The new Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 is Angelee Claudett delos Reyes (center), 25, of Olongapo City who was crowned Sunday, May 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. In the photo she is joined by her court (L-R): Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism Bernadette Mae Aguirre of Sta. Maria, Bulacan, Miss Philippines-Water Nancy Leonard from Zamboanga City, Miss Philippines-Air Kimverlyn Suiza from Nagcarlan, Laguna, and Miss Philippines-Fire Alma Cabasal representing PHL-West Coast (USA). Angelee will now represent the Philippines in Miss Earth 2013 pageant to be held in December.
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