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Road to Miss USA & Miss Teen USA 2013: Colorado, Utah, Louisiana, West Virginia

New Miss and Teen USA queens were crowned last Sunday, October 28 in their respective states: Amanda Wiley was crowned as Miss Colorado USA 2013 at Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley.         Chloe Brown, 18, of Grand Junction was crowned as Miss Colorado Teen USA 2013.  Kristen Girault , 21, of New Orleans was c rowned as Miss Louisiana USA 2013  Bailey Hidalgo, 14, of Denham Springs was crowned as Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2013   Marisa Hidalgo , 20, of Salt Lake City was crowned as Miss Utah USA 2013 Chloe Crump , 16, of Highland was crowned Miss Utah Teen USA 2013 Ch elsea Welch, 22, of West Union was crowned Miss West Virginia USA 2013       Haley Holloway , 17, of Morgantown was crow ned Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2013

Miss Universe Chile 2012 crowned

Ana Luisa König , 22, was crowned as the new Miss Universe Chile 2012 on Friday night. She will compete in Miss Universe 2012 pageant to be held in Las Vegas on Dec, 19th.

Pageant Knew Of Miss U of A’s Drunk Driving Arrest, Attorney Says

SARAH GAFVERT Pageant coordinators knew about Miss University of Arkansas’ arrest on suspicion of drunken driving before she was crowned Sunday, the pageant winner’s attorney said Thursday. Sarah Gafvert’ s attorney came to her defense with a statement and a list of accomplishments Thursday, saying her public service outweighs her recent arrest. “Sarah is a serious student who gives freely of her time to humanitarian causes,” Bo Morton said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that this single incident has attracted so much attention, and her many accomplishments so little.” Gafvert, 21, was arrested Sept. 26 in connection with driving while intoxicated and several traffic violations. She was named Miss University of Arkansas at the university’s scholarship pageant Sunday. Steve Voorhies , university spokesman, said pageant rules apparently require contestants to notify officials of such an incident. “We’re still in the process of finding out what we can say about

Philippines to host Miss Earth 2012 pageant

  By ROBERT R. REQUINTINA October 22, 2012, 7:53pm   MANILA, Philippines --- International beauties will gather once again in the Philippines as they compete in the 2012 Miss Earth beauty contest to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on November 24, 2012. Up to 90 candidates from around the world will compete in the environment-driven beauty pageant, which was earlier announced to be held in Bali, Indonesia but was later transferred to the Philippines. This developed as Miss Philippines Nicole Schmitz placed in the Top 15 at the 2012 Miss International beauty contest held in Okinawa, Japan last Sunday night. This is the fifth time in a row that the Philippines made it to the Top 15 semis of the same pageant, in which the country has already won four times since 1960. Miss Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu won this year's beauty contest, the first for her country. Now on its 12th year, organizers said that this year's Miss Earth beauty pag

Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago 2012 crowned

 Avionne Mark was crowned Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2012 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port of Spain on Sunday, October 21st. Marks, a student at the University of the West Indies, competed against nine other finalists. The other contestants to make the Top Five finalists were Jessica Dedier, Sarah Jane Waddell, Ria Da Costa and Mauricia De Peza . She will represent the country in the upcoming Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant to be held in  Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood December 19, 2012.

Miss Florida Teen USA 2013 crowned

   Brianne Bailey of Fort Lauderdale was crowned Miss Florida Teen USA 2013 Sunday, Oct. 21st.  She will compete in Miss USA 2013 pageant.  Her court includes (L-R): 4th runner-up Elise Lobb , 1st runner-up Jourdan Thayer ,   2nd runner-up Olivia Caputo , and 3rd runner-up Rachel Gibbons

Miss New Jersey USA & Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2013 crowned

 Libell Duran is the new Miss New Jersey USA 2013. She will compete in Miss USA 2013. Christina Thompson , 16, is the Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2013.   She will compete in Miss Teen USA 2013.

Miss Washington USA & Miss Washington Teen USA 2013 crowned

Cassandra Searles , a 24-year-old bank employee was crowned Miss Washington USA 2013 Sunday, October 21, at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Searles will represent Washington at the Miss USA 2013 pageant. The pageant is owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal. The winner of the national pageant will represent the United States at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. She entered the pageant as Miss Redmond USA. "I’m a 24 year old graduate of the University of Washington-Bothell and an employee of Sterling Bank’s Bellevue Commercial office," Searles wrote in her autobiographical snippet. "My personal platform is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy through non-profits such as Junior Achievement. I share my personal experiences with youth of becoming a homeowner at 20 years old while working full time and attending school full time at night. My hope is to inspire youth." She previously was a contestant

Miss Hawaii USA & Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2013 crowned

Brianna Acosta (left) was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2013 while Samantha Neyland (right) was crowned Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2013 on Sunday night, October 21st at the Ala Moana Hotel. Acosta will compete in Miss USA 2013 and Neyland in Miss Teen USA 2013.

Jamaican woman wins Miss Humanity International 2012

    Lesa Gayle Wee Tom of Jamaica was crowned Miss Humanity International 2012 on October 20 in Georgetown, Barbados. Her court includes 1st runner-up Meleesa Natasha ( Guyana, Best in Talent), 2nd runner-up Ayelee Marie Dasalla (Philippines People's Choice), 3rd runner-up Romina Verdoorn (Netherlands) and  4th runner-up Cleo Howman (Australia)

Japan wins its first Miss International title

More than 60 women competed for the title of Miss International Beauty 2012 in Okinawa, Japan. Nearly 200,000 people from around the world tuned in to the live six hour broadcast on Ustream as Ikumi Yoshimatsu (Japan), was crowned Miss International Beauty 2012. Yoshimatsu is the first woman from Japan to win the title which is produced and organized by the Japanese. Yoshimatsu's court includes from L-R:  4th runner-up,  Nicole Huber  (Paraguay),   2nd runner-up,  Madusa Mayadunne  (Sri Lanka),   1st runner-up Viivi Suominen (Finland),  Yoshimatsu, and 3rd runner-up, Melody Mir (Dominican Republic). The Miss International Beauty Pageant prides itself on having contestants who serve as “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty.” According to the history of the competition, contestants are expected to “show tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and a great international sensibility.” The goal of the international beauty pageant

Miss Ukraine Universe 2012 crowned

Anastasia Chernova , 19, from Kharkiv, has been crowned Miss Ukraine Universe 2012. She will compete in Miss Universe 2012 to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19th.

Lara Dutta to launch own ethnic wear line

Lara Dutta attends the L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012   Mumbai, Oct 17 — Former Miss Universe (2000) and actress Lara Dutta i s excited about launching her own fashion line, an ethnic Indian wear collection. "Excited to launch my own line of ethnic Indian wear that will be available in stores this coming festive season! Have worked hard on it," tweeted Lara. "It's my very first collection and I think it looks good," added the 34-year-old, who gave birth to her first child, a daughter, with tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi , in January. This is not her first foray as a business woman. She turned film producer with "Chalo Dilli" under her banner Bheegi Basanti Productions, in 2011. Lara has also earlier launched fitness DVDs. (IANS This article was distributed through the NewsC

Meet the candidates for Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago 2012

The new queen will be crowned on October 21st at the Trinidad Hilton and will compete in Miss Universe 2012 in December in Las Vegas. Name:  Renee Bhagwandeen  Hometown/neighbourhood:   Siparia  Age:  23 Name:  Ria Da Costa aka Riri  Hometown/neighbourhood:   Cascade Age:  24 Name:  Jessica Didier Hometown/neighbourhood:   Cumuto Age:  22 Name:  LaToya Franklyn Hometown/neighbourhood:   Born in Point Fortin and grew up in Vessigny Village La Brea.  Moved to Brooklyn, New York as a child. Age:  27 Name:  Sheneille Sarah Leelah Hometown/neighbourhood:   Arima Age:  27 Name:  Sarah Jane Waddell Hometown/Neighbourhood:   Carenage, St. George Age:  23 Name :  Avionne Mark Hometown / Neighbourhood:   Champs Fleurs Age:  23 Name:  Mauricia Michelle De Peza Hometown/neighbourhood:   Gonzales, Belmont Age:  21  Name:  Amanda

Miss Iowa USA & Miss Iowa Teen USA 2013 crowned

Richelle Orr of Hampton was crowned as Miss Iowa USA 2013 on October 14 at the Newton High School Auditorium in Newton, Iowa. She will compete in Miss USA 2013 pageant. Morgan Kofoid of Leon was crowned as Miss Iowa Teen USA 2013 at the same event. She will compete in Miss Teen USA 2013 pageant.

Miss Indiana USA & Miss Indiana Teen USA 2013 crowned

    Emily Hart of Fort Wayne was named Miss Indiana USA 2013 on October 14 at the Renaissance North Hotel  in  Carmel, Indiana. She will compete in Miss USA 2013 pageant. Darrian Arch of Chesterton was named Miss Indiana Teen USA 2013  at the same pageant. She will compete in Miss Teen USA 2013.

Getting to Know Mr. Denmark Manhunt International 2012, Alexander Bach

ALEXANDER BACH was selected by the Miss & Mister of Denmark Organization as Denmark's representative to Manhunt International 2012 competition scheduled to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 1 to 11, 2012.  Critical Beauty is grateful to Alexander and to his national director, Lisa Lents, for allowing this e-mail interview. How does it feel to represent Denmark in Manhunt International 2012?        I’m very proud to represent Denmark at this spectacular event! It’s a great opportunity for me to show the rest of the world what Denmark has to offer. Even though Denmark is a small country I still believe that I can be a valid contestant in this competition, and that I will show the positive Danish attitude we are known for. I will represent Denmark in the best manner I can. What three adjectives would your friends use to describe you?   1. Open-minded 2. Hard worker 3. Creative   You speak fluent Chinese after having lived in China. What aspects of C