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Miss Rwanda 2014

Miss Rwanda 2014 Colombe Akiwacu (C) poses with second runner-up Marlene Umutoniwase (L) and first runner-up  Carmen Akineza   Colombe Akiwacu was crowned Miss Rwanda 2014 in a glamorous ceremony held on Saturday night at Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali.   The teary 19-year old could not believe it as the crowd chanted her name amid ululations.   Akiwacu beat 14 others to the crown and walked away with a grand prize that included a brand new car, a return air ticket to France or Spain and a cash prize of Rwf2 million. It is not known if Akiwacu will compete internationally, but rumor has it that she might be qualified to compete in Miss World 2014 in London in November. If would be the first time that Rwanda will be competing in the world's biggest pageant. Akiwacu in Umushanana traditional wear Source:, 2/24/2014

CB Loves Samantha Dahlborg, Miss Maine USA 2014!

You won Miss Maine USA on your first try. How did that happen? Yes, this was my first pageant ever and I believe that because I had no prior experience, I wasn't stressed about what was to come. I was full of excitement and was purely myself all weekend.  Name three pet peeves. -When people don't use their manners -Animal cruelty -When people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom!  What makes Maine stand out from the other states? Maine is a state to stand out for many reasons: -It is the only state with one syllable -Maine gets all four seasons -Maine has mountains, beaches, fields and woodlands -Maine only borders one other state (New Hampshire) -Joshua L. Chamberlain born in Brewer, Maine received the only battlefield promotion to General during the Civil War. He was also the last Civil War soldier to die of wounds incurred in the War. -Maine produces 99% of all the blueberries in the country making it the single largest producer of blueberries in the U

CB Loves Brittney Palmer, Miss South Dakota USA 2014!

How did you get involved in pageants?  Since a very young age, I’ve  always dreamed of  competing at the Miss USA pageant. Growing up, I  imagined one day that would be me in that sequined evening gown walking on stage. I  have   learned and improved from each pageant experience    I've had   and was fortunate to capture the Miss South Dakota USA crown this year. Name three adjectives that you don't want your friends to describe you.  Three adjectives that I wouldn't want my friends to describe me are: messy, unorganized, and greedy.  How would you promote South Dakota to a visitor? I would tell them that South Dakota is a beautiful grassland state with four distinct seasons. Visitors can enjoy the majestic view of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, Wind Cave National Park and Deadwood. It is also the home of the Sioux Native American tribes. What makes you happy? What makes you sad? What truly makes me happy

Miss Indonesia 2014

Maria Rahajeng , representing Sulawesi Barat (West Sulawesi), was crowned  Miss Indonesia 2014  at the conclusion of the pageant held on 17th February, 2014 at the Hall D2 in the Jakarta International Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia. She will represent Indonesia in the  Miss World 2014  pageant to be held in London in November.  The first runner-up was  Ellen Rachel Aragay  of West Papua and the  second runner-up was  Hanna Sugialam  of East Java.  Miss World 2013 Megan Young (left)  assisted in the coronation of the new queen.

CB Loves Chelsea Reardon, Miss Mississippi USA 2014!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FADIL BERISHA What got you interested in pageants? I started pageants when I was three years old. I won my first competition, and I loved being on stage, so my mom entered me in more. I competed until I was eight years old, and then I decided I wanted to play basketball. I am extremely competitive, so I excelled in both pageantry and basketball. When I was seventeen, I decided I wanted to get back into pageantry to help pay my way through college. I fell in love with it all over again, and I decided to not stop until I made it onto the Miss USA stage! Some people perceive Mississippi as a backward state full of ignorant inhabitants blinded by racism and controlled by poverty. How do you change their negative perception? I think it would be safe to assume that most of those people have never visited Mississippi because if they had, this question would not have any relevance. I have traveled all over the world and have interacted with numerous types o

CB Loves Kadie Latimer, Miss Montana USA 2014!

How did you get involved in pageants? I was approached by someone who I now call my “Paggy Mom” to enter the pageant because she believed I could be the girl to break the 50 year curse of not making the top 15 at Miss USA. After a lot of convincing I entered the Miss MT USA pageant, set goals for myself and took it as a challenge to become a better version of myself throughout this journey. Her confidence in me gave me the strength to jump out of my comfort zone and compete in my first pageant. Tell us - what is so great about Montana and what makes it unique from the other states? Montana is nicknamed treasure state for a reason. This is because of our natural resources like our crystal clear lakes, pristine mountains and breathtaking sunsets! In Montana the elk, deer, and antelope populations outnumber the humans, and no, we do not ride our horses to school! Most of all everyone here is friendly and waves when they drive by! Name three things that irritate you and wh

Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, fatally shot in head during protest

EL CARABOBENO/HANDOUT/EPA A Venezuelan beauty queen and student demonstrator was fatally shot in the head during a political protest, making the fifth fatality from the country's ongoing political turmoil. Genesis Carmona (above), 22, was photographed lying limp in the arms of a man riding a motorcycle after gunfire broke out at Tuesday's protest in the city of Valencia. She was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday afternoon. "How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them killing us?" a relative, who asked not to be named, said. "She only needed one more semester to graduate." Carmona, a stunning brunette who had been studying tourism before her death, according to the relative, had served as 2013 Miss Turismo for her state of Carabobo. Venezuelan beauty queen and student demonstrator Genesis Carmona is seen being evacuated on a motorcycle after being shot in the head d

CB Loves Bridget Brunet, Miss New Hampshire USA 2014!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TODD WARD How does it feel being Miss New Hampshire USA? It honestly hasn’t set in yet. I’m pretty sure I’ve never won anything in my life! I worked so hard to prepare for Miss New Hampshire USA and to have that hard work pay off feels so rewarding. How would your friends describe you? They would describe me as a jokester, extremely loyal and a great listener. What is the best compliment you have ever received? I’ve been told that I’m a very real person. I am myself 100% of the time. What do you think is your strength, and your weakness? I believe my greatest strength is that I am patient and a great listener. My greatest weakness is that I am a perfectionist and have a hard time delegating tasks, especially when it comes to my company. I want every event that I am involved in to go perfectly which means I feel the need to be involved with every detail. It is extremely time consuming so I hope in the future I can learn to pass on dut