Archive | December, 2016

Give Back This Holiday Season with Omaze

23 Dec

With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than by giving back to those in need.  Miss Universe has teamed up with Omaze to benefit Cordaid relief projects all around the globe.  That’s not all, once you donate, you have a chance to win a once in a life time experience with Pia Wurtzbach!


By winning, you and a friend will:

-Score VIP seats at The Miss Universe Competition and go to the after-party
-Get crowned by Pia Wurtzbach onstage at dress rehearsal
-Enjoy a backstage tour and lunch with Pia
-Get glammed up by the Miss Universe hair and makeup team
-Be flown to the Philippines and put up in a 4-star hotel

If you don’t win, you can receive tons of Miss Universe gifts and prizes.  Donate today!

Where Are They Now? Zuleyka Rivera

22 Dec

After winning Miss Universe in 2006, Rivera has been a very active figure in the Hispanic market, not only in her native country Puerto Rico but also in the United States and the American continent. Zuleyka has acted in multiple soap operas for the main Spanish leading channels Telemundo and Univision. Recently, she had the opportunity of hosting her own show called “La Revista de Zuleyka” (Zuleyka’s magazine) which gave her a versatile role in the entertainment industry. Rivera has also been the main image of a famous clothing store in her country for several years. Furthermore, she has also become a businesswoman launching her swimsuit brand and presenting it at the Miami Swim Week. She is also an ambassador of multiple charities and foundations such as Amigos for Kids, St. Jude Children’s hospital among others. She is currently doing the crossover to become a TV host in the American (English) market, a dream that she has been considering for a few years and that she’s finally fulfilling it.


It is not a secret that if it weren’t for the Miss Universe organization her career wouldn’t be as successful as it currently is. This year Zuleyka is celebrating 10 years of her coronation. To commemorate this journey Zuleyka would love to be a part of the program as a judge in the next edition of  the pageant. She will be more than willing to be a part of it and to help other women experience what she started experiencing a decade ago.

Miss USA in Cosmo’s Year in Review

20 Dec

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber received a shoutout in Cosmo Magazine in their feature, “The 30 Most Beautiful #BlackGirlMagic Moments of 2016” written by 

Cosmo puts Deshauna right up in the seventh of 30 spots saying, “When 26-year-old Deshauna Barber won Miss USA in June, she said it was her mission to break all stereotypes. “By winning the Miss USA pageant, I was really able to show that a lot of women have so many backgrounds,” she told People. She emphasized the fact that women come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. “We’re all so very unique and diverse so I’m so excited that I’m able to represent that, especially as a woman in the military.”


Deshauna killed it in 2016, we can’t wait to see what she does in 2017.  See what else made the cut by tapping here.


Buy Tickets to the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition

20 Dec

Get your tickets to the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition.

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Miss MA Teen USA Battles Epilepsy

14 Dec

THE HERALD NEWS- Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 3, Caitlyn Martin has made it her mission to spread the positive message: “it’s OK to be different.”

Her opportunities to raise awareness about epilepsy and promote charitable causes has expanded vastly since she was crowned Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, said the Swansea resident.

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“It’s changed my life,” she said in a phone interview last week.

A junior at LaSalle Academy, Martin said she’s already attended several appearances and charity events since she won the title at the Miss Massachusetts USA/Miss Massachusetts Teen USA pageant in November. This past week, she was at a charity gala for the Best Buddies organization.

Read the rest at The Herald News…

Steve Harvey & Ashley Graham to Host Miss Universe

14 Dec

It’s official: Steve Harvey will be returning to host the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition this January.  Joining him as our Backstage Host is Ashley Graham, you might remember her from the 2016 MISS USA® Competition.  We can’t wait to see what they bring to the stage this year.  Tune in to The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition airing LIVE January 29th on FOX from The Philippines.


Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey is the host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show radio program, and the popular TV shows Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Show, family favorite Little Big Shots, and the new competition reality program Funderdome. His popularity continues to grow to global proportions, bolstered by his new role as host of the Miss Universe Pageant. Harvey is currently one of the most powerful voices in media, touting a career spanning nearly 30 years as a top stand-up comedian, actor, award winning TV personality and talk show host, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.


Harvey began his entertainment career as a comedian, working the stand-up circuit.  He grew to have a roster of acclaimed specials, including co-starring in one of the most successful comedy DVDs in history The Original Kings of Comedy, and the hit Don’t Trip…He Ain’t Through With Me Yet.

Harvey first made his mark in television and film as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He went on to star in several popular shows, including The Steve Harvey Show, and has appeared in such movies as You Got Served, and Johnson Family Vacation.

Harvey expanded his reach into radio, as host of the nationally syndicated, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. He co-created The Neighborhood Awards, an awards show honoring local businesses, institutions and leaders for the excellence demonstrated in their communities.

Harvey is also author of multiple New York Times best-selling titles. His first book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think… inspired the 2012 box office topping movie, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.  His newest book Jump is scheduled for release in December, 2016.

As a humanitarian and an entrepreneur, Harvey makes it a priority to give back. Through The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, he and his wife provide hundreds of teens annually with mentoring and educational opportunities. His company, HARCAL, allows him to create business partnerships that specifically target and benefit the working middle class.

Harvey’s list of accolades includes several NAACP Image Awards, a People’s Choice Award, induction into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The Steve Harvey Show in 2014 and 2015, as well as Outstanding Game Show Host for Family Feud in 2014. Harvey most recently received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Little Big Shots, as Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program. 

Harvey is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a proud parent with wife Marjorie to seven children. Harvey hopes to use his platform to motivate others to pursue their dreams, and serve as an example of the power of faith and hard work.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham, 29, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered in a mall at the age of 12. Her natural beauty and effervescent personality led to her signing with an international modeling agency at the age of 13, launching her successful, diverse career. Ashley has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercial, television and film. In February 2015, she starred in #CurvesinBikinis, a campaign with swimsuitsforall that made her the first size 14 model to appear in an ad in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition. In February 2016, she was selected as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie and also landed one of three covers for the magazine, making her the first size 14 model to ever be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

A leader for the body positive movement, Ashley has been featured on the covers of Vogue UK, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Maxim, Glamour’s special Curve issue, and many more. In January 2016, Ashley was named to Forbes Magazine’s coveted “30 Under 30” list and was featured on the cover of the magazine’s January issue alongside top celebrities and entrepreneurs. In November 2016, Glamour named her “Woman of the Year,” while Mattel simultaneously created a one-of-a-kind Barbie in her likeness. In December 2016, People Magazine named Ashley one of the “25 Most Intriguing People of the Year.”

A business-savvy entrepreneur, Ashley has collaborated with Canadian brand Addition Elle on her own line of seductive, size-conscious lingerie. Featuring sexy pieces designed to fit and accentuate women of various sizes, the line is available at Nordstrom and on In March 2016, Ashley launched “Beyond by Ashley Graham,” an exclusive dress collection in collaboration with Dressbarn. Additionally, she secured an exclusive partnership with swimsuitsforall, for who she will design annual swimsuit collections, the first launching in May 2016.

Additionally, Ashley is a sough-after television personality and has hosted Miss USA 2015, 2016’s VH1 Divas, E!’s Oscar Red Carpet, a week-long “Body Proud” series on Good Morning America and guest hosted several national talk shows. She is currently a judge on VH1’s America’s Next Top Model where she provides her expert advice on how to become a boss, brand and a business woman.

As a role model and body activist, Ashley is regularly invited to speak at national conferences, high schools and girls’ groups about body image, self-acceptance and female empowerment. Her first TEDx talk “Plus Size? More Like My Size” was given at TEDxBerleeValencia in April 2015. Her monthly “Great Style Has No Size” column for InStyle encourages women to embrace their curves and feel comfortable in their own skin.




Be Pia’s MVP with Omaze

12 Dec

You can walk the red carpet at the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition this January with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach! The Miss Universe Organization is teaming up with Omaze to bring fans the ultimate backstage experience.  For as little as $10, fans can bid to win a VIP backstage package in the Philippines.  All proceeds go to Cordaid to give aid to women and children around the world.

Here’s how it works.

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You and a friend will:

  • Score VIP seats at The MISS UNIVERSE® Competition and go to the after-party
  • Get crowned by Pia Wurtzbach onstage at dress rehearsal
  • Enjoy a backstage tour and lunch with Pia
  • Get glammed up by the Miss Universe hair and makeup team
  • Be flown to the Philippines and put up in a 4-star hotel



What You’ll Do

Every year, thousands of women from countries around the world compete for the title of Miss Universe. And now Pia Wurtzbach, the current queen herself, wants you to be her VIP guest at this year’s MISS UNIVERSE® Competition. You’ll fly to the beautiful Philippines where you’ll walk the red carpet alongside the incredible contestants and hang out backstage with Pia for the full behind-the-scenes tour. You’ll step on stage during dress rehearsal, where Pia will place the legendary crown on your head for the photo opp of a lifetime. You’ll get a total makeover from the Miss Universe glam squad, then watch the whole show from VIP seats. And after they’ve crowned the next big winner, you’ll hit up the after-party to celebrate. Flights and hotel included.


Who You’ll Help

A staggering number of 1.2 billion people live their daily lives in the imminence of war, armed conflict and increasingly recurrent natural disasters. Their basic needs are unmet, their human rights are trampled, their voices aren’t heard. In the heart of their communities, Cordaid mobilizes global networks, resources and knowledge to help people move beyond survival and live in dignity. Cordaid specifically has projects across 22 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with a focus to empower women and girls through education, business and entrepreneurial efforts, and health programs, among others.

Other Things You Can Earn

Aside from a backstage access pass, you can receive an EmpowHER tote and many more!


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