Two new Aruban queens were crowned yesterday. Digene Zimmerman from Orangestad (left) is the new Miss Aruba 214 She will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant whose date and venue will be announced by pageant owner Donald Trump soon. Joitza Henriquez (right) was crowned Miss Aruba World 2014 and will compete in Miss World 214 to be held in London on December 14.
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