23-year old Michelle Gildenhuys from Kraaifontein, Cape Town, will represent South Africa at the upcoming Miss Supranational 2012 finals in Sopot, Poland, September 15th. Standing 173 cm in height, Michelle is a former Miss Atlantico Internacional and professional model. South African Beauties holds the rights of Miss Supranational in South Africa. (Global Beauties)
(Miss USA Olivia Culpo helps crown the new Miss Teen USA, Logan West of Connecticut – Miss Universe L.P., LLLP)
Miss Teen USA 2012 : Logan West From Connecticut
1st Runner Up : Miss West Virginia
2nd Runner Up : Miss Michigan
3rd Runner Up : Miss Oklahoma
4th Runner Up : Miss Ohio
(TOP 16 & TOP 10 )
ALABAMA – GEORGIA – HAWAII – ILLINOIS – KANSAS – NEW MEXICO – NEW YORK – NORTH CALIFORNIA
SOUTH CALIFORNIA – UTAH – WYOMING
Special Arward ;
MISS PHOTOGENIC : MISS OKHLAHOMA
MISS CONGENIALITY ; MISS VERMONT
The Miss and Mister Deaf International (MMDI) Pageant held in Ankara, Turkey was a spectacular success that showcased colorful local talent, international names and excited and positive contestants (not to mention smart and gorgeous!).
It was a very exciting pageant with entertainment that ranged from traditional Turkish dancing to comedians to John Maucere an internationally recognized actor/author/performer/
After a great competition that included evening wear and questions asked, the crowns were handed to Miss Deaf Belarus and Mr. Deaf Turkey.
The crowd went wild with excitement over their local favorite winning and with excitement for Miss Belarus and a fantastic show.
The following awards were given:
Mr. USA and Miss Brazil are Mr and Miss Deaf Americas
Miss Belarus and Mr. USA were voted Most Photogenic
They put in a lot of hard work but contestants in the pageant were also able to tour Ankara and take in some of the local sites. Accommodations were provided by the beautiful JW Marriott Hotel Ankara, Turkey.
For more information about the Miss and Mister Deaf International Pageant, please go to www.missmisterdeafinternational.com