Archive | August, 2013

Miss USA and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

29 Aug

In 2013, more than 22,000 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer with no reliable early detection test for the disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a recognized time for people to learn more about the risks, symptoms and need for increased attention on the issue. Miss USA Erin Brady will take on teal next month to raise awareness about important needs for ovarian cancer such as research funding, improved health care practices and life-saving protocols.

Starting Sunday, September 1, Brady will Turn The Towns Teal in South Windsor, Connecticut by pinning teal ribbons throughout the community in an effort to prompt other cities to do the same and draw attention to the cause. The non-profit national awareness campaign has already succeeded in encouraging 36 cities in the country to turn their town teal. Brady will also speak at the opening ceremony.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) has invited Miss USA to Capitol Hill on September 17th to join doctors, activists and experts who will discuss legislation that improves quality of life and access to care for ovarian cancer patients. Brady will speak in front of federal policy makers as a voice for women with ovarian cancer and fight for policies that help support them and their families.

Various brands will also raise awareness throughout the month and Brady plans to be a model for one of them. Belabumbum loungewear’s limited edition’s new campaign for September is all about “Supporting Women from Top to Bottom” by creating a comfy, teal camisole and panty set with 100% of the proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. To get your matching set, visit

To help support Miss USA and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, take the Teal Challenge! Brady has started her own online event that will raise funds for OCNA and you can too. Donate to her page or register to take the Teal Challenge yourself as a Team Miss USA member. Your donation is tax deductible and every dollar helps! For more information, visit:


#DreamDay Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.’s infamous “I Have a Dream” Speech

28 Aug

Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, along with several other celebrities and dignitaries around the world including Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama express their dreams for the future for NBC’s #DreamDay. What is your dream?!

Click here to view Olivia’s dream for the future.


Olivia Culpo Way in Cranston, Rhode Island

28 Aug

Cranston’s City Council approved a resolution adding the beauty pageant winner’s name to Albert Avenue, which runs the length between Broad Street and Narragansett Boulevard in Edgewood.

Read the full article here.

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Support Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady as she takes OCNA’s Teal Challenge

22 Aug

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Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady is taking the Teal Challenge to support women with ovarian cancer. This is an online event that raises funding for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s programs.

As the reigning Miss USA, Erin’s platform includes advocating for women with ovarian cancer. She’ll be raising money through the end of September, and you can help! You can register to take the Teal Challenge yourself as part of Team Miss USA, or you can donate to her page to help support women with ovarian cancer. Your donation is tax deductible and every dollar helps!

Click here to donate.

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Olivia Culpo’s Flawless Beauty — Get Her Natural Bronze Look

21 Aug

Hollywood Life interviews Miss Universe and has the perfect beauty products that will help YOU look flawless like this 2012 Miss Universe winner!

Read the article here.


Statement from the Miss Universe Organization

21 Aug


Statement from the Miss Universe Organization:

The Miss Universe Organization believes in equality for all individuals and is deeply concerned by the laws recently enacted in Russia and currently in place in several other countries. Both the law, as well as the violence experienced by the LGBT community in Russia, are diametrically opposed to the core values of our company. Our organization has always embodied a spirit of inclusion and is a celebration of people from all countries and walks of life.

It is our hope this year’s Miss Universe contest in Moscow will help foster a common understanding and appreciation of the rights of all individuals, regardless of their nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

In our sixty year history we have witnessed, and been a party to, many social changes including those within the LGBT community. It has been our experience that the Miss Universe pageant provides a forum through which contestants from more than 90 countries, as well as their families and friends, forge bonds with citizens of a host country, helping to serve as a catalyst for social change.

The safety of our contestants, staff and crew is of the utmost importance and we are working with our Russian hosts to ensure the security and well-being of those traveling to Russia for the pageant.

Miss USA, Erin Brady in Gavin DeGraw’s new music video!

16 Aug

Gavin DeGraw has released the video for his new single “Best I Ever Had,” and like the song itself, it’s a little fast and frantic, with a bit of romance thrown in.

The singer has tapped Miss U.S.A., Erin Brady, to play his love interest in the clip, and he even gets to smooch her in the end.

Read more here and click to watch the video.

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Rewatch the 2013 Miss Teen USA Competition

15 Aug

Did you miss the 2013 Miss Teen USA Competition? No problem! We are restreaming the pageant on August 18th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on

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Read TODAY Blog: Newly crowned Miss Teen USA: I was a victim of cybercrime

13 Aug

Wolf, 19, who was selected as this year’s winner at Saturday night’s pageant at the Atlantis hotel in the Bahamas, hopes to spread awareness of the dangers of online crime during her upcoming one-year reign.

“This all happened before I had a title,’’ Cassidy told “I was just a normal girl in high school. This next year I’m just so excited to be able to share my story and raise awareness in young teens about what can happen.”

Click here to read the full interview.


The Lisa B. Collection Fan Vote Winner

13 Aug

Miss Missouri Teen USA, Brenda Smith-Lezama was named the Lisa B Fan Vote winner for the 2013 Miss Teen USA Pageant. Brenda received the most votes during the voting period and secured her place in the semifinals. For the second year in a row, the Miss Universe Organization allowed fans to vote online for their favorite Miss Teen USA contestant, earning one lucky girl a spot in the semifinals. Fans were able to vote online either at, or at To learn more about the Lisa B. Collection, please visit:

Congratulations Brenda!

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