Two new Aruban queens were crowned on August 23rd at 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.
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