Lauren Roush is Miss West Virginia USA 2017

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THE DAILY SENTINEL – It was literally a crowning moment for 21-year-old Lauren Roush of New Haven Sunday, as she was chosen Miss West Virginia USA 2017.

With approximately 45 close family members, friends and sorority sisters in the crowd cheering her on, they watched throughout the two-day pageant in Morgantown as Roush was named to the top ten, final five, and was finally crowned.

Roush described the winning moment as an “out of body experience.”

“I remember falling to my knees, and then feeling very loved and supported as fellow contestants surrounded me, helping me up and congratulating me,” Roush said. “I remember pointing up, giving all the glory to God, and looking out at my family. It was all so surreal.”

Roush and other contestants competed in three categories – interview, swimsuit and evening gown. Once she was named to the top five, those contestants were given on-stage questions. Roush said hers was concerning social media and how she would use her account as Miss West Virginia USA. Her background had prepared her to easily answer. Roush speaks to middle school girls in a program she created, and told the judges and audience she would use the account to promote female empowerment.

After being crowned, Roush said it was a whirlwind of activities. She and the winner of the Miss West Virginia Teen USA pageant, Olivia Hutchinson of Huntington, were taken into a meeting with the pageant owners. The royalty, along with their parents, signed contracts and were given information about the year ahead. Then there were photo shoots with the pageant owners, former royalty, family members and other officials.

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Roush said she and Hutchinson were placed in a motel room for the night, and spent Monday in photo shoots both together and separately. One of her first official events will be Sunday, when she attends the Miss Indiana USA pageant.

Read the rest on The Daily Sentinel….

How to Get an Extra Smooth Ponytail Like Olivia Culpo

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PEOPLE.COM- The insanely smooth and sleek ponytails that have been popping up on the red carpet as of late on stars like Olivia Culpo and and Kourtney Kardashianall have one thing in common — they’re more than just a simple ponytail.

How so?

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Miss Michigan Teen USA 2012 Courtney Pizzimenti Poses For Jute Fashion Mag

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Former Miss Michigan Teen USA 2012 Courtney Pizzimenti poses for Jute Fashion Magazine in their most recent issue. Check it out below!

Photographer: Matt Licari

Stylist: Emily Bess

Hair: Luis Guillermo for EVO hair products

Makeup: David Razzano

Nails: Tori H.

Model: Courtney P. @ One Management

Styling Assistant: Gary Russell Freeman and Andrew Franco


Who’s Performing at Miss Universe Korea

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On the 23rd of October, the Miss Universe Korea Competition will be streaming LIVE right from the Miss U App.

31 women will compete for the title of Miss Universe Korea, but only one will earn the title.

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In between contestant segments will be exclusive performances from Korea’s DAL Shabet and Park, Ji Hun (V.O.S.).

DAL Shabet just released their album entitled FRI. SAT. SUN. You might know them from their debut hit Supa Dupa Diva.


Park, Ji Hun of the very popular V.O.S. (Voice of Seoul) will also swoon crowds over with one of his hit singles.  Which one will it be? Tune in to find out.


Watch Miss Universe Korea on Sunday 23 October from 5-7PM (GMT+9).  Use the hashtag #MissUniverse to join the conversation on social media


Watch Miss Universe Korea on The Miss U App

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On Sunday 23 October 2016, you will be able to watch the Miss Universe Korea Competition LIVE on the Miss U App.  It will be filled with musical performances by DAL Shabet and Park, Ji Hun (“V.O.S”), plus many more!  Tune in to find out which confidently beautiful women will take the crown.


Watch the show at 5-7PM (GMT+9) live on Miss U. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MissUniverse on social media to join the conversation.

Watch Miss Oregon USA and Teen USA’s Crowning Moments

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The most recent titleholders to make it into the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA sisterhood are Elizabeth Denny and Vanessa Matheson.

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You can watch their crowning moments right here!

Miss Oregon USA 2017 – Elizabeth Denny

Miss Oregon Teen USA 2017 – Vanessa Matheson


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On Wednesday, October 19, you can watch Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, at Chelsea Handler’s ‘Women’s Dinner Party’ on her Netflix show, Chelsea.


The host invites director Ava DuVernay, actresses Hilary Swank and Connie Britton and Miss USA Deshauna Barber for an all-female dinner party in which participants get candid about what they’ve faced as women in the entertainment industry.

Be sure to check it out!

It will be available to stream on Netflix starting October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PT