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Australia Wins Manhunt International 2022

The new Manhunt International 2022 Lochie Carey of Australia who was crowned last night at the Okada Hotel in Manila, succeeding last year’s winner Paul Luzineau of the Netherlands. Celeste Cortesi, Miss Universe Philippines 2022, handed the trophy to Carey. Completing the top 5 are: 1st runner-up - Philippines, Joshua De Sequera 2nd runner-up - USA, Elijah Van Zanten 3rd runner-up - Vietnam, Tran Manh Kien 4th runner-up - Netherlands, Cas Hagman

Interview With Charissa Chong - Miss Grand Malaysia 2022

  This interview was conducted via Zoom on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM EST (8:00 PM Malaysia Time). Charissa Chong is Malaysia's representative to Miss Grand International 2022 which will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 25.

Miss USA Vice-President Max Sebrechts Accused Of Sexual Harassment

IMAGE COURTESY: MISS ACADEMY  Max Sebrechts, the husband of Crystle Stewart, President of Miss USA organization (and formerly Miss USA 2008), has been accused of sexual improprieties by several Miss USA 2021 contestants, according to a YouTube video “Miss USA Scandal?” by Natly Denise, a “truther and pop-culture enthusiast.” You can watch the entire video here: On her video, Natly displays a screenshot  of an anonymous email sent to the affiliates of IMG/Endeavor including to Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO). The email was cc’d to Crystle and Michael Hannah (franchise director of Miss USA). The author of the email claims that MUO has been sent substantial evidence of Sebrechts’ sexual predatory behavior and Shugart has known about it for a while but didn’t say anything (obviously to cover it up and to protect Crystle). Natly also displays screenshots of direct messages sent to her by former Miss USA contestants (the names hav

My Top 16 Favorites For Miss USA 2022

  In this vlog, I reveal my top 16 favorites for Miss USA 2022. The finals will take place in Reno, Nevada on October 3.

Miss Universe Italy 2022

CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE ITALY Virginia Stablum , 24, was crowned Miss Universe Italy 2022 on September 18. She will now represent Italy in the next edition of Miss Universe to take place on January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Virginia is a professional model (signed with Elite Model Management Miami) and social media influencer who has over 370K Instagram followers. Her intro reel on Miss Universe Italy IG page has garnered nearly 10K likes. She first gained attention as a participant on the Italian dating show “Uomini e Donne” (“Men and Women”) in 2017. She was romantically linked to Italian rapper Luchè. Her maternal grandmother is German, while her paternal grandfather is Luxemburger. Her paternal grandmother is Nigerian while her paternal grandfather is an Italian from Trentino. Both of her parents were born in Italy, just like her. (Source: She was crowned Miss Mondo Madonna di Campiglio in 2017, Miss

Interview with Cleopatra Jones - The Miss Globe USA 2022

  This interview was conducted via Zoom on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST. Cleopatra Jones will represent the United States at The Miss Globe 2022 Pageant to be held in Albania in October.

Highlights From Miss American Coed 2023 Pageant - From A Judge’s Perspective

  Last weekend, I had the privilege of being part of a judging panel to select the winners of the junior divisions of American Coed Pageants. The system, which is celebrating its 40th edition this year, offers wonderful opportunities for young girls and women of all ages and status to showcase their personalities, talents, speaking skills, natural beauty, and of course, to shine on stage. There is no swimsuit competition. The event took place at the ballroom of Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida. The preliminary interviews, personal introductions and evening gown competition were held on Saturday, September 3, followed by the finals on Sunday, September 4. There were two sets of judges. My set was tasked to judge the contestants in the junior and intermediate divisions: Princess (ages 3-6), Sweetheart (ages 7-9), Pre-Teen (ages 10-12), and Junior Teen (ages 13-15). The other set was tasked to judge the senior divisions: Teen (16-18), Miss (19-24), Ms. (25-34), Wom

Miss American Coed 2023 & Miss American Teen 2023

  Congratulations to Danielle Kaczanowski , 20, of Illinois for winning the Miss American Coed 2023 title at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Ballroom in Orlando, Florida on September 4, 2022. First Runner-Up - Alexis Jenkins Second Runner-Up - Holly Sealover Third Runner-Up - Cailee Blackington Fourth Runner-Up - Tyara Whitted Miss American Coed is one of the 9 age divisions of American Coed Pageants. Congratulations to Mackenzie Gardner for winning Miss American Teen 2023 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Ballroom in Orlando, Florida on September 4, 2022. First Runner-Up - Gabriella Campo Second Runner-Up - Bailey Williams Third Runner-Up - Isabella Caruso Fourth Runner-Up - Amber Spatafora Miss American Teen is one of the 9 age divisions of American Coed Pageants. Follow Miss American Coed on Instagram -  @missamericancoed  and Facebook - Miss American Coed Pageants

Superagent Ari Emanuel Struggles To Dump Miss Universe Pageant For $20M

  Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu, of India, poses for photos after winning the 70th Miss Universe beauty pageant in Israel’s southern Red Sea coastal city of Eilat.   AFP via Getty Images Famed superagent Ari Emanuel’s Endeavor is having an ugly time trying to find a buyer for his struggling beauty pageant business, and refuses to chop the price, The Post has learned. Emanuel, the inspiration for fictional Hollywood agent Ari Gold in HBO’s hit show “Entourage,” has been shopping around his Miss Universe business for the last six months for $20 million, with no luck, a source with knowledge said. The hard-charging CEO of Endeavor, which owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the William Morris Talent Agency, snapped up the beauty pageant organization from  Donald Trump in 2015 ahead of his presidential bid . Although the sale price was not disclosed, financial statements related to Trump’s political campaign said the organization was worth between $5 million and $25 million and

Miss Universe India 2022 & Miss Supranational India 2022 Crowned

  Divita Rai was crowned LIVA Miss Diva 2022 on August 28 at the 10th anniversary of the Miss Diva Universe pageant held at the Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, in Mumbai. The model, who hails from Karnataka, was crowned by Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu. Pragnya Ayyagari of Telangana was declared LIVA Miss Diva Supranational 2022, while  Ojasvi Sharma  won LIVA Miss Popular Choice 2022. In a heartwarming video posted by the official page of Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu was seen kissing the crown before presenting it to Rai, after which, the two walked the stage wearing gorgeous gowns from the shelves of designer Gavin Miguel. While Harnaaz donned a wine-red gown featuring sequin and tassel work, Divita opted for a fuchsia pink gown with halter neck, and cutouts at the torso. In another official video, Rai said: "It feels crazy. I, finally, have this [crown] on my head. It is unbelievable, I really have no words. It's crazy." Divita Rai with Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu Rai, 23

Interview With Mazzy Eckel - Miss Washington USA 2022

  This interview was conducted via Zoom on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST (5:00 PM PST). Mazzy Eckel will represent the state of Washington in Miss USA 2022 contest to be held in Reno, Nevada on October 3.

Interview With Marit Beets - Miss Grand Netherlands 2022

  This interview was conducted via Zoom on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST (3:00 PM Netherlands). Marit Beets will be representing the Netherlands in Miss Grand International 2022 pageant which will take place in Indonesia in October.

My Amazing Worldly Chat With Ann Sidney, Miss World 1964

  Ann Sidney was Miss World 1964 and the second British woman to win the title. After her reign, she began her acting career that led her to a life full of exciting adventures, drama and surprises - all detailed in her memoir “Surviving Miss World” that can be purchased through Amazon .

Miss South Africa 2022 Crowned

  Congratulations to the new Miss South Africa 2022 Ndavi Nokeri , 23, of Limpopo. She will represent South Africa in the upcoming Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Should she not win either pageant, she will compete in another international pageant. 1st runner-up: Ayanda Thabethe, 22 2nd runner-up: Lebogang Mahlangu, 26 Top 5: Luvé Meyer, 25 Tamsyn Jack, 25 Photo courtesy of Miss South Africa Facebook

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 Crowned

  Congratulations to Ashley Cariño , 27, for winning the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 crown on Thursday, August 11. She will now represent her island nation in Miss Universe 2022 pageant whose venue and date have yet to be announced. Ashley was Miss Florida USA 2021 and placed 2nd runner-up at Miss USA 2021. 1st runner-up - Leonela Gonzalez De Jesús - Dorado 2nd runner-up - Camille Fabery Diana - Cataño

Miss Universe: Married And Pregnant Women Will Be Allowed To Compete. But Why?

  This chat was conducted via Zoom on August 6, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST. My guests include Hector Joaquin, Peter Sereno, Brian Javier and Sabrina Solomon. We discuss the updated requirements of Miss Universe: starting in 2023, the pageant will now accept married and pregnant women and/or single mothers. Click the banner to access the link.

Miss Universe Will Accept Married Women, Pregnant Women and Childless Married Women

  MISS UNIVERSE 2021 HARNAAZ SANDHU In a letter sent to the national directors by Miss Universe Organization CEO Amy Emmerich, starting in its 72 edition (2023), Miss Universe will be accepting “women who are or who have been married, as well as women who are pregnant or who have children.” Emmerich also states that MUO President Paula Shugart “has been with me on this journey.” Honestly, I am not at all surprised by these changes since Emmerich became CEO a couple of years ago. MUO is a private company that has the right to make its own rules, and the majority of the public - at least those who responded to the survey - seem to agree with the changes which Emmerich refers to as “evolution.” So if MUO starts accepting married women, and should the winner be married, will she still be called “Miss Universe?” 😂😂😂 However, I’m surprised that they are not accepting “pregnant men.” I guess the pageant’s evolution has its limits. 😂 Anyway, what do you think of these changes? Hate them o

Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Queens Crowned

  Binibining Pilipinas crowned new beautiful, brilliant, and elegant Filipinas during the 58th Grand Coronation Night on July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  Nicole Borromeo from Cebu took home the Bb. Pilipinas International title, Gabrielle  Basiano  from Eastern Samar earned the Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown, Chelsea Fernandez from Tacloban City bagged the title of Bb. Pilipinas Globe, and Roberta Angela Tamondong from San Pablo, Laguna won Bb. Pilipinas Grand International. Nicole Budol from Rizal and Stacey  Daniella Gabriel from Cainta, Rizal were named Bb. Pilipinas 2022 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up, respectively. “We are all beaming with pride for all of our winners tonight,” Irene Jose, Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) Executive Committee member, said. “These women have exemplified perseverance, sophistication and intellect, and we are proud because all their hard work has finally paid off. We are all so excited to see them flourish in the next stage of their

Miss Universe Thailand 2022

  Congratulations to the new Miss Universe Thailand Anna Sueangam-iam who was crowned moments ago in Bangkok. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed. The runners-up include: 1st - Nicolene Limsnukan 2nd - Kanyalak Nookaew 3rd - Suchata Chuangsri 4th - Renita Veronica Pagano I think the new queen is stunning, and fans are already comparing her to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. One advice I can give her is that she needs to tone down her makeup which is a little harsh. I would also like to see her improve her English. Thailand will be back in the semifinals this year! PHOTO CREDIT: MISS UNIVERSE THAILAND

My Top 15 Favorites For Binibining Pilipinas 2022

  In this vlog, I reveal my top 15 favorites for Binibining Pilipinas 2022 whose finals will be held on July 31, 2022 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Miss Universe Brazil 2022 Crowned

  Mia Mamede, a 26-year-old actress representing the state of Espírito Santo, has been crowned Miss Universe Brazil 2022 on July 19 and will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed.  Mamede has a degree in audiovisual journalism and socioeconomics and graduated from New York University.  All candidates answered the following question: “ Brazil is the fifth country in the world with the highest rate of violence against women. As Miss Universe Brazil, what is your social responsibility? With this theme, what do you intend to do to prevent and combat violence against Brazilian girls and women? ” Mamede replied: “ My responsibility as a miss is to be an example for other women and the role of the miss has evolved a lot, since she was built there in 1950. vision, she must have a goal, to know what she came for. She’s a powerful girl. So I want to be that example for other young girls. I want to encourage more women to take leadership re

Reno To Host Miss USA 2022 In Memory of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst

  Cheslie Kryst was a lawyer and Extra TV host. John Lamparski/Getty Images The 2022 Miss USA pageant will be held at the same venue where Cheslie Kryst was crowned queen. Kryst died by suicide  on January 30 . She was 30 years old. To honor Kryst's memory, Miss USA will host the 2022 pageant at the  Grand Sierra Resort and Spa  in Reno, Nevada, where Kryst was crowned in 2019, as Miss USA shared on  Instagram . The pageant will take place on October 3, and will air on FYI. The president of the Miss USA Organization, Crystle Stewart, shared her thoughts on the choice of venue with  E! News . "In 2019, I had the honor and privilege of judging the Miss USA pageant at the Grand Sierra Resort and Spa in Reno and crowning former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst," Stewart said in the statement. "In honor of Cheslie's memory, we found it to be a fitting, full-circle moment that this year, the 2022 Miss USA pageant will be held at the same venue in Reno, Nevada, not only as a way

Reacting To Miss & Mister Supranational 2022 Finals

  Watch my reaction to the finals of Miss and Mister Supranational 2022 contest.

Cuba Wins Mister Supranational 2022

  Luis Daniel Gálvez of Cuba has won the Mister Supranational 2022 contest a few moments ago in Malopolska, Poland. His victory came as a big surprise to many fans who had Mexico or Vietnam as their favorite. This is the first time that Cuba has won the title. The first runner-up is Matthew Gilbert Wibowo of Indonesia, the second runner-up is Leonidas Amfilochios of Greece, the third runner-up is Moises Peñaloza of Mexico, and the fourth runner-up is Heriberto Rivera of Puerto Rico. PHOTO CREDIT: MISTER SUPRANATIONAL