5.27.2015

CB Loves LIZZY OLSEN - Miss District of Columbia USA 2015!


PHOTOGRAPHY BY FADIL BERISHA 

GIVE THREE ADJECTIVES THAT YOUR FRIENDS WOULD DESCRIBE YOU.

     My friends would probably say I was funny, trustworthy and nurturing. I am supportive, compassionate, and affectionate and truly enjoy making people laugh.  Friendships are incredibly important to me, so whenever possible I make it a point to let my friends know how special they are to me. 

HAVE YOU SEEN "50 SHADES OF GREY?" IF YOU HAVE, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? IF YOU HAVEN'T, WOULD YOU SEE IT?

     I just saw it this weekend! I found the movie to be intriguing yet disturbing at times.  I think there is a very fine line between desire and abuse, and at certain times during the movie the characters were dangerously close to crossing that line. 

IF YOU WERE TO COME BACK AS AN ANIMAL IN THE NEXT LIFE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

     I would be a dolphin! Dolphins are incredibly smart, social and playful animals. They have very good vision and excellent hearing.  They are able to swim for thousands of miles, and live in such beautiful locations. In addition, I am part of the Cove Initiative and have helped raise awareness for dolphin preservation, so they have a special place in my heart.

NAME THREE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD NEVER DO.

     I ALWAYS say “Never say Never,” but there are a few things that I am pretty sure are safe: I will never work in a factory farm. I will never visit Sea World, again. And I will never get a face tattoo!

CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT DESIGNER SHOES? WHY OR WHY NOT

    Nowadays, there are many great options for shoes at very reasonable prices. I do not think I would be devastated if I did not own designer shoes. That's not to say that I don’t love a new pair of designer shoes, but it's not a necessity.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDWIN SHAW

SHOULD ABORTION BE BANNED IN THE CASES OF WOMEN WHO HAVE REPEATED ABORTIONS, BUT CONTINUE NOT TO USE BIRTH CONTROL?

     I do believe that any critical issue involving a woman and her body should not be decided by another entity or governing body. 

DO YOU THINK THAT "SEXUALITY EDUCATION" SHOULD BE PART OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS? 

     I do think that sexual education should be taught in American schools. I think that education is a way of bringing awareness of sexually transmitted diseases and the consequences of unplanned pregnancies. We must inform students of human sexuality so that they go into that very serious part of their life, well informed and prepared to handle anything and everything. 

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

     In the next five years, after hopefully winning Miss USA and Miss Universe :) -I would love to continue my work in the political world in Washington D.C. My ultimate dream would be to produce and host my own news show that reported the news in a way that anyone could understand. Often I find that news outlets, especially political news outlets, speak to viewers as if they were strategists or experts-which the average person is not. 


     I want to create a show that tells the audience what is happening in the world, why it is important and how it all began. If the news was delivered like a story, rather than a lecture, I think a lot more people would be interested.  This has the potential to create a well-informed electorate, increase voter turnout, and stimulate public involvement in our government-both locally and nationally. 

IF YOU WON MISS USA AND ONE OF THE CANDIDATES TOLD YOU THAT YOU DIDN'T DESERVE THE CROWN, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HER?

     I would not tell her anything, but rather show her.  I am a very non-confrontational personality, and I would not let her opinion affect me negatively. I know that if I won the title of Miss USA, it would be because I deserved it. I would be a great Miss USA and nothing she could say to me would make me feel less deserving.  I think I would feel compassion for her, because I understand that it would be difficult not to win. I would invite her to spend time with me throughout my reign so she could get to know me. I would gladly change her mind. 

IS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE IMPORTANT? WHY OR WHY NOT?

     I think physical appearance is important, but not as significant as we have made it in society today. Physical appearance is one way to show your individuality. It can also be a way to express yourself. You can treat your body, clothes, makeup and hair like a canvas; portraying whom you think you represent on the inside. Appearance is important but I do not think it is healthy to idolize the pursuit of the “perfect” physique or face, because there is no such thing.



DO YOU THINK THAT OUR CULTURE IS TOO PREOCCUPIED WITH BEAUTY? HOW COULD WE CHANGE THAT?

     I do think that our society can be overly preoccupied with beauty; however, it is important to be able to experience feeling beautiful. I love to have my makeup and hair done and enjoy shopping for things that make me feel great. I look forward to getting dolled up but I do not take it too seriously.  Beauty can be taken away from you in the blink of an eye. We must have other interests in life, and not be so consumed in something so temporary and superficial.

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM MAN (OR IF YOU'RE GAY, DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM WOMAN). 

     My dream man is someone who is incredibly funny, kind, ambitious, athletic and smart. I want someone to grow with me and next to me, not someone who has to lead me or be led.  I love intelligence and humor. These are incredibly attractive qualities for me. If you can make me laugh and you can have an educated conversation with me, you've won my heart. I am also a driven woman, so I like a man with ambition, who sets big dreams and achieves them. Lastly, I am an athletic person, and I love to be active. My dream man would be someone who would love to go on a run with me or a hike, then come home and watch movies together on the couch and relax. I love a good balance!

IF YOU COULD GO ON A BLIND DATE WITH ANY MAN (OR WOMAN), WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?

     If I could go on a blind date with anyone, I would pick Chris Hemsworth as my celebrity blind date. That is if he was single. He is tall, masculine, has a great sense of humor and is so family oriented. I feel like THOR and I would be a great match. And we do have matching hair!

IF YOU HAD TO BE ANOTHER WOMAN FOR ONE WEEK, WHICH WOMAN WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE AND WHY?

     I would have to pick two: The Queen of Jordan, Rainia al-Abdullah and actress Sandra Bullock. I would choose the Queen of Jordan because she is a smart, brilliant, captivating  woman and one of the most selfless leaders in the world. Her passion in life is working with disadvantaged children, as is mine. I would love to spend a day in her shoes, and be able to experience what it's like being a queen, a business leader, a women's rights activist and an advocate for public health and education.
   
     My second choice is Sandra Bullock. She is America's sweetheart and someone I truly adore and admire. My friends always tell me that when I am a mom, I will be just like Sandra Bullock in the Blind Side. Haha! Sandra is beautiful, talented, witty, and compassionate. She is a celebrity, yet still comes off as the girl next door. She is a loving mother to her adopted son and has a passion for helping others. Her humanitarian efforts are innumerable, yet she is humble and stays true to herself. I love that she never boasts about her community work and donations. She is a fantastic role model. Both of these women are inspirational, and I try to look at them for motivation in my daily life. 

HAVE YOU EVER HAD COSMETIC SURGERY OR ANY OTHER ALTERATION TO YOUR APPEARANCE? 

     Although I've never had any cosmetic surgery, I do support people altering their physical attributes in order to find personal happiness and fulfillment.  If you are unsatisfied with your physical appearance and it is affecting your confidence level, then I feel you should have the freedom to change your look. It is your body, and your life, so do what makes you content. 


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PAGEANTS LIKE MISS VENEZUELA PROMOTING COSMETIC SURGERY SO MUCH? IS THAT A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG WOMEN?

     At this time in my life, I choose not to have plastic surgery.  As a titleholder and woman, I want to set a positive example for young women all around the world to allow them the choice to embrace their own unique beauty. I take that responsibility very seriously. We should learn to accept our flaws and imperfections and realize everyone is uniquely beautiful. What truly matters is your character and the person you are on the inside. I want my fans to love me for me, flaws and all.

DO YOU THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A CERTAIN AGE WHEN PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO RETIRE?

     I do not think there should be an age when you are forced to retire. That is because I do not think aging is a universal cycle for every person. My grandfather was a practicing orthopedic surgeon until he passed away the age of 80 years old. He never retired and I am so thankful that he was allowed to do what he loved to do every single day of his life. As long as they are competent to do their job, I do not think there should be age restrictions placed on when someone should retire. 

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WAS TERMINALLY ILL AND IN AGONY AND ASKED YOUR TO HELP THEM DIE, HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE IT?

     I would not “handle it,” I would let nature take its course. Then again, I have never been in a position where a loved one was in agonizing, excruciating pain and was asking for my help to end their suffering. It is a very difficult situation, but I do believe that God should be the only one to end a life. I would be by my loved one's side, every step of the way, but I would not extend my involvement to expedite the process. 

SOME STATES STILL PRACTICE THE DEATH PENALTY AS PUNISHMENT FOR HORRENDOUS CRIMES. DO YOU THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE ABOLISHED? WHY OR WHY NOT?

     I do think the death penalty should be abolished. I do not think anyone should have the right to terminate or end someone else's life. The death penalty seems like an easy escape for many of these criminals. I do not think that it is as appropriate a punishment as life in prison, and can often make these criminals martyrs for their causes. Life in prison can often be considered a fate worse than death. Therefore, I do not support the use of the death penalty as a form of punishment. 

COMPARED TO THE 1950s-1970s, WOMEN TODAY HAVE MORE OPTIONS IN TERMS OF THEIR PERSONAL CHOICES AND PERSONAL LIVES. DESPITE THESE OPTIONS, WHY DO YOU STILL WANT TO BE MISS USA?

     I do not think you have to choose one or the other; I want to do it all! I have a thriving professional career, and I am competing to be Miss USA. In a sense, Miss USA is an icon for young professional women everywhere. I think that the ideal woman to represent our country as Miss USA and Miss Universe is one that is constantly breaking stereotypes, and expected roles. Miss USA should be the example for everyone to look up to in every facet of life. She is a model, a career woman, a humanitarian. She is funny, sexy, smart and kind. That is what the ideal Miss USA should embody. That is why the Miss Universe Organization gives these multi-talented, educated, compassionate women the opportunity to show the world that they are the full package! I choose this path because I think Miss USA is the ultimate great example for women everywhere, and I want to be a part of that example.




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Thank you, Lizzy, for granting us this interview 
and we wish you the best of luck in Miss USA 2015!


5.24.2015

Sad: Former contestant in Miss Venezuela 1973 dies poor and homeless


Heartbreaking end: Damarys Ruiz, 68, died on the streets after spending the last 15 years of her life homeless

Damarys Ruiz, 68, shot to stardom in 1973 at the age of 26 when she entered the Miss Venezuela contest to represent her home state.

But her body was found in a park in the country's capital Caracas this week, but none of her family have visited the hospital to identify her.

Despite being just 5ft 2" tall, the beautiful Miss Sucre - a state in the north of Venezuela - impressed the judges with her intelligence and looks, including her hourglass figure. 

Despite her fame and popularity, Ms Ruiz never made it to the big time. After deciding not to pursue a career in law, she began selling homemade crafts and junk jewellery in Caracas.
She never had a proper boyfriend and instead lived with her brother, who according to friends was jealous of her and didn't allow her any freedom.

In a rare interview in 2005, Ms Ruiz told local media: 'He used to starve me. He often threatened me and often hit me.

'I repeatedly called the police but they never did anything.'

Not able to stand the abuse, she fled in 2000 and, with nowhere else to go, started living on the streets. 

Rosalba Gomes, who had known Ms Ruiz for the last two years of her life, said: 'I saw her two or three times in the week and I talked to her for long hours.

'Her life ended up with great depression, without receiving support from her family or friends. She couldn't see any way to escape the trap she was in.

'She was a beautiful woman inside and outside.

'My cute little old lady. This lady was wonderful, educated and a great conversationalist. She was a lawyer and studied several years in the university and had opinions about everything.
'I loved to listen to her and her stories, anecdotes, we talked about everything.'

A hospital spokesman said her body had still not been formally identified by a member of her family because no one had turned up, despite the publicity.

SOURCE: Daily Mail, UK, 5/21/2015

Heyday: The brunette shot to stardom in 1973 at the age of 26 when she entered the Miss Venezuela contest

Miss Morocco 2015



Fatima Zahra El-Horre, a 23-year-old student of business law and taxation from Marrakech, was crowned Miss Maroc 2015 (Miss Morocco 2015) at Movenpick Hotel in Tangier. It is reported that she might compete in Miss World 2015, the first Moroccan candidate since 1968. The first runner went to Tangiers’ Kawtar Benserghi, while the second and third runners were won respectively by Hafsa from Meknes and Feryal Ziani from Tetoua.


Miss Universe Canada 2015



Paola Núñez Valdez, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic when she was 10 years old, was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2015, on Saturday May 23rd at the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts during the Miss Universe Canada 2015 Finals. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant. Her court includes 1st runner-up  Michelle McKay, 2nd runner-up Kathryn Kohut, 3rd runner-up Brynn Blackwood , and 4th runner-up Skye Nwaelleh.



5.21.2015

Miss Grand International Controversy: Titleholder Lees Garcia Travels to the Middle East to "Stop The War and Violence"


     The brouhaha began when the eccentric president of  the Thailand-based Miss Grand International Organization (MGI), Nawat Itsaragirisl, posted on the official Facebook page of MGI on May 19, 2015 the following announcement - that he would take the current titleholder, Lees Garcia, and Miss Grand Kurdistan 2014 Dalia Hassan, with him to the Middle East to promote the organization's platform, "Stop The War And Violence" by visiting refugee camps in Kurdistan. Minutes after he posted the announcement, pageant fans rushed to express their major concern for the MGI team: would the team be guaranteed safety from any possible attack by the Islamic jihadist group, ISIS? 



     A day later, on May 20th, Lees Garcia posted on her Facebook page a statement reassuring her fans that she trusts the MGI organization in its risky endeavor. She sounds sincere, but she is also sincerely naive and foolish:


     As I write this article, ISIS has just conquered the strategically and symbolically important city of Ramadi, and months after the Islamic terrorist group had conquered the major cities of Fallujah and Mosul. Nawat writes: "Together they join hands to put 'Stop the War & Violence' Campaign in official action." Seriously? What makes them so sure that they can stop the war and violence when even armed Iraqi soldiers could not escape ISIS's tremendous fire power? The truth is many of these Iraqi soldiers are so scared of ISIS that they have abandoned their posts and many of them are not at all committed to fighting the enemy. 

     There is absolutely nothing wrong with anyone or any group seeking to stop war and violence; in fact, it is noble and courageous, but can't you start by stopping the war and violence in your own backyard first? How about stopping the war against human trafficking in Thailand which is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking?  Instead of traveling to the Middle East and expose themselves to extreme mortal danger, the MGI team should be aggressively fighting against human trafficking in Thailand and lend voice to its hundreds and thousands of defenseless victims: this is more realistic and practical - and perhaps much safer - than some delusional and presumptuous mission to stop the war and violence in the Middle East. Granted, the MGI team will be visiting Kurdistan, a relatively safe region thanks to brave and well-armed Kurdish army who is fighting ISIS, but there's no guarantee that the team's mode of transport (chopper, truck, jeep, car, whatever) will not be bombed by ISIS from a distance. In war, anything can happen.

     Lees' national director, Noemi Melendez, sent me a Facebook message expressing her concern about Lees' safety. She also said that she had contacted Nawat but he has never replied. 



     Despite pleas from her concerned fans, national director, and family, Lees packed her suitcases and headed to the airport. For a 5-day trip, she surely packed a luggage good for two weeks! We can only hope that at least two of these suitcases contain goodies for the refugees.


     And what do Lees's parents think about her potentially dangerous trip near ISIS territory? Here's the official statement posted by Igxie Rivera, Lees's mother:



     As you can see, the parents seem very conflicted as they express their anxiety over their daughter's safety and at the same time put complete trust in Nawat and his organization. The parents can't really do anything to stop their daughter because she is an adult who has made a choice which could bring severe consequences. So the least thing they could do is hope and pray for Lees's safe return.

     Some of us would probably agree with the mother's statement that the trip "is nothing more than a transparent attempt of self-promotion, using a tragedy of historic proportions for selfish reasons." I myself believe that the trip is undeniably a shameless self-promotion for Nawat, perhaps a puerile attempt to portray himself as some sort of a Thai George Clooney, and for his fledgling two-year old pageant which recently has been demoted to a minor status by Missosology, the world's biggest and most popular pageant website, due to Nawat's alleged inappropriate business ethics. The best that Nawat could hope for - to save face and to regain the relevance of his pageant - would be a successful humanitarian outreach and a totally safe return from the trip. No one wants to get hurt or killed while doing charity in a war-torn region, and even though we are masters of our own destiny, there may be situations that we simply cannot control. 

By Rafa Delfin, 5/21/2015


#StopTheWarAndViolence
#CharityBeginsAtHome
#GetReal
#BringHerBackAlive 


5.18.2015

Miss Progress International 2015


Liz Arevalos (center), a 21-year-old medical student from Paraguay was crowned Miss Progress International 2015 on May 16 in Puglia, Italy. Her court includes Kelly Van Den Dungen from Netherlands (left) who won the title Miss Progress Environment 2015, Susanna Shkrabak (right) from USA who won the title of Miss Progress Human Rights 2015, and Neidy Robles from Mexico won the title Miss Progress Integration of Cultures 2015. Arevalos was also awarded the title of Miss Progress Health 2015. Laila Khan Niazi of Pakistan won the National Costume award, Daiane Rosa of Brazil won Miss Internet. Nearly 20 contestants competed in the third edition of the pageant.





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5.17.2015

Miss and Mr. World Canada 2015



Jinder Atwal, 27, won the Mr. World Canada 2015 title while Anastasia Lin, 25, was crowned Miss World Canada 2015 during a joint Miss & Mr. World Canada 2015 pageant at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Saturday, May 16. Atwal will compete in the next edition of Mr. World and Lin will compete in Miss World 2015. It was Lin's second attempt for the crown (she placed third in 2013).

The show was marred by controversy when one of the male contestants berated the pageant by calling it "unfair" which prompted the host to grab the microphone. A member of the audience was able to videotape the entire incident and uploaded it on YouTube:




ANASTASIA LIN
JINDER ATWAL

PHOTO CREDIT: MISS WORLD CANADA

5.16.2015

Iceland returns to international pageantry




FANNEY INGSVARSDOTTIR / Arnor Halldorsson Photography


     Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) pageant is returning to international pageantry. The country was absent in 2014 Miss World pageant and has not competed in Miss Universe since 2009 when Ingibjörg Raghnheidur Egilsdóttir placed in the Top 15. The Icelandic franchise for both Miss World and Miss Universe has been bought by the owners of World Class, Björn Leifsson and Hafdís Jónsdóttir, with former Miss Iceland Fanney Ingsvarsdóttir serving as the national director. Fanney succeeds Íris Telma Jónsdóttir, another former Miss Iceland, who was the director in 2013. The national finals of Ungfrú Ísland 2015 will be held on September 5 at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik. The winner will succeed the reigning Ungfrú Ísland 2013,Tanja Ýr Ástþórsdóttir, and represent Iceland in Miss World 2015. It is reported that the 1st runner-up will compete in Miss Universe 2015.

     For a small country of nearly 325,000 people, Iceland has had impressive success in world pageantry, starting with Guðrún Bjarnadóttir who was crowned Miss International 1963. Icelandic beauties so far have placed fourteen times in Miss International and has won the Miss World crown three times with Holmfridur Karlsdóttir (1985), Linda Pétursdóttir (1988) and Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir (2005). It has never won the Miss Universe crown, but Anna Geirsdóttir came close to winning it in 1962 when she placed 1st runner-up.

     Visit the official website of Miss Iceland at http://ungfruisland.is/ 




5.12.2015

Miss Northern Ireland 2015




Leanne McDowell,  a 19-year-old marketing student from Cookstown was crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2015 at Europa Hotel in Belfast on May 11. She will now represent Northern Ireland in Miss World 2015 whose date and venue have yet to be announced. 


5.09.2015

Malaysian city of Miri bans drag queen pageants


Miri City Mayor Lawrence Lai has warned organisers not to hold drag queen pageants for any
festivals in the city. 


MIRI, May 9 ― Organisers of drag queen pageants have been given a stern warning not to hold such events in Miri City for any festivals including the annual city day celebration.
Miri City Mayor Lawrence Lai said Miri City Council would not endorse or support any application for such an event here as it understood local religious and cultural sensitivities.
He also denied the allegation by some quarters that the rising trend of drag queen competitions here were part of Miri City's tenth year anniversary bash that would be celebrated on May 20.
“MCC never approved or authorised such events and it is not part of our Miri City day celebrations,” he told Bernama here today.
Lai was commenting on the Miss Transuniverse Miri 2015 that would be held today at one of hotels here that created an uproar among the local community.
Upon checking with his officers, Lai said no licenses or permits were issued for the event and certainly MCC was never directly involved with the organiser.
On Thursday, Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation Sarawak chairman (Mapim) Mohammad Fariduddeen Rosli had issued a media statement requesting the organiser to cancel the event.
“We have received information that there will be Muslim participants in that event which is clearly an offence under Section 25, Syariah Offence 2001, Ordinance 2001,” he said.
He urged the local authorities especially Sarawak Islamic Affairs Department to take immediate action if such an event was being held.
Dayak Association of Miri (DAM) had also echoed similar sentiments on the matter especially when it involved Iban traditional custome and wanted the state goverment to ban the event in Sarawak.
Its president Serawa Budol said the beauty queen competition featuring transvestites using Iban traditional customs or theme should be banned immediately as it tarnished the cultural, historical and sancity of the old-age tradition of the Iban community in Sarawak. ― Bernama

- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/no-drag-queen-pageants-allowed-in-miri-warns-mayor#sthash.TMOgNXPL.dpuf

5.06.2015

Nude Picture Scandal: Emily Kachote, Miss Zimbabwe 2015, Could Lose Crown Over Photo Allegations





     Miss World Zimbabwe Emily Kachote could be stripped of her crown should allegations about her purported appearance in leaked nude photographs prove to be true, the pageant organizer said Tuesday. Photos supposedly showing the newly crowned pageant queen drunk and naked surfaced on social media over the weekend. Kachote’s ex-boyfriend claimed he took the pictures, the Chronicle newspaper in Bulawayo said. 

     The Miss Zimbabwe Trust said it would not dethrone the reigning queen without an investigation. But if the allegations are true, then the pageant organizer would have to revoke her crown. “When we sit down with Emily to get her side of the story and if our investigations find that this is true, then we’ve no option but to dethrone her and replace her with the first princess Anne-Grace [Mutambu],” the Chronicle quoted trust representative Tendai Chirau as saying. 

     Competitors in the Miss World Zimbabwe pageant had signed statements saying they had never posed nude for a photo, the Herald daily newspaper in Harare reported. “When the girls toured the country’s provinces, we told them that if they had posed nude anywhere, they were not supposed to participate in the pageant, and those who qualified for the finals assured us that they do not have any nude pictures anywhere,” Chirau said at a press conference Monday.

CREDIT: FACEBOOK

     Kachote, a 25-year-old financial adviser, had little to say in an interview with the Herald newspaper. “I don’t know what this is all about. That is all I can say for now,” she said.

     However, the pageant queen apparently told the local tabloid H-Metro she was aware of the nude photos and that she had hoped her ex-boyfriend deleted them, the South African online news site News24 reported. “I was hoping the pictures would have been deleted by now since it happened a long time ago and I last spoke to the guy a year ago and I no longer have anything to do with [him] since what we had ended a long time ago,” Kachote was quoted as saying. “I have always suspected that those pictures would circulate, but it happened a long time ago, and I believe my past does not determine where I am going.”


Source: International Business Times, May 6. 2015


    



 



     

5.04.2015

Miss Sweden World 2015


Natalia Fogelund, 21, from Gothenburg was crowned Miss Sweden World 2015 at the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel on May 2. She will represent Sweden in Miss World 2015 whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. The first runner-up was Stina Nordlander andthe  second runner-up was Issabella Georgsson. Miss Sweden World pageant was organized by Miss Queen of Scandinavia.