Indian police said Thursday they had filed a case against Miss Universe for conducting an unauthorized footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal which was slammed as an “insult” by the monument’s caretaker.
By Elton Lugay
To many Filipino pageant watchers, Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon was the complete package: Beauty, grace and smarts. She was – but, of course — the Filipino favorite from the beginning. And when she answered her final interview, many had thought she nailed it.
A 20-year-old self-described “cellist-nerd” brought the Miss Universe crown back to the United States for the first time in more than a decade, and a beauty from the Philippines won first runner-up honors in a pageant where the world’s most beautiful women paraded in bikinis and ball gowns.
American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 late Wednesday, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title.
By Cristina Silva
A 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year’s Miss Universe pageant after voicing support for transgender beauty queens.