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So... Connecticut Wins Miss Teen USA 2019

      Kaliegh Garris , an 18-year-old student from New Haven, Connecticut, was crowned Miss Teen USA 2019 at the Grand Theater at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, April 28. Garris had just competed in the preliminary competition that took place a few hours earlier. She is the second woman from Connecticut to win the crown (Logan West won in 2012).      The other finalists include 1st runner-up Caitlyn Vogel of North Dakota, 2nd runner-up hometown girl Erica Yvette Bonilla of Nevada, 3rd runner-up Kaylee Brooke McCollum of Mississippi, and 4th runner-up Kalin Burt of Alabama. Minnesota's Olivia Herbert won the Miss Congeniality Teen USA award.      Rounding up the top 15 were the delegates from Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas,  Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming. The show was hosted by former Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Tim Tialdo . Garris was selected as the winner by a "selection committee

Miss Bolivia 2018 Joyce Prado Dethroned

Former beauty queen Joyce Prado attends the Miss Universe National Costume Show in December 2018. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Bolivian model J oyce Prado , 22, has lost her Miss Bolivia Universe title after becoming pregnant during her reign.  Yahoo! reports  that Prado may have been stripped of her title because of pageant rules prohibiting pregnancy. On Friday, the Bolivian modeling agency Promociones Gloria announced on Facebook that Prado, who had won the group's Miss Bolivia and Miss Santa Cruz pageants in 2018, was dismissed from her role as result of a "breach of contract." "Promociones Gloria is announcing to Opinion Publica that the current Miss Santa Cruz and Miss Bolivia Universe 2018 has been stripped of her titles of Miss Santa Cruz and Miss Bolivia for reasons strictly related to a breach of contract, noting that we maintain cordial relations in an area of mutual understanding, honoring the confidentiality clause," the modeling agency wrote

Jonas Gaffud And The Art Of Soaring Higher

_______________________________________________________ IN GREEK, the name Jonas means "dove." In Hebrew, the name means "a gift from God." In Filipino pageantry, the name is synonymous to an unassuming soul sent from heaven to refine diamonds in the rough. Fondly called "Mama J" by his friends and protégées, JONAS GAFFUD is the force behind the tremendous success of Filipinas in international pageants. On April 1st of this year, he posted on his social media that he has relinquished his position as head of the pageant training camp, Aces and Queens, and accepted a new lucrative post with IMG Universe. Skeptics assumed that the post was an April Fool's joke, but it wasn't. The dove has indeed left the dovecote for new and more challenging adventures.      I met Jonas for the first time in New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel on Valentine's Day 2016 during a late afternoon luncheon coordinated by a common friend. Jonas had t

CB Loves MAKENZIE DIVINA - Miss South Carolina USA 2019!

GIVE THREE ADJECTIVES THAT YOUR FRIENDS WOULD DESCRIBE YOU.       Funny, Outgoing, Loud.  IF THERE WERE NO RULES IN YOUR LIFE FOR ONE DAY AND YOU COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?       I would go to the San Diego Zoo and get to spend behind the scenes time with all of the animals for free! I love animals more than anything and the zoo is one of my favorite places on earth! IF YOU COULD BE GREAT AT ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?       I would love to be great at singing. I think music is such an amazing way to express yourself and to be able to do that beautifully and connect with people on another level would be so special.   WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY IN LIFE?       My life philosophy is to love and follow Jesus and He will take care of the rest!  WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON COSMETIC SURGERY? DO YOU THINK PAGEANT GIRLS WHO HAVE HAD COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT HAVE MORE ADVANTAGE  OVER THOSE WHO HAVE NOT HAD ANY?       I believe that your bo