The new Miss World Philippines 2014 is Valerie Clacio Weigmann, 24, who was crowned October 12 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. She was the heavy favorite for the title. She will now represent her country in the Miss World 2014 pageant in London on December 14th. Her court includes 1st runner-up Lorraine Kendrickson, 2nd runner-up Nelda Ibe, 3rd runner-up Nicole Donesa, and 4th runner-up Rachel Louise Peters. Weigmann was crowned by the current Miss World Megan Young from the Philippines.
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