The new Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2013 is Yaritza Reyes, 18, representing Elias Piña, who was crowned August 4 in the city of Punta Cana. The 1st runner-up was Anyelina Sánchez (Miss Distrito Capital) and the 2nd runner-up was Alma Álvarez (Miss Samaná). Reyes will represent the Dominican Republic in Miss Universe 2013, in Moscow, Russia, on November 9.
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