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Review Of Miss Universe 2017 Telecast

CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION Las Vegas, Nevada – November 26, 2017 – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a 22-year-old business management from Western Cape, South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe 2017 at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. The telecast aired live on FOX for the third year in a row.  But compared to last year's U.S. telecast which started on time, this year's U.S. telecast was pre-emptied by an NFL game for the first twenty-five minutes, much to my disgust! Luckily, the show was live streamed on Facebook, which was a first in the pageant's history. I found myself watching the live stream on Facebook on my iPhone and the delayed telecast at the same time!       Nel-Peters was crowned by outgoing queen Iris Mittenaere from France. Nel-Peters' victory marks the second time that South Africa has won the Miss Universe crown (Margaret Gardiner won in 1978).  According to the Miss Universe website: "...  in  her spare time, Demi-L

Miss America CEO & Others Resign Amid Scandal Over Offensive Emails – Update

2nd UPDATE, 12:03 PM:  Miss America Organization  CEO  Sam Haskell  resigned his post today amid an investigation into offensive emails he sent about a pageant winner. In a statement He has resigned along with president and COO Josh Randle and Lynn Weidner, the board chair who sent emails involved in the controversy. Related Two More Ex-Fox News Employees Join Defamation Suit Against Bill O'Reilly - Update According to a Twitter post from Dan Meyers, who is taking over as interim chairman, Weidner will remain on the board during a transition period: View image on Twitter Miss America Org ✔ @MissAmericaOrg Update from the Board of Directors... 3:01 PM - Dec 23, 2017   35 35 Replies     144 144 Retweets     291 291 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy UPDATED, 5:30 PM:  The Miss America Organization suspended its chief executive today, less than 24 hours after emails surfaced in which he disparaged the

Miss America CEO Accused of Slut-Shaming, Fat-Shaming Winners Over Email

CEO Sam Haskell speaks on stage during a Miss America pageant in New Jersey this September.   (DONALD KRAVITZ/GETTY IMAGES FOR DICK CLARK PROD ) The CEO of Miss America regularly exchanged expletive-ridden emails in which he or others slut-shamed and name-called young women competing in the iconic beauty pageant, a trove of leaked correspondences revealed Thursday. The emails, obtained by HuffPost, paint a disturbing picture of how CEO Sam Haskell frequently used shocking and sexually-charged terms to refer to contestants, including 2013 winner Mallory Hagan and Gretchen Carlson , the ex-Fox News anchor who won the pageant in 1989. The 62-year-old executive's harshly worded correspondences at times took on the entire pageant community. In an August 2014 email to a prominent Miss America telecast writer, Haskell said that he wanted to stop calling former contestants "Forever Miss Americas" and instead refer to them as "Former Miss Americas.&quo