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Miss Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado and sister found dead

Maria Jose Alvarado , 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad , 23, had not been seen since 13 November, said beauty pageant organiser Eduardo Zablah . Both were last spotted leaving a party in the Santa Barbara region and four people have been questioned over the pair's disappearance, including Maria Alvarado's boyfriend.  Honduran police chief Jose Coello confirmed: "Four people are under arrest. They include the owner of the party venue and Sofia Trinidad's boyfriend. They are being investigated." Alvarado was crowned Miss Honduras World 2014 on 26 April in San Pedro Sula, Cortes, and was set to compete in the Miss World competition in London on 14 December. San Pedro Sula has been described by some as the murder capital of the world with over 1,200 murders a year among a population of almost one million people. This week, the pair's mother, Teresa, pleaded to God to release the girls from their unknown circumstances. "Open yo

Miss Colombia 2014

Ariadna Gutierrez was elected Miss Colombia 2014 on Monday, becoming the first representative of the state of Sucre to ever win the award. She is expected to compete in 2016 Miss Universe pageant. The 20-year-old professional model was voted new Miss Colombia during the National Beauty Contest gala held in Cartagena. At the coronation ceremony, she received a near perfect 9,9 note. She was elected out of 26 candidates. It is the first time in the history of the pageant that the top prize was given to a candidate from the Sucre state at the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. In one of the most-watched annual events in Colombia, the jury elected Natalia Ochoa (Antioquia) as the first runner-up, Jesica Paola Castañeda (Cauca) as the second runner-up, and Viviana Davila (Bogota) as the third runner-up. Gutierrez, who was hotly tipped for the grand prize before the ceremony, was born on December 25, 1994 in Sincelejo. She is 5’8″ tall and her “dimensions” are 33-24-35. A Co

Miss Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado Reported Missing Ahead of Pageant

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (CNN) -- A Honduran beauty queen has disappeared days before the start of the Miss World pageant. Investigators are searching for Miss Honduras World María José Alvarado Muñoz  (above) and her sister, who went missing on Thursday, police in the Central American country said Sunday. Family members reported their disappearance on Saturday, police said. Eduardo Zablah, director of the pageant in Honduras, told CNN affiliate Televicentro that the sisters were last seen getting into a vehicle after attending a party last week. Contestants from more than 120 countries are scheduled to start arriving in London this week for early rounds of the Miss World pageant. They'll face off in a final round on December 14. Alvarado, a 19-year-old student from Santa Bárbara, Honduras, describes herself as an aspiring diplomat who enjoys playing volleyball and soccer in her spare time, according to a profile of her on the pageant's website. She beat 18 c

Getting To Know Pernille Sørensen - Miss World Denmark 2014

Pernille Sørensen  was crowned Miss World Denmark 2014 in Copenhagen on October 4, 2014. She will represent Denmark in the upcoming 2014 Miss World pageant to be held in London, England on December 14, 2014. Critical Beauty would like to thank Pernille and her national director, Lisa Lents, for granting us this interview and wishes her the best of luck at Miss World!   Who is the real Pernille Sørensen?       The real Pernille Sørensen is a young woman living in a city called Aalborg which is the fourth largest city in Denmark. Her closest family contains her wonderful parents and her beautiful little sister, Kristina, with whom she has a very close relationship.      Pernille has a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, and at the moment, she is studying at Aalborg University, where she is getting her Master of Science in Public Health.      Pernille lives an active lifestyle and it is very important to her to work out regularly and eat healthy. She is very passionat

Puerto Rico wins Miss International 2014

     Valerie Hernandez, a 21-year-old student and model from San Juan, of Puerto Rico has been crowned   Miss International 2014  at the pageant's  54th annual event held November 11 at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. She is the second woman from her country to have won the coveted title ( Laurie Simpson won in 1987). Top five: Hernandez (center) poses with first runner-up, Colombia's Zuleika Suárez ( far left), second runner-up, Thailand's Punika Kulsoontornrut ( far right), third runner-up, United Kingdom's Victoria Tooby (second from left) and fourth runner-up, Finland's Milla Romppanen (second from right) Completing the top 10 semifinalists were the delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama and Indonesia. Colombia won two special awards (Miss Friendship, Best Dresser), Indonesia won Best National Costume, France won Miss Perfect Body, and India won Miss Internet Beauty. 73 young women competed in this year's edition o

Miss Ukraine Universe 2014 Anna Andres replaced by her 1st runner-up Diana Garkusha

           In a press conference yesterday. the Miss Ukraine Universe Organization announced that the current Miss Universe Ukraine 2014,  Anna Andres (above), has stepped down from her title as Miss Ukraine Universe 2014 due to school obligations. Her 1st runner-up, Diana Garkusha from Kharkov has been promoted to Miss Ukraine Universe 2014 and will representing the Ukraine at Miss Universe 2014-2015 in Doral, Florida on January 25, 2015.      Watch the video from the press conference:      Andres is the second Miss Universe 2014 contestant to have stepped down from her position. Just last week, Miss Universe China 2014 Nora Xu was replaced by her 1st runner-up, Karen Hu , citing school obligations as well. Diana Garkusha is the new Miss Ukraine Universe 2014

Miss Universe China 2014 Nora Xu replaced by her 1st runner-up Karen Hu

 Nora Xu                                         Karen Hu            This morning,  Yue-Sai Kan , President and National Director of Miss Universe China, announced that  Nora X u has relinquished her title as Miss China 2014.  As she is only 19 and continuing her college education, her parents did not want her to suspend her schooling to fulfill her duties.        The organization wishes Nora all the best in her future career, but is also excited to welcome  Karen Hu  (HU Yanliang) as the new Miss China.  Karen is 24 years old, 1.80 m tall and a graduate of the Beijing Film Academy.  She is an accomplished athlete and photographer, with her own studio in Beijing, and has graced numerous magazine editorials and high fashion runways in China. Karen is also fluent in English.  She is currently training in Shanghai and will travel to New York for a month of preparation in December.      Here is a link to the letter that is being distributed to our sponsors and friends, a

Bolivia wins Hispanic American Queen 2014 (Reina Hispanoamericana 2014)

Bolivia's Romina Rocamonje , 21, was crowned Hispanic American Queen (Reina Hispanoamericana) 2014 Saturday night in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She will also represent Bolivia in the 63rd edition of Miss Universe to be held in Doral, Florida on January 25, 2015.  Her court includes 1st runner-up Andrea Lira of Venezuela, 2nd runner-up Inés Panchano of Ecuador, 3rd runner-up Carolyne Desert of Miss Haiti, 4th runner-up was Luly Gallimore Campos  of Panama; 5th runner-up Cindy Clavijo of Colombia, 6th runner-up Raquel Benetti of Brazil, and 7th runner-up Laura Melisa Mejía of Curaçao