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- 07/12/16--15:37: _First Black Miss Al...
- 07/15/16--18:39: _Dethroned Miss Corp...
- 07/20/16--08:45: _India wins first Mr...
- 07/22/16--14:55: _Miss Florida USA 20...
- 07/23/16--19:44: _India Wins Mister U...
- 07/24/16--20:12: _Miss World Bahamas ...
- 07/27/16--19:15: _Dethroned Miss Flor...
- 07/30/16--20:43: _Karlie Hay of Texas...
- 08/02/16--17:00: _Suit by Dethroned M...
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- 08/06/16--11:31: _United States Natio...
- 08/07/16--10:23: _Shakira Martin, 201...
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- 06/26/16--12:50: New Bolivian Queens for 2016
- 06/30/16--19:34: Miss Universe Ukraine 2016
- 07/08/16--15:52: Miss Iraq Participates In Baghdad Demonstration (VIDEO)
- 07/08/16--20:35: Audra Mari Crowned Miss World America 2016
- 07/20/16--08:45: India wins first Mr. World title
- 07/22/16--14:55: Miss Florida USA 2017 Dethroned For Using Professional Stylists
- 07/23/16--19:44: India Wins Mister United Continents 2016
- 07/24/16--20:12: Miss World Bahamas 2016
- 07/30/16--20:43: Karlie Hay of Texas Crowned Miss Teen USA 2016
- 08/02/16--17:18: Miss Teen USA Keeps Her Crown Despite Purported Racist Tweets
- 08/06/16--11:31: United States National Pageants 2016 Winners
- 08/07/16--10:23: Shakira Martin, 2011 Miss Jamaica Universe, Dies At 30
All five will compete in their respective international competition.
Alyona Spodynyuk, 18, was crowned Miss Ukraine Universe 2016 at the Grand Fairmont Kyiv Hotel in in Kiev on June 28. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed.
The 1st vice-miss was Yulia Gershun and the 2nd vice-miss was Julia Zakharova.
The national beauty who won the beauty contest “Miss Iraq 2015,” Shaymaa Qasim, participated in the demonstrations held in Baghdad in support of the victims who were killed in the latest terrorist attack in the capital which claimed more than 290 lives.
The demonstration, which was attended by several dozen people, began on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in the Karada district, where the attack occurred. The proceeding headed toward the Hadraa area where the government center is located.
The demonstrators shouted slogans demanding the government to take urgent measures to ensure the safety and protection of civilians.
In the published video and photos on social networks from the demonstration it can be seen that Shaymaa Qasim, who later suffered from tear gas dispersed by the security forces, was also taking part by in the protest.
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|The Islamic Crescent and Star replace the 50 Stars of the American flag. |
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|MWA Director Chris Wilmer with first runner-up Shivali Patel.|
From Shivali's Facebook Page
|Contributed photo/Jerrell Trulove Caitlyn Cifuentes|
The former Miss Corpus Christi Latina winner who national officials disqualified based on her criminal record is trying to give her crown to the woman who came in third place.
But the national pageant president said Caitlin Cifuentes can't do that and the organization already named the first runner up Miss Corpus Christi Latina.
"The title belongs to the organization and (Cifuentes) doesn't have authority to pick and choose who she gives it to," president and founder Acirema Alayeto told the Caller-Times.
Cifuentes took to Facebook on Thursday to announce her plans of giving the crown to second runner-up Marissa Ortiz. On Tuesday, Organization of Miss America Latina Inc. officials announced it would not recognize Cifuentes as the winner and gave the title to Valeria Barrera. Barrera is one of six contestants who filed a lawsuit against local pageant director Kayla Alvarez for allowing Cifuentes to compete. Alayeto told Barrera on Friday that the organization was sending her a new crown and sash and would arrange a crowning ceremony.
"I am renouncing my crown to the SECOND runner up ... My reasoning is this, the first runner up cannot represent a pageant that she is suing. The second runner up is not involved and THAT is who I am passing the crown to. With love, The Queen of C.C.," Cifuentes posted.
However, Cifuentes, who won the June 11 pageant, told the Caller-Times she hadn't yet told Ortiz or Alayeto about her intentions.
Alayeto said she hasn't seen a situation like this.
"It's ludicrous. I have never in my 30 plus years in the pageant industry heard a comment like that," Alayeto said.
Alayeto said officials told the local director it's her duty to tell Cifuentes to return the crown and sash and to crown Barrera.
"As far as I know that has not happened," Alayeto said.
Alvarez, the local pageant director, did not immediately return calls Friday seeking comment.
Pageant rules state contestants may not have criminal charges pending against them at the time of the contest. Cifuentes is on deferred adjudicated probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and probation for a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated case, according to court records. If she successfully completes the terms of her probation, she will avoid a conviction. However, if she violates the terms, her probation can be revoked and she can be convicted.
- Genesis Davila was Miss Florida USA 2017 for about a week.
"DREAMING on a cloud," the 24-year-old Miss Miami Beach USA said on Instagram after she received the tiara.
|Genesis Davila hired professional makeup artist Ilde Goncalves while|
competing in Miss Florida USA 2017 pageant.
|Genesis Davila was crowned Miss Florida USA 2017 just five days ago by |
her predecessor Brie Gabrielle.
The lawyers for dethroned Miss Florida USA 2017 Genesis Davila are preparing a $3 million lawsuit against the Hollywood-based beauty pageant after organizers this week refused to reinstate her.
Davila’s lawyers gave pageant organizer TelAir until 4:30 p.m. Monday or face a lawsuit.
The deadline came and went, and TelAir boss Grant Gravitt handed the crown to Miss Sunny Isles Beach Linette De Los Santos because, he claimed, Davila cheated.
And now, Miami Beach beauty queen Davila appears to be angling for a legal showdown.
“She could get at least $3 million in damages for this,” said Mayra Joli, a lawyer who has been involved in the case early on when the pageant allegedly accused Davila of not being an American citizen. “I’m an immigration lawyer, so I helped when they accused her of not being an American citizen. I managed opening the pageant’s eyes to the fact that Puerto Rico, where Genesis was born, is in the United States.
“But by making her look bad for other things, the pageant libeled her and slandered her and did things that could come back to haunt her in her modeling career for years.”
There’s no doubt the judges crowned Davila Miss Florida USA July 16 at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
What happened next is strange and symptomatic of the competitiveness of beauty pageants where, like Miss Florida USA, the winner gets an endorsements and appearances package worth at least $100,000.
TelAir’s Gravitt said he started looking a little harder at Davila after he received “30 to 40 complaints” from other contestants and their family members about her after her big win.
“I get two or three (complaints), and it’s a fluke,” Gravitt says. “But I get 10 or more, it’s a fire.”
The complaints, he says, ranged from the fact Davila was spotted in the hotel lobby past midnight, a no-no for pageant beauties, to the possibility she used a makeup artist to get ready, another no-no.
In time, Gravitt says, he received two Instagram photos that appeared to indicate Davila received make-up help.
“The rules say a contestant must apply her own makeup, including doing her nails,” Gravitt said.
Gravitt said Davila was pushed aside before she signed the one-year Miss USA Florida endorsement contract and ticket to the Miss USA pageant.
“As far as we’re concerned, she was never really Miss Florida USA since she never signed on the dotted line,” Gravitt says. “Those are the rules, too.”
As for the threats of a lawsuit, Gravitt says it’s just sour grapes on the part of Davila and her advisers.
“Do you realize her lawyer Joli is a volunteer for the Miss America pagent?” Gravitt says. “They’re our arch-rivals, and there’s no doubt Ms. Joli wants to embarrass us.
“In the end of the day, they (Davila and her reps) asked us to look the other way simply because she is pretty,” Gravitt said. “We deal with a lot of pretty women, and we don’t look the other way.”
By Jose Lambiet
Source: The Miami Herald, July 27, 2016
|Genesis Davila at press conference regarding lawsuit filed on behalf for having been dethroned of her Miss Florida title.|
Karlie Hay (center) was crowned Miss Teen USA 2016 on Saturday.|
The United States National Pageants 2016 took place on August 4 at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. Eight new winners were crowned, each representing a specific category: Little Miss United States (ages 8-9), Miss Pre-Teen United States (ages 10-12), Miss Jr. Teen United States (ages 13-15), Miss Teen United States (ages 16-19), Miss United States (ages 20-29), Ms. United States (ages 20-29, unmarried, must have previously been married and/or had children), Mrs. United States (21 & up - married, may have children), and Ms. Woman United States (30 & up - unmarried, may or may not have previously been married or had children).
Here are the new 2016 titleholders:
Shakira Martin used her beauty queen crown as a platform to spread her personal gospel: love life.