Archive | March, 2014

Miss Universe and Cordaid Join Forces to Help Philippines

30 Mar

The Miss Universe Organization and Cordaid join forces to “build back better” in the Philippines after devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

The Miss Universe Organization and Dutch development agency, Cordaid, have partnered to create a global fund that will raise awareness and money for regions of the Philippines struggling to recover in the wake of typhoon Haiyan, locally known as typhoon Yolanda. The two international organizations will call attention to the needs of projects that are essential for the country’s recovery long after the emergency relief period has ended.

“The Philippines is home to our biggest and most passionate fan base, which is so meaningful to the Miss Universe family,” explains Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “The country was hit by Yolanda the night before our 2013 Miss Universe telecast and together with Cordaid, we will raise awareness and funds for long term recovery aid to build, and rebuild, flourishing communities,” adds Shugart.

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Gabriela Isler’s advice for aspiring queens: Be ‘confident’ and ‘real’

28 Mar

MANILA, Philippines – Right when the Philippines was experiencing typhoon Yolanda in November 2013, Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler was crowned Ms Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Less than a year later, months into her reign as Ms Universe, Gabriela is visiting the Philippines not only to serve as one of the judges in the Bb Pilipinas coronation night on March 30, but also to raise awareness for rebuilding efforts in typhoon-hit areas.

This is in cooperation with Cordaid, a Dutch development agency that Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart told media was focused on the long-term, with several projects centered on women and children – also a key focal point of Gabriela’s projects as Ms Universe.

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Grand opening of Express Times Square: An impressive location for trendy fashion

28 Mar

This past Tuesday, Express hosted a grand opening party for its newest store location in Times Square. Express Times Square is now the biggest Express store in the city with 3 floors of apparel and accessories. Highlights include the third floor dedicated exclusively to men’s fashion and a section on the second floor just for dresses. Notable personalities in attendance included Robin Thicke, Lily Lane, Elena Foley, Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf, and Chelsea Leyland.

Learn more here.

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Miss USA and Miss Teen USA to present at the Shorty Awards!

28 Mar

We’re happy to announce that Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady and Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf, will be presenting New York Life’s #KeepGoodGoing award at the 6th Annual Shorty Awards on Monday, April 7th in New York City.
Erin & Cassidy filmed an Instagram video to announce they will be presenting!

Learn more about the Shorty Awards!

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Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler Arrives in style in Manila, The Philippines

28 Mar

Reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler touched down in Manila on the morning of March 27, several hours after her original estimated arrival time of around 4am.

In a fitted, vibrant, blue-and-black dress that she accessorized with a large black bag and gorgeous earrings, Gabriela was every inch the fresh-faced beauty queen as she smiled for fans and photographers who showed up to greet her.

Gabriela is in town to serve as one of the judges at the 2014 Bb Pilipinas coronation night on March 30. Pop star Emin will also be arriving on March 28, and he will also be performing at the big show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Read the full article here.

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Meet the 2014 Miss USA Contestants

28 Mar

As we are approaching the date for the 2014 MISS USA® Competition on June 8th, the online profiles for the 51 contestants have gone up today on Get to know the contestants that will be vying for the crown and the prestigious title for Miss USA 2014.


Miss Universe wants girls and women to know their HIV status

20 Mar

After being crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Russia, all eyes are on Gabriela Isler. Now, the 25-year-old Venezuelan beauty does not only want to be looked at, she also wants to be heard and is sending a message to women all around the world about their health.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work promoting HIV/AIDS awareness, not only in the U.S but throughout the world,” said Isler in an interview with VOXXI. “I urge young girls and women to get tested and to share knowledge about the disease, share it with your friends and with your family, with everyone…more women need to get tested.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimate 1.1 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV. Of those, one in four (about 25%) is a woman 13 or older, and what may be more shocking is that 27,000 women have HIV but do not know it.

Read the full article here.