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Miss Costa Rica 2014

Karina Ramos , a 20 year-old student of Public Relations, was crowned  Miss Costa Rica 2014 last night  at Teletica's Marco Picado Studio in San Jose. She will represent her country in Miss Universe 2014 later this year. Runners-up for the Miss Costa Rica 2014 title were Carolina Rodríguez , 24, and Carolina Arias, 24.   Photo credit:

Miss Seychelles 2014

Camilla Estico was crowned Miss Seychelles 2014 last night at the new Savoy Resort and Spa at Beau Vallon. She also won the Miss Talent and Miss Photogenic awards.  The First Princess was Lisa Rose and the Second Princess was Marvel Godley . Twelve young women competed in this year's pageant. Estico will represent the Seychelles in 2014 Miss World pageant to be held in London on December 14th.  Photo credit: Miss Seychelles Organization

Miss Teenager 2013 resigns for being bullied by pageant organizers

SOURCE: FACEBOOK Jasmine Stringer , the reigning Miss Teenager Universe, has resigned because of bullying. Organizers in Guatemala “bullied” her financially, she says. Stringer had fullfilled all her commitments until Miss Teenager Australia organizers Mark Williams and Thelma Rodriguez decided not the hold their competition this year because they’ve moved from Australia to Miami for work. International organizers then told Jasmine, who is 17, that she would have to find her own Australian contestant, pay their entry fee, and also pay her own way to Guatemala, where this year’s competition is to be held. That’s despite her contract including a return trip to the contest where she was to crown her successor. “If you cannot follow he (sic) crown you must give the title to first runner up and in this way we will make a formal statement to publicise the news,” organizer Walter Guillen told her in an email “If you want to follow with the title of Miss Teenager 2013 and c

Miss USA 2014 Pageant Kicks Off in Baton Rouge

The 51 contestants and Erin Brady , Miss USA 2013, onstage at the 2014 Miss USA Welcome Event & Reception at Capitol Park Museum, a Louisiana State Museum, on Thursday, May 29, 2014. They will spend the next two weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the title of Miss USA 2014. The final telecast will air on June 8, 2014 LIVE on NBC at 8/7c from The Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP FOR PICTORIAL COVERAGE, CHECK THE CRITICAL BEAUTY FACEBOOK PAGE ALSO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

New Turkey queens for 2014

Four new Turkish queens for 2014 were crowned during the annual event held at the Star TV Studios in Istanbul on May 27th. The big winner was Amine Gülşe (sitting on the throne), 21, who was crowned Miss Turkey World 2014 and will compete in Miss World 2014 to be held in London on December 14th. The 1st runner-up, Dilan Cicek Deniz , 19, was crowned Miss Turkey Universe 2014. The 2nd runner-up, Aybüke Pusat , was crowned Miss Turkey Earth 2014 and will compete in Miss Earth 2014. Lastly, the 3rd runner-up, Gizem Koçak , was crowned Miss Turkey International 2014 and will compete in Miss International 2014. Amine Gülşe   Dilan Cicek Deniz

Miss Barbados World 2014

Zoé Trotman  (2nd from right) was crowned  Miss Barbados World 2014  at the Hilton Barbados Resort in Bridgetown on May 24th, 2014.  She will compete in  Miss World 2014  pageant scheduled for December 14 in London, England. In the photo, Trotman is flanked by (L-R) her 2nd runner-up Shakela Bellamy , 1st runner-up Melanie Mark , and the current Miss World 2013 Megan Young who assisted in the coronation.  The new queen poses with her court, her predecessor Regina Ramjit (to her right), Miss World Megan Young, and the rest of the eight young women who competed in this year's pageant. Photo credits: Miss Barbados World Online Facebook page

Miss Universe Canada 2014

Chanel Beckenlehner, 26, of Caledon, Ontario was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2014  at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts   in Toronto on May 24th. She will compete in Miss Universe 2014 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Her court includes 1st runner-up K eshia Papasin , 2nd runner-up Lauren Howe , 3rd runner-up Sarah Ainsley , and 4th runner-up Nicole Lacz . Beckenlehner represented Canada at the 2009 Miss International where she landed in the top 15. 

Bolivia wins Miss Progress International 2014

Arantza Barba , 24, from Santa Cruz de  la Sierra,  Bolivia was crowned Miss Progress International 2014 in Puglia, Italy on May 18. Three sub-titles were awarded respectively to  Darline Marie Exume of Haiti, Miss Human Rights 2014; to  Jorreni Marcon of Brazil, Miss Progress Health 2014; and to  Esterina Rumè of Italy, Miss Cultural Integration 2013. Sweden's  Dorotha Bartlewska won the most popular Internet votes. The pageant boasts itself as " the only competition in the world that emphasizes the role of women for their social commitment." Arantza's platform is to ban the use of plastic bags. The first pageant took place in 2010, but no pageants were held from 2011 to 2013. According to pageant organizer Giuseppe Borillo , the pageant did not materialize in 2011 because of "extremely serious health problems suffered by the President". In 2012, there was no pageant because Christine Huang from Taiwan "did not fulfill a signed agreem

New Guatemala queens for 2014

New Guatemalan queens were crowned last night at  Mini Magic Kingdom in Guatemala City .   Ana Luisa Montufar Urritia (center), 20, is  Miss Universe Guatemala 2014.  Keyla Lisbeth Bermudez Nu ñ ez (right), 22, is Miss World Guatemala 2014.  Claudia Maria Herrera Morales (left), 21, is  Miss International Guatemala 2014. Ana Luisa Montufar Urritia Keyla Lisbeth Bermudez Nu ñ ez Claudia Maria Herrera Morales

Miss Universe Thailand 2014

Weluree Ditsayabut, 22,  was crowned  Miss Universe Thailand 2014  on May 17th, 2014 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon in Bangkok. She will represent Thailand in the  Miss Universe 2014  pageant. The first runner-up was  Pimbongkod Chankaew  and the second runner-up was  Sunannipar Kritsanasuwan .

Miss World Canada 2014

Annora Bourgeault of Regina, Saskatchewan was crowned Miss World Canada 2014 at the annual pageant’s closing gala Sunday night in Surrey. Bourgeault wowed judges and the crowd at the Bell Performing Arts Centre late Sunday night, beating out 40 other finalists. Bourgeault will represent Canada at the Miss World pageant, which welcomes contestants from over 120 countries. The beauty queen took to Facebook to thank her fans and supporters. “I am so thankful, shocked, and excited to tell all of you that I have been crowned Miss World Canada 2014,” she posted to  her Facebook page  Sunday night. “I will never be able to express the gratitude I have for all of your support this past year on this journey, you all made this happen and for that I am truly thankful.” Miss World Canada, which bills itself as a philanthropic pageant, raises funds for Variety children’s charity. Source:, 5/12/2014

Miss Philippines Earth 2014

(Photo by Francis Malasig/European Pressphoto Agency) Jamie Herrell of Cebu City was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2014 during the beauty pageant's grand coronation night held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night. The 19-year-old beauty from the Queen City of the South is an animal rights advocate, according to the Miss Philippines Earth website. "My environmental advocacy is anti-animal cruelty. Because I have seen how some people treat animals in a wrong way and I believe animals should be treated with love or at least in a proper manner," she said. During the question-and-answer portion, Herrell was asked by former Akbayan lawmaker Risa Hontiveros, "Do you think that we, human beings, have been good children to Mother Earth?" Herrell answered: "Honestly, in my opinion, we haven’t been good children. In fact, I believe that we are the number one cause of her problems, we are the reason why we're having climate change, and

Miss World El Salvador 2014 & Miss Universe El Salvador 2014

Larissa Vega was crowned Nuestra Belleza El Salvador Mundo 2014 (Miss World El Salvador 2014) on May 2nd  at the Studio 5 of Telecorporación Salvadoreña in San Salvador. She will compete in Miss World 2014 pageant to be held in November in an unconfirmed location. At the same event, Patricia Murillo, 21, from San Salvador was crowned Miss Universe El Salvador 2014. She will compete in Miss Universe 2014 whose date and venue are still to be confirmed.

Miss Finland 2014 and Miss Universe Finland 2014

Bea Toivonen , from Jyväskylä was crowned Miss Finland 2014 Sunday night. She will compete in Miss Universe 2014 pageant whose date and venue are still to be confirmed. Bea is the second generation of her family to win the title, as her mother Marja Kinnunen was Miss Finland back in 1985. At the same event,  24-year-old  Krista Haapalainen  from Helsinki was crowned  Miss Maailma Suomi 2014 (Miss World Finland 2014). She will compete in Miss World 2014 to be held sometime in November in an unconfirmed location.

CB Loves Caroline Lunny, Miss Massachusetts USA 2014!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FADIL BERISHA How does it feel being Miss Massachusetts 2014? I feel like such a grown up! When I was Miss Massachusetts Teen USA in 2008, I remember looking up to Jessica Rafalowski, Amy Diaz, Jackie Bruno, and so many of the other Miss girls from that year. Now it’s my turn to play in the big leagues. Name three things that you value most in life and why. 1)    Great acting. I love being moved by an honest and great performance.  2) Traveling adventures. It’s so important to see the world. I learn so much from traveling and observing other cultures.  3) Friends and family. Otherwise none of this is worth it. Describe your idea of happiness. My mom and I caught a flight to Philly on our way out of Atlantic City. It’s on my bucket list to travel to all 50 states (I’ve been to 25) but I cannot check a place off the list unless I have done something there- simply driving through doesn’t count. We ran as fast as we could across the lawn

Miss Nepal 2014

Subin Limbu from Dharan, Sunsari has been crowned Fanta Miss Nepal 2014 on Friday. Prinsa Shrestha from Kathmandu was crowned first runner up while Sony Rajbhandari from Pokhara was crowned second runner up.  Limbu will represent Nepal in the Miss World 2014 while Rajbhandari and Shrestha will compete in  Miss Earth 2014 and Miss International 2014 respectively. Source:, 5/2/2014