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Miss Universe Norway 2013

Mari Ekeløf Chauhan  was crowned  Miss Universe Norway 2013  on September 28th, 2013 at the Scandic Fornebu Hotel in Oslo. Thirteen women competed in this year's pageant. The 24-year-old beauty will represent Norway 2013 in Miss Universe 2013  pageant in Moscow, Russia on November 9.

Miss Universe China 2013

Ye Jin  (Kim Jin Ye) was crowned  Miss Universe China 2013  on September 28th, 2013 at the Shanghai Jing An Shangri-La Hotel. The 25-year-old beauty will represent China in Miss Universe 2013  pageant, scheduled for November 9th 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Y e Jin’s court includes first runner-up   Lillian Liu , second runner-up is  Alano Wang , third runner-up   Shanshan Zhang   and  fourth runner-up   Jennifer Wei .   Ye Jin had competed in the Miss World China 2009, 2011 and 2013 pageants but did not place in any of them. One would think that she had picked the wrong pageant to compete in!

Miss Brazil Universe 2013

Jakelyne Oliveira  was crowned   Miss Brazil Universe 2013  Saturday night, September 28th, 2013 in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state. Twenty-five young women competed in this year's pageant. Oliveira, 22, will represent Brazil in  Miss Universe 2013  pageant to be held in Moscow, Russia on November 9. Oliveira is a pageant veteran, having won the Miss Globe International crown in 2012. 

Philippines wins Miss World 2013

     For the first time in the 63-year-long history of the Miss World pageant, the Philippines - a pageant-crazy nation - won the coveted crown in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday evening, September 28. Megan Young , a 23-year-old aspiring filmmaker born in the United States, was crowned by outgoing titleholder Wenxia Yu of China  at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. Young's court includes 1st runner-up Marine Lorphelin of France and 2nd runner-up  Naa Okailey Shooter Ghana. The remaining three finalists were Sancler Frantz of Brazil, Elena Ibarbia of Spain, and Maroua Kharbouch of Gibraltar who had won the People's Champion Award (via public online voting).      Completing the top 10 were Eric Victoria Holland of Australia, Gina Hargitay of Jamaica, Vania Larissa of Indonesia, Kirsty Heslewood of England, and Ishani Shrestha of Nepal.   Included in the top 20 were the delegates from Aruba, Belgium, Canada, Dominica Republic, India, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine,

Miss Tanzania 2014

Happiness Watimanya  was crowned  Redd’s Miss Tanzania 2013  at Mlimani Conference Hall in Dar-es-Salaam on September 21st, 2013. The beauty from Dodoma is 19 years old and will represent Tanzania in  Miss World to be held next year at a place to be announced later.  The first runner-up was  Latifa Mohamed  and the second runner-up was  Clara Bayo .

Miss Universe Slovenia 2013

Nina Đurđević  (Nina Djurdjevic) was crowned  Miss Universe Slovenia 2013  on September 21st, 2013 in Portorož, in the Municipality of Piran in the southwestern Slovenia. With the title, Nina walks away with a scholarship worth 20,000 euros for Economy and Management at University in Zagreb. She will also represent Slovenia in Miss Universe 2013  pageant to be held in Moscow, Russia on November 9th.

Miss Bulgaria Universe 2013

Veneta Kristeva  (Veneta Krŭsteva) was crowned  Miss Bulgaria Universe 2013   on September 22, 2013 at the Sofia Event Center in Sofia. The 21-year-old beauty from Sofia will represent Bulgaria in  Miss Universe 2013   pageant scheduled for November 9th, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Miss Universe Ethiopia 2013

Mhadere Tigabe has been crowned Miss Universe Ethiopia 2013 after winning the final contest held on Friday evening at the Radisson Blu hotel in Addis Ababa on Friday, Sept. 20th.  Mhadere will represent Ethiopia at the upcoming Miss Universe competition in Moscow, Russia on November 9th, 2013. \

Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago 2013

Catherine Miller , 21, was crowned  Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2013  on September 21, 2013. She will represent Trinidad and Tobago in  Miss Universe 2013  pageant on November 9th in Moscow, Russia.  The first runner-up was  Jessica Didier  and the second runner-up was  Sarah Radday . 

Miss Universe Curaçao 2013

Eline de Pool  was crowned  Miss Universe Curaçao 2013  at the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort in Willemstad on September 21st, 2013. The 19-year-old beauty will represent Curaçao in  Miss Universe 2013  pageant in Mosco, Russia on November 9th.   Eline's court includes first runner-up  Stephany Francisca  and second runner-up  Yolanda Smallegange .

Mister China 2013

Say hello to model and chef, Mister  China 2013   Zeyong Tan. Zeyong Tan of DongAn, 24, was elected as Mister China 2013 under the new directorship of Adam Lee. He will be representing  China  at the 2013 Mister International Competition in  Indonesia  this November.                                         During his spare time, Zeyong enjoys going to the gym, cooking, petting dogs, dancing and motorcycling. The newly elected Mister China is also a chef , having graduated from a cooking institute in Guangzhou. Thanks to Adam Lee of Charm Press for this info.

Miss Universe Argentina 2013

20-year old Brenda Gonzalez (Miss Santa Fe) was crowned  Miss Universo Argentina 2013 during the  Feria Internacional de Turismo   in “La Rural” in Buenos Aires on September 14th.  She will now represent Argentina at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant on November 9th in Moscow, Russia.  The 1st and 2nd runner-ups were Maria Jose Leiva ( Miss Caba) and Maria Elliot (Miss Chaco).  

Miss Mongolia 2013

Namshir Anu was crowned Miss Mongolia 2013 last September 13th at the State Academic Drama Theatre in Ulaan Bataar. She will now represent Mongolia in Miss International 2013. The1st runner-up is Bat-Erdene Nomin-Erdene who will compete in Miss World Tourism 2013 to be held in Equatorial Guinea and the 2nd runner-up is Buyantogtokh Battogtokh who will compete in World Miss University 2013 in Seoul, Korea. The national pageant  is produced by the Miss Mongolia Organization.

Nigerian wins World Muslim beauty pageant 2013

Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria was crowned World Muslimah 2013 (REUTERS) A Nigerian woman tearfully prayed and recited Koranic verses as she won a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women in the Indonesian capital Wednesday, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger. The 20 finalists, who were all required to wear headscarves, put on a glittering show for the final of Muslimah World, strolling up and down a catwalk in elaborately embroidered dresses and stilettos. But the contestants from six countries were covered from head to foot, and as well as beauty they were judged on how well they recited Koranic verses and their views on Islam in the modern world. After a show in front of an audience of mainly religious scholars and devout Muslims, a panel of judges picked Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola from Nigeria as the winner. While the event in a Jakarta shopping mall paled in comparison to Miss World on the resort island of Bali, in which scores

France to ban 'sexualised' child beauty pageants?

© ThinkStock The French Senate voted early Wednesday to ban beauty pageants for children under 16 – and to impose up to two years in prison and steep fines for adults who try to enter children into such a contest. By  FRANCE 24   It looks like the French won’t be getting their version of  “Little Miss Sunshine”  or  “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”  anytime soon. France’s Senate voted early Wednesday to ban beauty pageants for children under 16, and to punish any adult who tries to enter a child into such a contest with up to two years in prison and a steep 30,000-euro fine. The amendment is part of a broader bill on women’s rights, which will now proceed to the National Assembly, French Parliament’s lower house, for debate and another vote. The senators who voted in favour of the measure argue that it will protect children from being prematurely “sexualised” through the use of heavy make-up and often provocative attire. The amendment was prompted by a a pa

Miss Universe Guam 2013

Alixes Scott  was crowned  Miss Universe Guam 2013  at the Hyatt Regency Guam in Tamuning on September 16th, 2013. The 18-year-old beauty will represent Guam in the upcoming  Miss Universe 2013  pageant on November 9th in Moscow, Russia. Runner-up Lirone Veskler earned the second top score by judges to be crowned Miss International Guam. The 20 year-old will fly to Japan to represent the island in Miss International 2013 pageant in December.

New York crowned Miss America 2014

(Photo: Mel Evans, AP) Miss America returned to Atlantic City for the first time in six years to crown a new 2014 winner. "Atlantic City has survived Hurricane Sandy!" said  Good Morning America 's Lara Spencer , who co-hosted the ABC show with Chris Harrison. And now it has survived the mother of all beauty pageants. After a night of big numbers, long evening gowns, tight swimsuit strutting, dancing, singing and, yes, answering those tough judges' questions (including ones about Miley Cyrus and Syria!), the 53 Miss America contestants (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) were narrowed down to one winner. Miss New York Nina Davuluri , 24, from Syracuse, sashayed off with the tiara and the $50,000 scholarship cash. She performed a Bollywood fusion dance (after missing her cue at first) and answered a question about plastic surgery. ("Be confident in who you are!") She said she hopes to become a doctor, l