Miss Spain comes out of the closet

A two-time national beauty queen for Spain has outed herself on Instagram as the first openly gay national pageant winner.
Patricia Yurena, Miss Spain in 2008 and again in 2013, recently posted a sexy Instagram pic of her and her lover, Vanesa Cortes, with the caption “Romeo and Juliet”— effectively announcing to the world which way this beauty queen swings.
The Miss Universe runner-up and Cortes, a DJ on the Spanish house circuit, are pictured cozying up in bed while gazing deeply into each other’s eyes.
Social media has openly supported the 24-year-old Castilian beauty queen, prompting her gratitude on Twitter: “Thanks to everyone for their comments,” she said. “I published the picture spontaneously and in an impulsive manner.”
Beauty pageants have historically been pretty, ahem, straight-laced. In 2013, Russia’s anti-homosexual laws tainted its Miss Universe pageant in Moscow — openly gay Andy Cohen pulled out of the hosting gig.


 Source: New York Post, August 22, 2014
Patricia placed second to Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler (left) at Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
Photo credit: Miss Universe Organization


Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2014

Kimberly Castillo, 24, was crowned Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2014 in Santo Domingo on August 17th. She represented the city of Higuey. She will now compete in Miss Universe 2014 whose date and venue are yet to be confirmed. Castillo was a former Miss Italia Nel Mondo 2010.


Miss World Puerto Rico 2014

Genesis Davila (Miss Arroyo) was crowned Miss World Puerto Rico 2014 tonight in San Juan. She will now compete in Miss World 2014 pageant to be held in London on December 14. The 1st runner-up is Franceska Toro (Miss Toa Baja) and the 2nd runner-up is Rebeca Valentín (Miss Dorado). It is not clear which of these two women will compete in Miss Earth 2014 or Miss Grand International 2014. 

Miss World Brazil 2014

Julia Gama, 21 years old, a chemical engineering student from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul was crowned Miss World Brazil 2014 at the Costão do Santinho Resort, in Florianópolis, Brazil last weekend. She will compete in Miss World 2014 to be held in London on December 14, The 1st runner-up was Vitória Strada, and the 2nd runner-up was Vitória Bisognin. 


Miss World Guadeloupe 2014

 Wendy Métony has been appointed as Guadeloupe's representative to Miss World 2014 to be held in London on December 14. Wendy is the reigning Miss Intercontinental Tourism 2014, a title she won in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on July 26.  Meanwhile, Alex Rabolion, Miss United Nations 2013, will represent Guadeloupe in Miss Model International 2014 to be held in Beijing, China starting August 26.

Source: FranceAntilles.com 


Miss World Bahamas 2014 & Miss Universe Bahamas 2014

For the first time in the history of the Miss Bahamas Organization, a double header (two pageants held hours apart from each other) took place on August 3rd. Rosetta Cartwright, 19, representing Grand Bahama, was crowned Miss World Bahamas 2014 at the Atlantis Grand Ballroom in Paradise Island on August 3rd. She will compete in Miss World 2014 to be held in London on December 14. 

The first runner-up is Shanae Strachan and the second runner-up is Chantal O'Brien.

Four hours after Cartwright's coronation, Tomacina (Tomii) Culmer, 22, also representing Grand Bahama, was crowned Miss Universe Bahamas 2014. She will compete in Miss Universe 2014 whose date and venue are still to be confirmed.

Miss Namibia 2014

 Brumhilda Ochs (22) was crowned Miss Namibia 2014 at the Windhoek County Club Resort on August 2. She will represent Namibia in Miss World 2014 in London, England on December 14 and/or Miss Universe 2014. Bernedine Kubersky was the first runner-up and Anienke Karsten was the second runner-up.

Georgia wins Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014

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Olivia McMillan, 17, of Georgia was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014 in Orlando, Florida on August 2nd. Her court includes: 

1st runner-up : Lexie Perry, 17, Tennessee
2nd runner-up : Morgan Green, 17, Alabama
3rd runner-up : Casey Shepard, 15, Virginia
4th runner-up : Morgan Holen, 16, Nebraska

Photo credit: Miss America Organization


South Carolina wins Miss Teen USA 2014

K. Lee Graham, 17, of Chapin, South Carolina was crowned Miss Teen USA 2014 on August 2nd at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. 

Her court includes:

1st runner-up - Mississippi - Vaeda Mann
2nd runner-up - Pennsylvania - Sydney Robertson
3rd runner-up - California - Bianca Vierra
4th runner-up - New Jersey - Valentina Sanchez

Special Awards:

Miss Photogenic - Baskin Champion, Alabama
Miss Congeniality - Sydney Robertson, Pennsylvania

Top 15 Miss Teen USA 2014 as they were called out in order:

1.Indiana - Zoe Parker
2. Oklahoma - Brooklynne Bond
3. Mississippi - Vaeda Mann
4. Tennessee - Morgan Moseley
5. West Virginia - Lexsey Marrara
6. New Jersey - Valentina Sanchez
7. South Carolina - K. Lee Graham
8.Texas - Kellie Stewart
9. Delaware - Mia Jones
10.Pennsylvania - Sydney Robertson
11. Arizona - Savannah Mix
12. Wisconsin - Patience Vallier
13. Michigan - Iris Robare
14. California - Bianca Vierra
15. Massachusetts - Bailey Medeiros

Photo credits: Miss Universe Organization


Miss World Switzerland 2014

  Aline Morger, 19, from Lucerne was crowned Miss World Switzerland 2014 at the Sektor11 Event Hall in Zürich on July 26. She will represent Switzerland in Miss World 2014 in London, England on December 14. The first runner-up was Dijana Cvijetic and the second runner-up was Anja Koller.


Miss Cameroon 2014

Ngangoum Larissa has been crowned Miss Cameroon, and will be representing her nation at Miss World 2014 in London, England later this year.
The 24 year-old was crowned winner at the ‘Palais des Congrès de Yaoundé’ Conference Center on Friday the 25th of July in Yaounde, Cameroon. The first runner-up was Florence Ngasse Epee and the second runner-up was Genevieve Abbe.


Miss World Australia 2014

A Brisbane beauty who said she was “the chubby loser kid at school” has been crowned Miss World Australia.
Courtney Thorpe, 24, a model, stylist and fashion editor, won the title at a crowning ceremony in Hunter Valley last night.
She told Confidential: “It feels amazing. I’m still overwhelmed. I don’t think it’s hit me yet.”
But Thorpe said she was not always a beauty queen.
The  first runner-up was Alex Hecker and the second runner-up was Laura Jane Corker.

Source: News.com.au, 7/27/2014