Francisco Escobar Javier Parra, a 21-year-old Business Administration student from Cali, Colombia, was selected as the Mr. World 2012 on Nov. 24 at Kent Event Centre in Maidstone, Kent, England. His court includes 1st runner-up Andrew Wolff of the Philippines and 2nd runner-up Leo Delaney of Ireland. Completing the top 10 were the delegates from Lebanon, Belgium, England, Croatia, Vietnam, Canada and Peru. The last time the pageant was held was in 2010 with 74 entries. This year, over 30 countries withdrew and dropped the total number of entries to 48.
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