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Miss Universe Jamaica 2017

Davina Bennett , a 21-year-old model representing D'Marie Institute, was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2017  during a finale held on Saturday, August 26, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. She will now represent her island country in Miss Universe 2017 pageant  to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on November 26.  The first runner- up is Jennae Jackson and the second runner-up is Sara-Jade Kow . PHOTO CREDITS: FACEBOOK

Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2017

CREDIT: FACEBOOK Carmen Muñoz , Miss Duarte, has just been crowned Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2017   at the  Gran Teatro del Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros on August 26 . She will now represent her country at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant to be held on November 26 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The first runner-up is Jeisy Rodriguez ,    Miss Santiago, who will compete in 2017 Miss United Continents. The second runner-up is   Leslie Mariel Salas , Miss Santo Domingo Oeste, who will compete in 2017 Reina Hisaponamericana.    

Judgment Entered Against Pageant Organizer Derrick Lee

DERRICK LEE / CREDIT: FACEBOOK      Last May 6, 2016, Critical Beauty published a report on pageant organizer Derrick Lee , who had been accused of consumer fraud by pocketing charity money, among other things.       Critical Beauty has recently received an update from Kimberly Holliday Triani who had initially launched the investigation on Lee's unethical business dealings. On her Facebook page, Triani posted the comprehensive update. With her permission, we are reposting it for our readers: Derrick Lee Scam Alert Update:   A JUDGEMENT HAS BEEN ENTERED AGAINST DERRICK LEE IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSUMER FRAUD ACT!! I had always believed that the TRUTH would eventually come to light. For those of you not familiar with the situation, Derrick Lee of Team DQ Pageant Prep and Image Consulting was a director for the Illinois pageant of one of the world's top systems. In March 2015, he took it upon himself to host a photogenic competition as a fundraiser for Lurie

Lebanese Beauty Queen Dethroned Over Visit To Israel

CREDIT: FACEBOOK Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017, Amanda Hanna , has lost her title as winner of the beauty pageant just a week after winning it on August 14. The Swedish-Lebanese beauty was stripped of her title after it was discovered that in 2016 she went on an academic tour in Israel, using her Swedish passport to enter the Jewish State. A statement from The Festival of Lebanese Emigrants in Dhour Al Choueir to the  Al Modon  newspaper read, “After communicating our decision with Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism he decided that Hanna should be stripped of her title because her visit to Israel violates our country’s laws.” Lebanese citizens are not allowed to travel to Israel, considered an “enemy state,” and Israelis are not allowed to enter Lebanon. Source: The Jewish Press, 8/23/2017 Related articles:  Lebanese beauty queen reportedly loses title for having visited Israel Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title after authorities find out about her Israel visit

Miss Brazil 2017

Monalysa Alcantara , 18, Miss Piaui was crowned Miss Brasil 2017 on August 20. Alcantara is the first representative from her state to win the national title. Also, for the first time in the history of the pageant, a black woman was crowned by another black woman, Raissa Santana , Miss Brazil 2016. Alcantara will now represent Brazil in the 2017 Miss Universe pageant to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on November 26. The first runner-up was Miss Rio Grande do Sul, Juliana Mueller , and the second runner-up was Miss Espirito Santo, Stephany Pim .  

Miss World Poland 2017

PHOTO CREDIT: MISS POLSKI Magdalena Bieńkowska , 24, has been assigned to represent Poland in Miss World 2017 pageant to be held in Sanya, China in November. Miss Polski Organization, which owned the Polish franchise for several years and then lost it four years, ago, succeeded in getting back the franchise. Magdalena represented Poland in Miss International 2014 where she placed in the top 15.  MAGDALENA AT MISS INTERNATIONAL 2015 / CREDIT: MISS POLSKI

Miss World America & Miss Teen World America 2017

Clarissa Bowers (right), representing Florida, was crowned Miss World America 2017 (America's Miss World 2017) in Orlando, Florida on Sunday night, August 13. She will now represent the United States in Miss World 2017 pageant in Sanya, China in November. Her court includes 1st runner-up Maureen Montaigne of Arizona, 2nd runner-up Chance Cessna of the District of Columbia, 3rd runner-up Emanii Love Davis of Georgia, and 4th runner-up Alexandra Curtis of Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Gracen Grainger (left), 16, of South Carolina was crowned the first Miss Teen World America. Completing the top five were 1st runner-up Alyson McNair of North Carolina, 2nd runner-up Rebekah Holsenback of South Carolina, 3rd runner-up Jillian Elliot of Lousiana, and 4th runner-up Laken Giles of Florida. The Miss World America Organization is owned and produced by former Miss United States 2014 (and 2nd Runner-Up in Miss World 2014) Elizabeth Safrit and her mother, Dr. Lynn Scott Safrit .

Miss Universe Malta 2017

Tiffany Pisan i, a 25-year old British-born Maltese-raised model representing Attard, was crowned Miss Universe Malta 2017 on August 4 at the Hilton Malta. Pisani will now compete at the the sixty-sixth edition of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed.   Caricia Sammut , representing Rabat was named as the first runner-up, and Tarxien’s Alexia Pauline Tabone was named second runner-up. Photo credit: Miss Universe Malta