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India Wins Miss Globe 2016

Dimple Patel  of India was crowned 2016 Miss Globe at the 25Expo City, Tirana,  Albania on November 25th. Forty young women from around the world competed in the 43rd edition of the pageant. Patel is the first woman from her country to win the title. She was crowned by outgoing queen Ann Colis of the Philippines Patel's court includes 1st runner-up Yenny Carrillo of Colombia and 2nd runner-up Kristiana Skurra of Albania. Completing the top 10 are the contestants from  South Africa,  Kosovo,  Philippines,  Russia,  Poland,  Estonia,  China and  Thailand (Popular Vote). Miss Globe is produced by Deliart Association which is now based in Canada. DIMPLE PATEL

Airing Of Miss Universe Pageant In The Philippines Gets Time Slot

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach waves Philippine flag during her homecoming parade  in January. / Efigenio Toledo IV, file DAVAO CITY, Philippines ( Philippines News Agency ) —The Philippines' hosting of the next prestigious Miss Universe pageant on Jan. 30, 2017 will be aired live on all TV networks at around 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., a tourism official said. Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary for Media Affairs Kat De Castro made this confirmation in a press conference in Davao City on Saturday urging those interested in seeing the pageant in the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena to “come early.” De Castro said that an inter-agency task force composed of the DOT, the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Finance (DOF) was also formed to make sure the staging of the pageant runs smoothly. S

It's Official: The Philippines Will Host The 65th Edition Of Miss Universe

Kazuo Okada, (L) chairman of Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. and Shawn McClain,  VP of Business Development and Marketing at the Miss Universe Organization, take part in the  press launch of 65th annual Miss Universe competition to be held in the Philippines on  January 30, 2017, during a news conference in Makati city,  Metro Manila, Philippines November 16, 2016.    REUTERS/Erik De Castro Officials and organizers of the Miss Universe 2016 competition confirmed on Wednesday the next pageant will be held in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, in January 2017. Miss Universe Organization Vice President Shawn McClain signed contracts with Philippine sponsors led by former governor Chavit Singson who will invest $11 million into the event. Singson said he was glad to see the Miss Universe pageant "back home." McClain said the Miss Universe Organization wants to host the pageant in Manila again for its "energetic" and "engaged&q

Miss Honduras Keeps Her Crown After Miss Universe Pageant Scandal

Photo from Instagram And she keeps the crown! In July, Miss Universe Honduras  Sirey Morán  was stripped of her crown, title and being able to participate in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.  In an announcement, the organization claimed that she had not complied with her contract, according to LatinTimes.  The beauty queen and pageant executives  didn't see eye-to-eye  when it came to what events and functions she was attending. Morán hired lawyer Joe Tacopina , whose office told TMZ, "The Miss Universe Organization and Sirey have resolved all previous conflicts concerning her title."  He added, "Sirey looks forward to representing Miss Honduras at the Miss Universe competition early next year." When the disagreement happened between both parties, Sirey issued the following statement to E! News: "It is very unfortunate this has happened and I am very disappointed and hurt, violence is never the answer."  She continued, &

Former Miss USA Lu Parker Busted For Allegedly Stealing At Los Angeles Airport

Journalist, pageant judge and Miss USA 1994 Lu Parker allegedly stole a pair of $200 headphones while going through security at LAX.  (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Former Miss USA pageant queen Lu Parker was busted for theft. Parker — who won the contest in 1994 while representing South Carolina — was caught stealing a pricey pair of headphones at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, TMZ reported .  The 44-year-old, who also works as an L.A. news anchor, reportedly snatched a pair of $200 headphones — belonging to an LAPD detective — from the TSA screening area, according to the gossip site. Police caught Parker on a security camera and pulled her off her flight before take-off. Parker could face a charge of misdemeanor theft due to the cost of the gear, TMZ reports. The former beauty queen has worked as a news anchor at local L.A. news station KTLA since 2005, famously dating the city's mayor Antonio Villaraigosa . Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villarai