Archive | June, 2013

National HIV Testing Day

27 Jun

Olivia Culpo will be supporting it through her work with Iris House: A Center for Women and Their Families where free HIV testing, STI screening & more will be provided. Come on out & join the effort in promoting HIV Testing! Take The Test, Take Control!


Miss USA: Here’s What Young People Don’t Get About Retirement

26 Jun

The Business Insider interviews Erin Brady about what young people are getting wrong when it comes to planning their retirement. Click here to watch the video.

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Miss Pennsylvania USA is the OPTX rhode island Fan Vote Winner!

26 Jun

Congratulations to Jessica Ann Billings, the winner of the OPTX rhode island fan vote. Miss Pennsylvania USA received the most votes during the voting period from May 15 – June 15 this year and secured her place in the semifinals. For more information on OPTX rhode island, please click here!

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Erin Brady’s Wedding Is on Hold – & 5 Other Things About Miss USA

24 Jun

People Magazine sat down with Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013 for a quick get to know you!

1. She’s no regular
The third time was the charm for Brady, who had only competed in two other pageants (both for Miss Connecticut) before earning her new sash (and N.Y.C. apartment!).

2. She’ll do the math
Brady’s more than just a pretty face (and a hot bod, as proven by the swim portion of the beauty contest). Prior to winning, she worked as a financial accountant and planned to go back to school for her master’s degree at the University of Connecticut. “But then my life took a turn for the better,” she says, “and here I am today.”

3. She’ll race you
So how did she fit into that bikini after all? “I’m very active,” she says, “so I like to do a lot of outdoor activities.” Among her hobbies: running, hiking and yoga. And although she prides herself on her healthy eating habits, she’ll splurge on an ice cream sundae over pizza any day.

Discover the other 2 points here.

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Miss USA’s Three Top Tips for Saving Money

24 Jun

Until last week, Erin Brady was a Financial Accountant for Prudential Retirement in Hartford, CT. Now, she’s Miss USA 2013 and talking numbers with Talking Numbers on Yahoo Finance. While Erin’s new schedule means she won’t be able to go back to work any time soon, she knows a lot about personal finance. So, we asked this aspiring MBA to tell us her three top tips for saving money. Check out the 3 tips here.

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Shamcey Supsup Engaged

24 Jun

Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe Philippines 2011, is now engaged to Filipino-Chinese model Lloyd Lee, whom she started dating two years ago. The couple formalized their engagement in a Chinese engagement ritual called “tin hun” held Sunday at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.

The couple followed traditional Chinese engagement customs such as the tea ceremony and gifting of jewelry by the groom’s family. Read the full article here.


Pageantology Blog

24 Jun

Check out the latest blog from Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003 and Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004! Pageantology is the “scientific study of pageantry and pageant preparation” with these 2 former Miss USAs. Pageantology is a social movement to define the modern beauty queen as a young woman who is intelligent, savvy, accomplished, confident, loving of herself and therefore others, and living life conscientiously!

Check out the blog here.


TUNE-IN: MISS YOU CAN DO IT Monday, June 24 at 9p/8c on HBO

19 Jun

One special weekend every year, the small Illinois town of Kewanee (population 12,916) turns into a place of celebration and delight, as the annual Miss You Can Do It Pageant spotlights young girls with disabilities from around the country. Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008, started the pageant in 2004 to offer these girls, who like herself have special needs, the opportunity to be celebrated for their inner beauty and spirit. Directed and produced by Ron Davis, Miss You Can Do It tells Curran’s story and follows eight heroic girls with physical and mental disabilities as they participate in the pageant.


Monday, June 24th at 9p/8c on HBO
Wednesday, June 26th at 8p/7c on HBO2
Also available on HBOGO and HBO ON-DEMAND on June 24th

For more information about Miss You Can Do It including a schedule of upcoming showings and links to resources, go to


The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Location and Date are Released

17 Jun

The Miss Universe Organization is proud to announce that the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® will be held on November 9, 2013 from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Stay tuned for more information!


Congratulations to the new Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady

17 Jun

Miss Connecticut USA 2013, Erin Brady of East Hampton, is crowned Miss USA 2013 at the conclusion of the 2013 MISS USA Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday June 16, 2013. Congratulations and welcome to the family!

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