Fatma-Zohra Sabrine Chouib, 20, from Bab El Oued was crowned Miss Algeria 2014 on September 6 in Algiers. She will compete in Miss World 2014 to be held in London on December 14. Geneviève de Fontenay, the ex-director of Miss France who served as a judge, caused quite a stir when she inadvertently said "French Algeria" while on stage (Algeria is an independent country and was a former French colony). In protest, the country's Telecommunications Minister, Fatla-Zohra Derdouri, left the ballroom, followed by other VIPs. De Fontenay later clarified herself by saying, "I didn't mean to say French Algeria. I meant to say that I have always wanted a Miss France of Maghreb (Northern Africa) origin." Yeah, whatever you say, Ginny!
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