Archive | December, 2014

Tickets are Now Available for the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Competition

19 Dec

The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant will air live from the FIU Arena on Sunday, January 25th at 8/7c. Thomas Roberts and Natalie Morales will host the event with live musical acts performing during the show. Leading up to the pageant, the contestants will have experienced the best of Doral-Miami, Florida.

Purchase tickets now for the Miss Universe Pageant, Preliminary Competition and Dress Rehearsal.

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Miss Universe visits Bronx kids with holidays gifts

17 Dec

This year’s Miss Universe paid a special visit to a group of Bronx families to brighten up their holidays. Isler surprised the students with holiday gifts as part of the annual Adopt-A-Family campaign.

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Miss Universe Host Announcement

16 Dec

NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that “TODAY’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts will host the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant airing Sunday, January 25 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. The Miss Universe contestants will be hosted in Doral-Miami, Florida and the pageant will air live from the FIU Arena. IMG will be the executive producers of the three-hour event, which will simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.

Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts will take the stage together for the first time as co-hosts of the competition. Natalie Morales is the news anchor of NBC’s “TODAY” show, and co-anchor of the show’s third hour. Morales previously co-hosted the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant in 2010 and 2011. Roberts hosts MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” and is a contributor to “Morning Joe.” He returns to co-host the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant for a second time in a row. Roberts also previously hosted the 2014 MISS USA® Pageant this past June.


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Miss USA on NBC’s Today Show

15 Dec

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Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen USA Crowned

15 Dec –

This past weekend Miss Alaska USA 2015 was crowned here in Anchorage. But it’s not all about glitz and glamour. Miss Alaska USA Kimberly Agron, along with Miss Alaska Teen USA 2015 Katelyn Cusack, joined Daybreak Friday to talk about what it means to wear the crown and represent our great state.

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The Miss Universe Cordaid Relief Fund Prepares To Help People Impacted By Typhoon Hagupit

10 Dec

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes as powerful Typhoon Hagupit set a collision course with the Philippines and battered the country over the weekend. Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, hit the same regions recently devastated by typhoon Haiyan.

Donations can be made to The Miss Universe Cordaid Relief Fund to support the people of the Philippines during a time of great need and provide long term recovery aid to build, and rebuild, flourishing communities.

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“Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines, the home to some of our most passionate fans,” stated Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “Cordaid has done a tremendous job to create a more resilient area since typhoon Haiyan hit and has helped those with inadequate shelter to build and maintain stormproof homes,” adds Shugart. “We are committed to ensuring an immediate response to Hagupit (Ruby), to continuing to raise awareness and funds for long term recovery, and to strengthening the resilience of the people in these communities.”

Working with local people to ensure their capacities are recognized and strengthened, Cordaid has constructed dams, reinforced bridges, and constructed stormproof homes, nurseries, and community centers over the past year.

Since last week, Cordaid has been working with communities and local organizations to prepare for Typhoon Hagupit. Boats were tied, communities organized, plans for response were made, communication was set up, and international and national staff were put on stand-by. Ron Langford, Cordaid manager in the Philippines said, “The preparedness activities with the communities and local organizations are really going well, better than I expected. I observe that we have already strengthened their capacities to deal with a Typhoon.”

The Miss Universe Organization and Dutch development agency, Cordaid, partnered earlier this year to create a global fund that continues to raise awareness and money for regions of the Philippines struggling to recover in the wake of typhoon Haiyan and now, Hagupit. The two international organizations are raising visibility for projects that are essential for the country’s recovery long after the emergency relief period has ended. View Miss Universe Gabriela Isler’s trip to the Philippines and learn more here,

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture which uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals. For more information, and to learn more about the Miss Universe Organization’s official causes around the world, please visit:

Cordaid is based in the Netherlands and carries a 100 year history behind building flourishing self-reliant communities in the world’s fragile regions, whether post-disaster or post-conflict. It delivers innovative solutions to complex problems by emphasizing sustainability and performance in projects that tackle security & justice, health and economic opportunity. For more information, visit:

Australia’s Next Top Model Finale

8 Dec –

Former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins looked stunning at the filming of Australia’s Next Top Model Finale in Sydney.


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Belinda, Ximena Navarrete Team Up Again for Marie Claire

8 Dec –

The cover is as hot as the two latina beauties. Navarette is a model, actress, and beauty queen who won Miss Universe in 2010. She was also a winner of Nuestra Belleza Mexico in 2009. Moving on to acting, she starred in 2013’s telenovela “La Tempestad” alongside Cuban-American heartthrob William Levy.


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Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen USA Crowned!

8 Dec –

Kimberly Agron and Katelyn Cusack of Anchorage were crowned, Saturday night, in the Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen USA pageants respectively, Director of Alaska Pageants, Rea Bavilla told Channel 2. The event took place in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Discovery Theater.


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Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady on Say Yes to the Dress

5 Dec –

SAY YES TO THE DRESS is all new Friday December 5th with back-to-back episodes, one of which features Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013. She visits Kleinfeld Bridal and like every other bride, is anxious to find the perfect wedding dress.


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