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My Miss Universe Experience - Hollywood, Florida - May 13-16, 2021

  I had so much fun! 

Meet Shouryaditya Singh - Mister Tourism World India 2021

  When eloquence meets charism, meet the alluring sensation of Indian male pageantry, Shouryaditya Singh It is often said that a man’s charisma and appeal enhance when eloquence and intellect get added to it. Something similar happened this year, at India’s most celebrated male pageant - Rubaru Mr. India, when Jharkhand’s Shouryaditya Singh won the coveted title. Along with winning the title, he also topped the preliminary as well as the final interview segments of the contest by receiving the highest scores from all the members of the judging panel. This was confirmed by a public statement released by the Rubaru Mr. India organization. With this remarkable accomplishment, Shouryaditya Singh joined the elite league of the most eloquent and intellectual beauty pageant titleholders. This year’s Rubaru Mr. India pageant followed a very intricate and complex selection process. The candidates had multiple rounds focusing on their communication skills and articulation. The first segment of t

Interview With Chantal Wiertz - Miss Universe Curacao 2020

  Watch my amazing interview with Chantal Wiertz, Miss Universe Curacao 2020 who placed in the top 21 of Miss Universe 2020 held in Hollywood, Florida last May 16. Chantal's platform is autism awareness which is seldom discussed in social circles. 

Ankit Sharma Named The Most Handsome Man In India

April 8, 2021, witnessed the election of the most handsome man in the world’s largest democracy – India. Standing at a towering height of 6 ft. and 2 inches, Ankit Sharma hailing from the city of Jammu, was proclaimed the most handsome man in India, at the nation’s biggest and most celebrated male pageant – Rubaru Mr. India. Ankit Sharma was announced the winner of the 17 th edition of Rubaru Mr. India competition, culminated on April 8, 2021, at Hibis Resort in Goa, India. Along with winning the prestigious title of Rubaru Mr. India Worldwide 2020-21, he also won ‘Face of the Year’ special award, after unanimously receiving all the votes from the judging panel of the competition. He is also regarded as one of the most handsome Mr. India winners ever to get elected. Ankit Sharma is a fashion model and entrepreneur in India. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and management. He took up modelling as a leisure activity while pursuing his higher education in busine

Another Filipino Fashion Designer Echoes Michael Cinco’s Rant About Miss Universe Canada Organization

  RIAN FERNANDEZ Filipino fashion designer Rian Fernandez has shared his harrowing experience with Miss Universe Canada Organization some years ago. On Facebook, Fernandez broke his silence following the hullabaloos circulating the social media on how the Canadian team allegedly “deceived the great Michael Cinco, a well-renowned Filipino designer based in Dubai.” “I just want to share the dreadful experience I had with them as well. An awful experience that almost cost my life!,” he said. “I wanted my voice to be heard NOW because I am one with M5 when he mentioned that FILIPINO DESIGNERS SHOULD NO LONGER TRUST Miss Universe Canada Organization, under the directorship of Denis Martin Davila. I will not allow this VILE & CHEATERY of Denis to continue!” A few days ago, Cinco called out Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens and MGmode’s Migüel Martinez and Denis Martin Davila who allegedly spread fake news about his team as being “unprofessional.” In there, he belied the claim that S

Filipino Designer Michael Cinco Calls Out Miss Universe Canada Team For Being ‘Ungrateful’

  Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) --  Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco called out the Miss Universe Canada team after he was blamed for her failure to land in the semifinals of the Miss Universe pageant. Cinco said the team has been spreading lies about him, including sabotaging Miss Canada Nova Stevens' chances in the international pageant. “Now this is for you, to the whole Miss Canada team Migüel Martinez, Denis Martin Davila, and Miss Canada Organization and your ungrateful Miss Canada Nova Stevens,” said Cinco in a lengthy Facebook post on Saturday. “You have been spreading fake news about me and my team being unprofessional days before the pageant but I chose to be quiet and calm. But this time, I need to stand up for me and my team, as it is just so unfair!” he added. The fashion designer also posted a screenshot of a comment from an Instagram account named MG Mode, where it claimed that Cinco’s gowns arrived late. “The gowns arrived on time. Or how

Reacting To Miss Universe 2020 Finals

  Watch my reaction to the Miss Universe 2020 finals.  Click the banner to go the link.

Fans React To Miss Universe 2020 Show

  This discussion was conducted live via Zoom on May 18, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Jan-Michael Recto Rañada of Critical Beauty Philippines, Ko Phanasa of KP1 Worldwide (Thailand), Antonio Rivadeneira of Ecuador (Canadian resident), and Brian Javier of @Brian Javier (U.S.).

Mexico Wins Its Third Miss Universe Crown

  And the new  Miss Universe  is --- Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza. She was crowned this year's Miss Universe at Sunday night's pageant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  Hosted by  Mario Lopez  and former Miss Universe  Olivia Culpo , who won the crown in 2012, the award show was held after being delayed for more than a year due to the  COVID-19 pandemic . In the closing rounds of the beauty pageant, Meza was questioned about how she would've handled the pandemic. "I believe there is not a perfect way to handle this hard situation such as COVID-19," she explained. "However, I believe that what I would have done, was create the lockdown even before everything was that big because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people. That's why I would have taken care of them since the beginning." Miss Mexico also addressed the topic of changing beauty standards during a final statement, stre

Follow Us On Instagram And YouTube For Miss Universe 2020 Updates

  Critical Beauty's official coverage of Miss Universe 2020 will officially kick off on May 13 beginning with the National Costume Show which begins at 8:00 PM EST (can be viewed via the Miss Universe YouTube channel) To get real updates, follow us on Instagram at @criticalbeautyofficial and on YouTube at Critical Beauty Salon

Racism In Pageantry - Racist Attitude Towards Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens

  The group chat was conducted via Zoom on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Peter Sereno, Hector Joaquin Colon Gonzalez, Antonio Rivadeneira and Vagisha Mishra. The discussion revolves around the racist attacks by toxic fans against Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens who is black. Nova posted a meme on her Instagram account with her headshot and a collage of texts written in Filipino expressing racist comments directed at her. We discuss how to deal with racist and toxic fans, the evolution of perception of beauty across the globe, and we attempt to answer Nova's question, "Is it really that difficult to spread love instead of hate?"

Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens Responds To Racist Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines — Nova Stevens, Canada’s representative to the Miss Universe pageant, has clapped back on racial insults hurled against her, saying people who make such remarks seem to be stuck in ignorant ideologies. On her Instagram account, Stevens posted a photo of her with superimposed racist remarks — obviously from Filipino netizens as the insults were expressed in the local language. Stevens conveyed her disappointment as the racial slurs she received happened despite flourishing movements against racism and hatred toward Asians. “With all that has been going on in the world ‘black lives matter’, ‘Asians are human’ you would think this would bring us together. Instead, looks like some people are still stuck in their ignorant and racist ideologies,” she wrote in social media post. “I’m really disappointed with some Pageant fans from certain countries. Your hate takes away the fun and enjoyment from this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” she added. According to the model-turned

Miss Universe 69th Edition: What To Expect

This video is an excerpt from the Miss Universe VIP Experience Q&A with Kent Parham (MUO producer and choreographer) and David Profeta (MUO costume designer & supervisor) hosted by MUO Director of Communication, Meg Omecene. MUO President Paula Shugart joined the virtual meeting halfway through the event which was held on May 3, 2021 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. S Shugart reveals who the analysts/commentators will be, and what the mood of the opening number will be like. She also chimes in on the significance of advocacy and social media presence. #MissUniverse​ ​ #MissUniverse2020​ ​ #ConfidentlyBeautiful

What Does It Take To Be Miss Universe?

  This video is an excerpt from the Miss Universe VIP Experience Q&A with Kent Parham (MUO producer and choreographer) and David Profeta (MUO costume designer & supervisor) hosted by MUO Director of Communication, Meg Omecene. The event was held on May 3, 2021 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT.