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Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2015

Clarissa Molina , a 23-year-old model representing the province of Espaillat, was crowned Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2015 in Santo Domingo on August 30th. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed.  The representative of San Francisco de Macorís, Sofhinel Báez , was crowned eina Hispanoamericana 2015 whereas Miss La Altagracia, Jennifer Pichardo , was crowned Miss Continente Unido 2015.

Miss Universe Jamaica 2015

Sharlene Radlein was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2015 on August 29th in St. Andrew's Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Radlein was crowned by outgoing queen Kaci Fennell who was fourth runner-up in Miss Universe 2014 pageant. Radlein will now represent her country in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be announced.

China's representative for Miss Supranational 2015 selected

Miss Yangtze River, Jiachang Song , 20, was crowned Miss China 2015 during the annual Miss China Landscape Pageant in the city of Guangzhou. The final featured 22 representatives from all over the mainland China and overseas Chinese community. The winner is a student of Sports University who enjoys horse riding, swimming and dancing. she is scheduled to represent China in the 2015 Miss Supranational Pageant in Poland at the end of year. During her reign Miss China is expected to promote fur-free fashion and making appearances nationwide. Thanks to Adam Lee for this information.

Miss Universe Ghana 2015 crowned, but results may have been rigged

Hilda Akua , 26, was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2015 on August 29 in Accra. She will now represent Ghana at the next edition of Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have not been confirmed. Akua was born in Ghana but moved to Toronto, Canada where she lived for 5 years and later moved to Texas where she went to college. Akua is a pageant veteran, having won Miss Ghana USA in 2012 and was the second runner-up at Miss Africa USA in 2014. Ten young women competed in this year's pageant. Critical Beauty received an e-mail from a pageant fan (who prefers to be called "Ian") who claims that the pageant results had been rigged to purposely eliminate Aisha, a heavy favorite, and to make Hilda the winner, and that Hilda and the pageant owner have known each other for years.  The e-mail states (as is): Hello I'm not very good at writing but I have talked to the contestants of Miss Universe Ghana and they have all said that the pageant was rigged for the W

Miss Earth Indonesia 2015

Belinda Pritasari   was crowned  Miss Earth Indonesia 2015  in Jakarta on August 29th.  She will now represent Indonesia in  Miss Earth 2015  to be held in Vienna, Austria on December 5th.  Her elemental court includes: Miss Earth Indonesia Air 2015:   Yovita Iskandar Miss Earth Indonesia Water 2015:   Maria Cordelia Miss Earth Indonesia Fire 2015:   Ni Luh Miss Earth Eco-tourism Indonesia 2015:   Grecia

Miss Scotland 2015

Mhairi Fergusson , 21, from the city of Stirling, was crowned Miss Scotland 2015 on August 27 at Hotel Radisson Blu in Glasgow. She will now compete in Miss World 2015 which will be held in Sanya, China on Decermber 19. The other finalists were  Christina Chalk and Olivia McPike .

Miss Universe Aruba and Miss World Aruba 2015

Two new Aruban queens were crowned on August 2 3rd at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino . Nicole van Tellingen was crowned  Miss Aruba World 2015 and will compete in 2015 Miss World in Sanya, China in December. Alysha Boekhoudt was crowned  Miss Universe Aruba 2015 and will compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. The first runner-up is Thalia Croes who will replace any of the titleholders should either one is unable to compete internationally.

Scandal rocks the debut of World Beauty Queen pageant

Claims of mistreatment, fake candidates, sexual improprieties, danger, and deceit (lots of it!) KAZUE OSHIMA        The first edition of World Beauty Queen pageant, which took place on a beach last Friday, August 22nd, in Incheon,  Korea, got off to a bad start, and we mean a really bad start.  A pageant insider who is based in Asia has informed Critical Beauty that the new pageant, co-organized by Alan Sim (owner of Mister International pageant who was involved in a scandal earlier this year) and Jung-Hoon Jun (Sim's business associate and the Korean national director for Mister International), is a fake pageant designed to make money by exploiting gullible contestants. The winner from Japan, Kazue Oshima,  is actually 30 years old (even though the age limit is 26).       There were only 14 contestants (4 of whom had questionable background). Two contestants (Misses Australia and Estonia) rushed off the stage after the pageant because they were so disgusted by the

Miss Teen USA 2015

Katherine Haik of Louisiana was crowned Miss Teen USA 2015 at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas on Saturday night, August 22. At 15, she is the youngest winner so far.  Haik's court includes: 1st Runner-Up - California - Melanie Mitchell 2nd Runner-Up - North Carolina - Jane Axhoj 3rd Runner-Up - Tennessee - Hannah Greene 4th Runner-Up - Massachusetts - Sophie Baird The remaining 10 semi-finalists: Arizona - Neda Danilovic Texas - Chloe Kembel Pennsylvania - Jasmine Daniels Arkansas - Arynn Johnson Missouri - Christina Stratton New York - Geena Cardalena Oklahoma - Cherokee Pearce South Carolina - Wesley Mitchell Alabama - Taylor Ryan Elliott Vermont - Alexandra Marek Miss Congeniality Teen USA - West Virginia - Cora King   Miss Photogenic Teen USA - Missouri - Christina Stratton Haik is the second woman from Louisiana to win the title which Shelly Hennig first won in 2004.

PHOTO GALLERY: Miss Universe Denmark 2015

Critical Beauty is a proud media sponsor of Miss Universe Denmark 2015 pageant.  Click at the banner to take you to the gallery on Facebook:  

Sylvia Hitchcock, Miss Universe 1967, succumbs to cancer

Sylvia Hitchcock , Miss Universe 1967 from the United States, has lost her battle with cancer and passed away on August 16th, according to her family. Sylvia had represented Alabama in the Miss USA 1967 pageant, and she became the third American to win the Miss Universe crown. We will sorely miss this charming, warm and truly beautiful woman, and we would like to express our deepest condolences to Sylvia's loved ones. #RIP #SylviaHitchcock

Miss Jamaica World 2015

Sanneta Pilgrim Myrie , a 24-year-old qualified medical doctor, was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2015 at the grand finale held at Montego Bay Convention Centre. She will now represent Jamaica in Miss World 2015 pageant to be held on December 19 in Sanya, China.  The first runner-up was Royanne DeSilva and the second runner-up was Roshelle McKinley . The current Miss World, Rolene Strauss , assisted in the coronation of the winner.

Miss Universe Denmark, Miss Earth Denmark, Miss International Denmark & Miss United Continents Denmark for 2015

L-R:  Mette Riis  Sørensen, Cecilie Wellember,  Turið Elinborgardóttir. New Danish queens were crowned on Saturday night, August 15, at  AC Bella Sky Comwell Conference Center in Copenhagen: Cecilie Wellemberg , 21, Miss Rungsted Kyst, is Miss Universe Denmark 2015. She will compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose venue and place are still to be confirmed. Turið Elinborgardóttir , 20, Miss Faroe Islands, is Miss Earth Denmark 2015. She will compete in Miss Earth 2015 to be held in Vienna, Austria on December 5th. Mette Riis  Sørensen , 25,  Miss Østerbro,  is Miss International Denmark 2015. She will compete in Miss International 2015 in Tokyo, Japan on November 5th. Silvija Vukovic , 25,  Miss Frederiksberg, is Miss United Continents Denmark 2015. She will compete in Miss United Continents 2015 in Ecuador on September 12. The First Princess in Klaudia Parsberg , 23, Miss Vejle, and she will replace any of the above titleholders should one of them is u