Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photos of Miss Universe Western Australia 2011 Finalists

Road to Miss Universe Australia 2011:

Miss Universe Western Australia 2011 finals was held March 17, 2011 at the Astor Theatre. Six finalists were chosen to represent WA in Miss Universe Australia 2011 pageant to be held in June in Melbourne. They will compete in Miss Universe Australia 2011 pageant in June in Melbourne.

Here are the 6 finalists:

Six finalists were chosen to represent WA in Miss Universe Australia 2011

Alana Wilkie

Scherri Lee Biggs

Samara Tugwell

Jordi Levin

Ashlea Ingham

Alycia Altieri

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Nazira Nurzhanov, Miss Kyrgyzstan World 2011 barred from Miss World after onstage spat

Miss Kyrgyzstan has been barred from taking part in this year’s Miss World beauty pageant, after an onstage spat involving the judges and the event’s sponsors.

Nazira Nurzhanova, 24, sashayed effortlessly to victory in last Saturday’s competition at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Bishkek, the capital of the unruly former Soviet Republic.

Indeed, she so impressed the jury that several could not wait for the sponsors to come on stage to present the prizes, and instead leapt up to present them themselves.

The sponsors, left fuming awkwardly at the side of the stage, responded by withdrawing from the competition, and cancelling the certificates.

“Because of several infringements, the representatives of Miss World in Kyrgyzstan are not ready to send the winner on the international competition,” Interalliance KG, the event’s organiser said this week.”For several reasons beyond the control of the organisers of the evening, the competition was not quite as originally planned.”

The disqualification is somewhat of an embarrassment for the fledgling democracy, whose bigger, richer neighbour, Kazakhstan, is vying for the right to host the competition in 2011.

According to the official website of Miss World, a new representative for Kyrgyzstan will be chosen on July 15th.

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Maria Paula Bianca Paz disqualified from Bb. Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) Another contender has been removed from the list of the official 2011 Binibining Pilipinas candidates. Maria Paula Bianca Paz is the latest victim of the contest’s disqualification spree since the selection of official candidates began in February.

The 22-year-old Paz, former flame of actor Polo Ravales and is now being linked to model Andrew Wolfe, was originally assigned the number “28.” But a check with the pageant’s website ( last Thursday revealed that no candidate bears that number and the model’s image has been removed from the webpage.

Paz confirmed her disqualification through her Twitter entry: “Goodbye Binibining Pilipinas, good luck to all the ladies.”

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) refused to reveal the reasons for disqualifying Paz, and instead issued a statement saying “we strive to be very thorough in our screening, but when violations or misrepresentations unravel, albeit deliberate or not, we call the candidates’ attention to the matter. The ladies were subsequently removed from the official roster.”

The organization added: “We hope that all speculations regarding this incident will cease. BPCI is not inclined to delve into the issue any further in order to preserve the integrity of the pageant and the reputations of all concerned parties.”

In her Facebook account, Paz clarified the matter. She said she was disqualified because of a photo shoot she did for a calendar two years ago.

“I made sure that the finished result would not be less than tasteful and even of editorial standard before being published. Unfortunately, BPCI did not have the same opinion of the said shoot,” she said.

Paz represented the Philippines in the Asian Supermodel search in China last year where she was proclaimed Miss Photogenic.

Just last month, the pageant removed two other models from the list of candidates, apparently because of nude photographs they did for the defunct “Philippines’ Next Top Model” search.

Grendel Alvarado and Jen Olivar made nude photo sessions for a breast cancer awareness campaign as part of the other search’s “challenges.” No sensitive body parts were revealed in their photographs, with their arms and legs strategically blocking any private parts. And the photos were used for a legitimate health advocacy.

Alvarado expressed her disappointed over her disqualification through her Twitter account. She posted the entries “we are models not porn stars. God help those with a limited capacity to decipher the distinction between those two” and “you call our photos sexy? What about parading the bikini clad candidates around the streets. Is that the definition of conservative?”

She was referring to the pageant’s yearly tradition of parading all its candidates, wearing two-piece bikinis, in the streets of Cubao, Quezon City.

Another candidate, Roxanne Cabañero, was also asked to leave the competition after nude photos, purportedly of her, surfaced on the Internet.

In a television interview, Cabañero said she made the first move of informing BPCI about the photos and denied they were hers. She also told the organization that she has taken action to clear her name and sought the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to determine who was responsible for these photos and to prove it was not her on the incriminating images.

The Davaoeña said BPCI lawyers asked her to leave the contest because they do not want the organization to be dragged into controversies.

BPCI subsequently replaced Alvarado, Olivar and Cabañero with Gerlie Lero, Bernadette Aguirre and Miss Philippines-Earth runner up Monique Manuel. The BPCI has yet to confirm if they will replace Paz to retain its 40-candidate format.

The pageant is not new to controversies. In 2009, the BPCI disqualified Sandra Inez Seifert, two days before coronation night, because of photographs published in a men’s magazine. Seifert then competed in the rival pageant Miss Philippines-Earth and later represented the country in the Miss Earth pageant where she placed second to Brazil’s Larissa Ramos.

Last year, the organization dethroned Maria Venus Raj for what it called “inconsistencies” between official records and actual details regarding her birth. The organization proclaimed second runner up Helen Nicolette Henson as her replacement to the Miss Universe pageant.

After a media clamor for Raj’s reinstatement and a barrage of petitions to give her back the crown, she was able to retain her title and went on to place fifth in the Miss Universe pageant.

Former would-be Miss Universe representatives Anjanette Abayari, Tisha Silang and Janelle Bautista were also dethroned because of citizenship issues and were replaced with other finalists.

Alou Gonzales and Jewel Mae Lobaton filled in for Abayari and Silang, respectively. Both substitutes failed in their bid for the international crown. But Bautista’s replacement, Miriam Quiambao, was proclaimed first runner up to Botswana’s Mpule Kwelagobe.

Though refusing to divulge specific reasons for its recent spree of disqualifications, the BPCI explained its move and said the pageant “is governed by stringent rules and policies that are acceptable internationally.”

The contest selects the country’s representatives to the Miss Universe and Miss International pageants. The coronation night is set on April 10.

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Jimena Elías Roca, Ex- Miss Peru Universe 2007 arrested for drunk driving

LIMA, March 18 -- Driving out of control while intoxicated, ex Miss Peru Universe 2007, Jimena Elías Roca, was arrested by police early this morning.

Around 3:00 a.m., the model raised alarm in the Lima district of San Borja after crashing into several cars, including a serenazgo (local security) vehicle.

She was taken to the Surquillo police station. She tested positive for blood alcohol content, meaning that in keeping with regulations, she will not be able to drive for one year.

Police stated that Elías was driving a cherry-colored Honda Civic and was with a friend. Both women had left a night club in San Borja, heading for Surco. The model was released from police custody later in the morning.

News outlets in Peru had a field day with this controversy. Another former Miss Peru, Karen Schwarz, who represented the country in Miss Universe 2009, declared to local outlets that Jimena is ‘setting a bad example’ and that she is a ‘bad role model’.

Special thanks and credits to GlobalBeauties

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Press Conference

Road to Miss Universe 2012:

Pageant will be held in November/December 2011. Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry will pass the crown to her successor at the end of the event. The winner will represent Malaysia in Miss Universe 2012 Pageant. Below are the photos of the Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 Press Conference:

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