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Miss Italy Bans Transgender Competitors

  The  Miss Italy beauty pageant   has announced that it will not allow transgender competitors, and all entrants must be "a woman from birth."   "Since it was born, my competition has foreseen in its regulation the clarification according to which one must be a woman from birth," Miss Italy Official Patron Patrizia Mirigliani said during an interview with a local outlet and reported by Newsweek.  Evie Magazine reported that Mirigliani criticized efforts from other competitions to create inclusivity as "a bit absurd" and merely attempts to "make the news." She also claimed the rules for the competition always specified that entrants must be a woman from birth."Probably because, even then, it was foreseen that beauty could undergo modifications, or that women could undergo modifications, or that men could become women," she added. The news follows the Miss Netherlands competition crowning its first trans-identifying winner, Rikkie Valeri

Spain Wins Mister Supranational 2023

  Congratulations to Ivan Alvarez Guedes , 29, of Spain for winning Mister Supranational 2023 contest on July 15 in Malopolska, Poland. He also becomes the first European man to win the title. 1st runner-up - Henrique Martins - Brazil 2nd runner-up - Luca Derin - Netherlands 3rd runner-up - Lee Wong-Yoo - Korea 4th runner-up - Daniel MBouda - Cameroon Completing the top 10 are: Czech Republic, Ecuador, Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand. Rounding up the top 20 are: Canada, France, Indonesia, Italy, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, and United States.

Ecuador Wins Miss Supranational 2023

  Congratulations to Andrea Aguilera of Ecuador, 22, for winning Miss Supranational  2023 in Malopolska, Poland on July 14. As some fans would know, Andrea was first runner-up in Miss Grand International 2021. Placing second is Pauline Amelinckx, 27, of the Philippines who also won the Supra Chat contest. Followed by Sancler Frantz, 32, of Brazil; Emma Collingridge, 25, of the United Kingdom; and Ngân Đặng Thanh, 24, of Vietnam who won the Fan Vote. Completing the top 12 were the contestants from the Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru and Puerto Rico.  Rounding up the top 24 are the delegates from Botswana, Colombia, Curacao, El Salvador, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

Miss Grand Philippines 2023 Crowned

Miss Grand Philippines Nikki De Moura (third from right) is flanked by (from left) second runner-up Charie Manalo Sergio, Miss Eco Teen Philippines Francine Reyes, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Michelle Arceo, Miss Philippines Tourism Herlene Budol, and first runner-up Shanon Tampon. INQUIRER / ARMIN P. ADINA   Nikki De Moura , 19, a half-Filipino half-Brazilian model, has been crowned Miss Grand Philippines 2023 during a gala event  SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on July 13. The show was live-streamed via De Moura will now compete in Miss Grand International 2023 to be held in Vietnam on October 25 to attempt to win the first crown for the Philippines. The other winners are: Miss Philippines Tourism 2023 - Herlene Budol Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2023 - Michelle Arceo Miss Eco Teen International 2023 - Francine Reyes 1st Runner-Up - Shanon Tampon 2nd Runner-Up - Charie Manalo Sergio Assisting in the coronation were the current Miss Grand International Isabell

Who Will Win Mister Supranational 2023?

  In this segment, I and my guests - Antonio Rivadeneira and Lenka Vomocil (Mrs. National Universe 2023) - reveal our favorites for Mister Supranational 2023. You can watch the complete nearly 3-hour group chat here:

Who Will Win Miss Supranational 2023?

In this segment, I and my guests - Antonio Rivadeneira and Lenka Vomocil (Mrs. National Universe 2023) - reveal our favorites for Miss Supranational 2023. You can watch the complete nearly 3-hour group chat here:  

Supra Live Chat & Pageant Updates - July 2023

  I had an amazing time chatting with Antonio Rivadeneira and Lenka Vomocil (Mrs. National Universe 2022) two days ago. We talked about the latest updates in pageantry and picked our favorites for Miss and Mister Supranational 2023 pageants. If you missed the chat, you can now watch it (almost three hours long) on Critical Beauty Salon on YouTube. Please like, comment, share and subscribe if you haven’t done so. Do our favorites match yours?

Miss Namibia 2023 Crowned

Jameela Uiras, a 23-yearold model marketing strategist , has been crowned Miss Namibia 2023 and will be the official representative of her country at the 72nd Miss Universe in El Salvador. Albertina Haimbala, 23, from Mount Etjo is first runner-up and will compete in Miss World 2023. Martha Kautanevali, 26, from Ohangwena, is second runner-up and is expected to compete in Miss Earth 2023.

Miss Universe Great Britain 2023 Crowned

  Jessica Page , a 27-year-old businesswoman representing Liverpool, has been crowned Miss Universe Great Britain last night in Newport, Wales. She will now compete in Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador in October. 

Miss Universe Brazil 2023 Crowned

  Maria Brechane , 19, representing Rio Grande do Sul, has been crowned Miss Universe Brazil 2023 in São Paulo just moments ago. She will now compete in Miss Universe 2023 to be held in El Salvador in December. The first runner-up is Bárbara Reis of Mato Grosso whom I thought should have won. The second runner-up is Vitória Brodt of Sāo Paulo. Renata Guerra of Goiás, who made history by becoming the first married contestant in the pageant, placed in the top seven.

Transwoman Wins Miss Netherlands 2023

  Meet the new Miss Netherlands 2023 Rikkie Kollé , 22, who identifies as a trans queer woman, who was crowned last night in Amsterdam, She will now represent her country in Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador in December. She becomes the second trans contestant to compete in Miss Universe, the first being Angela Ponce of Spain in 2018. The first runner-up is Natalie Eyms, 25, who was Miss Grand Netherlands 2021 and top 10 at Miss Grand International 2021.

Black Woman Crowned Miss Universe Spain 2023

Athenea Pérez, representing Murcia, makes history by becoming the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Spain 2023 during a gala event held on Saturday, July 1 at the Los Olivos Beach Resort in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. She had competed in Miss Universe Spain 2019 where she placed first runner-up. The 27-year-old model, whose mother is Spaniard and whose father is from Equatorial Guinea, holds a double degree in marketing and advertising. She will now represent Spain at the next edition of Miss Universe to be held in El Salvador sometime in December.