after a successful and respectful franchise of Miss Universe Bahrain that showcased their beautiful and modest culture, my team and I have been inundated by a lot of messages from incredible women about handling and managing Miss Universe Egypt.”

Pageantry magazine

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Angel Anthony Mendez

Pageantry magazine lost a valued and longtime member of our team with the passing of Art Director Angel “Anthony” Mendez. Anthony Mendez joined Pageantry magazine as art director in 2006. A talented graphic artist, Anthony was instrumental in updating the look of Pageantry magazine at the beginning of his tenure. In addition to his duties as art director, Anthony helped launch Pageantry Digital in 2007, edited the Pageantry PodCast and the Pageantry magazine YouTube channel and was the on-site director of the Pageantry & PromTime photo shoot for many years.

Miss Universe Organization

Esther Swan To Depart Miss Universe Organization

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Longtime Miss Universe Organization veteran Director of Talent Development Esther Swan recently announced her departure after spending over two decades with the organization.

A statement from the Miss Universe Organization stated, “Esther has been integral to our development over the past 22 years, and we wish her luck in her new adventures. Please join us and the many women whose lives and careers she has shaped in celebrating her amazing run over the next few months. Esther, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you!“

After spending over 22 years globe trotting a the companion to Miss Universe, Ms. Swan stated that her departure was her decision and that more is on the horizon announcing on Instagram “I’m not finished, I’m too young yet, still on the clock, and got things to complete before I hang up my sash.”

Miss World Pageant

Miss World News

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Miss World Karolina Bielawska

For the first time in its 71 year history, Miss World will be held in the UAE. This will mark its first foray into the Middle East and will be the first time it’s been held since Nepal-born British businessman Deependra Gurung became the company’s new co-owner. Miss World Limited chairperson Julia Morley made the announcement on Instagram, saying she’s “delighted” over the decision to host the 71st beauty pageant in the Emirates. The last pageant was held in March 2022 in Puerto Rico, where Polish beauty queen Karolina Bielawska was named Miss World 2021, beating runners up Miss USA Shree Saini, and Ivory Coast’s Olivia Yace. Karolina Bielawska made history by becoming only the second Polish beauty queen to capture the title.

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Miss America News

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American Royalty: The Miss America Pageant

For over a century, the Miss America Pageant has been a symbol of beauty, glamour, and inspiration, funding women’s education, serving in multiple philanthropic organizations, and admired globally for its contributions. Experience the history, influence, controversy, and evolution of this iconic institution through the resolve of the women and men who fight to retain its legacy and future. Featuring Former Miss Americas Kimberly Clarice Aiken, Kylene Barker, Dorothy Benham, Ericka Dunlap, Pamela Anne Eldred, Judith Anne Ford, Debbye Turner and a myriad of executives and volunteers spanning the pageant’s history.

Lise Romanoff, CEO/Managing Director of Vision Films shares, “The Miss America Pageant is an iconic brand and tradition that has been a part of the American consciousness for over 100 years. Audiences will be riveted by the fair and balanced perspective this documentary presents, including the good, the bad, the beautiful, and sometimes difficult issues behind the scenes.”

Filmmakers Daniel and Stephen Fisher say, “We hope this documentary will challenge any preconceived notions people have of this iconic organization. We have set out to highlight both the positive and negative aspects of what this organization has done for women over the past 100 years. It has been a privilege and honor to bring this production to life. We have learned so much and met so many amazing people throughout the process. We appreciate every person who has taken the time to sit down with us and share their stories and experiences in this program. We can’t wait to share 100 years of Miss America’s story with audiences everywhere.”

Miss USA Pageant

Miss USA News

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Miss USA 2022 Morgan Romano

Former Miss North Carolina USA Morgan Romano is crowned Miss USA 2022 following the Miss Universe Pageant where former Miss USA R’Bonny Gabriel captured the international crown. As first runner-up, Morgan will assume the duties of Miss USA 2022. Currently, she is scheduled to be crowned by her Miss USA predecessor during the Miss Alabama USA Pageant.

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Miss America News

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Miss America CEO Robin Ross Fleming

Robin Ross Fleming is the new CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of the Miss America Organization. Miss America CEO Robin Fleming succeeds former CEO Shantel Krebs. Ms. Fleming is no stranger to pageantry having competed as well as directed the state of Florida for the Miss USA Organization. Several updates have already been announced such as the return to the “delegate” or “contestant” moniker as opposed to “candidate.” Additionally the age parameters are now 18-28 years of age.

Regarding the teen division, the age requirement will remain 13-18 years of age with the teen pageant now recognized as Miss America’s Teen” after removing the “Outstanding” reference previously branded.

We will provide updates on Miss America CEO Robin Ross Fleming as they become available.

Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Universe 2022

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Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel

The Miss Universe Pageant crowned Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel of the United States following the competition form New Orleans, Louisiana. Twenty-eight year old Miss Universe 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel becomes the first Filipina American to capture the title and the first Miss USA to capture the title in ten years since Olivia Culpo won the Miss Universe 2012 title.

Miss Earth USA Organization

Miss Earth USA 2023 Royal Court

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Miss Earth USA 2023 Danielle Mullins

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Mrs. USA Earth 2023 Ann Pennington

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Teen Miss Earth USA 2023 Tayan Stansfield

The Miss Earth USA Organization descended upon The City Beautiful, Orlando, Florida in the quest to crown three new queens. Following weeks of on-line interviews and onstage competitions, the Miss Earth USA Organization welcomed its new queens into the #beautiesforacause family. The 2023 queens are Mrs. USA Earth Ann Pennington, Teen Miss Earth USA Tayan Stansfield, and Miss Earth USA Danielle Mullins.

Miss America Organization

Miss America 2023

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Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke

Grace Stanke of Wisconsin was crowned Miss America 2023 during the live-stream event on December 15, 2022. The newly crowned Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke is the third woman from Wisconsin to capture the Miss America crown. Grace is a nuclear engineering student at the University of Wisconsin. During the Talent competition, she performed “Storm,” a selection from the Summer movement of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” on violin on her journey to the crown of Miss America 2023.

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe Enters The Streaming Era

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The 71st Miss Universe competition is the latest TV event making the move to streaming. The Roku Channel has sealed a one-year deal to be the official English-language home for Miss Universe, which will stream live from New Orleans on January 14, 2023, at 7 p.m. ET.

Among the changes in the move: Steve Harvey, who had hosted for five years as part of the pageant’s deal with Fox (with the exception of 2021, when that pact was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic), also won’t be back. According to Miss Universe Organization CEO Amy Emmerich, a new host — expected to be a female — will be announced in the coming weeks.

“My goal was really to make sure we led with a female lens this next go-around,” Emmerich says. “We should hopefully have that to talk about soon… It was a rare opportunity to be able to kind of restart in a whole new place.”

Emmerich had just joined Miss Universe in January, and has been busy looking at ways to reform and refresh the organization. And with the U.S. English-language deal up (it continues to also air in Spanish on Telemundo), Emmerich said she was looking to reimagine Miss Universe’s global distribution.

“I would love to offer one large package and go global because the global audience is so massive, but we’re tied up in a lot of different territory deals,” she says. “That won’t end for another year. So, we said, OK, the best thing that can happen for this brand is go to a place that’s also starting anew. Right away WME suggested Roku. I’m familiar with [Roku originals head] David [Eilenberg] from the past and he had just joined there. From the first conversation, you kind of knew it was the place to be. Roku just always had a personality. They really are consistent with who they are, even with the original programming to come. And Miss Universe needed take some chances.”

“As more and more marquee events move to streaming, we’re excited to bring these exclusive experiences for free to our audience,” said Roku programming VP Rob Holmes.

Because it’s on a streaming service, the Miss Universe 2023 event will be seen live across the country. Emmerich said Miss Universe and Roku are currently looking at unique ways to play with commercial breaks and other telecast elements.

“Now that we have Roku, what exclusively can we do for them during this commercial space that that audience can feel like they’re seeing more of the inside, behind the scenes,” she says. “I joined here hoping to bring a level of transparency that I don’t think exists at the organization and Roku kind of loved that idea. It’s also a great time to just watch the data and see what works.”

Miss Earth Pageant

Miss Earth 2022

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Miss Earth 2022 Mina Sue Choi

24 year old Mina Sue Choi, representing South Korea, captured the crown of Miss Earth 2022 November 29 at Cove Manila, Okada Manila in the Philippines. Miss Earth 2022 Mina Sue Choi became the first woman from Korea to capture the Miss Earth crown. Mina promotes the reduction of carbon footprints in cities with sustainable mobility and encourages lifestyles that will help reduce carbon emission in our daily lives.

In addition to the crowning of Miss Earth 2022, the elemental crowns were awarded to Miss Fire 2022 Andrea Aguilera (Colombia), Miss Water 2022 Nadeen Ayoub (Palestine), and Miss Air 2022 Sheridan Mortlock (Australia).

The Miss Earth 2022 pageant was the first live show in two years following the Covid-19 pandemic online competitions of 2020 and 2021.

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Miss Universe Sold

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Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip

Jakapong “Anne” Jakrajutatip of Thailand purchased the Miss Universe Pageant from IMG for $20,000,000.00 (twenty million) dollars on October 26, 2022. Anne Jakrajutatip is a Thai billionaire who is the major stockholder of JKN Global Group. As the new owner of Miss Universe, her goal is to commercialize the brand with products such as Miss Universe cosmetics and beauty products. The NBC Network will broadcast the Miss Universe 2022 Pageant on January 14, 2023 from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Miss USA

Miss USA 2022

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Miss USA 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel

R’Bonney Gabriel of Texas captured the crown of Miss USA 2022 during the live telecast from Reno, Nevada on October 2, 2022. Miss USA 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel will represent the United States at the Miss Universe Pageant scheduled for January 14. 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. R’Bonney Gabriel becomes the first Filipino-American woman to wear the crown of Miss USA. Miss USA 2022 is a fashion designer who designed her own ensemble. As stated by R’Bonney, “I am a fashion designer; I actually made the outfit I’m wearing,” she said. “I up-cycle pieces and recycle different clothing to be more sustainable in my industry because I feel it’s my duty. So I think that’s something we can all look for in our certain industries and in our homes — to be more sustainable.”

Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA 2022

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Miss Teen USA 2022 Faron Medhi

Miss Teen USA 2022 was held October 1, 2022 in Reno, Nevada and Miss Teen USA 2022 Faron Medhi of Nebraska captured the crown of Miss Teen USA. Miss Teen USA 2022 Faron Medhi becomes the first woman of Indian American descent to capture the title of Miss Teen USA.

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.

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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.

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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 peacocktv.com 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 WatchMissAmerica.com Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 at 7pm ET. The prelims will take place in Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo Center.

Miss Universe Organization

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.

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Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van Derbur

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 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.

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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 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!

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!

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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!

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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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