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Puteri Indonesia 2017

CREDIT: FACEBOOK Bunga Jelitha Ibrani , a 25-year-old professional model, entrepreneur and communications student representing DKI Jakarta, was crowned Puteri Indonesia 2017 in Jakarta on March 31st. She will represent Indonesia in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have yet to be announced. The first runner-up is Lilliana Kevin , 21, who will compete in the Miss International 2017 to be held later this year in Japan. The second runner-up is Karina Nadila Niab , 24 who will compete in Miss Supranational 2017 in Poland sometime in December. A new title, Miss Grand International Indonesia, was awarded to 23-year-old  Dea Goesti Rizkita Koswara . She will compete in Miss Grand International 2017 pageant to be held in Vietnam on October 25th. She will attempt to win a back-to-back crown for Indonesia. CREDIT: NATALIE GLEBOVA'S FACEBOOK  Miss Universe 2016  Iris Mittenaere  attended the pageant as a special guest, while for

Miss South Africa 2017

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters , a 21-year-old business student, was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 on March 26 at the Sun City Superbowl. She is expected to compete in either Miss World or Miss Universe pageant (whichever comes first) later this year.  The First Princess is Adè van Heerden (left) and the Second Princess is Boipelo Mabe (right). Priyeshka Lutchman and Shané Naidoo completed the Top 5 . 

Miss Colombia 2017

CREDIT: EFE  Laura González Ospina , 22, was crowned   Señorita Colombia 2017 (Miss Colombia 2017) on March 20 at Las Americas Convention Center in her hometown of Cartagena. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant.  The second place or "Virreina" position went to  Vanessa Pulgarín , 25, from Antioquia who earned the title of Miss Colombia International 2017 and will compete in Miss International 2017 in Japan later this year. The First Princess position went to  Jennifer Hernandez of  Santander, the Second Princess is Vanessa Dominguez of Bogota, and the Third Princess is Maria Fernanda Betancourt of Magdalena.

Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere's Homecoming Parade in Lille

CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere was warmly received by her compatriots during her homecoming in her native France that started last Thursday, March 16. She has met with French president Francois Hollande, and was mobbed by photographers and adoring fans at her homecoming parade last Sunday, March 19, in Lille.  CREDIT: LE HUFFINGTON POST Watch videoclips from the homecoming parade After her reunion in Paris with her mother, Iris reunited with her grandmother in Lille. On Instagram, the beauty queen posted a nice shot of her hugging her beloved grandmother  whom she nicknamed Mamé affectionately.  In an interview with TV Mag , Iris Mittenaere explained why she was so upset when she found her grandmother.  "I had not seen her since I left for M anila. I was extremely moved to see her again. She did not want me to win because I was going to be away from her. She was too cute!" So it was a relief for her grandmot

Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere Gives A Press Conference During Her Homecoming In France

 AFP / PATRICK KOVARIK  The new Miss Universe, 23-year-old Iris Mittenaere , declared Friday proud to "represent France a little" in the world, on her first trip to her country since she was crowned in the Philippines and before meeting François Hollande on  Saturday. "I am honored to meet him because, although I am not president, I feel like representing a little bit of France on my scale, like him!" she said during a press conference at the Hotel Marignan in Paris on Friday. "I had missed it: my family, the croissants, French gastronomy and even speaking French!", The young woman said, "very, very happy" to finally come back to France. Her "only anguish" concerned the reception of the French. "I said to myself," How are they going to receive me? Are they going to be happy? But I was better received than I had thought, "she said. Present for a week in French territory, Mittenaere displays a busy sched

Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2017 Crowned

  Denisse Franco , 18, from Culiácan in the state of Sinaloa, was crowned Nuestra Belleza Mexico  2017 on March 11, 2017. She will represent Mexico in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant. If for any reason Franco fails to compete in Miss Universe, she will be replaced by  Citlaly Higuera  of the state of Tamaulipas who came in second.   Karla Berúmen of Aguascalientes came in third. PHOTO CREDITS: Facebook, Nuestra Belleza Mexico

Miss Malaysia World 2016 Dethroned

Tatiana says she has conducted herself with utmost professionalism as Miss Malaysia World 2016. Picture by Malay Mail   PETALING JAYA, March 8 — Tatiana Kumar , who was stripped of her Miss Malaysia World title on Monday, has denied she breached the pageant organiser’s code of conduct.  She said the decision of the pageant’s national director Datuk Anna Lim to terminate her agreement with her company, Meridian Surf Sdn Bhd, after she won the title last August, was unjustifiable.  “The termination of the agreement and the removal of my title are wrongful and wholly unjustified as I have certainly not breached the agreement or any so-called code of conduct,” Tatiana, 18, said in a statement.  “More importantly, the allegations made against me are false and unacceptable. I am upset and disappointed with the allegations as I have conducted myself with utmost professionalism as Miss Malaysia World 2016.” Tatiana said she was seeking legal redress and she had been advised

Miss World Runner-Up Gains American License For Miss World

Elizabeth Safrit represented the United States in Miss World 2015 pageant where she placed 2nd runner-up. Credit: Facebook ORLANDO, FL, MARCH 8, 2017 - Former Miss World Second Runner-Up, Ms. Elizabeth Safrit and Dr. Lynne Scott Safrit , have accepted the license for ownership of the United States franchise for Miss World. The mother-daughter team will be leading the official United States preliminary to Miss World, newly re-named America’s Miss World, effective immediately, as co-National Directors. The pageant will be held this summer in Orlando, F.L., with more details to come regarding venue and production. The reigning Miss World, Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico, is visiting Orlando this week to tour the city and assist in the announcement of the host location. The new leaders are also introducing the Americas Miss World Foundation, a charitable organization (IRS Charitable status pending). The Foundation strives to embody the philanthropic spirit of Miss Wor

Former Miss America Nina Davuluri to speak as part of International Women's Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Former Miss America Nina Davuluri will speak as part of International Women's Week 6:30 p.m. Thursday (March 9) in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. The event is free and open to the public. Davuluri will speak about "Promoting a Platform of Inclusion: Achieve Your Dreams by Embracing Your Identity." The presentation highlights the importance of understanding our own multiple identities and the identities of those around us, developing skills to communicate effectively across difference, addressing stereotypes and misinformation and building a more inclusive community. Messages about culture, socially constructed beauty standards and identity created and/or strengthened by media representations, as well as the impact of social media on society and cultural norms, also will be discussed. Davuluri is a multi-lingual, Indian-American who graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in brain behavior and cognitive science. Du