Archive | August, 2016

Miss Universe Australia winner crowned: Caris Tivel from West Australia

31 Aug

HERALD SUN-  THE winner of Miss Universe Australia is Caris Tivel from Western Australia.

The contestants were judged throughout the night on swimwear, evening wear and answering a series of questions at the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne.

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The final five Rose McEvoy from NSW, Elise Chambellant and Jasmine Stringer from QLD, Marijana Radmanovic from Victoria and Caris Tivel from WA.

Read more at the Herald Sun…

Meet Miss Universe Japan 2016 Sari Nakazawa

26 Aug

Sari Nakazawa will be heading to the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE Competition to represent her country, Japan.  nakazawa1

Sari loves playing volleyball, piano, having tea parties, and arranging flowers.  She’s even had experience doing rhythmic gymnastics for 4 years!

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One of Sari’s favorite sayings is, “為せば成る” which translates to “Where there is will, there is a way.”

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Keep up with Sari’s journey on her way to #MissUniverse by checking back on the Miss U App!

Sushmita Sen debuts on Instagram with holiday photos of herself, her 2 girls

24 Aug

The American Bazaar  The latest among celebrities to sign up for an Instagram account is the former Miss Universe turned Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, who made a surprise entry by posting a video of her daughters Renee and Alisah, along with a few pictures of her from their last holiday.

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Read more at The American Bazaar…

Miss Universe Singapore: The top 15 announced

22 Aug

The New Paper Online-  After coming close to winning last year’s Miss Universe Singapore (MUS), Miss Poojaa Gill is back again to try for this year’s crown.

She was among 15 women selected to make it through to this year’s finals.

Thirty-four shortlisted contestants were at yesterday’s audition, held at the Singapore Press Holdings’ auditorium, for the chance to make it to the finals.

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Miss Gill, 25, a full-time model, has had plenty of experience in beauty pageants and even appeared on Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 in 2014.

Read the rest at The New Paper Online…

Miss USA Deshauna Barber Trades In Her Ball Gown for Army Fatigues

18 Aug

ESSENCE- Deshauna Barber might be Miss USA, but the DC native isn’t letting the crown go to her head. The Army Reservist-cum-model got back into fatigues for training this weekend.

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“As an Army Reservist, I am required train with my unit 2 days a month and I am so happy to still do that as your #MissUSA,” she posted on Instagram.

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Barber has been sharing her experiences on the official Miss USA Instagram, showing fans that she hasn’t given up her duty to her country. She does maintenance and service checks on Humvees, shows off her fatigues, and on her personal account, shares her morning motivation. “When Duty Calls,” she captioned one photo.

Read the rest on Essence.com…

Meet Miss Universe Slovenia 2016

17 Aug

Lucija Potočnik, 24, was crowned Miss Universe Slovenia this summer.

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Currently, Lucija is a student studying at the University of Maribor.

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She will be competing for the crown at the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE Competition.

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The previous contestant from Slovenia, Miss Universe Slovenia 2015, Ana Halogen, was honored at the 2015 MISS UNIVERSE Competition for her strength during a difficult medical emergency last winter.

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Who do you think will take home the #MissUniverse crown this year?

Meet Miss Universe Germany 2016

15 Aug

From North Rhine-Westphalia, Johanna Acs, 24, will represent Germany in the upcoming MISS UNIVERSE Competition.

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Johanna’s area of study is textiles and clothing management.  Modeling has also been one of her passions because it has given her the opportunity to travel to over 50 countries.

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The last time Germany won the title of Miss Universe was in 1961 by Marlene Schmidt.  Could this be Germany’s year?

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Let us know what you think by using the hashtag #MissUniverse.