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Ecuador Wins Its Second Miss Earth 2016 Crown

Katherine Espín , a 23-year-old model, cosmetologist and law student from Ecuador was crowned Miss Earth 2016 Saturday night (Oct. 29) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. She was crowned by the outgoing queen Angelia Ong of the Philippines. Espín's victory marks Ecuador's second Miss Earth crown; Olga Alava won in 2011. The other winners are: Miss Earth Air 2016:  Michelle Gomez of Colombia Miss Earth Water 2016:  Stephanie De Zorzi of Venezuela Miss Earth Fire 2016:  Bruna Zanardo of Brazil Rounding up the top 8 were the delegates from Russia, USA, Sweden and Vietnam. Completing the top 16 were the delegates from Australia, England, Italy, Korea, Macau, Mexico, Northern Ireland and South Africa. The host candidate from the Philippines failed to make the cut.  Tatiana Ovcinicová of Moldova won the Best Eco-Beauty Video award while Charlotte Hitchman of Wales was awarded the Miss Best Eco Warrior title. Espin said she joined the beaut

Philippines Wins Its Sixth Miss International Crown

Miss International 2015 Edymar Martinez and Kylie Verzosa of Philippines  during the 56th Miss International Beauty Pageant at Tokyo Dome City Hall  on Oct. 27, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.  Photo: Getty Images      Kylie Versoza , a 24-year-old pre-school teacher from the Philippines, was crowned Miss International 2016 at Thursday’s coronation at the Tokyo Dome.  Her court includes 1st runner-up Miss Australia Alexandra Britton , 2nd runner-up Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang ,  3rd runner-up Miss Nicaragua Brianny Chamorro , and 4th runner-up Miss USA Kaityrana Leinbach .       Rounding up the top 15 semifinalists were the delegates from Finland, Japan, Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Canada, Argentina, Russia, Thailand and Poland.       In a speech after the announcement of the top 15 finalists, Verzosa spoke about her commitment to diversity and tolerance. "If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and inter

Indonesia Wins Miss Grand International 2016

Ariska Putri Pertiwi , a 21-year-old medical student from Indonesia, was crowned Miss Grand International 2016 at the Westgate International Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday night, October 25th. Seventy-two contestants competed in the fourth edition of the pageant which was held outside Thailand (its home base) for the first time. Pertiwi's victory marks Indonesia's first ever international beauty pageant title. She was crowned by the outgoing queen Claire Parker from Australia.      The first runner-up is Nicole Cordoves , 24, a professional speech writer from the Philippines. The second runner-up is Supaporn Malisorn , 22, a business administration student from Thailand. The 3rd runner-up is Madison Anderson , 20, a fashion design student representing Puerto Rico but living in New York City. And the 4th runner-up is Michelle Leon , a 19-year-old community college student from New York.       Completing the top ten were Selvinique Wright of the Bahamas, H

Scandalous: Miss Bumbum Pageant Recreates The Last Supper Painting With Bikini-Clad Contestants

Brazil's Miss Bumbum beauty pageant has sparked anger after bikini-clad contestants posed for a recreation of the iconic religious painting The Last Supper - with the woman with the 'sexiest' bottom playing Jesus. In the photo, eight hopefuls in the popular 'rear of the year' contest are portrayed as Christ and his disciples on the night before his crucifixion in a scene that has offended many in the deeply Catholic country. Last night religious leaders branded the remake of the Da Vinci masterpiece 'deeply disrespectful' while even Brazil's religious intolerance commission waded in to the debate as anger over the picture grew.  And even the women competing for the 'best bottom' title last night expressed dismay at being made to pose for the controversial scene, with one claiming she had 'asked forgiveness from God for a great sin'. Now in its sixth year, Miss Bumbum is one of Brazil's most hotly-disputed beauty c

Iceland Withdraws From Miss Grand International 2016 Pageant: For Being Fat

Miss Iceland had a great response for the owner of a beauty event after he told her she needed to lose weight. Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir didn’t curse Nawat Itsaragrisil out and tell him to stick his pageant when he suggested she skip breakfast and just eat salads. Nor did she accept what he said and frantically try to lose weight in time for the Miss Grand International final in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 25th. Instead she told him the truth, she’s a member of the Icelandic national athletics team and loves her broader shoulders. ‘If the owner of the contest really wants me to lose weight and doesn’t like me the way I am, then he doesn’t deserve to have me in the Top 10,’ Miss Iceland 2015 said, according to The Iceland Monitor. ‘Yes, my shoulders are a bit broader than the other girls’ but that is because I was a member of the Icelandic national athletics team and I am proud of that. ‘Of course, I don’t take these comments to heart, but to do my best then hear

Puerto Rico Wins Miss Intercontinental 2016

Heilymar Rosario  of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2016 on October 16 at Stein Studios in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her court includes 1st runner-up  Tracy De Zilva  of Sri Lanka, 2nd runner-up  Silvia Commodore  of Ghana, 3rd runner-up  Fioriana Russo  of Italy and 4th runner-up  Amal Nemer  of Venezuela. Each of the five finalist also won a continental queen title.  Completing the top 15 are the delegates from China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Scotland, Philippines, Poland, Czech Republic, Seychelles, Thailand and the Ukraine. Rosario's win marks Puerto Rico's third Miss Intercontinental crown. Elizabeth Robison first won in 1986 and then Maydelise Columna in 2010. PHOTO CREDITS: MISS INTERCONTINENTAL

Miss Universe Singapore 2016

Cheryl Chou , a 20-year-old student born in China pursuing a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, was crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2016 on October 16 in Singapore. She will now represent her country in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed by the Miss Universe Organization. The first runner-up is Tanisha Khan and the second runner-up is Sonya Branson .

Four Women Including A Former Miss Utah USA Accuse Trump of Inappropriately Touching Them Years Apart: Reports

In May 2016,  Temple Taggart McDowell , who represented Utah, told  The New York Times that Trump "kissed me directly on the lips" during the 1997 pageant. Four women accused Donald Trump in articles published Wednesday of having touched them in an inappropriate manner, adding to the growing list of women who say Trump has insensitively treated them as objects over several decades. The New York Times  quoted two women as describing public encounters during which Trump grabbed or kissed them inappropriately. Separately, the  Palm Beach Post  quoted a Palm Springs, Florida, woman as saying Trump groped her 13 years ago at Mar-a-Lago, his estate in Palm Beach. And a  People magazine staff writer  reported Wednesday that at Mar-a-Lago in 2005, Trump pushed her against a wall and was soon "forcing his tongue down my throat." Meanwhile, five former contestants in the Miss Teen USA pageant were quoted Wednesday as saying Trump deliberately walked into dres

Getting To Know TERESA YUOL - Miss Grand South Sudan 2016. Unique. Passionate. Proud.

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF, YOUR BACKGROUND, AND HOW YOU BECAME MISS GRAND SOUTH SUDAN 2016. I was born in a refugee camp in Kenya and moved to Australia when I was 10 years old. I lost my parents in the war and was raised by my auntie until I moved to Australia with my cousins. Growing up without parents has always been challenging but I never let it stop me. I am a passionate individual with the desire to help others to believe in themselves and that has been the reason why I was lucky enough to be asked to represent South Sudan at Miss Grand International.   In early August this year I competed in Miss Grand and Miss Supranational Australia and became a 1st runner up. I didn't realize that the national director of Miss Grand South Sudan was following my journey and saw a potential in me so she got in contact with Australia's national director. This was an opportunity not to pass and I am very proud to be representing South Sudan.    IF YOU WERE TO INVITE