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Miss Iraq 2017

 Vian Amer Noori Sulaimani , a 23-year-old Kurdish beauty, was crowned Miss Iraq 2017 that took place in Baghdad on May 25th. Fourteen young women competed in the third edition of the pageant. Vian is from the province of Sulaymaniyah and works for an insurance company. Her mission is to promote women's right in Iraq.  At the same event, Masty Hama  from Halabja province was the first runner-up, Marina Roqan from Baghdad was chosen as the second runner-up, Sara Abdulwahid was selected as the third runner-up. It is not yet confirmed if Vian will compete in Miss Universe or Miss World, or both. Last year's winner, Shaymaa Qaasim , was expected to compete in Miss Universe 2016 but a falling out with the organizers prevented her from doing so.

Brazil Wins Mister Global 2017

Pedro Gicca from Brazil won the Mister Global 2017 contest held at Chiangmai Hall in Chiang Mai, Thailand on May 21. The 29-year-old Brazilian electrical engineer  is the first man from his country to win the title.  In the photo above, Gicca is flanked by his court, from left to right: 4th runner-up  Thuận Nguyễn of Vietnam, 1st runner-up Gerrie Havenga of South Africa, 2nd runner-up Christopher Joseph Bramell of England and 3rd runner-up  Fabián Esteban Vera Abello of Chile.  Completing the top 16  are the candidates rom Myanmar, China, Panama, India, Korea, Spain, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Philippines.

Miss USA Kára McCullough Clarifies Controversial Health Care Comment: 'I Do Believe It Should Be a Right'

Newly crowned Miss USA Kára McCullough  has clarified the controversial comment she made about health care during Sunday’s live competition in Las Vegas. The District of Columbia contestant  drew social media ire  after she called health care a “privilege” during the question-and-answer portion of the competition. However, she reversed her answer during an appearance on  Good Morning America  Tuesday — instead deeming it a “right.” “I am privileged to have health care and I do believe that it should be a right,” McCullough, 25, told co-host  Michael Strahan . “I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide.” McCullough, who is a nuclear scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, also explained why she gave her initial answer during the competition: “I just want people to see where I was coming from. Having a job, I have to look at healthcare like it is a privilege.” The pageant winner’s initial response came near the

District Of Columbia Wins Miss USA 2017

PHOTO CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough , a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The runner-up was Miss New Jersey  Chhavi Verg , a student at Rutgers University studying marketing and Spanish. The second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meredith Gould , who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota. Fifty-one women representing each state and the nation's capital participated in the decades-old competition. PHOTO CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Last year, Dis

Philippines Wins Mr. Gay World 2017

John Fernandez Raspado , a 37-year-old  professional online marketing businessman from the Philippines, won the Mr. Gay World 2017 contest held in Maspalomas, Spain on May 10. He is the first man from his country to win the title. Raspado also won several awards: Mr. Popularity, Mr. Social Media, Best in Interview, Best in Formal Wear and Best in Swimwear. His court includes 1st runner-up  Cándido Arteaga of  Spain, 2nd runner-up Jamie Debliek of Belgium, 3rd runner-up Marco Tornese of Switzerland and 4th runner-up Alexander Steyn of South Africa.

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017

  Danyeshka Hernandez , 20, representing San Juan, was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017 on May 4th at the  Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan. She will now represent her island country in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed. Her court includes  1st runner-up Jailene Rivera of Ponce (who was the favorite to win),  2nd runner-up Kimberly Jiménez of Dorado,  3rd runner-up Gretchen Colón of Aibonito and  4th runner-up Ivana Irrizary of   Río Grande. The pageant was hosted by Jaime Mayol , a former Mr. Manhunt International, with color commentary by Desir é e Lowry , the pageant owner and former Miss Puerto Rico 1995. The show also paid homage to the 25th coronation anniversary of Dayanara Torres as Miss Puerto Rico and who eventually won Miss Universe 1993. PHOTOS FROM FACEBOOK

First-Ever Miss Teen World America To Be Crowned In August 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FIRST-EVER MISS TEEN WORLD AMERICA TO BE CROWNED IN AUGUST 2017 America’s Miss World Organization and the Miss World Organization introduce the annual Miss Teen World America pageant ORLANDO, FL, MAY 3, 2017      The America’s Miss World Organization, together with the Miss World Organization, is proud to introduce the first Miss Teen World America pageant. This competition does not currently lead to an international pageant, but will select a titleholder to represent the Miss World Organization nationally and spread the message of Beauty with a Purpose. This titleholder will travel with America’s Miss World and will represent internationally-renowned designer Mac Duggal as a brand ambassador and model.       To celebrate this announcement, the America’s Miss World Organization will offer free entry to the first candidate who submits an application to compete for the title of Miss Teen World America. The teen application page can be