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The Real Scoop Behind Anea Garcia's Resignation as Miss Grand International 2015

   ANEA GARCIA / Photo credit: MGI    On March 24th, the Miss Grand International Organization  (MGI), on its official Facebook page, posted that Anea Garcia has been relieved of her duties as Miss Grand International because "due to unable to fulfill and follow the contractual agreement with Miss Grand International" and that her 1st runner-up, Claire Parker, has taken over the duties of the titleholder. Meanwhile, Global Beauties published a statement written by MGI's Vice-President Teresa Chaivisut which seems to imply that Anea was fired because "she has also become very demanding, always asking for things which were not promised or part of the contact she signed, including bringing her grandmother to Bangkok, to live with her. She demanded for additional services which truly made no sense. "      However, screenshots of Anea's correspondence with MGI before and after her dismissal have surfaced all over the Internet. Critical Beauty received

Dethroned Puerto Rican Beauty Queen Checked Into a Psych Unit, Will Sue Pageant Organizers

Kristhielee Caride wins the Miss Universe Puerto Rico pageant on Nov. 12.  PHOTO: EPA A Puerto Rican beauty queen who was stripped of her crown checked into a psych unit because she’s so devastated over the loss, according to reports. Brunette bombshell Kristhielee Caride — who lost her Puerto Rico Miss Universe title last week due to a bad attitude — claims she was struck by such a dark depression that she can’t eat, Univision reported. “I [have] depression. I’m not eating, but it is something that I have controlled,” she told the station. Caride, 24, now plans to sue Miss Universe honchos if they don’t return the crown, she said. But organizers of the pageant have already awarded stunning 21-year-old model Brenda Jimenez the title. Caride won the pageant four months ago, but directors seized her crown March 17 after she snubbed the press, saying, “I just do not like cameras.” Miss Universe director Desiree Lowry said she was embarrassed by Caride’s attitude an

Miss Grand International 2015 Anea Garcia Resigns; Unable to Fulfill Her Duties

      Anea Garcia , who was crowned Miss Grand International 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand last October 25th, has stepped down from her position because she is unable to fulfill her duties, according to a message posted on MGI's official Facebook page on Thursday, March 24th. The message states: CLAIRE PARKER / Photo credit: Heidi Hannele      Replacing Anea is her first runner-up, Australia's Claire Parker .  On her Facebook page , Parker expresses her joy after finding out that she would take over Anea's duties: Minutes ago the news was broken by the Miss Grand International organization that effective immediately I will be stepping into the role of Miss Grand International 2015. Unfortunately due to personal reasons Anea made the decision not to continue, a very difficult decision to make and one I am sure has come with a lot of sacrifice and sadness so I hope you will all continue to support her. I wish her all the very best in her future and I

Fans of Dethroned Miss Universe Puerto Rico Want to Get Her Crown Back

Corbis Miss Universe Puerto Rico messed with the wrong  puertorriqueña . Less than a week after  Kristhielee Caride   was  dethroned  of her Miss Universe Puerto Rico title for her alleged bad attitude and unwillingness to take photos, fans of the Isabela beauty queen created a  Facebook page  demanding she be returned her rightfully earned crown. "We want Kristhielee Caride back," reads the Facebook page’s description in Spanish. "The community is tired of their outrage and exploitation of our favorites." But her fans didn’t stop there. They’re also calling for the removal of those who stripped Caride of her title. “Luisito and Desiree, be gone. The people are tired of your abuses and exploitation of our models,” it reads, referring to Miss Universe Puerto Rico franchise holders  Desiree Lowry  and  Luis Vigoreaux. In a recent interview, Caride addressed accusations of her rude behavior. "At no point in the video do you see a disr

Miss South Africa 2016

PHOTO CREDIT: VIRAL SOUTH AFRICA Ntandoyenkosi Kunene has been crowned as Miss South Africa 2016 in Johannesburg on March 19th. Kunene, a 23-year-old education honours student from Mpumalanga, said she was determined to make a difference during her reign. She said, “As a little girl growing up in the township – modelling around the house and practicing my speech in front of the mirror – I had always hoped, prayed and believed that one day my name would be called as the new Miss South Africa.” The event saw 12 finalists from across the country compete for the crown along with R2 million worth of prizes. Tayla Skye was named as second princess and Elizabeth Molapo as the first princess. TV personality Sophie Ndaba and writer Kojo Bafoe were part of the panel of judges.  Kunene is expected to compete in the next edition of Miss Universe or Miss World, whichever comes first. Source: Eyewitness News, South Africa, 3/19/2016 PHOTO CREDIT: MISS SOUTH AFRICA

Puerto Rico's Miss Universe 2016 contestant stripped of crown

KRISTHIELEE CARIDE (Archivo/GDR Media) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's 2016 Miss Universe contestant has been stripped of her crown because of what officials say is an attitude problem. Officials said Thursday that  Kristhielee Caride  will no longer represent the U.S. territory in the upcoming international beauty contest. Caride won the crown four months ago but recently did an interview with a local newspaper in which she was criticized for being dismissive and saying she did not like cameras. Officials said Caride told them she had a personal problem and that she canceled other appearances because of a doctor's appointment. Caride said in a Facebook post that beauty queens are not exempt from having a bad day and that she was sincerely sorry. The new Miss Universe contestant will be former first finalist Brenda Jimenez of Aguadilla. Source: Yahoo News, 3/17/2016

Miss Ecuador Universe 2016

Credit: El Universo Connie Jimenez was crowned Miss Ecuador Universe 2016 on March 12 at the Hotel Oro Verde in Machala. She will represent Ecuador in the 2016 Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. The first runner-up is Bianka Fuentes , 22, who will compete in Miss International 2016 to be held in Japan sometime in November. The second runner-up is Ivanna Abad , 22, who will compete in Miss Supranational 2016 to be held in Poland in December. Former Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez served in the judging panel.

Israel To Hold Its First Transgender Beauty Pageant

Contestants pose for the judges during the auditions for the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant in Tel Aviv, Thursday, March 3, 2016 (AP Photo/Ariel Shalit) Auditions for the first ever Israeli transgender beauty pageant, Miss Trans Israel,  took place in Tel Aviv this past week. Around thirty transwomen went to the auditions, organized by  Israela Stephanie Lev . The pageant will be held on May 28, according to the pageant's Facebook page. Lev said living as a transwoman in Israel had been “terrible” in the past, but that now things were improving. “Definitely we are achieving, enlightening the people to accept and empower transsexuals,” she told the Associated Press. Contestants such as Abu Hanna , a 21-year-old whose family is Catholic Arab took part in the pageant. She said her family is supportive of her, and that she can sing, dance and play the trumpet. “I have something to give the people”, Hanna said, going on to say “We are normal people. This is norm

Miss Universe Japan 2016

Sari Nakazawa , 22, Miss Shiga, was crowned Miss Universe Japan 2016 on March 1st. She will represent Japan in Miss Universe 2016 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Her court includes first runner-up was Miss Kumamoto, Sayaka Matsumoto ; second runner-up Miss Fukushima, Kaori Arike ; third runner-up Miss Kochi, Sayaka Nishimura ; and fourth runner-up Miss Shizuoka, Yukari Shiotsuka . Nakazawa was crowned by her predecessor, Ariana Miyamoto , Japan's first biracial queen and a semifinalist in Miss Universe 2015 pageant.