The Real Beauty :Justine Clarke, a Miss World Australia Contestant.


 

 

Justine Clarke became the first Australian woman in a wheelchair to compete in the Miss World Australia contest.

The 26-year-old, who competed in the state’s final in Adelaide, suffers a ‘lower leg deformity’ and was keen to be involved with the competition so that she could help to raise funds for Beauty with a Purpose. Justine was keen to help inspire others and spread an empowering message about body positivity.

 

She said, “I want the catwalk to be a fair and inclusive place for everyone. A wheelchair does not define me or limit me. I can still be strong, feminine and beautiful”.

“For somebody in a wheelchair to be able to compete is a big thing. I really hope it sends a message that no matter what your race, size or disability — whatever makes you different — you are beautiful,” she added.

Miss World Australia’s national director Deborah Miller said Justine’s involvement in the pageant was proof that “beauty comes in all forms”.

“I think Justine is incredibly inspirational, actually, and she really embodies what Miss World is all about,” she said.

Unfortunately, Justine didn’t make it to the next stage of the competition, but she’s planning to continue working with Beauty with a Purpose and Variety, the Children’s Charity, which she hopes will motivate people to make a difference to youngsters’ lives through donations.

 

 

Top 15 Miss Minnesota USA 2017 Halima Aden Covers CR Fashion Book


Top 15 Miss Minnesota USA 2017 Halima Aden Covers CR Fashion Book


Halima Aden competed for the title of Miss Minnesota USA back in November, and was the first contestant to ever compete in a hijab.  Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Aden and her family emigrated to America when she was just a child.  After recently signing with IMG Models, Aden is already making headlines by popping up on the cover of CR Fashion Book Issue 10.

21-halima-paris-cr.w710.h473.2x.jpgWith styling and fashion from Carine Roitfeld, photography by Mario Sorrenti, and words by Ray Siegel, it is not an issue to be missed.

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In Issue 10, Aden tells Carine, “Halima is breaking boundaries of beauty and perception by being herself, I find this incredibly inspiring, and I know she will be an icon. In CR Issue 10, she represents the diversity of Paris, where a mix of global cultures converge.”

 

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere pose backstage at the Sherri Hill NYFW Fall 2017 Runway Show.


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Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere poses backstage at the Sherri Hill NYFW Fall 2017 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at Gotham Hall on February 13, 2017 in New York City.

 

Sherri Hill - Backstage - February 2017 - New York Fashion Week

Sherri Hill - Backstage - February 2017 - New York Fashion Week

Designer Sherri Hill (L) and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere pose backstage at the Sherri Hill NYFW Fall 2017 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at Gotham Hall on February 13, 2017 in New York City.

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Sherri Hill - Backstage - February 2017 - New York Fashion Week
Taylin Biggs and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere

Sherri Hill - Backstage - February 2017 - New York Fashion Week              Miss California USA 2017 India Williams (L) and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere

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11th Mister International : Paul Iskandar from Lebanon wins the Mister International 2016.


       1st Runner Up : Masaya Yamagishi (Japan), Mister International 2016 :  Paul Iskandar (Lebanon) and  2nd Runner Up : ViniciMister International 2016 :  Paul Iskandar (Lebanon) o Modolo (Italy)

Winner : Paul Iskandar (Lebanon)

1st Runner Up : Masaya Yamagishi (Japan)

2nd Runner Up : Vinicio Modolo (Italy)

🔸Top 6🔸

Chris Veltkamp (Netherlands)

Nguyen Tien Dat (Vietnam)

Kittikun Tansuhas ( Thailand)

🔸Top 9🔸

Daniel Torres Moreno (Spain)

Mudit Malhotra (India)

Matiss Pastars (Latvia)

🔸Top 16🔸

James Carne (Australia)

Manoly Diaz (Mexico)

Ivo Cavalcanti (Brazil)

Walfred Crespo (Venezuela)

Josep Kurka (Czech Republic)

Daniel Da Silva (Sri Lanka)

Miguel Mari Guia (Philippines)

🔹Special Awards🔹

Mister Photogenic : Francisco Vergara (Puerto Rico)

Mister Congeniality : James Carne ( Australia)

Best Model Look : Masaya Yamagishi (Japan)

Best National Costume : Rokesh Tandukar (Nepal)

Mister Telegenic : Daniel Da Silva (Sri Lanka)

Mister People’s Choice : Miguel Mari Guia (Philippines)

Mister International 2016 :  Paul Iskandar (Lebanon)

Paul Iskandar was born in Paris, France but migrated to Beirut, Lebanon when he was 4 years old. A sports fanatic, he is into basketball, tennis, swimming and fitness. This 24-year-old fitness manager and group exercise instructor hopes to realize his ambition on becoming a lawyer. A very active person, he likes to work a lot to be productive every day. He competed in Lebanon’s Dancing with the Stars.

Congratulations! 

Miss Universe : 6 Fun Facts About Miss Universe 2016


6 Fun Facts About Miss Universe 2016

65th Miss Universe CompetitionIris Mittenaere from France is Miss Universe 2016! Iris was born in Lille in the Nord Pas de Calais region in northern France. Here are six fun facts about her!

1. She’s pursuing a degree in Dental Surgery65th Miss Universe CompetitionIris is in her fifth year of pursuing a degree in Dental Surgery. As a dental student, she’s passionate about dental care. As Miss Universe, she wants to continue her awareness campaign for dental care and oral hygiene, taking it all around the world.

2. She loves extreme sports65th Miss Universe CompetitionDo you like skydiving, bungee bumping and hang gliding? Iris does! She’s a huge fan of participating in extreme sports. She says tandem skydiving over her region of northern France was an “incredible experience.”

3. She has a talent for cooking French food65th Miss Universe CompetitionIris enjoys cooking French specialties! She says if Miss Universe had a talent portion, her talent would be cooking.

4. She was on Ninja Warrior France65th Miss Universe CompetitionAs a fan of extreme sports, its not too surprising Iris competed on Ninja Warrior France! However, she says the experience did leave her a little embarrassed. She slipped, fell in the cold water and was eliminated during the first round, but that obviously didn’t keep her down!

5. She’s a Beyoncé fan65th Miss Universe CompetitionIris says her favorite song is “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé. She says her favorite movie is  Life Is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni.

6. She loves traveling65th Miss Universe CompetitionAs Miss Universe France, Iris traveled all around France and the world. In terms of miles or kilometers, Iris says she practically traveled around the world four times during her reign as Miss Universe France.

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 at a press conference after being crowned Miss Universe.


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Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 at a press conference after being crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

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Iris Mittenaere Crowned Was Miss Universe.


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Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization.

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Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach crowns Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 the new Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization.

Miss Universe : Ready to the crown


Miss Universe 2016, will be the 65th Miss Universe pageant. It will be held on January 30, 2017[a] at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event. This will be the second time in the history of the competition that the pageant will skip the entire year, following the 2014 pageant which was held in January 2015.

Crown Alert : France – Indonesia  – Venezuela – Philippines – Puerto Rico – Thailand

Miss Universe 2016/2017 Contestants Favorites : Aruba – Australia -Curacao – China – Colombia – Dominican Republic – Haiti – India – Japan – Mexico –  Nicaragua – Malaysia – Tanzania – Kenya – Argentina – USA – Vietnam.

 

 

Miss Universe : Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach at Prelims


Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, hosts the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition with Derek Ramsey.

Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015 during the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition.

Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, hosts the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition with Derek Ramsey.