Miss Universe India 2017 | Shraddha Shashidhar


 

 

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Shraddha Shashidhar (23) was crowned Miss Diva 2017 last night. She stands 1.72m tall and will represent India at Miss Universe 2017 on November 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reigning Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France and Paula Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, attended the event.

 

 

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Miss Universe |The Super Women Of Miss Universe


The Super Women of Miss Universe

With the recent rise in popularity of superhero fictions, we take a look at some of the past contestants and winners that have played a role in such syfy and fantasy films.

KELLY HU

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kelly Hu won the title of Miss Teen USA 1985. She was the third woman to hold the title and the first Asian-American winner.

Hu went on to win the title of Miss Hawaii USA in 1983 and was the first former Miss Teen USA to win a Miss USA state title. At the 1983 MISS USA Competition in Wichita, Kansas, she placed third runner-up.

She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. One of her most notable roles was Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike in X2: X-Men United (2003). Lady Deathstrike’s character was a mutant that shared similar healing abilities to Wolverine; her signature feature being retractable adamantium fingernails.

Hu has starred in numerous films and series including The Scorpion King (2002) and The Vampire Diaries and Arrow.

GAL GADOT

Representing Israel, Gal Gadot competed at MISS UNIVERSE in 2004 in Quito, Ecuador. Jennifer Hawkins from Australia went on to win the title.

Gadot first played Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and later starred in a solo film with great box office success for her character Wonder Woman (2017). Wonder Woman, Diana Prince, is an immortal Amazon princess that was created to protect humankind from Ares, the god of war.

HALLE BERRY

Winning the title of Miss Ohio USA, Halle Berry competed at the 1986 MISS USA Competition in Miami, Florida. Berry placed 1st runner-up to Christy Fichtner of Texas. She went on to have an extremely successful career in the entertainment industry and is an Academy Award winning actress.

Berry has played two major roles in the superhero fiction genre including Storm from the X-Men series as well as Catwoman.

As one of the most prominent X-Men, Storm has been regarded as Marvel Comics’ most important female superhero with the ability to control the weather and to fly. Berry has starred as this role in: X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Wolverine (2013) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Catwoman (2004) is based on the DC Comics character from the Batman series. Berry played Patience Philipps, a superhero crime fighter with superhuman cat-like abilities.

Miss Universe Nepal 2017 ~ Nagma Shrestha


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The Hidden Treasures Miss Nepal Organization has announced that they have acquired the Miss Universe franchise for Nepal starting from this year. That means that the beautiful country of Nepal will be represented at Miss Universe for the very first time in the history of the competition. The organization has chosen 26 year old Nagma Shrestha to be their first Miss Universe Nepal. She is a pageant veteran who has competed in World Miss University and Miss Eco Universe. Shrestha stands 1.83m tall and will travel to the United States later this year to compete for the 66th Miss Universe title. 

 

Congratulations! 

Miss Universe Spain 2017 ~ Sofia del Prado


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22 year old Sofia del Prado, who represented Castilla La Mancha, was recently crowned Miss Universe Spain 2017. Del Prado is a pageant veteran who has already made her country proud by winning the Reina Hispanoamericana 2015 title in Bolivia. Now the 1.84m beauty will try to win the Miss Universe title for Spain this November in the United States.  The first runner-up was Sarah Loinaz from Guipuzkoa and the second runner-up was Raquel Arias from Madrid. Tenerife’s Ana Mendez and Granada’s Maria Arcos finished as the third and fourth runners-up.