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Miss Michigan USA 2013 crowned

Port Huron — The young woman crowned Miss Michigan USA says she's "excited to represent the state of Michigan." Jaclyn Schultz will compete in the Miss USA pageant in 2013. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports that Miss Wyandotte USA Schultz pumped her fist when learning she had won Saturday night's Miss Michigan USA pageant in Port Huron. Miss Mason County Teen USA Ruby King was crowned Miss Michigan Teen USA. Melissa Pitchford is executive director for Miss Michigan USA and Miss Michigan Teen USA. She says 70 women competed for Miss Michigan USA and 40 girls competed for Miss Michigan Teen USA. Contestants competed in swimsuit and evening gown competitions and answered questions on stage. SOURCE: The Detroit News, 9/30/2012 Left: Ruby King (Miss Michigan Teen USA 2013. Right: Jaclyn Schultz (Miss Michigan USA 2013)

Beauty pageant loser admits plot to shoot dead rival who won

A contestant in a Brazilian beauty pageant has allegedly confessed to plotting the murder of the rival who beat her in the competition. The winner of the glamour competition in Cariacica, south-east Brazil, was to star in the music video of a well-known local band. Dark-haired Alini Oliveira , 21, beat Adayane Matias , 20, to first place in the final round of the contest. Dead: The winner of the glamour competition in Cariacica, south-east Brazil, Alini Oliveira (pictured), was to star in the music video of a well-known local band But she was shot dead in a hotel garden on September 21, just hours before the filming of the video was due to take place. The gunman was allegedly Deivid Correa , who later turned out to be the boyfriend of Matias, the woman who came second in the competition. Matias and her dance partner Juliermeson Baston , 20, later confessed to planning the murder, according to police chief Adroaldo Lopes. He told Brazil’s Gazeta

Miss Lebanon 2012 crowned. Twin sister places second.

Rina Chibany (left) waves to the audience after being crowned Miss Lebanon 2012. Her twin sister, Romy Chibani (right), was first runner-up. Photo by Wadih Shlink, Reuters. Rina Chibani was crowned Miss Lebanon on Saturday, September 29, while her twin sister Romy was the first runner-up in an unusual ceremony.   Rina reserved her spot in Miss Universe pageant that will be held in Las Vegas in the U.S. On December 19. The event, in which 16 women participated, was organized by LBC TV network and held at Platea theater in Jounieh. Miss Lebanon 2011, Yara Khoury Mikhael handed over the crown to Rina. Christelle Lotfi was second runner-up, Elsa Maria Stephan was third runner-up and Joanne Semaan was fourth runner-up. The 16 participants competed to win the title as a jury composed of 9 members evaluated them. Singer W ael Kfoury performed his hits during the ceremony. Source:, 9/28

Donald Trump’s beauty queens form a singing group

L-R: Wendy Fitzwilliam, Haley Seibert, Chelsea Cooley, Yi Na Word on the street is that billionaire and beauty queen lover, THE Donald Trump , has given his stamp of approval on a girl group birthed out of  his many pageants! The real estate tycoon, pageant mogul and reality television maverick has given his blessings to a Miss Universe, a Teen Queen, a Miss USA and a China Doll for the formation of the newest girl band, with literally the most beautiful women in the world – the  BQ Girls . Short for the Beauty-Queen Girls, BQ Girls officially consists of Wendy Fitzwilliam (Miss Universe 1998), Chelsea Cooley (Miss USA 2005), Haley Seibert (1st RU Miss Teen USA 2012) and Yi Na (3rd RU Miss China Universe 2011). What a beautiful blend of skin tones in a group, right? Just to jog your memory, peep Wendy singing at the 1998 Miss Universe competition below (4:20 mark): BQ Girls are expected to drop their 1st single “Runway” on iTunes next week. in the

2012 Miss Universe Pageant relocates to Las Vegas from Dominican Republic

The top five contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant: Miss Philippines 2010 Venus Raj, Miss Ukraine 2010 Anna Poslavska, Miss Jamaica 2010 Yendi Phillipps, Miss Australia 2010 Jesinta Campbell and Miss Mexico 2010 Jimena Navarrete at Mandalay Bay on Aug. 23, 2010. By Robin Leach   Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 | 1:59 p.m. It’s now official that the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant will be headquartered at Planet Hollywood beginning Dec. 11, and the NBC telecast is set for Dec. 19, confirming our story posted Wednesday. Less than one month will separate the Miss Universe Pageant and the rival Miss America Pageant airing Jan. 12 on ABC. In fact, it’s such a narrow window that the Miss Universe contestants depart Dec. 20 and the Miss America hopefuls arrive Jan. 3 -- and this all happens in and around the annual PRCA National Finals Rodeo. Talk about chaos and congestion with bull riders vs. beauty queens. Vegas DeLuxe has learned that the Miss Universe broadcast w

Facebook fights for deceased beauty queen's privacy

Mother of deceased beauty queen wants access to her daughter's Facebook account to prove the death was no suicide. A judge sides with Facebook, saying U.S. privacy law stands in the way. Facebook has successfully fought a subpoena trying to seek access to the account of a beauty queen who died after falling from the 12th floor of her ex-lover's apartment, CNET has learned. A federal judge in California yesterday rejected a attempt from representatives of the estate of Sahar Daftary to gain access to her Facebook account. Her mother is hoping to show a Manchester, U.K., coroner's inquest that Daftary, a onetime Face of Asia beauty contest winner, did not commit suicide when falling from the apartment of property developer Rashid Jamil in 2008. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal said that a federal law called the Stored Communications Act does not require Facebook to comply with such a subpoena in a civil case. Grewal wrote:  The case law confirms that

Miss Universe India 2012 crowned

An evening of fun, frolic and fashion took place as the City hosted one of the most-awaited events of the year — the I am She Miss Universe contest. The winner  Urvashi Rautela  will represent India at the 61st Miss Universe pageant to be held in December, this year. T he glamour quotient w as at an all-time high at the Leonia Holistic Destination & Resorts, Hyderabad, as 20 beautiful girls fr om across the country contested for the coveted crown of I am She Miss Universe pageant and a panel of judges including actors Mugdha Godse, Harman Baweja , boxer Mary Kom , designer Neeta Lulla , photographer Santhosh Sivan , Dario group sales director from Istituto Maringoni and Richard Hyde from the British Council judged them.  After some gruelling rounds including swimsuit wear, evening gown and interviews, Miss India Universe 2012 and the two runners-up were selected. Urvashi Rautela, 18, from Uttaranchal was declared the winner. Shilpa Singh was adjudged the first run

Colombia prison holds annual beauty pageant

Prison inmates participate in an annual beauty contest held during the week of festivities to celebrate La Virgen de las Mercedes (Our Lady of Mercy) at El Buen Pastor prison in Bogota  on Friday, September 21, 2012. In their skimpy outfits and extravagant headdresses, you could be forgiven for thinking these ladies are getting ready for a local carnival or dance show. But these images are actually of a fiercely-contested beauty pageant - with one big difference, all the contestants are prison inmates.  Home to drug dealers, murderers and petty criminals, El Buen Pastor women's prison in Bogota, Colombia, is one of the last places you would expect to see inmates wearing long silk gowns and carefully applied make-up. But the prison staff have introduced an annual beauty contest as part of a rehabilitation programme. Some of the inmates were recruited into paramilitary organisations as young as 12 and have never known a normal life. The prison

Miss Guyana Universe 2012 crowned

Ruqayyah Boyer has been crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2012 by Leila Lopes (Miss Universe 2011) who was a special guest at the Miss Universe Guyana 2012 beauty pageant which was held at the Princess Hotel on Saturday night, September 15th. Boyer will compete in Miss Universe 2012 to be held in December in a venue that is still to be announced.

Miss Supranational 2012 is from Belarus

Katsiaryna Buraya (center),  a 23-year-old TV presenter from Minsk, Belarus, was crowned Miss Supranational 2012 in Warsaw, Poland on September 14th. Her court includes (L-R): 4th runner-up  Sulay Castillo (Ecuador), 2nd runner-up  Michaela Dihlova (Czech Republic), 1st runner-up  Nanthawan Wannachutha (Thailand), and 3rd runner-up Elaine Moll (Philippines). Over 50 contestants competed in this year's pageant. Completing the top 20 semi-finalists were the representatives from   Panama, Denmark, South Africa, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, France, Honduras, Iceland, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Suriname.

Miss Rhode Island USA & Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013 crowned

PHOTO CREDIT: AMY DIAZ FACEBOOK PAGE The new Miss Rhode Island USA 2013 is Brittany Stenovitc h, 19. The new Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013 is Elaine Collado , 17. Both women were crowned on September 9th at the Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts. Stenovitch was crowned by predecessor, Olivia Culpo , who is the current Miss USA. Miss Rhode Island USA 2013 - Brittany Stenovitch 1st Runner-Up - Jessica Strohm 2nd Runner-Up - Julia Scaparotti 3rd Runner-Up - Iannuccillo 4th Runner-Up - Theresa Agonia Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013 - Elaine Collado 1st Runner-Up - Christina Drumm 2nd Runner-Up - Ashton Penny 3rd Runner-Up - Meagan Corse 4th Runner-Up - Kayla Giarusso

Chinese beauty contest demands perfectly spaced nipples!

  Do your nipples measure up ladies? Ladies it’s time to take out your measuring tape and start measuring the distance between your nipples cause one Chinese beauty pageant is refusing to endow you as the hottest bixch in the provence unless of course your nipples are perfectly spaced. gawker: A beauty contest seeking to discover the ten most beautiful college students in China’s Hubei Province has come under fire for requiring applicants to prove that their nipples are a specific distance apart from each other. The space between the two protrusions shall be no greater than 20 centimeters, the organizers specify. 20 centimeters. Can someone please tell me how that number was ordained? But then again what do I know about what makes for perfect nipples? The contest, launched by the website Campus Model, also has very exact requirements for the applicants’ bust, waist, and hips. “We want the winners to

'We compete in talent too': Miss America slams Toddlers and Tiaras for sending message that pageants are only about beauty

Miss America wants the world to know there is more to her crown than popular beauty pageant shows like Toddlers and Tiaras. Laura Kaeppeler , who was crowned Miss America in January, disagrees with the hit TLC show, and says it takes a lot more than dressing up and parading around a stage to win her title. The 24-year-old from Wisconsin told E! News : 'There’s a misconception that pageants are beauty pageants. Miss America is a scholarship provider. We compete in talent and community service, so there’s a lot more to it.' Miss America: Laura Kaeppeler, 24, says it takes a lot more than dressing up and parading around a stage to win her title 'I don’t think it’s the child who wants to do that necessarily. I think it may come from an outside source. I think if you’re going to do something like [competing in pageants], you should do it because you want to.' She added that Miss America is 'more about being a well-rounded, young woman.' Miss Kaeppeler is not th

Miss Texas USA 2013 crowned

Miss North Texas USA Alexandria Nugent was crowned Miss Texas USA 2013 Sunday in Houston. She will represent her state at the Miss USA 2013 pageant. The date and location of the pageant will be announced at a later date, but the final night of competition will be broadcast live on the NBC television network.  (L-R): Barbara Falcon, Jordan Schulz, Alexandra Nugent, Amber Calderon & Lauren Guzman Nugent's court includes: First Runner-up: Miss Plano USA Jordan Schultz Second Runner-up: Miss Lake Austin USA Amber Calderon Third Runner-up: Miss Southwest Texas USA Barbara Falcon Fourth Runner-up: Miss North Laredo USA Lauren Guzman

New Miss Black USA ‘ready’ for the future

Contestants for the Miss Black 2012 USA pageant share smiles along with the winner Salena Watkins (third from right) at UDC. Photo by Freddie Allen. WASHINGTON ( NNPA ) –Thirty young, Black women shimmering platinum and white evening gowns, silver, sapphires and dandelion yellows, rubies lit the Theater of Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. They prayed through perfect pageant smiles thinking: “Please don’t call my name.”  It was an exciting moment that each one of them had dreamed of over and over, but no one wanted to hear their name called. Not yet. Not until the very last name was called.  The name of fourth runner-up, Miss Black Michigan, was called. Next, the third runner-up, Miss Black Minnesota. Then, the second runner-up, Miss Black North Carolina.  “It’s getting warm up here, right?” chuckled pageant co-host Brian Christopher. A rambunctious audience member quickly corrected him. “No, it’s hot!”  The hopes of Miss Black Ok

She hates pit bulls: Miss Universe Canada joins call for pit bull ban in British Columbia

Sahar Biniaz celebrates as she wins the Miss Universe Canada competition in Toronto, May 19, 2012. She has added her name to the fight for a pit bull ban in B.C., and plans to make the effort a major part of her reign.  Photograph by:   Mark Blinch , REUTERS Miss Universe Canada has joined the fight for a pit bull ban in B.C., and plans to make the effort a major part of her reign. Sahar Binia z, 26, was crowned Miss Universe Canada on May 19, and thinks the provincial government should adopt either a pit bull ban or at least require that pit bulls must be leashed and muzzled at all times. The Richmond resident was a victim of a pit bull attack herself at the age of 14, a year after her family adopted a five-month-old pit bull from a breeder. The pit bull "came from a really nice environment," she said, but "then I ended up getting 16 stitches." Biniaz still bears the scars on her chest to this day. "I was just sitting down and it just kep