Monday, 31 August 2015

Miss World Australia 2015 is Tess Alexander (Video)

Miss Universe China 2015 is Jessica Xue

Jessica Xue from Shenzhen was crowned as Miss Universe China 2015 at the conclusion of the national event held at Shanghai Pudong Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom. She's 21 years old, stands 175cm tall and battled out 14 other beauties to win the honour of representing China at the Miss Universe 2015.  The out going queen Yanliang Hu, Miss Universe China 2014, crowned Jessica at the end of the event.

Aurora Wang and Erica Zhao were placed 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up respectively. Many were surprised at Jessica's win as Rebecca and Erica were the crowd favourites while some beholds Jessica's beauty as the most beautiful Miss China has got till date.

China started participated in Miss UHniverse pageant in 2002 where Zhuo Ling, of Guangdong province represented China and finished 2nd at the Miss Universe Pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2011, Luo Zilin finished as 4th runner up in the miss Universe pageant and China's last placement was as top 15 in 2013 by Jin Ye. However, Chinese representatives won Miss Congeniality in 2007 and 2009 and Best National costume in 2012.

Top 5 were:
Miss Universe China 2015: Jessica Xue
1st Runner-up: Aurora Wang
2nd Runner-Up: Erica Zhao
3rd Runner-Up: Rebecca Lang
4th Runner-Up: Jingsi Guo

Belinda Pritasari Jacobsen was crowned Miss Earth Indonesia 2015

On August 29, Belinda Pritasari Jacobsen was crowned Miss Earth Indonesia 2015 in a pageant held at Grand Auditorium Universitas Bunda Mulia. 21 years old Belinda from Jakarta with height 5’6.5 and a student of medicine at the Universitas Indonesia will represent Indonesia at the Miss Earth 2015 pageant which will be held in Vienna, Austria on December. After defeating 22 other beauties, Belinda was crowned by her predecessor Miss Earth indonesia 2014 Annisa Ananda Nusyirwan.She was nominated for best evening gown and claimed to be ready to represent Indonesia at Miss Earth 2015
Before contesting at the Miss Earth Indonesia 2015,
Belinda was a finalist None Jakarta Timur 2013, No. 1 Daughter Marine Thousand Islands 2014 and reached top 5 and the best national costume at the Miss APPRC International 2015 took place in early August 2015 in Yogyakarta (a beauty contest among the volunteers of Rotary Club International

Belind Pritasari Miss Earth Indonesia 2015 and Annisa Ananda Miss Earth Indonesia 2014
Belind Pritasari Miss Earth Indonesia 2015
Do You Know?  Belinda is the granddaughter of Siti Mirzia Nuria Arifin, Indonesia's representative at Miss Universe 1977 and her own aunt Else Gustiana Syaiful once represented Bangka Belitung province in Puteri Indonesia 2003 finishing as top 10.

Also crowned at the Miss Earth Indonesia 2015 event were:
Yovita Iskandar -
Miss Earth Indonesia Air 2015
Maria Cordelia - Miss Earth Indonesia Water 2015
Ni Luh - Miss Earth Indonesia Fire 2015
Grecia - Miss Earth Eco-tourism Indonesia 2015

Miss Earth Indonesia queens

Sharlene Rädlein is crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2015

Sharlene Rädlein, 24-year-old was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2015 at the end of the pageant held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on August 29. The 1.75m tall Jamaican model studied at Miami Dade College, holds a masters degrees in journalism and kinesiology and presently works a professional model. At question session, she gave thrilling and inspiring response claiming to have participated in the pageant to inspire people with her story of "perseverance and never giving up on your dreams". She represented Miss Eskay Caterers 2015 at Miss Jamaica 2015 and also won the Best Evening Gown award at the event. Sharlene bested 24 other contestants to win the crown and honour to represent Jamiaca in Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Jamaica seems getting close to the Miss Universe crown as it has been placed twice since 2010 as top 5 when Yendi Phillips finished 1st runner-up in 2010 and Kaci Fennell was placed 4th runner up in 2014. Sharlene would make a good Miss Universe ambassador, and believe she could touch lives with her life changing experience. Wish her all the best! 

Norway's bet for miss Universe 2015 is Martine Rødseth Hjorungdal

Martine Rødseth  Miss Universe Norway 2015
23-year-old and 1.75m tall Martine Rødseth Hjorungdal was crowned Miss Universe Norway 2015 at the finals held on yesterday, August 30 at Åpen Scene in Oslo. She finished 4th runner up at Miss Universe Norway 2014 which has helped to increase her level of experience and exposure to win the crown among other 150 contestants she vied with.

Martine wrote on her instagram account: “If you don’t succeed the first time, you can always try again.Thank you for this wonderful Night. Finally I could bring home The crown.” Her determined nature of "keep trying till you win" has led her to finally represent Norway in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
We wish her luck as she hopes to bring the crown home.

In 1990, Mona Grudt of Norway won the Miss Universe title. Kathrine Sørland and Helene Tråsavik were placed top 15 in consecutive years of 2004 and 2005 respectively which made the last placement Norway had in Miss Universe pageant.

The top 5 include: 
Martine Rødseth Hjorungdal (Miss Universe Norway 2015)
Cecilie Andrea Røising (1st runner up) - Miss International Norway 2015
Sonia Singh (2nd runner up)
Christine Berge (3rd runner up)
Dina Lillian Nielsen (4th runner up)

Mhairi Fergusson is Miss Scotland 2015

Miss Scotland 2015 is  Mhairi Fergusson, a 21-year-old and 5'9" beauty from Stirling. She has a degree in International Fashion Branding at Glasgow Caledonian University and was crowned at the finale event of Miss Scotland 2015 held on August 27 at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu hotel. Mhairi is not new in pageant as she was adjudged 1st runner up at Miss Scotland 2013 and she will now represent Scotland in Miss World 2015 pageant to be held in Sanya, China.
Mhairi Fergusson being crowned as Miss Scotland 2015
Mhairi Fergusson Miss Scotland 2015
Also at the event, 21 years old Christina Chalk from Dunblane was adjudged first runner-up and 17 years old youngest contestant at the pageant Olivia McPike from Falkirk was second runner-up. She was the youngest contestant at the pageant and is a blogger. Olivia loves acting and is into charitable work with The Mental Health Foundation.

The Miss Scotland Pageant is owned by the Miss World Organization and organised each year by The Scottish Sun newspaper. The winner also competes at Miss United Kingdom pageant. 

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Miss Ireland 2015 Sacha Livingstone to represent Ireland in Miss World 2015

At the finals of Miss Ireland 2015 held yesterday at Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin, Sacha Livingstone was adjudged Miss Ireland 2015. The 20 years old portrait artist and English literature student from Hillsborough in Antrim vied against 31 irish beauties to win the coveted crown. She enjoys horse-riding and athletics, worked in a local charity shop and is a youth leader. As usual with past winners of Miss Ireland pageant, Sacha will be representing her country at Miss World 2015 in Sanya, China later this year.

The first runner-up was Aislinn Maxwell, 22 years old who represented Dublin South. She as passion for fashion and works as an assistant buyer. Finished as 2nd runner up was Aoife O’Sullivan, representative of Cork South. 20 years old Aoife has passion for music and sings classical and Sean Os music. She splits her time between camogie, studying to become a teacher and working as a part-time model and waitress.
Miss Ireland 2015 Sacha Livingstone
Miss Antrim Sacha Livingstone (Miss Ireland 2015)

The judges were Irish celebrity blogger and columnist  Suzanne Jackson, former Miss Ireland 2013 Aoife Walsh, Miss Ireland 2012 and mentor Rebecca Maguire, Vanity X Make-Up creator Debbie McQuillan, celebrity photographer Brian McEvoy, and topping the team was PR guru Valerie Roe.  The event was sponsored by Crown Brush, Gold Fever Hair Extensions, So Amazing, Vanity X Make-up and Nail Nerds.

Ireland has record of success stories in the Miss World pageant since its participation. Rosanna Davison Miss Ireland 2003 won the Miss World 2003 title, in 1990 Siobhan McClafferty emerged 1st runner-up in Miss World 1990,  Gladys Anne Waller Miss Ireland 1965 finished as 2nd runner-up in Miss World 1965 while Emma Waldon Miss Ireland 2010 finished as 3rd runner-up in Miss World 2010.

Miss Ireland 2015 winners

Friday, 28 August 2015

Costa Rica's bet for Miss Earth 2015 is Andrea Rojas

August 26, Reinas de Costa Rica crowned Andrea Rojas as Miss Costa Rica Earth 2015. 23 years old Andrea Rojas who lives in Palmares will compete in what is described by La Nacion as the fourth most important pageant in the world – the Miss Earth pageant in Vienna, Austria in December. Andrea is not new in representing Costa Rico as she was its bet in Miss International 2013. Also second finalist in Miss International Hispanoamerica in Miami and first runner-up in reign of independence in Guatemala 2013.
Last form the Left - Andrea Rojas Miss Costa Rica Earth 2015

Photo Credit:  Reinas de Costa Rica

Melania Gonzalez to represent Costa Rica in Miss International 2015

Melania Gonzalez, a law graduate and stands 1.76m tall was crowned Miss Costa Rica International 2015 on August 26.  She will be representing Costa Rica in the Miss International pageant, third most important pageant in the world as described by Costa Rican Newspaper - La Naicon. The pageant will hold on November 5, 2015 at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Costa Rican beauties have won Miss International pageant twice in 1980 and 1983
In the Middle - Melania Gonzalez Miss Costa Rica International 2015

Angélica Reyes was crowned Miss Costa Rica Mundo 2015

Angélica Reyes was crowned Miss Costa Rica Mundo 2015 by Reinas de Costa Rica organization on August 26. She's from Perez Zeledon, stands 1.70m and studies nutrition. She will be representing Costa Rica in Miss World 2015, the second most important pageant in the world as described by Costa Rican Newspaper - La Naicon to be held in Sanya, China on December 19.

Photo Credit: Reinas de Costa Rica

Reinas de Costa Rica presents its Queens

On Wednesday, August 26, Reinas de Costa Rica organization presented its representatives of Costa Rica in Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Grand, Miss Panamerican and Miss Tourism International 2015 contests to be held in China, Japan, Austria, Thailand, Germany, USA and Malaysia respectively.
Costa Rica Representatives
(L-R) Angélica Reyes (Miss World 2015), Melania Gonzalez (Miss International 2015) and Andrea Rojas (Miss Earth 2015)
The three major queens were Angélica Reyes, Melania Gonzalez and Andrea Rojas  to represent Costa Rica in Miss World 2015, Miss International 2015 and Miss Earth 2015 pageants coming up later this year.

The other queens who were crowned were Lizbeth Valverde as Miss Intercontinental Costa Rica 2015, Mariela Aparicio as Miss Grand Costa 2015, Raquel Guevara as Miss Panamerican 2015 and lastly, Brenda Munoz as Miss Tourism International 2015. 

Do you know that Brenda Castro won the Miss Costa Rica 2015 and is suppose to represent Costa Rica in Miss Universe 2015. But she wont be at Miss Universe pageant this year because of Costa Rica's withdrawal from the contest due to the racist comment made by Donald Trump - stakeholder at Miss Universe.

Photo Credit: Reinas de Costa Rica


Watch Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham's Farewell

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Philipines sends delegates to Miss Grand Int'l & Miss Globe 2015

Shortly after our confirmation about Bb. Pilipinas holding the Miss Grand International franchise an announcement was made by Stella Marquez de Araneta, the organiser and director of Bb Pilipinas in an exclusive Press Conference held by the Bb Pilipinas Charities Inc. that the Bb Pilipinas Tourism 2014 titleholder Parul Shah will represent Philippines at the Miss Grand International 2015 pageant to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on October 26 this year 
Bb Pilipinas Tourism 2014 & 2015
While Ann Lorraine Colis, Bb Pilipinas Tourism 2015 was appointed to represent the country in the Miss Globe 2015 pageant coming up in Toronto, Canada on October 11, 2015

Just as Janicel Lubina Bb Pilipinas International 2015 posted her congratulatory message on facebook,  we also wish them best of luck and hope they do Philippines proud
Parul Shah -  Bb Pilipinas Tourism 2014
Ann Lorraine Colis
Bb Pilipinas Tourism 2015

Bb. Pilipinas now holds the Miss Grand International franchise

The rumour about Bb. Pilipinas holding the Miss Grand International franchise was confirmed few hours ago by the Pageant trainer John dela Vega, in a Facebook post today, that the Philippine franchise of Miss Grand International is now with Bb. Pilipinas (Official). Dela Vega held the franchise from 2013-2014.

Below is a snapshot of John dela Vega post


BPCI, according to reliable sources, is expected to make an announcement anytime soon regarding this matter. Parul Shah, Ann Lorraine Colis and Hannah Ruth Sison are reportedly being considered for the title.

Ari Emmanuel bids for Donald's share of Miss Universe

Miss Universe is an annual international pageant and among the mostly recognized beauty pageant. It is jointly owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal but NBC cut ties with the organization after the racist remark made by Donald Trump about Mexicans at his presidential announcement.
News from Page Six has it that Trump wants to sell his 49% share of the Miss Universe. Ari Emmanuel and Patrick Whitesell’s WME/IMG among other bidders happened to be the highest bidders for the shares but deal yet to be done. Ari Emmanuel is a co-owner of WME/IMG, an entertainment and media agency which already had a licensing relationship with Miss Universe, expanded in 2011 to include a branded lifestyle merchandising program.
Ari Emmanuel                                                    Donald Trump
Ari Emmanuel
Amidst all these, some pageant followers opine that the Miss Universe deserves a change of ownership as to stay away from more scandals and secure its viability. While others are of the opinion that Donald should continue the ownership as his ways and actions make the pageant stays in news and attract more recognition around the world. But I think the atmosphere of its recognition matters all the same.

However, an insider said Miss Universe would be in better hands if Emanuel and WME/IMG succeeds in purchasing the Donald stakes as they are capable of modernizing the pageant and turn it into a bigger franchise. It could easily live within IMG, which produces New York Fashion Week and has successful fashion and modeling divisions.” Reps for WME/IMG and Trump declined to comment Tuesday night.

What is your opinion? Does Miss Universe deserve a change of ownership?

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Join UNFW & CFW in New York and Malta

Coming up this year are:
United Nations Fashion Week & Awards 2015 in New York, USA on 20th- 26th Oct, 2015
Commonwealth Fashion Week & Awards 2015 in Malta on 26th -30th Nov, 2015

2016 pageants include:
Miss Queen World, Belgrade, Serbia
Face of the World, Manila, Philippines
Mister Global City, Nicosia, Cyprus
Mister Global Tourism, Bucharest, Romania
Mister Tourism Universe,Tbilisi, Georgia
Mister Face of World, Budapest, Hungary
Others will be available soon!

All globally managed and produced by Face of World Organization.

For updates, connect with Pageant TV Channel

Miss Grand International welcomes Eline Lamboley Miss Grand France 2015 to the Grand Family

It was officially confirmed few hours ago when Miss Grand International welcomed Eline Lamboley Miss Grand France 2015 to the Grand Family on facebook. Eline Lamboley will be representing France at Miss Grand International 2015, Bangkok Thailand.
Eline Lamboley Miss Grand France 2015

Eline Lamboley

37 contestants to compete in the MBGN 2015 in Nigeria

The Pageant dates back to 1983 when it was called Miss Universe Nigeria but in 1986 it was rebranded and renamed the Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.
The Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria pageant, created by Silverbird Productions, has over the years maintained it distinctive style and refined taste.
After more than two decades in existence, it is the most recognised and consistent beauty pageant in Nigeria.
MBGN pageant has produced winners that have excelled in all walks of life, both in Nigeria and internationally.
The first winner, Lynda Chuba, was also crowned Miss Africa, and she went on to become Honourable Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu, a member of Nigeria’s National Assembly.
In 2001, MBGN made history when it produced the first ever Miss World of the black race: Agbani Darego. She also placed in the semi-finals of the 2001 Miss Universe Competition that year.
In 2005, there was another ground-breaking moment when the MBGN 2005 Omowunmi Akinnifesi went on to win the Miss Tourism International title while representing Nigeria in the Ukraine. She subsequently became an Environmental Ambassador for the Lagos State Government in Nigeria.
In the past, one winner was chosen every year to represent Nigeria in all International Pageants. However, in 2007 the show was revamped to produce five winners who go on to represent Nigeria in several international pageants around the world. - See more at:
37 beauties have been selected across Nigeria at the conclusion of the final screening held yesterday, 25th August in the silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island, Lagos State. They are to represent the 36 States and Federal Capital in the forthcoming MBGN (Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria) pageant on 24th of October 2015 at the host venue - Calabar International Conference Center, Calabar, Cross-River State.

These ladies will now proceed on a two week long camp session where there will get extensive training and grooming in choreography, cat-walking and comportment to prepare them for the main event in October.

The Pageant has been in existence as far back as 1983 when it was formally referred to as Miss Universe Nigeria but in 1986, it was renamed the Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.  Silverbird productions created this pageant and will also be managing and producing The Miss Africa pageant; an initiative of the Cross River Government which holds in December 2015.

MBGN made a remarkable international history when its winner Agbani Darego won the Miss World title in 2001 making her the first ever black lady to win the title. Also in 2005, MBGN  Omowunmi Akinnifesi  won the Miss Tourism International title in Ukraine.

Credit Photo: FotoAndThingz

The Pageant dates back to 1983 when it was called Miss Universe Nigeria but in 1986 it was rebranded and renamed the Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant.
The Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria pageant, created by Silverbird Productions, has over the years maintained it distinctive style and refined taste. - See more at:

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Gladys Brandao is to represent Panama in Miss Universe 2015

Miss Gladys Panama Universe 2015
Following the official release of Miss Panama Organization about its participation in the Miss Universe pageant on August 13, Gladys Brandao Amaya has been adjudged to represent Panama in the Miss Universe 2015 after winning the Miss Panama 2015 pageant held on August 24, at the Megápolis Convention Center of the Hard Rock Hotel. Gladys is 24 years old, stands 1.74m tall and works as an actress, TV Host and model. She represented Los Santos and competed with 24 beauties across Panama to win the coveted crown.

Gladys reacts to her declaration as Miss Panama Universe 2015
After Justine Pasek took over the title of Miss Universe 2002, Sheldry Saez is the last Panamanian to be placed in the semis in Miss Universe 2011. Also at the event, 23-year-old Diana Jaen who represented Cocle was crowned Miss Panama World. Reina Internacional del Café Panamá 2015 was Catherine Agrazal.

Panama Representatives

Miss Guatemala Latino is Sochi Bolanos

Sochi Bolanos was crowned as Miss Guatemala Latina 2015 at the conclusion of the event on 15th August. Also, was Anali Calderon crowned as Miss Grand Guatemala 2015. The 26 years old dental surgery graduate from the University Of San Carlos in Guatemala will represent Guatemala in Miss Grand International 2015. Guatemala also elected their representative for Miss Hispano America, Miss Pacific, Miss Tourism etc

Miss Guatemala Latino 2015 & Miss Guatemala Latino 2014

Sochi Bolanos being crowned by Miss Guatemala Latino 2014

Sochi Bolanos Miss Guatemala Latino 2015
Anali Calderon - Miss Grand Guatemala 2015

Guatemala Representatives