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Interview With Leen Clive - Mrs. UK World 2021

  Get to know Leen Clive, UK's representative to Mrs. World 2022 contest which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 15, 2022. Leen was born and raised in Syria and emigrated to the United Kingdom eight years ago. She met her British husband in Romania and the couple is now proud parents of a six-month baby girl. Leen is an entrepreneur, a TV presenter, and is currently studying to be a surgeon.

Should The Philippines Stop Competing At Miss Grand International?

  This chat is an excerpt from Rafa's Virtual Open House Christmas Eve Chat that took place via Zoom on December 24, 2021 with my guest, Peter Sereno of The Pageant Institute. Peter and I tackled the following questions: - Should the Philippines stop competing at Miss Grand International? - What is Nawat Itsaragrisil's idea of beauty? - Is Nawat's sensitivity bad or good? - What makes MGI special? - What are our first impression of Nawat?

Natalie Glebova’s Interview With Oxana Fedorova, Dethroned Miss Universe 2002

  CLICK BANNER TO GO TO THE LINK The interview was conducted via Natalie Glebova’s Instagram account on December 26, 2021. The chat was interesting because it was the first time for me to hear Oxana speak English. There were seven main issues that were brought up during the entire chat which lasted just a little under an hour. First, the Gucci dress that Oxana wore during the finals. Second, Natalie mentions that fans have compared her to Oxana and suggested that she copied Oxana's look Third, how destiny played a role in Oxana becoming Miss Universe Fourth, Natalie promotes her "winning the crown" philosophy which Oxana wholeheartedly supports . Fifth, Natalie brings up the question that Oxana answered during the final Q & A, "What makes you blush?" and how the interpreter botched her answer Sixth, the importance of proper breathing which is the key to controlling your nerves Seventh, Oxana explains the reason why she stepped down as Miss Universe - or at

Rafa's Virtual Open House Christmas Eve Chat

  This chat was conducted via Zoom on Friday, December 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST. My guest include Peter Sereno from the Pageant Institute. TIMESTAMPS: 0:46 - Greetings! 1:53 - Peter Sereno joins in 3:12 - It's already Christmas in Australia 3:27 - Omicron 4:32 - Peter is celebrating Christmas alone with his two dogs 5:07 - Rafa and dog food 5:59 - It's snowing in Massachusetts where it is 9:00 AM and 1:00 AM Christmas day in Australia; Rafa reads comments from viewers 7:44 - Rafa and Peter imitate Summer Smith of Crown Sisters 9:00 - Rafa invites viewers to ask questions 9:47 - Rafa reminisces about his childhood Christmas experience in the Philippines, his favorite toys 11:43 - Rafa was horrible as a child 14:00 - Peter's father took him to a shooting range 15:20 - Peter's cricket bat 15:44 - Barbie dolls, GI Joes, toy soldiers 17:33 - Peter's younger sister came along and he used her as his living Barbie 19:34 - Rafa's family 21:19 - Rafa reads comments from v

Miss World 2021 Finals Rescheduled For March 16, 2022

  On its official Facebook page moments ago, the Miss World Organization announced a new date for the 2021 finals. Contestants from around the world will compete on March 16, 2022, for the coveted crown at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Miss World Organization is pleased to announce March 16, 2022, as the rescheduled date for the Miss World 2021 global telecast and its 70th anniversary finale live from the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot! “We are so excited that we are staying in Puerto Rico to crown the new Miss World!” said Julia Morley, president of Miss World Ltd. “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the people here! The countdown and final planning has begun. Our team is thrilled that we will show all the wonders that Puerto Rico has to offer as a premier tourism destination to the entire world. We love Puerto Rico.” Contestants from around the globe will return to the Isle of Enchantment to compete for the coveted Miss World

Here She Is... The 100th Miss America

  Miss America 2022 has been crowned in the competition's 100th annual event! Emma Broyles, Miss Alaska, was given the title of Miss America 2022 Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.  Broyles wowed the panel of judges with her impressive answer during the challenge portion of the competition, in which the Top 3 finalists were asked what they would do in a real-life situation.  Lauren Bradford, Miss Alabama, was crowned first runner-up, while Elizabeth Pierre, Miss Massachusetts, rounded out the top three with her second runner-up title.  While fifty women competed for the title of Miss America 2022, Broyles nabbed the crown Thursday, which was given to her by the most recent Miss America winner, Camille Schrier. Broyles is the recipient of a six-figure salary, plus a record $100,000 in scholarship funds.  The Top 10 finalists included Bradford, Broyles, Andolyn Medina (District of Columbia), Leah Roddenberry (Florida), Isabelle Hanson (Illinois), Pierre, Sydney Park (

Reacting To Miss World 2021 Postponement

  This chat was conducted via Zoom on December 16, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Antonio Rivadeneira (Ecuadorian fan living in Canada), Hector Joaquin, Michelle Weswaldi (national director for Miss World Canada and other franchises), and later on the show Syed Kemal (the liaison for Miss Iraq Organization). We react to the postponement of Miss World 2021 finals which was supposed to have been held tonight, December 16, in Puerto Rico.

2021 Miss World Pageant Postponed

  The  Miss World  organization announced on Thursday, December 16 that the 2021 pageant has been postponed due to COVID-19. Here is what we know so far about the cancellation and if it will be rescheduled. According to the official statement released early this afternoon, it says: Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and general public The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -   After meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision has been made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto RicoColiseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days. As of yesterday, additional safety measures were implemented in the best interest of the contestan

Pageant Analysts React To The Finals Of Miss Universe 2021

  WATCH: T his chat was conducted via Zoom on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. My guests included Ko Phanasa from KP1 Worldwide, Phil Pugeda from Missosology, Vagisha Mishra from Pageants With Vagisha, and Summer Smith from Crown Sisters (her debut on the show).

India Wins Third Miss Universe Crown

  There is a new  Miss Universe , Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu. The reigning Miss Universe,  Andrea Meza of Mexico , crowned her successor at the 70th annual Miss Universe event in Eilat, Israel Sunday night.  The international competition, hosted by Steve Harvey, featured 80 contestants vying for the tiara. But it went down to the final three — Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane, Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira and Sandu's Miss India. Miss South Africa, one of the many contestants pressured by her own government to boycott the controversial pageant to protest Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, was named second runner-up. When the Bollywood actress Miss India was next announced as the winner, Sandhu fell into joyful tears before taking her first stage walk as Miss Universe. The final Fox telecast minutes Sunday saw some exciting live TV moments. Earlier in the show, Harvey had alluded to his Miss Universe 2015 fiasco in which he had announced the wrong winner. In 2015, Harvey named

My Top 16 Favorites For Miss Universe 2021

  In this vlog I reveal my top 16 favorites for Miss Universe 2021, based on the contestants' performance during the preliminaries held on December 10, 2021 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel. ***My list is in RANDOM order, not ranking, as any one of these favorites would make an excellent Miss Universe. The finals will be held on Sunday, December 12, and will be broadcasted live starting at 7:00 PM EST (Dec. 13, 2 AM Israel time) via Fox and Telemundo. Click the banner to go to the link.

Chat With Nathalie Yasmin Mogbelzada - Miss Grand Netherlands 2021

  Watch my chat with Miss Grand Netherlands 2021, Nathalie Yasmin Mogbelzada, who discusses her experience at Miss Grand International 2021. Lots of good stuff!

Pageant Analysts React To The Finals Of Miss Grand International 2021

  T his chat was conducted via Zoom on Saturday, Dec, 4, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Peter Sereno of The Pageant Institute, Ko Phanasa of KP1 Worldwide, Brian Javier of RealBrianJ, Vagisha Mishra of Pageants With Vagisha, and Noemi Melendez (former national director for Miss Grand Cuba). Click banner to take you to the link.

Vietnam Wins Miss Grand International 2021

  Tien Thuc Thuy Nguyen, a 23-year-old hospitality student from   Vietnam, was named Miss Grand International 2021 during the pageant’s coronation night held on Saturday, December 4, in Bangkok, Thailand. Her court includes  1st runner-up - Ecuador - Andrea Aguilera;  2nd runner-up - Brazil - Lorena Goncalves;   3rd runner-up - Puerto Rico - Vivianie Diaz Arroyo; and  4th runner-up - South Africa - Jeané van Dam. Tien's victory marks her country's first MGI title. During the show which was live streamed on Facebook and YouTube, it was announced that Indonesia will be the host country for the pageant's 10th anniversary. The contest will be held in Bali on October 25, 2022.  Her national costume represents the Blue Angel that chases the  deadly Covid virus away Tien wears a stunning sexy red number during the preliminary evening gown  competition on December 2nd. 

Kentucky Wins Miss USA 2021

  Elle Smith , Miss Kentucky USA 2021, was named Miss USA 2021 on Monday night at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Smith, 23, is a reporter for WHAS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Louisville. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.  As Miss USA, Smith will move on to compete in the 2021 Miss Universe pageant on Dec. 12 in Eilat, Israel. At Monday’s pageant, which was televised by the A&E Network’s FYI channel, Smith was crowned by Miss USA 2020, Asya Branch. Smith bested 50 other contestants. Miss North Dakota USA, Caitlyn Vogel, was the runner-up at the pageant on Monday. Miss Florida USA, Ashley Bareto, came in third. Miss Illinois USA, Sydni Bennett, took fourth place. Smith begins a yearlong reign as Miss USA, with Los Angeles as her base. “For the duration of her reign, she will be engaged in red carpet experiences, networking opportunities, professional photo shoo

Who Will Win Miss Grand International 2021?

  This group chat was conducted via Zoom on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Peter Sereno, Brian Rivera, Vagisha Mishra, Phil Pugeda and Ko Phanasa. We discuss the contestants and the happenings at Miss Grand International 2021, and we select our top 20, top10, and top 5 favorites for the crown. Click the banner to go to the link.

Florida Wins Miss Teen USA 2021

  The new Miss Teen USA is Breanna Myles , 18, from Florida who was crowned November 27  at River Spirit Casino Report in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1st runner-up - Hannah Gilliard - District of Columbia 2nd runner-up - Landry Davis - Texas 3rd runner-up - Yvonne Burke - Pennsylvania 4th runner-up - Ayzjiahna Wood - Utah Completing the Top 16 semi-finalists were the representatives of California, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The new Miss Teen USA was born in Kentucky to a Dominican mother and African-American father and moved to Florida at age seven. She was raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and graduated from high school in 2021, with a dual enrollment associate degree from Indian River State College. Prior to becoming Miss Teen USA, Breanna was attending Florida State University and studying computer science and musical theatre, with career aspirations of becoming a software engineer. Source: https://www.pageantci

Is Miss SA Lalela Mswane Already In Israel For The Miss Universe Pageant?

Newly crowned Miss South Africa (Miss SA) Lalela Mswane is set on attending the 70th Miss Universe competition in Israel. This despite mounting pressure from politicians and citizens calling on her, and other beauty queens, to boycott the pageant. The South African government publicly  withdrew its support  for the Miss South Africa pageant earlier in November. In a statement in November Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa said Miss SA’s decision lacked “appreciation of the potential negative impact of such a decision on the reputation and future of a young black woman”. “The atrocities committed by Israel against Palestinians are well documented and government, as the legitimate representative of the people of South Africa, cannot in good conscience associate itself with such,” said Mthethwa. Both Lalela and The  Miss SA organisation  have been refusing to buckle under the pressure, with the organisation continuing to show their support for Lalela to attend the Miss Un

Belize Wins Miss Earth 2021

  Destiny Wagner of Belize was crowned Miss Earth 2021, giving her country its first beauty title. Wagner, 25, a graduate of Business Administration, manages her own business and the non-profit organization "Operation Kingdom" dedicated to combating child hunger and fighting for equal education. Her advocacies are sustainability of marine life and the promotion of children's rights. The Philippines' representative Naelah Alshorbaji made it until the semi-finals or the Top8. Miss USA Marisa Butler bagged the Miss Earth-Air title, while Chile's Romina Denecken was proclaimed Miss Earth-Water. The Miss Earth-Fire title went to Baitong Petsom of Thailand. Completing the Top 8 were the delegates from the Netherlands, Russia, and Venezuela, and rounding off the Top 20 were the delegates from Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Colombia (who was also named Voter's Choice), Czech Republic, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and South Africa. This year&