Archive | July, 2015

Miss USA Moves to the Big Apple

31 Jul

Yahoo.com –

26-year-old Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, just moved to New York City — where she is roommates with Miss Universe, Paulina Vega Dieppa — but the blonde bombshell is already maneuvering through crowds with poise like a long-time New York resident. In fact, we caught her in 90-degree weather on top of a Gray Line CitySightseeing bus, one of those ubiquitous double decker red buses that you seem to see in every metropolitan city around the world, and she seemed unfazed by the chaotic, sweaty world around her.

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2015 MISS USA Program Book NOW Available

30 Jul

The 2015 ‪‎Miss USA‬ Program Book is now available for purchase. Includes beautiful images of the 51 contestants along with a personal look at Nia Sanchez’s reign as Miss USA 2014!

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Miss Universe Paulina Vega dazzles Colombiamoda 2015

30 Jul

LaPrensa.com – With three appearances on the ramp for Falabella, a multinational Chilean company, Colombian model and Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega, was the star of one of the fashion shows at ColombiaModa 2015 in Medellin city Tuesday.

Vega, leading the models of the ‘Basement’ collection opened the event dressed in a brown velvet fringed poncho.

The audiences were all admiration as the 5 feet 8 inches tall model from Barranquilla with her dark brown eyes, and long, wavy chestnut brown mane walked the ramp elegantly and confidently.

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The collection of the Chilean brand was an eccentric but well-linked blend of the 70s and different Renaissance trends.

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WTF Appoints 2014 Miss USA as Goodwill Ambassador to help promote taekwondo worldwide

28 Jul

AroundtheRings.com – The World Taekwondo Federation today appointed Miss Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree taekwondo black belt holder and former Miss U.S.A., as a “Goodwill Ambassador” of the WTF as part of its ongoing commitment to identifying ways to increase female participation around the world.

Miss Sanchez, 25, who was crowned the Miss U.S.A. in 2014, started practising taekwondo at the age of 8 and has been a vocal supporter of taekwondo and the benefits it can bring to those who practise it.

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At the ceremony, which was held at the WTF Seoul headquarters, WTF President Chungwon Choue presented Miss Sanchez with a plaque of appointment as the WTF Goodwill Ambassador.

Speaking after the ceremony, President Choue said:

“Taekwondo is truly a sport for all and at the WTF we are always trying to find ways to promote the sport and the values it represents. Under Olympic Agenda 2020, we are working hard to foster greater gender equality. Miss Sanchez has an international following and as a WTF Goodwill Ambassador, she will greatly help us to spread awareness of our sport and stimulate greater participation – particularly among young people.”

During the ceremony, Miss Sanchez showed off her taekwondo skill as she took part in a photo session with members of the WTF Taekwondo Demonstration Team.

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‘Southpaw’ New York Premiere

23 Jul

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, model Tyson Beckford, and Miss Universe 2014-2015 Paulina Vega Dieppa attend the New York premiere of ‘Southpaw’ for THE WRAP at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City.

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Neither NBC or Univision spoil the 2015 Miss USA pageant

22 Jul

Commdiginews.com –NEW ORLEANS, July 20, 2015 – It has been a little over a week since the new Miss USA, Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma, was crowned on July 12th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It has also been over a month since the pageant’s co-owner, Donald Trump, during a speech announcing his presidential candidacy, made his controversial comments concerning illegal immigrants from Mexico, rapidly sending the pageant into a downward spiral.

Volunteering with the charity Best Buddies while competing at Miss USA 2013 (Image rights Brianna Acosta)
Volunteering with the charity Best Buddies while competing at Miss USA 2013 (Image rights Brianna Acosta)
The first blow to the Miss USA pageant was the announcement from Spanish television provider Univision that it would not air the pageant nor continue to do business with Trump due to his comments. Soon after, Miss Universe Organization co-owner NBC followed suit, taking with it its entertainers and hosts.

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The next day, the Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying that they “always seek to transcend controversy” and that they were “disheartened by recent events but the show will go on.”

To the average viewer at home watching this controversy unfolding in the media, this blowup may not have seemed like a big deal as much as it was the understandable consequence of words deemed offensive when uttered by a celebrity.

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The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant dominated digital stats during and after the telecast on July 12th.

20 Jul

The pageant incorporated several different social and digital integrations for fans and viewers which brought the pageant to the number one program slot on Twitter in the specials and entertainment categories.

In addition to being telecast live on REELZ Channel, people could also watch the event on missusa.com which between live streaming and VOD has garnered over one million views through YouTube.

Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma USA 2015, is announced as the winner at the conclusion of the 2015 MISS USA pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, July 12th. She receives the title of Miss USA 2015 and the coveted D.I.C. Crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the live Reelz telecast at 8:00 PM ET on July 12, 2015. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma USA 2015, is announced as the winner at the conclusion of the 2015 MISS USA pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, July 12th. She receives the title of Miss USA 2015 and the coveted D.I.C. Crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the live Reelz telecast at 8:00 PM ET on July 12, 2015. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

During the live broadcast, fans were able to be a part of a new interactive experience through audience engagement technology provider iPowow on missusa.com. Over 100k unique viewers answered Miss USA trivia questions, took polls, and learned fun facts about the contestants throughout the show. Via iPowow, fans had the opportunity to save Miss Kentucky USA from elimination during the swimsuit competition which generated almost 700k votes. The event earned iPowow some of the tech company’s highest audience engagement percentages.