Archive | June, 2015

Patriotic Theme for Fashion Photo Shoot

30 Jun

The 2015 MISS USA Fashion Photoshoot by Fadil Berisha celebrates the 4th of July spirit down in the bayou in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During the registration and fitting process, all 51 contestants will shoot with the renowned fashion photographer. Check out a sneak peek of the shoot with Miss Minnesota USA, Jessica Scheu. She’s definitely working it, you go girl!

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Miss USA Registration and Fitting Under Way

30 Jun

The 2015 MISS USA Pageant Registration and Fitting Process is underway. The 51 contestants have safely arrived to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and have begun the journey to the Miss USA crown at the L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel. Contestants participate in filming, photoshoots, hair and makeup trials along with meeting the Miss Universe staff and crew. The 2015 MISS USA Pageant will be held on July 12th from the River Center in Baton Rouge, LA. The contestants have worked very hard to get here and we can’t wait to celebrate their success.

Miss South Dakota USA 2015, Lexy Schenk, Miss Iowa USA 2015, Taylor Even, Miss Missouri USA 2015, Rebecca Marie Dunn, Miss Arkansas USA 2015, Leah Blefko, Miss Kentucky USA 2015, Katie George, Miss Alabama USA 2015, Madison Kelli Guthrie, Miss Montana USA 2015, Tahnee Peppenger, and Miss Alaska USA 2015, Kimberly Agron, arrive for registration on Monday, June 29th at the L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge. The 2015 Miss USA contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Baton Rouge. The 2015 Miss USA Pageant will take place on Sunday July 12, 2015 live from the Baton Rouge River Center. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

Miss South Dakota USA 2015, Lexy Schenk, Miss Iowa USA 2015, Taylor Even, Miss Missouri USA 2015, Rebecca Marie Dunn, Miss Arkansas USA 2015, Leah Blefko, Miss Kentucky USA 2015, Katie George, Miss Alabama USA 2015, Madison Kelli Guthrie, Miss Montana USA 2015, Tahnee Peppenger, and Miss Alaska USA 2015, Kimberly Agron, arrive for registration on Monday, June 29th at the L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge. The 2015 Miss USA contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Baton Rouge. The 2015 Miss USA Pageant will take place on Sunday July 12, 2015 live from the Baton Rouge River Center. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

STAY TUNED for more pictures and info regarding the 2015 MISS USA Pageant.

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Miss Universe Statement

30 Jun

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The world’s most beautiful women prove that they’re perfectly imperfect

17 Jun

Mashable.com –They’re the most beautiful women in the world: Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA. But behind the pretty veils of flawless makeup, perfectly done tresses, and those million dollar smiles, they have struggled to accept themselves, as many women do.

“People think that because we’re on TV we’re perfect, we’re flawless,” says Nia Sanchez, Miss USA, to Mashable.”Everyone wants to put out that front that everything’s perfect and everything’s perfectly fine. But that’s not real life.”

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Sanchez, who moved around the U.S. in her early years because of her parents’ divorce, reveals to Mashable the adversity she’s overcome. From living at a women’s shelter with her mother, to becoming her younger brother’s second mom, the 25-year old faced difficulties from an early age. “It made me grow up really quickly,” she says now, poised and confident beyond her years.

Read the full article here.

Congratulations to Alyssa Campanella and Torrance Coombs on their Engagement

15 Jun

People.com –Torrance Coombs of the CW’s Reign and his longtime love Alyssa Campanella are engaged!

Coombs shared the exciting news on Instagram, Thursday, posting a picture with Campanella showing off her beautiful new ring.

“I showed @alysscampanella a shiny thing and she put it on her finger,” the star wrote of the engagement shot.

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Purchase your 2015 MISS USA Tickets!

9 Jun

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Tickets for the 2015 MISS USA Pageant will be available to the public on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 12PM ET / 11AM CT.

Tickets can be purchased for the Live Finals Telecast, the Preliminary Competition and Dress Rehearsal as follows:

• Through Ticketmaster: WWW.ticketmaster.com; or by calling (800) 745-3000.

The direct links for each event are
Prelim: Event URL: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B004EC4D23B3C8E
Dress: Event URL: Coming Soon
Telecast: Event URL: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B004EB5B5BA3071

• Through the River Center Box Office (225) 389-4940 (there is limited staff at the box office so you are strongly encouraged to go through Ticketmaster):

Box office is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm and nights and weekends for events.

Saturday July 11th: 10AM-10PM
Sunday July 12th: 10AM-9PM

Ticket prices are as follows (Ticketmaster or River Center service/phone charges and taxes will apply):

Preliminary Competition:
Wednesday, 7/8, 8 PM CT/ 9 PM EDT: General Admission $50

Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, 7/12, TBD CT: General Admission $20

Finals Telecast:
Sunday 7/12, 7PM CT / 8PM ET: $250, $200, 150, $100, $75

President of the Miss Universe Organization to Appear on Inside Edition

5 Jun

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TUNE-IN ALERT

What: Paula Shugart President of the Miss Universe Organization to Appear on Inside Edition

When: Friday, June 5 @ 10:30 p.m. ET

Where: Inside Edition

Monika Radulovic crowned Miss Universe Australia in Melbourne

5 Jun

HeraldSun.com.au – Radulovic, a psychology university graduate, was overwhelmed after taking our the title. “It’s been an amazing journey,” she said. “I’m just excited to show the world and Australia how great we are. Radulovic was born in Bosnia and her family came to Australia as refugees from the Balkan war when she was four.

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FLASHBACK: In 2012, Rob Kardashian Asked a Contestant If a Transgender Woman Could Win Miss USA

5 Jun

While the Miss USA pageant has often been targeted for by some for its perceived sexism, the beauty competition has actually shown that it can be rather progressive.

Since 2011, they are the only pageant system that welcomes transgender contestants and that issue was brought into the spot light in 2012 when former reality TV star Robert Kardashian — step-son of Caitlyn Jenner — asked about transgender women competing in the pageant during the Q&A portion of the evening.

“Would you feel it would be fair that a transgender woman wins the Miss USA title over a natural-born woman?” Rob asked Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo.

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Miss Universe Canada names first Latina winner

1 Jun

AOL.com –

Paola Núñez Valdez has been crowned the 2015 Miss Universe Canada. The Dominican beauty queen is the first woman of Latin heritage to take the title.

Valdez, 24, was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated with her mother to Canada at the age of 10, where they currently live. Valdez is currently a student at Humber College, studying Business-Accounting, and hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

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