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Talent Manager Esther Swan Resigns From Miss Universe

  Yesterday on her Instagram story, Esther Swan, the talent director of the Miss Universe Organization, posted a cryptic cartoon of her hurling a microphone - an image that prompted her followers to assume that she has either resigned from MUO or has been dismissed.  This does not surprise me at all. New ownership automatically translates into letting go of the old crew and hiring a new one. Esther has been a vital part of MUO since she began working there over 20 years ago. Of all the MUO staff, she is probably the most traveled and most visible, having managed and accompanied her queens wherever they went. She will be one tough act to follow and she certainly will be missed especially by older fans who have followed her from the beginning. Good luck Esther in your next chapter in life! You have been an amazing talent director and manager and your queens truly appreciate and love you!

Peru Wins Reina Hispanoamericana 2022

  Arlette Rujel of Peru has been crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2022 in Bolivia on March 25, 2023. She is the first woman from her country to win the title. The pageant was supposed to take place last October but was moved twice due to the political crisis in Bolivia. Virreina - Venezuela, Adriana Perez 1st Runner-Up - Brazil, Guilhermina Montarroyos 2nd Runner-Up - Puerto Rico, Ediris Rivera 3rd Runner-Up - Mexico, Diana Robles 4th Runner-Up - Colombia, Maria Lucia Cuesta Completing the top 14 were the delegates from Costa Rica, Chile, Equatorial Guinea, Cuba, Nicaragua, Spain, Dominican Republic and the Philippines.  Photo courtesy of Reina Hispanoamericana

Philippines' Annabelle McDonnell Claims She Was Sabotaged at Miss Charm 2023 Pageant

  MANILA, Philippines — Miss Charm 2023 first runner-up Annabelle McDonnell claimed that she was sabotaged during the preliminaries of the pageant.  In a Facebook video posted by Pageanthology 101, Annabelle shared a story where her gown was sabotaged.  "It was one of the worst days of my life. Nothing went well. Nothing went my way, and that's just the preliminary competition of Miss Charm International," she said. "The minute I put on my evening gown, I knew something was wrong. We had put so much time and effort in making it, in seeing to it that it was good. It was a perfect fit. "But what can you say? If someone wants to sabotage your gown, then you can't do anything about it. It's already beyond your control," she said.  She said that her team asked her if she wanted to release a statement about her gown but she refused and just focused on the competition.  "After the preliminary competition, me and my team Aces and Queens, we were talkin

My Early Top 10 Favorites for Miss Universe Philippines 2023

In this vlog I reveal my early top ten favorites for the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 crown. The winner will be crowned on May 13, 2023 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines and will represent the Philippines in the next edition of Miss Universe which will be held in El Salvador sometime in December this year.

Marisol Malaret, Miss Universe 1970, Passes Away

Marisol Malaret Contreras, Miss Universe 1970, has died at the age of 73. Marisol made history by being the first Puerto Rican and Caribbean woman to be crowned Miss Universe. The Puerto Rican newspapers El Nuevo Dia and Primera Hora confirmed the news earlier today. No details about her death have been announced. After her reign, Marisol pursued a career in publishing and became the editor-in-chief of Caras Magazine, a beauty, fashion and lifestyle magazine, for many years.  She is survived by her husband Frank Cué her daughter Sasha, and her niece Luna.  May she rest in peace 🙏 Sources:

Ukraine Wins Best National Costume At Miss Universe 2022. Was It Political?

  In this vlog I raise the question whether Ukraine’s win of the best national costume award at Miss Universe 2022 was purely political.

My Recap & Review of Miss Charm 2023

  In this vlog, I give a recap and review of Miss Charm 2023 pageant that took place on February 16 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Transman Wants To Be Miss Grand Venezuela

TRANSMAN WHO WANTS TO BE A MISS: Alex Moreno , a 19-year-old model who was born female and is now hormonally transitioning to becoming a man, is competing in Miss Grand Lara which is a preliminary to Miss Grand Venezuela 2023. He makes history by becoming the first transman to compete in a Miss pageant, causing strong reactions among pageant fans. How is this even possible? Well, in a woke and politically correct world obsessed with inclusion and equity, anything is possible. If married women can now compete in Miss Universe and still be considered as “Miss,” then it is also possible for a transman to be a “Miss” - that is, of course - if the judges crown Moreno as the winner. But are the judges and pageant organizers even aware that trans contestants are not yet allowed to compete in Miss Grand International? But the biggest question is this: if Moreno is a transman, they why is he not competing in a pageant for men? To me, this suggests that Moreno is confused of his identity and he