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Sisters Win Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont Teen USA Crowns

The theme song for the  2022 Miss Vermont USA and Miss Vermont Teen USA pageants could be the Eurythmics’ “ Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves .” Kelsey and Kenzie Golonka of Montpelier were crowned  Miss Vermont USA  and Miss Vermont Teen USA, respectively, on Sunday at  Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center  in Stowe. It marks the first time in 40 years — since a teen division was added to the event — that sisters were victorious in the same year. “My heart was pounding and I was over-the-moon excited when Kenzie was getting called,” Kelsey, 22, said. “Obviously, I was super-excited for myself. But I was even more excited for her. That was super special.” Kenzie, 16, is a junior at Montpelier High School. She said she was “super-shocked” to win the teen competition, which preceded her sister’s Miss Vermont USA event. “When my sister won, too, it was really surreal,” Kenzie said. “And I’m excited to be able to do this with her.” The sisters will represent Vermont at the  Miss USA  a

Former Miss France Claims That Shree Saini's Parents Bought Her Miss World Second Place Position

  On March 17, 2022, former Miss France Delphine Wespiser, who competed in Miss World 2012, appeared on the popular French TV show, "Touche pas à mon poste," where she claims that the rich parents of Shree Saini, the American representative to Miss World 2021, had bought her first runner-up placement at the pageant whose finals took place in Puerto Rico on March 16, 2022. Click banner to go to the link.

What Advice Would We Give To Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska

  During a group chat where we reacted to the Miss World 2021 Telecast, my three guests (Hector Joaquin, Ko Phanasa, Yasir Kemalzadeh) and I gave some advice to the new queen, Karolina Bielawska of Poland. Click the banner to go to the link.    

Reacting To Miss World 2021 Telecast

  This chat was conducted via Zoom on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST. My guests include Hector Joaquin, Syed Kemal and Ko Phanasa of KP1 Worldwide. Timestamps have been provided so you watch the segments that interest you.

Poland Wins Second Miss World Crown

  Poland's Karolina Bielawska is crowned by her predecessor Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica. Photo credit: Miss World Organization   Poland's Karolina Bielawska won the Miss World 2021 crown amidst controversy in a gala that was held at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is the second time Poland won the crown, the first being in 1989 with Aneta Kreglicka. The other two finalists were United States' Shree Saini and one of the favourites to win the 70th edition of the gala, Olivia Yace, from the Ivory Coast. "When I heard my name, I was surprised, I still can't believe it, I feel honoured," said Bielawska after being crowned by Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh, who won the 2019 edition. The 23-year-old model, who is studying for a master's degree in administration and enjoys doing volunteer work, decided to be "more authentic" and "enrich the lives" of other people. "If you want to discover something new, try to learn to be ri

Spain Wins Mister Global 2022

  Miguel Angel Lucas , 21, of Spain won the Mister Global 2022 title in Thailand on March 15, 2022. The 6'5" model and firefighter in training bested 31 other contestants.  The other four finalists include 1st runner-up Danh Linh of Vietnam, 2nd runner-up Dongwoo Shin of Korea, 3rd runner-up Juan Carlos da Silva of Venezuela, and 4th runner-up Gabriel Ortiz of Mexico. Photos courtesy of Mister Global

Interview With Alissa Anderegg - Miss World America 2020. Why She Was Unable To Compete in Miss World 2021 Contest

  Alissa was supposed to represent USA at Miss World 2021 contest in Puerto Rico, but was later banned by the Miss World America Organization who mysteriously replaced Alissa with Shree Saini. Alissa shares her heartbreaking experience with the organization that betrayed her. She chronicles her travails on this page which I recommend to viewers to read: Last December, the online publication Jezebel published an article featuring Alissa and Miss World America contestants who have been mistreated and abused by the organization. You can read the entire article here:

Our Top 5 Favorites For Miss World 2021

My guests Luis Portelles, Ko Phanasa and I select our respective Top 5 favorites for the Miss World 2021 crown. The finals will be held in Puerto Rico on March 16, 2022.  

Miss Supranational Bans Russian Contestants

When the news broke out that Russia had began to invade Ukraine two weeks ago, the Miss Supranational Organization, headed by CEO Gerhard Parzutka von Lupinski, who is Polish, made an executive decision to ban Russia contestants from his pageant.  

Group Chat on Current Hot Topics: Pageant World Reacts To The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Miss France, Miss World, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Contestants

  This live chat was conducted via Zoom on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Ko Phanasa of KP1 Worldwide and Luis Portelles who runs his own YouTube channel under his name. In this chat, we discussed the following topics: 1. Russia banned from Miss Supranational after Russia invaded Ukraine 2. Reaction of Russian and Ukrainian queens towards the Ukrainian crisis 3. Miss Grand International's reaction to the Ukrainian crisis; MGI road show to Latin America 4. Stephanie del Valle boycotting Miss World 2021 finals on March 16, and her legal battles. 5. Miss France changes its rules and Miss Universe 2016 from France Iris Mittenaere supports the changes. 6. The official 50 candidates for Miss Universe Philippines 2022

Stephanie Del Valle Boycotts Miss World 2021 Finals

  On her Instagram account on February 28, 2022, Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle posted that she decided not to attend the finals of Miss World 2021 - to be held on March 16 in Puerto Rico -for this reason: "I t is contrary to my ethics and moral principles to continue working with an organization that has acted in a defamatory, frivolous and unfair manner; solely for the purpose of causing harm.  " Stephanie's post is originally in Spanish but has been translated into English: To my dear people of Puerto Rico and fans around the world: At 19 years old, young and inexperienced, I traveled with a suitcase full of enthusiasm and hope for Washington, DC to represent PR in the Miss World 2016 competition. I did not travel alone, I carried PR in my heart. I prepared myself, and the rest is history. After 41 years, the Miss World crown returned to PR. It was a year full of enriching experiences, achieved dreams and lots of learning. Through my duties as queen I discovered m