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Kristina Cincurova crowned Miss Slovakia 2016

Kristina Cincurova won the Miss Slovakia 2016 title, the event was held in Incheba Arena. She was chosen by a panel which includes the national director Karolína Chomistekova.

This year is the 21st anniversary of the pageant and beauties from all over Slovakia where candidates were selected to join the nationals via a series of regional castings. Kristina Cincurova, an 18 year old beauty from Lucenec will represent Slovakia at the Miss World contest.



The first runner-up of the contest, Michaela Menkyova, will compete in Miss International 2016 pageant. Meanwhile the second runner-up, Lenka Tekeljakova, will compete at Miss Supranational 2016.

Slovakia has not won a crown at the Miss World pageant. The country has only one semifinalist, Karolina Chomistekova, who landed as one of the Top 20 semifinalists in 2013 which was won by Megan Young.

10 Interesting Things You Need to Know About MUCP - Mindanao, Celso Salon Jr.

Hailing from Camiguin, Province Celso Salon Jr., is this year's Mister United Continents Philippines - Minadanao as well as Best in Advocacy Presentation and Mister Online Popularity. This Camiguin phenom lad is breaking and going out from his comfort zone and on his way into a bigger modelling world after he was adjudged as Mister United Continents Philippines - Mindanao.

But what do we know about the up-and-comer? So, here's what we discovered about him. Here are ten facts that we should not miss!



1. He speaks FRENCH!


Celso, studied French for 9 months in La Vie Parisienne, Cebu in 2014.



2. He got his first crown in 2000.




He was crowned as KING OF HEARTS when he was on his fifth grade.

3. He is a Promo Merchandiser and Promo Coordinator

His first job was with UNILAB (United Laboratories Inc) as a Promo Merchandiser then he was promoted as a Promo Coordinator after 3 months.

4. Aside from modeling and pageantry he does hosting as well. 




He got his first hosting stint in his bara…

Megan Young & Lisa Punch among Miss World Alumnae set for tomorrow's award show!

Miss World CEO Julia Morley to recive a HUMANITARIAN AWARD!



Former Miss World Megan Young & MW2015 talent winner Lisa Punch will both play a role in tomorrow’s award ceremony honouring Miss World CEO Julia Morley's achievements in making the world a better place.

Tomorrow night Julia Morley is set to receive the 2016 Variety Humanitarian Award (which you can watch live right here!) for her outstanding achievements in making the world a better place, especially through the work done by the Miss World Charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’.



Former Miss World Megan Young is flying out to Jersey to help present the show, and also to share her part of the story. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s event, Megan said “Julia has been a true inspiration for me over the past few years, I’m so happy for her to be winning this historic award. It is an honour for me to be able to show my appreciation tomorrow.”



After wowing audiences in Sanya where she was the undisputed star of the talent show, Lisa Pu…

Miss Plus Size International Beauty Pageant; Zimbabwe Student Wins Title

BIG IS BEAUTIFUL!



China played host to the Miss Plus Size International to promote the concept “Big is Beautiful” and counter the viral trends on Weibo that views thin women as the ideal such as the A4, skinny legs and iPhone challenges.


The unique beauty pageant featured 13 contestants, with two entries from China and participants from the U.S., UK, Angola, Gabon, Egypt, India, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The venue was the Buhuania Grand Hall Liangmaqiao of the Landmark Hotel in Beijing.


"Larger women are usually rejected by other beauty pageants. We want to change the world's perception that only slim women are beautiful" the organizer said. "But we do not encourage or promote obesity, rather it only provides a platform for a plus size women to show they can also be a queens of the catwalk" organizers added.
The contestants wore size 14 or bigger evening gowns, casual wear and business attire. Seventy women expressed a desire to join the conte…

Rubaru Mister India 2016 winners

Mudit Malhotra of Delhi won the title of Mister India International 2016 in Gurgaon, India on 25th April 2016.  Mudit succeeds 30 years-old Halley Laithangbam from Manipur as the representative of India at the prestigious international male pageant.  Mudit is from Delhi but has been based in Mumbai.  He has studied public relations and marketing at the Amity University.



Mudit Malhotra will now attempt to win the prestigious Mister International 2016 title.  The reigning winner Pedro Mendes from Switzerland will be passing on the title of Mister International to his successor in the event.  On average, about 30 men participate every year in the pageant which was formed in 2006 and is based in Singapore.



Mudit Malhotra must put his best foot forward because India has not done particularly well in the pageant.  Over the years, not a single Indian delegate has won the title of Mister International.

Rubaru Group headed by Mr Sandeep Kumar has acquired the franchise rights for the Mister In…

Keity Drennan is Miss Universe Panama 2016

Keity Drennan 25-year-old was crowned as Senorita Panama 2016.  She will represent Panama at Miss Universe 2016. Keity succeeds Gladys Del Carmen Brandao Amaya as the representative of Panama in Miss Universe.



Keity Drennan was 1st Runner-up in Senorita Panama 2011.  She was later chosen as the 4th Runner-up in Miss International 2011.

Panama has placed 8 times in Miss Universe.  The highest placement was achieved by Justine Pasek in 2002 when she replaced Oxana Federova as the winner of the Miss Universe title.  The last placement of Panama was in 2011 when Sheldry Nazareth Sáez Bustavino made it to the Top 10.

No Mexico in Miss World 2016?

Lupita Jones did not renew Miss World Franchise!

In a statement release by Nuestra Belleza Mexico National organization, this year the organization will not send a representative to Miss World 2016 pageant.

Mexico withdraws from Miss World! After 21 years of holding the license, Nuestra Belleza Mexico Organization and Televisa Corp. released an official press release today which stated that they will not be sending a representative from Mexico to Miss World this year.

The announcement comes as a shock since only last July the Miss World Organization was invited by the director of Nuestra Belleza, Lupita Jones, on an extensive tour of the country.










English Translation.

“Mexico City April 26th, 2016.

As a response to your questions in regards to the participation of Nuestra Belleza Mexico in the Miss World pageant, we would like to let you know that our company Televisa took the decision of not renewing the license for this pageant, therefore a Mexican representative will not be sent to thi…

Sal Garcia was crowned Miss Dominican Republic 2016

Sal Garcia was crowned Miss Dominican Republic 2016 on April 24 in Santo Domingo. She will represent her country at Miss Universe 2016.

Garcia was a part of multiple advertising campaigns as a brand ambassador. The 25-year-old has been modelling for renowned Dominican fashion brands. The dominican beauty queen is also the director of her own modeling agency : General at Academia Actitud Model’s By Sal Garcia.



The event organized by Magali Febles marked 60 years of Dominican participation in Miss Universe.

The first runner-up was Miss Santo Domingo West, Joely Rodriguez Marie Bernat, while the second runner-up was Miss La Vega, Marlenis Carolina Peralta Mészaro.

Complete list of winners;

Winner : Miss Maimón, Sal Garcías
First runner-up : Miss Santo Domingo West – Joely Rodriguez Marie Bernat
Second runner-up : Miss La Vega – Marlenis Carolina Peralta Mészaro
Third runner-up : Miss San Pedro de Macorís – Bárbara Santana
Fourth runner-up : Miss Valverde – Joanne de Lara
Fifth runner-up…

Valeria Piazza crowned Miss Peru Universe

Valeria Piazza, 26, was crowned Miss Peru Universe 2016 and will represent her country in Miss Universe 2016, later this year.

Priscilla Howard placed 2nd and will compete in Miss International 2016. Danea Panta was 3rd and will travel to Las Vegas to represent Peru in Miss Grand International 2016.



Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines, and Miss Universe 1995, Chelsi Smith, were part of the judging panel.

The Victors of Mister United Continents Philippines 2016

Polangui, Albay's Issa Janda and Argao, Cebu's Virgilio Llego were declared as Mister United Continents Philippines 2016 and Mister Real Universe Philippines 2016!



Top favorites Issa Janda and Verge Llego won the top plums at the Mister United Continents Philippines 2016 held at the Tanghalang Pasigueno, Pasig City.



Issa, 20-year-old, a Criminology student from Polangui, Albay will represent the country at the Mister United Continents 2016 pageant to be held in Manila in July. He also won Best in Physique and Best in Kasuotang Pinoy. While 22-year-old Verge Llego from Argao, Cebu won the Mister Real Universe Philippines 2016 title. He will compete at the Mister Real Universe 2016 pageant in Lima, Peru in November.

Jay Daniel Chuong, 23, from Davao was named Mr. Imperial Universe Philippines 2016. He will compete at the Mr. Mr Imperial Universe 2016 competition this May in Puerto Rico.

A repeater, Kevin Dale Jovellano from Cotabato City was adjudged Mr. Global Nations Philippine…

Mister United Continents Philippines 2016: Final Picks

The quest for the Mister United Continents Philippines 2016 title ends tonight, as the winners of this year's exciting pageant will be revealed at the Tanghalang Pasigueño, Pasig City.

Out of 19 hadsome and outstanding men from all over the country only 7 will be named as winners. So, TPQ proudly presents our final bets for tonight's grand finale.


Mister United Continents Philippines 2016: The Gala Night and Pre-pageant competition

Leading to the finals night, the Mister United Contiinents Philippines 2016 slayed the runway during the Gala Night and Pre-pageant competition held last night at the Fortsrip, Club Haze Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The 17 official candidates started the show wearing their trendy casual wear and summer wear which was followed by the pre'pageant proper.



The candidates were judged in three segments, swimwear, formal wear and kasuotang pinoy. Their scores will be added to the pre-pageant activities and closed door interviews which will be held later this afternoon. Top 12 will be announced on Finals night, although some spots have been earmarked already.

Before the show ended a gift auction was held and the finalists for Best in Talent, Best in Extreme Sports Challenge and Best in Kasuotang Pinoy were announced.



The top 3 in sports challenge; Argao Cebu, Lanao Del Norter and Malasiqui Pangasinan. Top 3 Best in talent; Baao Camarines Sur, Camiguin Island and Cebu City. While the to…

Miss World Australia 2013, Erin Holland will make her TV Drama Debut

After releasing her first pop tune, Erin Holland excitedly announces she will be making her acting debut alongside Jessica Mauboy in new drama series The Secret Daughter.

Since Miss World 2013 Erin has been busy establishing herself in her native country, with high profile performances, charity commitments and several TV presenting gigs. This latest move into acting is an exciting development and we look forward to seeing her performance in The Secret Daughter which is set to air later this year!


Bb. Pilipinas 2016: Post-Pageant Review

By: En Nepomuceno


The road to Bb. Pilipinas 2016 crown came to an end last April 17, 2016 where the 25 year-old Maria Mika Maxine Medina won the Miss Universe Philippines crown beating two heavy front-runners; Kylie Verzosa and Nichole Marie Manalo. Medina is an interior designer who graduated from the college of St. Benilde and Philippines school of Interior Design with an experience in designing residential condominiums. She is also an ace in the field of modeling. She was never considered a front-runer but was expected by some pageant pundits to win the top plum.

Medina can be considered as a silent killer. While the crowd went wild cheering for the heavy favorites Kylie Verzosa and Nichole Manalo thinking that either of the two will be crowned Miss Universe Philippines. Medina didn't impressed during the Q&A round but everytime she set foot on stage she made sure to impress everyone by giving all her best and by exuding sexiness with so much appeal.

Back-to-Back WIN

Read: M…

Barbara Filipovic is Miss Universe Croatia 2016

Barbara Filipovic has been chosen as Miss Universe Croatia (also known as Miss Universe Hrvatske) on 15th April, 2016 in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.  She succeeds Barbara Ljiljak as the winner of Miss Universe Croatia title.  Barbara will now represent the country at Miss Universe 2016.  Barbara’s first runner-up was Paul Caic & second runner-up was Marija Kljajic. 20 contestants were vying for thet title of Miss Universe Croatia 2016.



Barbara stands 5 feet 5 inches tall.  She is a medical student at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb.  She enjoys singing, horse riding, travelling, skiing and cooking.

Miss Universe Croatia has been sending their winners to Miss Universe since 1997.  They achieved their first placement in 2009 with Sarah Cosic.  Their second placement came with Elizabeta Burg in 2012.  Last year Mirta Kuštan represented Croatia at Miss Universe 2015 instead of the actual winner Barbara Ljiljak since Barbara suffered an injury just days before Mi…

Maria Medina and Kylie Verzosa crowned Bb. Pilipinas Universe and Bb. Pilipinas International

Forty candidates competed for the titles at stakes but only 6 ladies were lucky enough to be shouting Philippines internationally!

Maria Maxine Medina, 25 from Quezon City was crowned Bb. Pilipinas 2016. She also won Miss Philippines Airlines award. This not Maxine's first time to join Bb. Pilipinas, she was an official candidate in 2012 but due to conflict of contract she was disqualified. But Maxine didn't stop from reaching her dream winning the top plum of Bb. Pilipinas. Maxine beat two gorgeous and heavy front runners, Kylie Verzosa and Nichole Manalo. 


While Kylie Verzosa delivered well more on stage went home winning the Bb. Pilipinas International crown, she was also awarded Miss Photogenic, Miss Manila Bulletin and Miss Jag. 


Here are the rest of the winners: 
Binibining Pilipinas 2016: Maria Mika Maxine Medina, No. 29
Binibining Pilipinas International 2016: Kylie Verzosa, No. 31
Miss Intercontinental 2016: Jennifer Hammond, No. 26
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational…

Yana Dobrovolskaya wins Miss Russia 2016

Yana Dobrovolskaya from Tyumen has won the Miss Russia-2016 title. Fifty Russian beauties took part in the national beauty contest final, which ended at the Barvikha Luxury Village on Saturday evening.
Dobrovolskaya received an exclusive 1-million-dollar crown - made of white gold and decorated with diamonds and pearls - from the hands of Miss Russia-2015 from Sofia Nikitchuk.

Dobrovolskaya also got 3 million rubles (45,147 U.S. dollars), a car and more importantly - the right to represent Russia at the Miss World and Miss Universe beauty contests.


Yuliana Korolkova and Yulia Khoroshavina were the 1st and second runners-up respectively. Dobrovolska will be representing Russia in Miss Universe and Miss World 2016.
Source: TASS: Society and Culture

Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Final Picks

Who will be the new Bb. Pilipinas Queens? Presenting our Final picks for the title at stake!

Bb. Pilipinas Universe - Nichole Manalo, her stunning looks will surely be noticed in any international pageants but the top plum suits her best!

Bb. Pilipinas International - Kylie Verzosa, she's adorable and lovely! Her "barbie doll" look will surely hit the Miss International stage.

Bb. Pilipinas Supranational - Maxine Medina, her gorgeous face is her key asset, and her sophistication might help us clinching our second Miss Supranational crown.

Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental - Angelique De Leon, after missing the cut in 2014 she came back with vengeance, with Angee we might have our very first Miss Intercontinental crown.

Bb. Pilipinas Globe - Nicole Cordoves, she has a huge transformation and is getting her momentum. Her queenly aura on stage can hardly be ignored. A back-to-back Miss Globe crown is very possible with her.

Bb. Pilipinas Grand International - Dindi Pajares, this fo…

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