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Showing posts from December, 2018

End Of The Year Review 2018

Pageantry in 2018: Civil War in Miss America, Miss Universe Accepts First Transgender Contestant, Miss World Exposed? PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES THE BATTLE OF MISS AMERICAS   The beginning of 2018 saw  Gretchen Carlson , Miss America 1989, being elected as  the new chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors.  It was the first time that a former winner has served as the leader of the nearly 100-year-old organization.  The announcement comes days after three board members resigned and former Miss America titleholders, including 2013's  Mallory Hagan , called for the organization's entire board of directors to be replaced following a leak of derogatory and sexist emails from CEO  Sam Haskell  and others.   But Carlson's leadership has so far proven to be chaotic and dismal. She decided to drop the swimsuit competition, which irked many loyal Miss America fans.  Not long after the announcement of the swimsuit decision, two board members -  Jennifer Vaden

Video/Photo: Miss Congo's Wig Catches Fire After Being Crowned Miss Africa 2018

Miss Congo emerged winner Thursday night at the 2018 Miss Africa beauty pageant and shortly after she won, her wig caught fire on stage. Dorcas Kasinde , 24, beat other contestants to win the crown. Miss Nigeria came second while Miss Zambia came third. As Miss Congo celebrated her victory and hugged her predecessor, her wig caught fire. Thankfully, Ebuka, the host, came to her rescue before more damage could be done. It is believed the fire was caused by the stage flame positioned at various corners on the stage but social media users have jokingly blamed the incident on Calabar witches. Read details from the pageant . Watch the harrowing video: Source:, 12/28/2018

Review of Miss Universe 2018 Telecast

CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018 – Catriona Gray, a 24-year-old model from the Philippines with a degree in music theory, was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. The telecast aired live on FOX for the fourth year in a row.  However,  the show was not live streamed on Miss Universe's Facebook page, unlike last year. Thankfully, several pageant sites were able to do a Facebook live stream from the venue.      The statuesque Gray was crowned by outgoing queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa. Gray's victory marks the fourth time that the Philippines has won the Miss Universe crown (Pia Wurtzbach won in 2015, Margarita Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969).  According to the Miss Universe website, "Catriona  is an HIV/AIDS advocate at Love Yourself PH, and volunteers as a Teacher's Assistant to the students of Young Focus NGO."       Gray is a pa