Miss World India 2017

 Manushi Chhillar from Haryana was crowned Femina Miss India 2017 on June 25 in Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai.  She will now represent India at Miss World 2017 pageant to be held in Sanya, China in December. The current Miss World, Stephanie del Valle from Puerto Rico, was part of the judging panel. The first runner-up, Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir, was crowned Miss Grand India 2017 and will compete in Miss Grand International 2017 in Vietnam in October. The second runner-up, Priyanka Kumari from Bihar, has been selected to represent India in Miss United Continents 2017.  


Miss America 1944 Venus Ramey Passes Away

Atlantic City, NJ (June 19, 2017) -  The Miss America Organization honors the memory of Miss America 1944 Venus Ramey, who passed away Saturday at the age of 92. Venus hailed from Ashland, Kentucky, but entered the Miss America Competition representing the District of Columbia, where she moved to work for the war effort during World War II.

Venus entertained in military service camps, sold war bonds, and toured in Vaudeville. In addition to a citation from the United States Treasury Department for her work in the War Bond effort, Venus Ramey’s picture was painted on the side of fighter planes. These planes made sixty-eight raids over war-torn Germany and never lost a man. At a time when it seemed the country was losing the war, this incredible story was reported by the Associated Press and bolstered the nation’s morale.

During Venus' reign, Miss America was seen as a political activist for the first time, as Venus worked with Senator Kaper of Kansas and Congressman Somner of Missouri in publishing their bills to gain suffrage for the District of Columbia, as well as other Members of Congress to enact women's rights legislation.
Venus leaves behind a lasting legacy. Her memory will live on in the hearts of everyone in the Miss America family and all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Source: Miss America Organization


I did not want to be crowned Miss Universe: 'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot

It will be fair to say there has not been any female super-hero till date who has created as many ripples as the protagonist of the DC super-hero flick Wonder Woman has. And needless to say, former beauty queen Gal Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman in the recent movie is beyond par and for reasons justifiable, people cannot stop gushing over her power-packed performance. Given the fact that Gal was pregnant while filming the movie has got her only as many fans and admirers for showing sheer dedication towards her work. That's indeed super-heroic! But did you know that she was just not interested in competing at the Miss Universe pageant where she represented her country Israel in 2004?

In an interview with a magazine, Gal is seen revealing her reason for her poor performance at the Miss Universe pageant in 2004.

When asked her about winning the Miss Israel 2004 pageant she says, "I never thought I would win and then I won and it scared me."

Although representing your country is a matter of great pride and responsibility, but such was not the thing with our Wonder-woman. She did not even want to be a pageant queen at the first place. Talking about her experience at the Miss Universe 2004 pageant she says, "I was very naughty. I wasn't behaving. I am a really good girl, but because I was afraid I am going to win again because I did not want to win the Miss Israel pageant and I won. I figured oh no, I don't want them to choose me again, so I came down late for rehearsals. I wasn't wearing the right evening gowns for breakfast. I even remember Paula Abdul, she was one of the judges there. She was asking me a question and I was like, 'I am sorry, English not so good.'"

Well, we are just glad today that she did indeed consider acting as a profession. Check out her interview in which she talks about her pageant days.

Source: Beautypageants.indiatimes.com, 6/12/2017


Miss Côte d´Ivoire 2017

Mandjalia Gbané bested 25 beauties from across her country to win the Miss Cote d´Ivoire 2017 title.  She will now represent her country in 2017 Miss World pageant to be held in Sanya, China in November. Her court includes 1st runner-up Darlène Kassem, 2nd runner-up Ericka Konaté, 3rd runner-up Elena Sanogo, and 4th runner-up Carole Koffi.

Miss World New Zealand 2017


Annie Evans was crowned  Miss World New Zealand 2017 on Saturday, June 3rd. Evans will now compete in the 2017 edition of Miss World to be held in Sanya, China later this year. Meghan Kenney was chosen first runner-up while Michelle Isemonger as the second runner-up.  At the end of the pageant, Isemonger was handpicked as her country's representative to the 2017 Miss International pageant to be held in Tokyo in October.