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Miss World Australia Pageant Accepts Its First Contestant In A Wheelchair

Pageants are known for wanting complete perfection from their contestants. This year, the Miss Australia pageant has a contestant in a wheelchair, showing just how perfect women of all kinds can be. Justine Clark , 26, became the first contestant to compete in the Miss World Australia pageant in a wheelchair. Although she didn’t win, she could still progress to the nationwide final through the Beauty with a Purpose campaign, which raises money for local charities. If Clark raises the most money, she can wheel across the national stage. Clark is just happy she got to compete and show young girls that even though she’s in a wheelchair, she can do anything. “For somebody in a wheelchair to be able to compete is a big thing,” Clark said to  The Advertiser , a local Australian newspaper. “I really hope it sends a message that no matter what your race, size or disability — whatever makes you different -— you are beautiful.” Clarke has been in a wheelchair for two years but won’

France Wins Its Second Miss Universe Crown After 63 Years / Review Of The Telecast

CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION Manila, Philippines – January 30, 2017– Iris Mittinaere, a 24-year-old dental student from Lille, France, was crowned Miss Universe 2016 at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. The telecast aired live on FOX for the second year in a row. The telecast started at 8 AM on Monday, January 30, to benefit U.S. televiewers who watched it during primetime at 8 PM on Sunday night, January 29.      Mittenaere was crowned by outgoing queen Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines. Mittenaere's victory was the first by a French contestant in more than 60 years.  "I think France and Europe really need a Miss Universe" after failing to win the crown for so long, she said at a post-pageant news conference when she was asked how her countrymen would receive her victory. The contest has not been as popular in France as in other countries, she said, but "French people will love it now and every year they will be watching Miss

Miss Universe Denmark Stripped Of Crown After Criminal Investigation

STRIPPED: Christina has lost her Miss Denmark crown Gorgeous Christina Mikkelsen , 24, became caught up in a criminal investigation after her former flame, Teodorin Obiang , was accused of money laundering. Now, the organisers of the Face of Denmark have stripped Christina of her crown after competing in  Miss Universe 2016,  citing the investigation as the main reason. As well as his super yacht, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, an Aston Martin and a Bugatti were also seized from Mr Obiang as part of a long-term investigation. Mr Obiang, who is the vice president of Equitorial Guinea, has been the subject of a long-term investigation over claims he has spent Government money on himself. But Christina's dismissal comes after she accused the "Face of Denmark" organizers of trying to force her to lose weight. Despite sporting a toned look and weighting only 8st 5lbs, she claims bosses told her to lose more than a stone before the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Newly Crowned Miss Universe Flies To New York City To Start Her Reign

Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere with Filipino staff at the Philippine Consulate  in New York City Newly crowned Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France said that the Philippines will always be in her heart, referring to the country as her “second home.” Uploading a photo taken at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) just before she left Manila last Thursday afternoon, the beauty queen said: “Last hour in my second home… Philippines forever in my heart. Mahal ko kayo.” Miss Universe left for New York where she will start her reign. At the airport, Mittenaere hardly stopped waving at the Filipino fans who took photos of her with their cellphones. The headquarters of the Miss Universe Organization is located in New York City. Mittenaere will share a flat with reigning Miss USA Deshauna Barber and Miss Teen USA in the Big Apple. Mittenaere, 24, won the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant held at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City January 30. She bested 85 other cand

Miss Universe Judge Explains Why Miss Venezuela Didn't Make The Cut

PHOTO: New York Daily News MANILA – One of the judges of the 65th Miss Universe pageant shared her thoughts on why Miss Venezuela Mariam Habach , considered a frontrunner in the beauty contest, did not make it to the Top 13. In an interview with ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual and Dyan Castillejo , social entrepreneur Francine LeFrak said they thought Habach lacked confidence during the preliminary interviews. “I found her to be a little less confident with the interview process,” she said.  Nevertheless, LeFrak said she finds Habach beautiful. “I mean, she is gorgeous!” she said. LeFrak went on to explain why she likes the eventual winner of the pageant, Iris Mittenaere of France. “She had a quiet strength about her. She wasn’t nervous, while the two others were quite nervous,” she said, referring to first runner-up Raquel Pelissier of Haiti and second runner-up Andrea Tovar of Colombia.  “She had a certain self-confidence that I thought demonstrated that ‘it’ qu