U.S. rep for Miss Intercontinental 2013 selected

The new Miss United States Intercontinental 2013 is Chrissy Reynoso (center) who was crowned at Hilton Houston Post Oak in Houston on June 29, 2013. She will represent the U.S. in Miss Intercontinental 2013 later this year. Her court includes from left to right:  3rd Runner-Up Miss Mississippi Intercontinental Jazmyn Jones,  1st Runner-Up Miss Georgia Intercontinental McKenzie Beach2nd Runner-Up Miss California Intercontinental Mary Maldonado, and 4th Runner-Up Miss Ohio Intercontinental Jordan Brown. (Photo by Kevin Hoehne)

Chrissy Reynoso

The day before (June 28th), three separate pageants were held at the same venue: Miss T.E.E.N. United States 2013, Miss T.E.E.N. 2013, and JR T.E.E.N. United States 2013:

 The new Miss T.E.E.N. United States 2013 is Ashley Southern (center) of Idaho who is flanked by her court (L-R): 4th Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N. Connecticut Sydney West (she is the younger sister of the current Miss Teen USA Logan West), 1st Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N. Alabama Carmella Rauth, 2nd Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N. California Emily Shah, and 3rd Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N. North Carolina Allison Howel.  (Photo by Kevin Hoehne)

 The new Miss T.E.E.N. 2013 is Astrid Diaz, 18, of Puerto Rico. Her court includes (L-R):
3rd Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N United States, 1st Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N. United Kingdom, 2nd Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N. Scotland and 4th Runner-Up Miss T.E.E.N.Brazil.
(Photo by Kevin Hoehne)

 The new JR. T.E.E.N. UNITED STATES 2013 is Kaylyn Slevin of Nevada. The 1st Runner-Up  is from California, (left) and the 2nd Runner-Up is from Pennsylvania (right). (Photo by Kevin Hoehne)

All four pageants are owned and run by Gaspar Cruz .


Miss World Spain 2013 crowned

Elena Ibarbia Jiménez, 18, representing Pais Vasco, was crowned Miss World Spain 2013 at Lago Martiánez Complex in Puerto de la Cruz in the island of Tenerife on June 29th, 2013. The beauty from Donostia, Basque Country will represent Spain at the upcoming Miss World 2013 pageant in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 28.  The first runner-up was Inés Baquera and the second runner-up was Cristina Mesa PostigoThis is the first edition of Miss World Spain pageant under the leadership of Guillermo Escobar, the president of Be Beautiful Spain and also the national director of Miss World in Spain. Escobar took over the license from the now defunct Miss España pageant.

U.S. rep for Miss International 2013 selected

Andrea Neu, representing Coloradowas crowned Miss U.S. International 2013 at the Osceola High School Theater in Kissimmee on June 29th, 2013. She will represent the United States in Miss International 2013 pageant to be held in Japan in September.

Road to Miss America 2014: Delaware, Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, South Dakota, Alaska, Kentucky, California, Virginia, Colorado, Louisiana

New state queens were crowned this past weekend. All will compete in Miss America 2014 pageant to be held in Atlantic City in September.

The new Miss Delaware 2013 is Rebecca Jackson

The new Miss Massachusetts 2013 is Amanda Narciso

The new Miss Illinois 2013 is Brittany Smith

The new Miss Oregon 2013 is Allison Cook

The new Miss South Dakota 2013 is Tessa Dee

The new Miss Alaska 2013 is Michelle Taylor

The new Miss Kentucky 2013 is Jenna Day

The new Miss California 2013 is Crystal Lee

The new Miss Virginia 2013 is Desiree Williams

The new Miss Colorado 2013 is Meg Karlos

The new Miss Louisiana 2013 is Jaden Leach

New Suriname queens crowned for 2013

Jaleeza Weibolt, 21, was crowned Miss Tropical Beauties Suriname 2013 last Saturday, June 29th, at the Ballroom of Hotel Tora Rica. Weibolt will represent Suriname at Miss Supranational in Belarus later this year. The first runner-up was Janet van Klaveren (left) who will represent Suriname in Miss International 2013 to be held in Japan in November. Kyran Rampersad (right) was the second runner-up. Eleven young women competed in the pageant.


New Paraguay queens for 2013 crowned

Four new Paraguay queens were crowned on June 27 in Asuncion during the Nuestra Belleza Paraguay 2013 pageant. The new Miss Universe Paraguay 2013 is María Guadalupe González Talavera, 21, who will compete in Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia on November 9. The new Miss World Paraguay 2013 is Coral Ruiz Reyes, 22, who will compete in Miss World 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 28. 

Other major winners include Miss International Paraguay 2013 Marta Raviolo who will compete in Miss International 2013 in Japan in September, and Miss Earth Paraguay 2013 Karen Duarte who will compete in Miss Earth 2013 in the Philippines in December.

Minor winners include:

Laura Garcete - Miss Continentes Unidos 2013

Zulma Galeano - Miss Tourism Queen International 2013
Daisy Lezcano  - Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2013
Agustina Mendoza - Reina Mundial de la Piña Paraguay 2013
Leticia Caceres - 1st Princess
Lilian Fragueda - 2nd Princess

Visit the Official Facebook page of The Perfect Miss - Paraguay to see pictures from the event.


Miss Bermuda 2013 crowned

Young model Katherine Arnfield was last night named as Miss Bermuda.
After a three-hour competition, where seven young beauties showcased their best and brightest traits at Fairmont Southampton, Ms Arnfield was handed the top spot.
She sparkled in a gold sequinned ball gown and stunning necklace and earrings and beamed from ear to ear after the announcement was made.
Miss Arnfield was also voted the People's Choice Award in a recent BerNews poll.
Moments after winning, the 17-year-old said it felt "very surreal". She told The Royal Gazette: "I don't actually believe it's happening. I am just so proud of myself and feel so lucky and can't believe this is happening to me. It feels like I am in a dream.
"I never expected to get this far," she added.
The pageant winner has been modelling for the past few years and had the privilege of appearing on the world stage at London Fashion Week 2011 and 2012.

Arnfield will represent Bermuda in 2013 Miss World in Indonesia in September.

Source: Royal Gazette, Bermuda, 6/24/2013

Photo by Mikaela Ian Pearman

Miss Austria 2013 crowned

The new Miss Austria 2013 is Ena Kadic, 23, from Tyrol who was crowned June 23rd at the Casino Barden, in Niederösterreich. The 1st runner-up is Doris Hoffman (left) from Upper Austria and the 2nd runner-up is Jacqueline Sappert from Vienna. Kadic will represent Austria in 2013 Miss World pageant to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 28.


Road to Miss America 2014: New queens for New Mexico, Wyoming, Georgia, Tennessee, Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Arizona, Utah, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Indiana

New state queens were crowned this past weekend. They will represent their respective states in Miss America 2014 pageant in Atlantic City in September.

The new Miss New Mexico 2013 is Alexis Duprey. Duprey was Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2009.

The new Miss Wyoming 2013 is Rebecca Podio.

The new Miss Georgia 2013 is Carly Mathis.

The new Miss Tennessee 2013 is Shelby Thompson.

The new Miss Vermont 2013 is Jeanelle Achee.

The new Miss Maine 2013 is Kristin Korda.

The new Miss Ohio 2013 is Heather Wells.

The new Miss Arizona 2013 is Jennifer Smestad.

The new Miss Utah 2013 is Ciera Pekarcik.

The new Miss Wisconsin 2013 is Paula Mae Kuiper.

The new Miss Connecticut 2013 is Kaitlyn Tarpey.

The new Miss Maryland 2013 is Christina Denny.

The new Miss North Carolina 2013 is Johna Edmonds.

The new Miss Indiana 2013 is Terrin Tomas.


Atlantic City trying to make Miss America a year-round draw to resort, shopping areas

Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With the Miss America pageant returning this September, Atlantic City is trying to make it a year-round draw rather than a two-week attraction at the end of the summer.
The Miss America Organization and Atlantic City tourism officials on Friday unveiled pageant-themed attractions designed to draw visitors all year.
They include a walking tour and window-front exhibits of pageant history, replicas of Miss America memorabilia such as crowns, gowns, sashes and scepters, a video booth to record pageant memories and places to pose for Miss America-related photos.
Still to come is a Miss America attraction on the Boardwalk.
“It was really an initiative to show people that summer is never over in Atlantic City,” said Liza Cartmell, president of the Atlantic City Alliance, the new marketing arm of the casinos. “Our best weather is really in the fall. Miss America brings thousands and thousands of visitors to Atlantic City, visitors who otherwise never would have come to Atlantic City.”
The goal is to keep them returning and interested in the pageant — and all the resort’s other attractions — throughout the year.
One attraction is the Road To The Crown, a walking tour starting at the Sheraton hotel, where Miss America memorabilia, replica crowns, gowns and sashes are on display, and continuing for blocks to the Boardwalk. A downloadable app will assist the self-guided tour, but brochures are available for the digitally challenged.
The Rose Walk Journey will wind through the city’s downtown outlet shopping district.
Sidewalk plaques about specific Miss America winners and the history of the pageant have been installed, and a Miss America Through The Decades windows display of pageant history is ready as well.
The nationally broadcast pageant will be held in Boardwalk Hall Sept. 15.
Mallory Hagan, the current Miss America whose reign will be cut short by four months due to the pageant returning to its traditional September date from January, said she is excited about its return to New Jersey.
“I can’t wait to be here in September and walk the long runway,” she said.
Source: Associated Press, 6/21/2013

Hungary reps for Miss World & Miss Universe 2013 crowned / 3rd placer refuses Miss Hungary Intercontinental title

The new Miss Universe Hungary 2013 is Rebeka Kárpáti (left), 18, who was crowned Friday night in Budapest along with the new Miss World Hungary 2013, Annamária Rákosi (right), 21. Scandal erupted  during the live telecast when the 3rd placer, Korinna Kocsis, refused the Miss Hungary Intercontinental 2013 crown and title because she had expected to win either one of the two major titles (World or Universe). Kocsis, who represented Hungary in Miss Earth 2009, immediately took to Facebook to express her disappointment, hinting that the pageant had been rigged, while at the same time congratulating the two winners. Kocsis  Watch the video of Kocsis's dramatic renunciation of her title.

Seconds after she was named Miss Hungary Intercontinental, Korinna Kocsis tells the hosts that they can basically take the Miss Hungary Intercontinental title and shove it, 'cause it ain't good enough for her! lol

Annamária Rákosi

Rebeka Kárpáti

Korinna Kocsis


Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina 2013 crowned

The new Miss Bosnia & Herzegovina 2013 is Sanda Gutic who was crowned June 20th. She will represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Miss World 2013 pageant to be held in Bali, Indonesia on September 28. The first runner-up is Husneta Tupkovic and the second runner-up is Jelena Stevanovic.