12:38 AM EDT 01/26/2015
Miss Universe Pageant
Originally posted 01/25/2015 11:10PM
Which international beauty took home this year's Miss Universe crown?
That would be the lovely Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega.
Vega stole the judges' hearts at the 63td annual pageant in Miami – which aired on NBC on Sunday night – beating out 88 other contestants, including finalists from Jamaica, Netherlands, Ukraine and Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, who was first runner up.
Vega, 22, hails from Barranquilla and is currently a business administration major at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota.
Originally posted 01/23/2015 11:15PM
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Originally posted 01/23/2015 07:15PM
As Gabriela Ordoñez prepares to represent her country as Miss Honduras in the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, following a strict crash diet is the last thing on her agenda.
Originally posted 01/18/2015 04:10PM
Even Miss Universe contestants have to deal with earthly problems.
Originally posted 08/25/2014 01:15PM
The former Miss Spain has come out as a lesbian, reportedly making her the first openly gay national beauty queen.
Originally posted 11/09/2013 11:00PM
A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe.
Gabriela Isler was crowned Saturday night in the pageant at a sprawling exhibition hall on Moscow's outskirts.
In the excitement just after the announcement, the tiara fell off Isler's head as she was being crowned by Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the United States. Isler caught the crown laughing.
Originally posted 10/12/2013 02:30PM
Indian police have filed a case against the current Miss Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorized fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India's white-marble monument to love, a police officer said Thursday.
Police Inspector Sushant Gaur said Culpo and others in her group are accused of violating India's Heritage Act. Culpo, from Cranston, R.I., was on a 10-day visit to India.
He said they shot a commercial for footwear at the Taj Mahal on Sunday without the permission of the state-run Archaeological Survey of India. Police acted on a complaint received from the A.S.I. on Thursday, Gaur said.
Originally posted 06/18/2013 09:30AM
If anyone feels sympathy for Sunday's mocked Miss USA contestant, it's judge and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, who asked the competitor the now-infamous question that sent cyberspace into a frenzy.
Marissa Powell, 20 – the Miss Utah finalist who didn't win the competition but could easily be the most searched name online from the pageant – was asked by Leakes, 45, what it says about society that women continue to earn less than men even though they are the primary earners in 40 percent of American families with children.
Originally posted 06/16/2013 11:15PM
From 51 to the one and only Miss USA 2013: Congratulations, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady!
Reigning Miss USA Nana Meriwether has relinquished her crown – and the posh New York apartment that comes with it – to her successor.
Brady, 25, will become a spokeswoman for breast and ovarian cancer awareness and travel the world for various charity work. The first runner-up, Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord, will take over should Brady not be able to complete her duties.
Originally posted 05/29/2013 10:50AM
A scoring error dashed the dreams of Denise Garrido, who was crowned the new Miss Universe Canada 2013 on Saturday, only to be told on Sunday that her selection as pageant winner was in error.
Garrido, 26, of Bradford, Ontario, is a pageant veteran, having won the titles of 2008 Miss Earth Canada and 2010 Miss World Canada. But the latest competition was her ultimate goal, offering her a chance to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
But less than 24 hours after she'd claimed her crown and sash, Garrido was pulled aside by the Miss Universe Canada pageant director, who explained that because scores were wrongly transferred from the judges' paper forms to electronic tabulation, a typo glitch had occurred, according to the Toronto Star.
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