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Former farmer crowned as new Miss Uganda

A former mushroom and poultry farmer has been crowned Miss Uganda following a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, now designed to promote agriculture in the east African nation.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Model and TV host Valerie Weigmann crowned new Miss World Philippines

Valerie Weigmann, who was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 on Sunday night  PHOTO FROM HER FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Commercial model and TV host Valerie Weigmann, of Albay province, was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 Sunday night in Manila.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World sites in the background of the her $ 100,000 worth crown that she allegedly ran away with, during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014. Dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar says she won't return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won’t return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Getting that beauty queen look

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Long beaded dress, SM Fashion Forum

In beauty pageants, attractiveness and intelligence are given the spotlight, regardless of age and race. They are training grounds for social skills and self-discovery, although it’s a physically and emotionally draining process.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Miss Gay Nicaragua to fight homophobia

In this Friday, June 20, 2014 photo, Carlos Castro, 19, holds his crown as he hugs his mother Claudia Gonzales after winning this year's annual Miss Gay Nicaragua beauty pageant in Managua, Nicaragua.  It was the culmination of a lot of work by the 19-year-old agronomy student, who represented the province of Leon, and received a tiara valued at $2,000, a $5,000 cash prize. Castro will now have the opportunity to travel to Thailand as Nicaragua's representative in Miss Queen International. AP

Carlos Castro hugged his mother and wept after the announcer named him Miss Gay Nicaragua 2014. It was the culmination of a lot of work by the 19-year-old agronomy student and the beginning of a lot more.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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