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Karlie Hay of Texas Crowned Miss Teen USA 2016

Karlie Hay , 18-year-old teen queen from Texas, beat out 50 other contestants to win the title of Miss Teen USA 2016.  Hay was crowned winner of the competition on Saturday, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The event, hosted by former Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Vine star Cody Johns was live streamed on the organization's website.  Hay's court includes first runner-up Emily Wakeman of North Carolina, second runner-up Marly Stokes of South Carolina, third runner-up Erin Snow of Alabama, and fourth runner-up Carissa Morrow of Nevada. Completing the top 15 were the delegates from California, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana, Delaware, Vermont, South Dakota and Tennessee. Erin Snow was crowned photogenic winner, and  Malia Cruz of Rhode Island   won Miss Congeniality. Hay, who plans to attend in Texas A&M University, hopes to use her newfound fame to serve as an advocate of the effects of alcoholism and drug abuse.  According to her bio

Dethroned Miss Florida USA's Lawyers Preparing $3 Million Suit Against Pageant

The lawyers for dethroned Miss Florida USA 2017 Genesis Davila are preparing a $3 million lawsuit against the Hollywood-based beauty pageant after organizers this week refused to reinstate her. Davila’s lawyers gave pageant organizer TelAir until 4:30 p.m. Monday or face a lawsuit. The deadline came and went, and TelAir boss Grant Gravitt handed the crown to Miss Sunny Isles Beach Linette De Los Santos because, he claimed, Davila cheated. And now, Miami Beach beauty queen Davila appears to be angling for a legal showdown. “She could get at least $3 million in damages for this,” said Mayra Joli , a lawyer who has been involved in the case early on when the pageant allegedly accused Davila of not being an American citizen. “I’m an immigration lawyer, so I helped when they accused her of not being an American citizen. I managed opening the pageant’s eyes to the fact that Puerto Rico, where Genesis was born, is in the United States. “But by making her look bad for other

Miss World Bahamas 2016

Ashley Hamilton , a 23-year-old six-footer representing Long Island, was crowned Miss World Bahamas 2016 at Melia Nassau Beach on July 24th. She will now represent the Bahamas in the 2016 Miss World pageant to be held in Washington, D.C. on December 20th.  The first runner-up is Pischia Adderly , Miss Paradise Island, and the second runner-up is Rotalya Williams , Miss Cat Island. Ten young women competed in this year's edition of the annual pageant. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE MISS BAHAMAS ORGANIZATION

India Wins Mister United Continents 2016

India's Mohit Singh reacts to victory  Mohit Singh , a 26-year-old engineer from India,  won the Mister United Continents 2016 title during the finals held on July 22 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno in Pasig City, Philippines. Singh had also won the Online Popularity Award. His court includes 1st runner-up Mark Redfearn of the United Kingdom, 2nd runner-up Vu Hoang Tuan of Vietnam, 3rd runner-up  Nyi Htay Win  of  Myanmar,   4th runner-up Peter Jovic of Thailand, and 5th runner-up Kian Ching of Borneo-Malaysia who also won Best in Advocacy Video. Singh's victory occurred four days after his compatriot Rohit Khanderwal won Mr. World 2016 in Southport, England. Nguyen Hoang Tuan & Mohit Singh This is the second edition of the pageant. This year, the organizers added the Master division for contestants between 31 and 42 years of age. And the lucky winner is  Nguyen Hoang Tuan of  Vietnam who was named Master United Continents 2016. 

Miss Florida USA 2017 Dethroned For Using Professional Stylists

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.  - Genesis Davila  was Miss Florida USA 2017 for about a week. "DREAMING on a cloud," the 24-year-old Miss Miami Beach USA said on Instagram after she received the tiara. The Puerto Rican model fell hard from the cloud Friday morning. Grant Gravitt , executive producer of the Miss Florida USA pageant, told Local 10 News that she won't be wearing the tiara any longer. Davila, who competed with 64 other women last Saturday for the title, is accused of violating pageant regulations. "We have a zero-tolerance policy on rules," Gravitt told Local 10's Shyann Malone . "Whether it's something major or minor, it's all about keeping an equal and level playing field. Unfortunately, our title holder sought an unfair competitive advantage, and that's just not acceptable in our system." Gravitt said Davila used professional stylists to help with her hair and makeup in her private room, which is a violation of pa

India wins first Mr. World title

Rohit Khandelwal (center), a 26-year-old model and business student from Hyderabad, India, was selected as the 2016 Mr. World in Southport, England on July 19th. He is the first man from India, and the first Asian to have won the coveted male beauty title. The first runner-up is Puerto Rico's Fernando Alvarez Soto (right) and the second runner-up is Mexico's Aldo Esparza Ramirez . Completing the Top Ten were the delegates from China, Poland, Scotland, England, Kenya, El Salvador and Brazil.  Khandelwal being congratulated by his predecessor, Nicklas Pedersen of Denmark. Photo credits: Mr. World Facebook page.

Dethroned Miss Corpus Christi Latina: First Runner-Up Shouldn’t Have Crown

Contributed photo/Jerrell Trulove Caitlyn Cifuentes The former Miss Corpus Christi Latina winner who national officials disqualified based on her criminal record is trying to give her crown to the woman who came in third place. But the national pageant president said Caitlin Cifuentes can't do that and the organization already named the first runner up Miss Corpus Christi Latina. "The title belongs to the organization and (Cifuentes) doesn't have authority to pick and choose who she gives it to," president and founder Acirema Alayeto told the Caller-Times. Cifuentes took to Facebook on Thursday to announce her plans of giving the crown to second runner-up Marissa Orti z. On Tuesday, Organization of Miss America Latina Inc. officials announced it would not recognize Cifuentes as the winner and gave the title to Valeria Barrera. Barrera is one of six contestants who filed a lawsuit against local pageant director Kayla Alvarez for allowing Cifuentes to c

First Black Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James Called Dallas Cop Killer 'Martyr'

Kalyn Chapman James , the first black woman to claim the title of Miss Alabama, has created a firestorm on her comments about the slaying of five police officers in Dallas last week. Chapman posted a video to Facebook last Sunday  she could not "help but feeling like the shooter was a martyr." According to police, Micah Xavier Johnson killed five police officers during a Black Lives Matter rally in protest to the officer-involved shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. "I don't want to feel this way" James said in the video. "I don't feel sad for the officers who lost their lives ... I know that's not really my heart. I value human life. And I want to feel sad for them but I can't help but feeling like the shooter was a martyr." James later offered clarification and expressed condolences to the families of the slain officers. WPBT2, the Miami public television station where James works, announced it had placed her

Miss World America 2016 Pageant: From Sharpie-Fixed Sashes to Dirty Politics... And More

***SEE UPDATES BELOW       Congratulations to Audra Mari for winning the Miss World America 2016 crown last July 8th at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. She will now have the right to represent the United States in Miss World 2016 pageant to be held in Washington, D.C. on December 20th. Audra will play host to over 100 contestants from all over the world. It will be the first time since 1991 that the United States will host Miss World.  We are happy that Audra won; those of us who have followed Audra in her journey will recall that she was 1st runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2011 and then placed 1st runner-up again at Miss USA 2014. In both instances she represented her state of North Dakota. So when the news came out that she would compete in Miss World America 2016, many pageant fans were elated for her, but at the same time anxious. Why? Because of these nagging questions: "What if she places 1st runner-up again?" Or worse,

Audra Mari Crowned Miss World America 2016

Audra Mari was crowned Miss World America 2016 at the  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Audra will now represented the United States in the 2016 Miss World pageant to be held in Washington, D.C. in December. The 1st runner-up is Shivali Patel of North Carolina and the 2nd runner-up is Sasha Perea of the District of Columbia. Audra also won the Interview segment, and she and Shivali shared the Top Model prize. Audra is best known for being first runner-up in Miss USA 2014, and first-runner-up in Miss Teen USA 2011. She hails from North Dakota. Photos courtesy of Miss World America

Miss Iraq Participates In Baghdad Demonstration (VIDEO)

     The national beauty who won the beauty contest “Miss Iraq 2015,” Shaymaa Qasim , participated in the demonstrations held in Baghdad in support of the victims who were killed in the latest terrorist attack in the capital which claimed more than 290 lives.      The demonstration, which was attended by several dozen people, began on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in the Karada district, where the attack occurred. The proceeding headed toward the Hadraa area where the government center is located.      The demonstrators shouted slogans demanding the government to take urgent measures to ensure the safety and protection of civilians.      In the published video and photos on social networks from the demonstration it can be seen that Shaymaa Qasim, who later suffered from tear gas dispersed by the security forces, was also taking part by in the protest. Source: Sputnik News, 7/7/72016