Egny Eckert, 24 (photo, center), was crowned Miss Universe Paraguay 2012 on May 18th during a dinner show televised by Telefuturo at the Grand Salón of Sheraton Asunción Hotel. She will compete in Miss Universe 2012 in December in a venue that is still to be announced. Other titles were handed out: Miss World Paraguay to Fiorella Migliore, Miss International Paraguay to Nicole Huber, Miss Earth Paraguay to Alexandra Fretes, Miss Continente Americano to Liliana Santacruz, Miss Bikini International to Nadia Servián, and Miss Model of the World to Daisy Lezcano.
A local beauty pageant is attracting ample mockery on social media after a trans-identified male was crowned the winner of the competition and awarded a scholarship intended for young women. Brían Nguyen , 19, was awarded the crown in the Miss Greater Derry pageant, held on November 8 in the Greater Derry area of New Hampshire. The competition is a locally-run event under the national Miss America series of pageants. In addition to winning the crown, Nguyen will receive the Miss Greater Derry Scholarship , a financial award established to support young women. Nguyen, who is male, is a freshman at Nashua Community College majoring in Business Management. After his win, Nguyen wrote on Facebook : “ I am ecstatic to be the FIRST transgender woman to be a Miss America local titleholder, and I hope to make everyone proud and become the first to walk the Miss America stage. I am Brían Nguyen, your Miss Greater Derry 2023 .” Nguyen had previously announced on Instagram that he has intention