Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
The largest beauty pageant for transgender women has a winner: Thailand’s Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen on Friday.
It’s been well reported that Miss France, 23, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday evening. Iris Mittenaere, a dental student, became the first French woman to earn the crown in more than 60 years. Agnes Jakosalem is the first Filipino woman to win the Mrs. Grandma Universe pageant.
Hungarian celebrity Kata Sarka has joined a list of women who claim Donald Trump made sexual advances toward them while the current president-elect was married. Hungary’s contestant in 2013 was Rebeka Kárpáti.
Alicia Ayliès, the newly crowned Miss France 2017, was handed the title last weekend by the reigning pageant queen, Iris Mittenaere, in the city of Montpellier in the south of France. The 18-year-old native of French Guiana often sports her naturally curly hair, in a nod to her Afro-Caribbean roots, but a new photo is turning heads, because it appears that her hair and skin were retouched to conform with European beauty standards.
Alicia Machado has largely been the focus of campaign news this week. The Trump camp claims she breached her Miss Universe contract — pageant experts disagree.
In the year that this country may see its first woman elected to the presidency, it’s too easy to find reasons the Miss America competition has become outdated.
The hubbub stems from questions posed to final contestants by celebrity judges, one of which went to Savvy Shields: “Hillary Rodham Clinton. What do you think?”
Even though Trump sold off the Miss Universe Organization and its pageants in 2015, his reign seems to have made an unshakeable mark — and forever befuddled the public. But that's just the start of Miss USA vs. Miss America confusion.
Sarah White is using her title of Miss West Virginia to try to pass legislation that will help improve medical treatment for others with breast cancer.
This Sunday, women from 80 different countries will compete for the Miss Universe title, and the judges and audiences are expecting glossy lips, glamorous blowouts, and smoky eye makeup — along with the Brazilian tans and dangerously high stilettos. But last night, current Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia asked the contestants to share their barefaced selfies with the world on social media. “Every #MissUniverse is #ConfidentlyBeautiful. Are you?
When 21-year-old Betty Cantrell from Georgia was crowned Miss America on Sunday night with high marks from judges like Zendaya and former Miss America Vanessa Williams, she took a selfie with her beaming fellow contestants. “A night I will never forget!” The Mercer University undergraduate and vocal performance major sang “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from the opera “Madame Butterfly” and answered a question about whether Tom Brady cheated or not. “It was kind of a funky question to ask me if Tom Brady cheated,” she later told the Associated Press.
Alyssa Campanella was all smiles and tears upon being crowned. Photo: Miss Universe Organization With the Miss Universe pageant this Sunday, we’re going to be glued to our TVs taking in all of the excitement. Related: #TBT The First Miss Universe Pageant On Hair & Makeup: Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011 “At Miss Universe 2011, Miss Venezuela always had perfect curls everyday. My face couldn’t even hit the pillow! I gave up and just stuck to using a curling iron every morning.” Kamie Crawford, Miss Teen USA 2010 “Preparation H—that is the best trick in the book.