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Venezuela wins Miss Tourism International 2014

The last international pageant of the year 2014 took place just before the strike of midnight of December 31st in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Faddya Isabel Halabi, Miss  Venezuela, was crowned Miss Tourism International 2014, making her the first woman from her country to win the title since the pageant began in 1994. Five other candidates were crowned subsidiary titles - all supposedly in equal standing: Miss Thailand - Tourism Queen of the Year  2014   Miss Philippines - Miss Tourism Metropolitan International  2014   Miss China - Miss Cosmopolitan International  2014   Miss Netherlands - Miss Tourism Global International  2014   Miss Vietnam - Miss Southeast Asia  2014   The pageant is run  by the D’ Touch International Sdn Bhd Foundation. Sixty-two countries competed in the 2014 edition. 

Happy New Year 2015 to our Critical Beauty readers!

And we hope that our readers go vegan by expanding their circle of love and compassion to all creatures, humans and non-humans alike! :)

Miss Angola 2015

Whitney Shikongo , representing Huila, 19, was crowned  Miss Angola 2015  on December 21st, 2014 in the capital city of  Luanda.  She will represent Angola in the  Miss Universe 2015  pageant.

Merry Christmas to all Critical Beauty readers!

Fraud alert: Miss Universal Peace and Humanity Organization

An event that was supposed to promote universal peace and understanding ended up causing universal turmoil and chaos instead!   #PageantScams #PageantScandals #StupidPeople #DumbAsses #FoolsForTheCrown UPDATE: February 24, 2015. The Daily Star Lebanon published an article written by Mazin Sidahmed exposing Asra Shahid's husband, Dr. Mohammed Shahid Khan , as a fake goodwill ambassador who is not related with the United Nations Organization as he claims on his website. It also mentions Asra Shahid as the founder of a bogus pageant, Miss Universal Peace and Humanity, and mentions Critical Beauty as the pageant blog that "posted several complaints of potential candidates..." Here's the complete write-up: By Mazin Sidahmed   BEIRUT: An organization that apparently has been posing as a U.N. agency for years has been exposed as fraudulent and accused of providing diplomatic passports to convicts and fugitives. Controversial herb doctor Zein

South Africa crowned Miss World 2014

Photo credit: Miss World Organization Rolene Strauss , a 22-year-old fourth-year medical student from South Africa, was crowned Miss World 2014 Sunday afternoon, December 14, at the ICC Auditorium in London's ExCel Centre. She is the third woman from her country to have won the coveted title ( Penelope Anne Coelen won first in 1958, followed by Anneline Kriel in 1974 who won by default when the original winner, Helen Morgan of the UK, resigned four days after her victory).  Asked why she should be the next Miss World, Strauss replied, "Being proudly South African, I have first-hand experience that unity, respect, forgiveness exists those all the aspirations of the Miss World organization, so it would be amazing to represent an organization that is a beacon of hope all over the world."  The first runner-up is Edina Kulcsár of Hungary and the second runner-up is Elizabeth Safrit of the United States. Completing the top 5 were Courtney Thorpe of Australia and

Where to watch Miss World 2014

The finals of the 2014 Miss World pageant will be shown live on TV all over the world. The show starts at 2:00 PM, Sunday, London time on December 14.  If there is no live telecast in your country, you can watch the live stream on the official Miss World channel on YouTube:   Here's a list of broadcasters that will show the live telecast:

Ex-Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas arrested on alcohol-related charges

Left: Mug shot of Terrin Thomas (Photo credit: Bloomington Police Department). Right: Terrin Thomas as Miss Indiana 2013 (Photo credit: The Miss America Organization) A former Miss Indiana pageant winner was arrested in Bloomington Wednesday on several charges. At 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 300 block of East 8th Street on a report of an intoxicated female knocking on the caller's apartment door for about half an hour. The caller said the female was banging on the door and yelling, "let me in." Officers arrived found Terrin Thomas (photo) still outside of the door. Thomas was won the Miss Indiana pageant in 2013. Bloomington police said Thomas appeared to be intoxicated based upon her slurred speech and abusive attitude toward them. The officer also reported noticing a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Thomas. Thomas was wearing shorts, a long-sleeve shirt and socks. She told police she was looking for her boyfrie

Critical Beauty presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Two Philippine Icons

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONAS YU Critical Beauty website founder and director Rafa Delfin (center) presented the Critical Beauty Lifetime Achievement Award to two icons of Philippine beauty pageant and fashion industries: Rodgil Flores (left), the quintessential and premier beauty queen maker whose team, the Kagandahang Flores, has prepared and mentored countless young women who have won international beauty titles; and Albert Andrada (right), one of the most in demand and talented designers who has dressed high-profile socialites and celebrities, local and abroad. The award presentation took place on December 7 at Manila's Diamond Hotel in conjunction with the website's 10th anniversary celebration attended by loyal Filipino fans and former beauty queens: Nina Ricci Alagao Flores (Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2000), Karen Agustin Ostrea (Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2002), Karla Henry (Miss Earth 2008), and Bea Rose Santiago (Miss International 2013). PHOTOGRAPHY

Miss France 2015

Credit: LAURENTVU/SIPA/1412081041 - SIPA Camille Cerf , Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais, has been crowned Miss France 2015 on December 6th at the Zenith in Orléans. She is 19 and is in her second year of business school. Hinirere Taputu , Miss Tahiti, was runner-up, Charlotte Pirroni , Miss Côte d’Azur, was second runner-up. Malaurie Eugenie , Miss Aquitaine, and Alyssa Wurtz , Miss Alsace, were fourth and fifth. The placings were determined by the viewing public, who made their decision through SMS and telephone voting. The live telecast on TF1 is expected to get near a 40 per cent share once ratings are confirmed. Cerf will represent France in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant to be held in Doral, Florida on January 25, 2015.

India wins Miss Supranational 2014

Asha Bat , 22, of India (center) was crowned Miss Supranational 2014 in Poland last night, defeating over 70 contestants during a grand television production.  Her court includes (from left to right): 4th runner-up  Miss Poland,  Kasia Krzeszowska ;  2nd runner-up Miss Gabon,  Maggaly Nguema ; Bat;  1st runner-up Miss Thailand,  Pla Disramdong; and   3rd runner-up Miss USA,  Allyn Rose. Advancing to top 10 were the delegates from the Czech Republic, Myanmar, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Spain. Completing the top 20 were the representatives from Argentina, Austalia, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and Trinidad & Tobago. Baht was crowned by her predecessor Mutya Datul of the Philippines.

Thailand wins Miss Intercontinental 2014

Photo credit: World Beauty Organization Patraporn Wang of Thailand (center) was crowned  Miss Intercontinental 2014 on December 4 in Magdeburg, Germany. The second runner-up is Kris Tiffany Janson of the Philippines (left) and the 1st runner-up is Jeslie Margal of Cuba. The other three finalists were Misses South Africa, Argentina and Portugal. Originally, a top 5 list was announced, but in an interesting turn of events, pageant officials announced that Miss Philippines tied with Miss Thailand in the semis, thus allowing Thailand to be included in the final 6. Curiously, both countries also share the Continental Queen award for Asia & Oceania. Thailand's sudden and questionable inclusion in the top 6 immediately trended in pageant message boards and disappointed many Filipino fans who were hoping for their country's first Miss Intercontinental crown.  Completing the top 15 were the delegates from   Puerto Rico, Canada, Myanmar, Turkey, Nigeria, Mauritius,

Philippines wins Miss Earth 2014

Hometown girl Jamie Herrell , 20, was crowned Miss Earth 2014 last November 29 at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City. She is the second Filipina to win the coveted crown ( Karla Henry won in 2008).  Her court includes in the photo from left to right: Maira Alexandra Rodriguez of Venezuela (Miss Earth Fire 2014), Herrell, Andre Neu of USA (Miss Earth Air 2014), and Anastasia Trusova of Russia (Miss Earth Water 2014).  Advancing to top 8 were the delegates from the Slovak Republic, Spain, Brazil and Mongolia. Completing the top 16 were the candidates from Colombia, Egypt, Korea, Mexico, Scotland, Tahiti, Thailand and Zambia, The Miss Earth pageant's slogan is "Beauties With A Cause" and seeks to promote environmental causes by working with international ecological organizations to implement a cleaner and safer Earth.