Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Philadelphia Latina Pageants

On December 20, 2008, Susan Huntley and I were invited to judge the Philadelphia Latina Pageants. We had a great time!! I have never judged a pageant that was entirely in Spanish, but I have also never had so much fun judging a pageant. The audience was so supportive of all the contestants and the pageant director / organization was incredible. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Thank you to Dally Rodriguez, the outgoing Mrs. Philadelphia Latina and the current Mrs. Philadelphia PA US 2009, for inviting Susan and I to judge the event.
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Mexico Beauty Queen Stripped of Crown in Bolivia After Arrest

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Miss Sinaloa stripped of the Miss Hispanoamericana title she won in Bolivia only a month ago.
LA PAZ -- Mexican beauty queen Laura Zuñiga Huizar, detained in her homeland along with a group of presumed drug traffickers this week, has been stripped of the Miss Hispanoamericana title she won in Bolivia, the press in that Andean nation reported Saturday.
The decision was taken Friday by the Bolivia-based Promociones Gloria, which organizes beauty pageants in Bolivia and on Oct. 31 awarded Zuñiga that title in the eastern city of Santa Cruz.
Promociones Gloria said the decision to remove the title is a "consequence of events of public knowledge in which Miss Laura Zuñiga has been involved," the daily El Deber de Santa Cruz reported.
According to the daily, Tatiana Limpias, manager of Promociones Gloria company, said Zuñiga violated a rule that requires the pageant winner to demonstrate "adequate behavior, avoid scandals and bad habits and be a good example for society."
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Jessica shows off her brain as well as her beauty

Jessica Waugh

A STUDENT from Gosforth in Newcastle is vying to become the next Miss Student UK and showing she has brains as well as beauty.

The competition is branded as an alternative to the stereotypical beauty pageant. Contenders must prove they are more than just a pretty face.

And now 21-year-old Jessica Waugh, from Rectory Terrace in Gosforth, Newcastle, is trying to show she has what it takes.

Last night Jessica said: “I kind of got involved for a dare and a bit of a laugh really. But the competition is supposed to be like the opposite to a beauty pageant – they say you need more than just a pretty face.

“I thought it would be like an investigation to see if that’s true.

“I want to prove that women should be judged on their academic achievements and that it’s not just a beauty pageant.”

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Miss America Kirsten Haglund, Part 2

Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund gives guys tips on picking up the ladies.

Miss LA Galaxy 2008 Julie Bornemann Biography

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Julie Kristine Bornemann was born on Wednesday, July 30, 1986 and she is a famous actress. Julie Bornemann had studied at Edwardsville High School and then Julie attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Southern Illinois University. - 5' 4" (163 cm) height, hazel eyes and blonde hair.Being born on Jul 30 and Julie is a Leo and she has a slim body.

Julie Bornemann winner of the Miss LA Galaxy 2008Julie Bornemann from Edwardsville, it is now crowned winner of the Miss LA Galaxy 2008 competition, presented by Cover Girl. As part of her award she earned a $ 1,000 cash prize courtesy of Cover Girl, Cover Girl makeup, a day of beauty at JW Goodson's Salon in Long Beach, crown and sash. Julie attends all home games galaxy events, community and charitable events. Miss LA Galaxy the contest was created to recognize females who are involved in their communities, support community soccer and the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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Miss USA 2008 in Miss International

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Kelly Best Kelly Best was declared as the new representative of USA to the upcoming Miss International 2008 Beauty Pageant in Macau later this year. Kelly a 22 year old and also considered as a beauty contest veteran. She represented Port Huron first in 2002 in the Miss Michigan USA and placed in the semi-finals. Then she became 4th run-up in 2004. And she won the title Miss Michigan USA 2007 and competed in Miss USA 2007 and placed in the semi-finals. (Goddess of Beauty)

Kelly Best
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North Carolina International Pageants Happy New Year Greeting!

Aren't you getting excited? Just 2 months to the pageant!!!!
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Former Miss Universe to open an icon exhibition in St. Petersburg

Moscow, December 25, Interfax – Winner of Miss Universe – 2002 Baptismal Icon: History and Modernity exhibition in St. Petersburg.Television hostess Oxana Fyodorova will open the Baptismal icon was traditionally given to every baby on the day of Baptism. Special measures are taken to make an icon: height of its desk, where the kid’s heavenly protector is depicted full-length, exactly corresponds with birth height of a child while the width of the board equals to shoulder width of the newborn.

Oxana is “the face of Project on reviving traditions of baptismal icon in Russia,” press service of the Russian Club of Patrons told Interfax-Religion. She has already opened similar exhibitions in Tallinn and Paris.

The Russian Club of Patrons started reviving an ancient tradition of baptismal icons late in 2005. About 50,000 baptismal icons were written only during 2006. All the icons are made according to canons of icon painting, which existed 300 years ago.

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Miss Colombia 2008 Swimsuit Round Videos

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The 74th Miss Colombia pageant, Miss Colombia 2008 was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on November 17, 2008, after two weeks of events. The winner of the pageant was Michelle Rouillard Estrada, Miss Cauca.
Miss Colombia is officially known as the Concurso Nacional de Belleza de Colombia, (National Beauty Contest).
It is the most significant pageant in a country that, like neighboring Venezuela, gives incredible weight to beauty contests. The Miss Colombia pageant elects representatives to Miss Universe and Miss International. The Miss Mundo Colombia pageant is a separate and smaller event that sends Colombia's representative to Miss World. The Miss Earth Colombia pageant is a separate yet sizable country-wide search for Colombia's representative to Miss Earth.
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FRESH FEMALE FACE OF THE DAY: Michelle Rouillard, Colombia’s second Miss Universe?

Michelle Rouillard was born October 28, 1986 and a student representing Cauca Department, was crowned Miss Colombia 2008 during a ceremony televised live nationwide at the Julio Cesar Turbay auditorium in Cartagena.
Michelle, a student of international business at Concord University in Canada, stands 1.74 m tall, she speaks three languages: Spanish, English and French. their actions are 92-62-92, with green eyes, light brown hair and fair skin, and will represent Colombia at the Miss Universe 2009 contest in July.
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Miss Alaska Trunk Show

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Miss Md. USA readies for national pageant

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SALISBURY -- Nine years ago, Gabrielle Carlson made an ex-boyfriend jealous when she became a contestant in her first pageant.

The Marion Station resident didn't win that competition, but this year, she claimed her sixth title -- Miss Maryland USA.

Next month, Carlson, 24, plans to start gown shopping for the 2009 Miss USA pageant, which will be televised live from Las Vegas on NBC this spring.

"I love every aspect of it," said Carlson, who will complete an interview portion, model a swimsuit and evening gown and answer an on-stage question during the pageant. "All of the girls are gorgeous, really nice and have very unique personalities -- it's going to be a tough year."

Carlson, who made four prior attempts for the Miss Maryland USA title, has always been "driven" to succeed, she said. She aims to overcome challenges in her life.

Marion Station resident Gabrielle Carlson this year claimed her sixth title -- Miss Maryland USA.
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fairest of the Fair Stalker Charged

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A 58-year-old Whitewater man is charged with stalking a 20-year-old East Troy woman who represents the state's county fairs.

Joseph G. Schraeder reportedly asked Sheri Nelson to be his "first lady" in June at the Walworth County Diary Breakfast.

The complaint says Schraeder "vehemently" volunteered to be in a milk-chugging competition Nelson coordinated and followed her down the street the next day, when she was in a parade in Mukwonago.

Schraeder was arrested yesterday and said in court he didn't understand his arrest.

He has a prior conviction for violating a restraining order and harrassment.

Nelson is a former Walworth County Fairest of the Fair and this year's Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair. The University of Wisconsin-Madison student helps promote Wisconsin's county fairs.

According to a criminal complaint, he told her was planning their wedding for a year later.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Beauty Queen Arrested in Gun-filled Truck

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Miss SD says she breaks all the rules

"When I told my friends about it, they didn't believe me," Hoffman said. "They were like 'Alex, what? That's not something you would typically do.' It was not only a shock for me but for other people in my life as well."

In January, Hoffman, who is now 20-yearsold and has been crowned Miss South Dakota, will compete against 52 other women from around the nation for the Miss America crown at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

"When I went into it I was told that a rookie never wins," she said. "I was standing there with another girl in her fifth competition, and at that point I thought I would just try again next year. When they didn't say my name I was like, 'What? Really?' It was a big surprise , and a good surprise."

Hoffman's talent is singing, and the song she chose is the same one she sang at the Miss South Dakota competition.
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Mexico fears 'adoption' of beauty queens by drug cartels

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As Miss Sinaloa languishes in jail after being arrested with a key trafficker last week, politicians are demanding an investigation

It is now feared that Zúñiga's arrest is confirmation that even "clean" elements of Mexican society are no longer beyond the reach of the drug cartels.

For García, though, his arrest signals both the resolve of the Mexican government to curb the war between drug cartels and the relative decline of the Juárez cartel that once dominated the illicit border trade between Ciudad Juárez and El Paso on the US side.

After being arrested, Zúñiga told police she and her boyfriend were planning to go shopping in Bolivia and Colombia. But Zúñiga had told her father she was going to a Christmas party in Guadalajara.

Jesús Estebán Zúñiga said he was not willing to accept that his daughter had fallen in with drug traffickers. "She's a good daughter," he said. "She's always focused on her work and she's had a spotless reputation ... until now."

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