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Scandal At Miss Earth Venezuela 2019

     Michell Castellanos (above, second from left), 24, representing the state of Guarico, was crowned Miss Earth Venezuela 2019 last August 25. She will now represent Venezuela in the 2019 Miss Earth pageant to be held in the Philippines in October.      Castellanos's victory was marred with scandal as the majority of the contestants walked off the stage and refused to congratulate her. According to this Spanish-language article   two contestants - Ly Casanova (Miss Costa Oriental) and Andrea Cesin (Miss Monagas) -  came out to the press and accused Castellanos of taking too many liberties, like for example, arriving late at certain events whereas the rest of the girls were always punctual. They also said that the other girls who share their sentiment were afraid to speak up due to threats that they have received. Also, the representatives of Navicu, a major sponsor, were also part of the jury and they stated that their choices did not match those that were read by th

Miss Universe Laos 2019

Vichitta Phonevilay was crowned Miss Universe Laos 2019 on August 25. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not been confirmed.

CB Director Rafa Delfin: Reacting To Mr. World 2019 Results

Watch  Critical Beauty director Rafa Delfin reacts to the results of the 2019 Mr. World competition.  Click  the banner to go to the  link .

Miss Universe Japan 2019

Ako Kamo  was crowned Miss Universe Japan 2019 on August 22. She will now represent Japan in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be announced. Photo credits: Miss Universe Japan Facebook

England Wins Mr. World 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Jack Heslewood of England was declared Mr. World 2019, beating 71 candidates for the title during the pageant finals held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 23. Heslewood's victory marks the first time that England has won the contest. Jack suceeded India's Rohit Khandelwal , who completed his reign of 3 years. South Africa's Fezile Mkhize was 1st runner-up while Mexico's Brian Faugier was 2nd runner-up. The other finalists were Alejandro Martinez of the Dominican Republic and Carlos Franco of Brazil. Completing the top 12 were the delegates from Austria, Ireland, Lebanon, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Philippines and Tonga. The Continental King titles were distributed as follows: Mr World Europe: Austria, Alberto Nodale Mr World Africa: South Africa, Fezile Mkhize Mr World Americas: Mexico, Brian Faugier Mr World Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Alejandro Martinez Mr World Asia Pacific: Philippines, JB

Ms. Nevada State Banned From Ms. America Pageant Because of Conservative Views

Katie Jo Williams says she lost her Ms. Nevada crown for her conservative political beliefs.  Photo Courtesy: Katie Jo Williams She's a US combat veteran, holds the rank of Sergeant First Class in the US Army National Guard, and is a Trump supporter. Until Sunday, she also was the current Ms. Nevada State set to compete in the Ms. America Pageant this weekend. But Katie Jo Williams says after she refused to clear her personal social media of all things political, including her support for President Trump, she was stripped of her title.  "I was officially disqualified from competing in the Ms. America pageant for 2019," said Williams in an Instagram video. She says organizers told her she was "too political" to be involved. So what did pageant organizers deem "too political"?  According to  Summit News , the director of the pageant sent screenshots to Williams showing which pictures she needed to delete. They included pictures of her w

Rafa Delfin: My Top 12 Favorites For Mr. World 2019

Watch  Critical Beauty director Rafa Delfin reveal his Top 12 favorites for the 2019 Mr. World title. Click  the banner to go to the  link .

Outrage As Miss Universe US Virgin Islands Is Won By Someone With No Ties To Territory

 Andrea Piecuch, center, will represent the US Virgin Islands in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. ST. CROIX — Six of the ten contestants who participated in Sunday evening’s Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands were women from outside the USVI, most with no known  ties  to the territory and some of whom had participated in other pageants just months prior. The competition, held in a banquet  room  at the Divi Carina Bay Casino, was the qualifying event whose  winner  will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands on the world’s biggest and most prominent pageantry stage: Miss Universe. But what was a relatively engaged audience turned somewhat raucous when not one of the four local young women who represented their home, the USVI, was chosen by the judges — non of whom were local — as part of the top five finalists. The mood in the room went from cheerful to cheerless, and when the last of the top 5 was called, dismay gripped the crowd

New Aruban Queens For 2019

  New Aruban queens for 2019 were crowned on August 10 at the Grand Ballroom of the Aruba Hilton Resort. Left, Danna Garcia is the Miss Aruba 2019 and will compete in 2019 Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Right, Ghislaine Mejia, is Miss World Aruba 2019 and will fly to London in December to compete in Miss World 2019.    Danna Garcia, Miss Universe Aruba 2019 Left to Right: Whitney Luciana, Danna Garcia Miss Universe Aruba, Aninha van der Linden, Lorraine Oduber, Ghislaine Mejia Miss World Aruba. Thanks to Karl Genser for this info. / Photos courtesy of Miss Aruba Pageant.

Rafa Delfin: 6 Things I Hate About Miss Grand International

Watch  Critical Beauty director Rafa Delfin's latest vlog where he discusses the six things he hates about Miss Grand International.  Click  the banner to go to the link.

Miss South Africa 2019

 25-year-old  Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss South Africa 2019 on Friday. The 61st anniversary of the Miss South Africa pageant took place at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria. Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green presented her successor with Buhle - the locally designed glittering masterpiece worthy of her prestigious title.  Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters were part of the judging panel. Tunzi will now represent her country in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be announced.  Source: Eyewitness News, South Africa, 8/9/2019

NASA Analyst Crowned Miss Universe Ireland

Fionnghuala O’Reilly (25), from Swords, Dublin was named unanimously by a panel of judges Miss Universe Ireland 2019 at Dublin’s Mansion House, on Thursday. O’Reilly who works remotely from Dublin as a NASA data analyst wowed the judges and told the competition she plans to use her position as an engineer and as a bi-racial woman to promote diversity and equality, the Irish Independent reports. (She is the first bi-racial woman to be crowned Miss Universe Ireland). The engineer studied at George Washington University, in Washington DC, and while her work continues to be based in the United States capital, she works remotely from her home in Dublin. Through her position as Miss Universe, Ireland O’Reilly plans to increase the number of women in science. "I really hope to do a lot of work for my cause, which is women in tech and women in STEM [Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics], and really empowering women to excel to the tops of their industry in

Rafa Delfin: 7 Things That Bother Me About The Miss Universe Organization

Watch  Critical Beauty director Rafa Delfin's latest vlog where he discusses the seven things that bother him about the Miss Universe Organization.  Click  the banner to go to the link.

Miss Venezuela 2019

 Miss Delta Amacuro Thalia Olvino was crowned Miss Venezuela 2019 on August 1, 2019, in Caracas, Venezuela. She will now represent Venezuela in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been announced.  She was crowned by outgoing queen Isabella Rodriguez who will compete in Miss World 2019 in London in December. Melissa Jimenez , representing the state of Zulia, was crowned Miss International Venezuela 2019 and will compete in Miss International 2019 pageant in Tokyo in November. For the first time in the history of the pageant, the measurements of the contestants were not publicly announced as the pageant is trying to change the stereotypical image of Venezuelan beauty queens as Barbie doll types with perfect statistics. Photos: Miss Venezuela Official

Miss England Crowns Its First Indian-Origin Winner

Miss England 2019 Bhasha Mukherjee CREDIT:  MERCURY PRESS A junior doctor with two medical degrees started her first day in hospital just hours after being crowned Miss England.  Bhasha Mukherjee , 23, from Derby, was forced to get on a 4am train on Friday morning to attend her first shift after winning the prestigious beauty pageant on Thursday night.  This year’s contest was the first time a ‘make-up free’ round was introduced after the competition was criticised for setting an unhealthy beauty standard and being too critical of women’s bodies.  Before competing in the 2019 heats, entrants were required to submit photographs of themselves with no makeup, filters or editing. This year also saw a woman wear a wetsuit in the optional bikini round because she was a Muslim, signaling to a more inclusive line-up in the competition. Ms Mukherjee who was raised in India but now lives in Derby, snagged the crown despite competing against a plethora of non-traditional pageant