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Miss Universe pageant
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Scores a First
Jul 10, 2023 11:10 AM CDT
Miss Netherlands Scores a First
Rikkie Valerie Kolle is the first trans woman with the crown and will compete for Miss Universe
- Here she is—Miss Netherlands. And for the first time, Miss Netherlands is a transgender woman. With her new crown, Rikkie Valerie Kolle will be the second trans woman to compete for the title of Miss Universe later this year, NPR reports. Kolle is looking to support young women and...
Transgender Tycoon Buys
Miss Universe Organization
Oct 27, 2022 10:44 AM CDT
Transgender Tycoon Buys Miss Universe Organization
Chakrapong Chakrajutathib is a prominent trans activist in Thailand
- A Thai business tycoon and transgender activist has purchased the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million, her company announced Wednesday. Chakrapong "Anne" Chakrajutathib, who controls JKN Global Group Public Co. Ltd., is a celebrity in Thailand who has starred in reality shows and is outspoken about being a transgender...
Will Focus on
Nov 27, 2017 12:21 AM CST
New Miss Universe Will Focus on Self-Defense
Latest winner is from South Africa
- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who wants to use her reign to champion HIV/AIDS and self-defense causes, was crowned at the AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip, the AP reports. "HIV/AIDS is a very big problem...
Miss Teen USA
Sorry for Racial Slurs
Aug 1, 2016 5:03 AM CDT
Just-Crowned Miss Teen USA Sorry for Racial Slurs
Texas high school senior took to Twitter at 2am Sunday to do damage control
- Miss Teen USA 2016 was supposed to take a step in the direction of feminism and equal rights as the contest ditched the swimsuits for athletic wear . But in the wee hours following the event that crowned Miss Texas Karlie Hay, the 18-year-old high school senior took to Twitter to...
Want to Win Miss Universe?
This Yale Law Grad Can Help
Jun 5, 2016 2:10 PM CDT
Want to Win Miss Universe? This Yale Law Grad Can Help
Jeff Lee was smitten by the pageant at 9 years old
- Jeff Lee saw the Miss Universe Pageant at his cousin's California home in 1995. "Pudgy, legally blind without his glasses, [and] deaf in one ear," the 9-year-old was captivated, feeling "an ache inside, something like longing," writes Burt Helm. In a sprawling profile in
This Was 'My Destiny'
Dec 23, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Miss Colombia: This Was 'My Destiny'
Ariadna Gutiérrez posts message to Instagram
- Miss Colombia is a gracious winner-er-oops!-actually-runner-up. Ariadna Gutiérrez posted a message on Instagram Tuesday after she was accidentally crowned Miss Universe , then quickly un-crowned,
reports. "After the storm comes the calm," she writes. "I am the most fortunate and thankful for having the support...
Oops: Wrong Woman
Named as Miss Universe
Dec 21, 2015 6:33 AM CST
Oops: Wrong Woman Named as Miss Universe
Miss Colombia's crown taken away after Steve Harvey misreads card
- In what must rank as one of the biggest beauty pageant blunders of all time, Miss Colombia was named Miss Universe in Las Vegas on Sunday night and was still basking in the glory when host Steve Harvey returned to the stage to admit he had screwed up. "OK,...
No. 2 Rich Guy
Jun 30, 2015 1:19 PM CDT
Now World's No. 2 Rich Guy Spurns Trump
And Mexico won't be sending a contestant to Miss Universe pageant
- Suffice it to say that Latinos don't love Donald Trump : The second richest guy on planet Earth has joined the burgeoning list of Latino-affiliated groups jumping ship in the wake of the candidate's derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. Carlos Slim announced yesterday that his Ora TV would back...
Miss USA Over Trump
Jun 25, 2015 1:07 PM CDT
Univision Dumps Miss USA Over Trump
Given 'insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,' breaking up not hard to do
- Several things stood out when Donald Trump announced his presidential bid — liberal glee, conservative scorn , escalators, paid supporters —but what many in the Latino community heard was his proposal to build a "great, great wall" on the US-Mexico border to block Mexican drugs, crime, and rapists. Outrage...
Crowned Miss Universe
Jan 26, 2015 12:21 AM CST
Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe
USA's Nia Sanchez comes in 2nd
- Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at last night's pageant in Miami. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear...
Now Miss Universe
Nov 9, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Miss Venezuela Now Miss Universe
Gabriela Isler, 25, is TV personality
- A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler was crowned in the pageant at a sprawling exhibition hall on Moscow's outskirts. In the excitement just after the announcement, the tiara fell off Isler's...
Won't Return to
I Could Be
Aug 15, 2013 9:19 AM CDT
Andy Cohen Won't Return to Miss Universe: I Could Be Arrested
It's being held in Russia this year, and the former co-host is gay
- Missing from this year's Miss Universe pageant: regular co-host Andy Cohen. The competition is being held in Russia on Nov. 9, and the country's anti-gay laws "make it unsafe for the gays who live there and gays coming to work or visit," Cohen tells E!'...
Transgender Beauty Will Likely Compete in Pageant
Apr 3, 2012 12:28 AM CDT
Transgender Beauty Will Likely Compete in Pageant
Trump organization backs down on Jenna Talackova controversy
- The Trump organization appears to have had a change of heart about a Canadian beauty who had a change of sex. Jenna Talackova—a transgender contestant booted from the Miss Universe Canada pageant —will be allowed to take part "provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of...
Mar 26, 2012 1:02 AM CDT
Miss Universe Execs Boot Transgender Contestant
Jenna Talackova not 'naturally born female' as rules require
- Jenna Talackova might look like a babe, but that's not what it says on her birth certificate, so she's getting the boot from Canada's Miss Universe pageant. The transgender contestant from Vancouver might be a "real girl" now, say officials, but pageant rules require that each...
Sep 15, 2011 10:29 AM CDT
Miss France: Miss Universe Wears
Leila Lopes didn't deserve to win, Laury Thilleman implies
- Sounds like someone's a sore loser: Miss France Laury Thilleman snarked about Miss Angola Leila Lopes after Lopes was crowned Miss Universe , complaining to a French magazine about Lopes' fashion sense, among other things. The
offers a translation: "She was the only girl I didn’t...
Miss Angola Now
Sep 13, 2011 5:24 AM CDT
Miss Angola Now Miss Universe
Leila Lopes wins the top honor
- In a competition that was, for once, scandal-free, Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe last night in Brazil. Get a taste of the evening via the best lines, as reported by the AP :
Lopes, 25, during the pageant's Q&A portion
: Asked what she would change about
Jul 5, 2011 8:21 AM CDT
Miss Brazil Robbed at Gunpoint
The 'well-dressed' robber even took the car she won in the 2010 pageant
- Miss Brazil has been robbed at gunpoint in front of her home. Debora Lyra was held up as she approached the entrance of her gated condo in Sao Paulo on Sunday, the Miss Brazil pageant press office said. A well-dressed man with a pistol approached Lyra as she pulled up...
The Beauty Pageant Is Dead
Aug 24, 2010 10:51 AM CDT
The Beauty Pageant Is Dead
Miss Universe is all business, no fun
- Beauty pageants used to be “a hoot and a holler and a half,” but last night’s Miss Universe competition hailed their death. “Even as a gay man, I couldn't find joy or fun in last night's monument to wax figurines and Donald Trump,” writes Louis...
Miss Mexico Crowned
Aug 24, 2010 6:11 AM CDT
Miss Mexico Crowned Miss Universe
Jimena Navarrete wants to improve her country's image
- Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete won last night’s Miss Universe pageant, giving her home country its second-ever Miss Universe title. “I want the whole world to know about my country and my people,” said Navarrete, 22, adding that she hopes her victory will help Mexico’s image. Miss...
fresh photo scandal
Aug 16, 2010 10:59 AM CDT
Miss Universe Contestants Go Topless
It's another photo scandal, this time with body paint
- Topless photos of a few Miss Universe contestants have emerged...but these are no secret. Like the Miss USA pageant before it , the Miss Universe pageant itself released the racy pictures of the ladies covered in body paint and little else. One female VP justifies it by calling the women...
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