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Philippines wins Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2015 in Malaysia

     Leren Mae Bautista  of the Philippines won the title of Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2015 on Thursday night, December 31, at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel and Spa Grand Ballroom in   Malaysia .  Representatives of India, Iceland, Lithuania, and Uganda also won different titles. Here is the list of winners: 5th place - Dream Girl of the Year International – Miss India 4th place - Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International – Miss Iceland 3rd place - Miss Tourism Global International – Miss Lithuania 2nd place - Miss Tourism Metropolitan International – Miss Uganda 1st place - Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International – Miss Philippines LEREN MAE BAUTISTA         Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International is an international event that honors women who uphold beauty, poise, and good moral character. The pageant was formerly called Miss Queen of the Year International. The first Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International was crowned in 1993.   

Miss Universe Winner Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Sends Message To Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez After Crowning Mistake

Miss Universe winner Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach penned a message praising Miss Colombia after Steve Harvey  mistakenly awarded her the crown  during last Sunday’s telecast. “To Ariadna, you are an amazing woman and we are now bonded together forever by a unique experience,” she wrote to Ariadna Gutierrez  on Miss Universe’s official Instagram page . “In the last 3 weeks we were together, I saw how strong and beautiful you are inside and out. You represented your country with honor and I know how proud everyone must be of you. Fate has a plan for you, and I’m excited to see what’s ahead.” She added, “And to all the fans who are still fighting about this…Please let’s all stop now. The Miss Universe Organization is about uniting empowered women from all over the world. Arguing and sending hateful messages to each other defeats the whole purpose. You believe in the message of Miss Universe and so do I.” Harvey named Gutierrez as Miss Universe, but after she was given the sash and crown

Philippines wins Miss Universe 2015 - but in the most awkward way! / Review of the Telecast

Las Vegas, Nevada – December 20, 2015 – In front of a global audience, Miss Universe Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned Miss Universe 2015 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The telecast aired live on FOX for the first time ever.      Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is a Filipino-German actress and model. Pia was born in Stuttgart, Germany and grew up in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. Pia finished her secondary education with the ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center and studied culinary arts at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in Metro Manila, Philippines. Pia is currently a stylist and writer for the lifestyle section of a leading newspaper in her country.      Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey hosted the three-hour event with live reporting from Roselyn Sanchez. Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum singer and songwriter SEAL, Grammy Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry, and Golden Globe and Grammy Award-nominated Char

Iraq Crowns First Beauty Queen Since 1972

Baghdad (AFP) - "Some people out there think we don't love life," said Humam al-Obeidi , one of the organisers, as the crowd spilled out of the Baghdad hotel ballroom where the pageant was held. The jury chose Shaymaa Abdelrahman , a tall, green-eyed 20-year-old from Iraq's multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk. The decision was popular with those in attendance, especially in the back rows, where young men with hipster beards and tight blazers had been standing on their chairs shouting her name. "I'm very happy to see Iraq going forward," the new beauty queen told AFP as she tried to fend off a scrum of admirers hoping to clinch a selfie. "This event was huge and put a smile on the faces of the Iraqis." Wearing her sash and holding her bouquet, Shaymaa Abdelrahman was fast learning her new trade, saying all the right things without ever breaking her smile. There was more talking than glamorous strutting during the pageant as t

First ever televised Miss Iraq pageant to take place tonight!

Iraqi Beauties from the Gardens of Babylon.  By Sayed Kemal      Amid the chaos of internal violence and recently ISIS, Iraq will hold its the first ever televised national pageant tomorrow at the Sheraton Grand Ishtar Hotel in the capital city of Baghdad. The Miss Iraq national pageant is a brand new initiative of Iraqi civil activists called Inanna Group and Al-Mada Foundation of Arts, Media & Culture.       The historic event, which will be a delayed broadcast on Al-Mada TV, is being directed by Henry Conway , an Iraqi Assyrian Christian, from the Cinema and Theatre department at the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Iraq. The panel of judges will include personalities like Senan Kamel (director of Baghdad Fashion Show) and representatives from the Ministry of Culture & Tourism.       10 women were shortlisted to compete for the title after auditions were held in September in Baghdad and Erbil which saw women from cities of Mosul, Baghdad, Sulaymaniyah