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Mexico Wins Miss Intercontinental 2017

Vallejo (left) reacts to her win as Rodriguez (right) comforts her Veronica Salas Vallejo of Mexico was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2017 at a gala event held on January 24 at the SUNRISE Garden Beach Resort in Hurghada, Egypt. She is the first Mexican to win the crown. Her court includes 1st runner-up Katarina Rodriguez of Philippines, 2nd runner-up Cathelijne Heppenhuis of the Netherlands, 3rd runner-up Amanda Cardoso of Brazil, 4th runner-up  Lizeth Villanueva of Colombia, and 5th runner-up Lee Su Jin of Korea.  The 2017 pageant was initially scheduled to take place last October, but was delayed for three months due to unforeseen circumstances. The entire show was live streamed via the official Miss Intercontinental Facebook page as well as YouTube. The production was below average (poor co-hosts, mediocre stage, annoying entertainers, no flowers for the finalists, and awfully long four-hour program). Credit to owners of photos

Manhunt Founder And Beauty Pageant Veteran Alex Liu Dies At 57

Beauty pageant veteran Alex Liu reportedly died of a sudden heart attack while in a taxi on Jan 22, 2018.  PHOTO: MANHUNT INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE - Beauty pageant veteran and founder of the Manhunt competition, Mr Alex Liu , died on Monday (Jan 22). He was 57. According to a spokesman for his company, Exclusive Resources Marketing, he died of a heart attack in a taxi en route to Tan Tock Seng Hospital from his house in Toa Payoh at about 2pm. Described as "the godfather of beauty pageants in Singapore", Mr Liu organised women's beauty pageants such as Miss Singapore Universe and Miss Chinatown after he set up Metromedia Marketing in 1984. Noticing an increase in men's products at a department store, he came up with the idea of the first male model contest in Singapore. He settled on the name "Manhunt" because it was catchy, and organised the debut edition with 16 contestants at a local disco in 1988. By 1993, Manhunt had become so popular t

Miss Belgium 2018

PHOTO CREDIT: HLN BELGIUM Angeline Flor Pua, a 22-year-old student pilot from Antwerp, was crowned Miss Belgium 2018. She will represent her country at Miss Universe and Miss World later this year. She is the first woman of Filipino descent to win the Miss Belgium title. Her court includes first runner-up Zoe Brunet , second runner-up Dhenia Covens , third runner-up Lotte van Lingen , fourth runner-up Helene Fredericks , and fifth runner-up Vanille Seurs . PHOTO CREDIT: HLN BELGIUM

Miss Universe Malaysia 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Speechless Jane Teoh could only shed tears when she was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2018 at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. As the ballroom erupted in cheer, the 20-year-old was in shock as her predecessor, Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 Samantha Katie James , presented her with the crown and sash. The accounting and finance student said she wanted to be an agent of change and to inspire those around her. “I want to be remembered as a woman who made a difference. My wish as Miss Universe Malaysia is to spread my philanthropic work,” said Teoh moments before she was crowned. The 178cm-tall part-time model, who was also named Miss Online Personality, beat 16 other hopefuls for the crown and also the chance to represent the country at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant. She also received RM50,000 cash, sponsored prizes worth over RM150,000 and a full education scholarship from HELP University.Teoh said she was not afraid of challenges or to step out of h

Miss Universe Vietnam 2018

25-year-old H'Hen Niê was crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 at Crown Center in Nha Trang on January 6, 2018. She will represent Vietnam in Miss Universe 2018.  Niê makes Vietnamese pageant history by being the first woman from the ethnic minority group, Ede, to win the national pageant.   The first runner-up is Hoang Thuy and the second runner-up is Mau Thuy . Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza from Venezuela, who was crowned in Vietnam in 2008, was part of the judging panel. Source:, 1/6/2018

Gretchen Carlson Predicts "Tsunami" of Change at Miss America After Email Scandal

After former Miss America (1989) and  Fox & Friends  co-host Gretchen Carlson was  recently named  chair of the Miss America Organization board of directors, Carlson sat down with  Good Morning America  Friday to explain how her new role will jumpstart a “tsunami” of change. Carlson's high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit in 2016 against ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes , which led to a $20 million settlement, was one of many factors that precipitated this fall's wave of sexual misconduct claims in Hollywood. Carlson told  GMA  that the post-Weinstein revolution has provided the courage that was previously nonexistent for women in society and within the Miss America organization.  “When I jumped off my cliff on the whole sexual harassment story 18 months ago, that was a lonely experience,” said Carlson. “But look at what happened when that gift of courage kept being passed on to one woman to another to another.” Carlson’s new role comes in wake of the organizatio

End Of The Year Review 2017

Pageantry in 2017: Dayanara & Sushmita Return To Their Second Home, Asian Domination, and Miss America Emailgate PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM DAYANARA TORRES RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES :  After finishing her reign as  Miss Universe 1993,  Dayanara Torre s decided to stay in the Philippines (where the 1994 pageant was held) to try her luck in the entertainment industry. It turned out that the Filipinos loved her and she instantly became one of the most successful foreign artists to have made it big in the country where she lived for five years. Then in 1998, she returned to Puerto Rico and married her now ex-husband Marc Anthony. After almost 20 years of absence,  the Puerto Rican beauty queen returned to her "second home" to judge Miss Universe 2016 (that took place on January 30) and to reconnect with her old friends and her "second family. "  ____________________ PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM SUSHMITA SEN RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES :   Dayan