Uruguay wins Miss Atlantic International 2013

Another “hometown girl” was crowned in an international beauty contest: Miss Uruguay, Lorena Romaso, emerged as the winner, eding out 2nd placed Miss Brazil, Luíza Lorellay, and Georgina Bachour of Venezuela, who finished in third place.   Beautiful Miss Uruguay, although competing at home, had always been considered the “front-runner” on this contest. Her victory […]

Miss Polonia (Poland Universe) 2013

Paulina Krupińska  was crowned Miss Polonia (Poland Universe) 2013 at the ATM Studio, in Warsaw. She will compete in Miss Universe 2013. The 1st runner-up was Żaneta Płudowska, and the 2nd runner-up was Aleksandra Szczęsna. Katarzyna Oracka and  Patrycja Dorywalska completed the top 5. One of the runner-ups will compete in Miss International 2013. Courtesy of Damian Stroiński

Puteri Indonesia (Indonesia Universe) 2013

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo of USA poses with Whulandary from West Sumatra province, winner of the Miss Indonesia Universe  beauty contest, during the pageant’s final in Jakarta early on February 2. Whulandary will compete in Miss Universe 2013, later this year.

Miss Universe visits Indonesia

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, of Cranston, R.I, and Miss Indonesia 2011 Maria Selena wave to photographers Thursday after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Culpo is in Jakarta as part of her world tour after winning the crown, and is scheduled to attend the Puteri Indonesia pageant on Friday evening.

Miss World Yu Wenxia visits India

Currently touring  India, Miss World Chairman Julia Morley and Miss World Yu Wenxia paid an important visit the Muktangan today, an NGO providing critical educational support for economically deprived children in the community. Vanya Mishra (India 2012) spends considerable time working with Muktangan, and her work in the run up to Miss World 2012 won her the Beauty with a Purpose […]

First transgender contestant to compete for Miss California USA crown

Among the 229 contestants competing for the title of Miss California USA will be Kylan Arianna Wenzel, a 26-year-old transgender woman from Century City, Calif. Wenzel will be the first ever transgender contestant in Miss California USA after the Miss Universe Organization changed its rules in April last year — Miss Universe operates the Miss USA pageant, […]

New York wins Miss America 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the title of Miss America 2013. Mallory Hagan won the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night after tap dancing to James Brown’s “Get Up Off of That Thing” and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we […]

“Reina Internacional del Café” 2013 comes from Venezuela

Ivanna Vale (20) from Tachira, Venezuela, was crowned Reina Internacional del Cafe (International Queen of Coffee) during the annual event held in Manizales, Caldas, on January 12th. The 1st runner-up was Miss Colombia, Claudy Blandon, while the 2nd runner-up was Miss Dominican Republic, Melody Mir. The 3rd runner-up was Miss Aruba Larissa Maria and the […]