Monday, April 16, 2012

Miss Dominican Republic Universe to be held on Tuesday, April 17th

Road to Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2012

Dominican beauties compete during the "Presentation Show" held last week.
The winner will represent the caribbean nation in the Miss Universe pageant.

Reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes arrived today in Santo Domingo to participate as special guest during the crowning of Miss Dominican Republic Universe to be held on Tuesday, April 17th.

In addition to her apperance on the beauty competition, Leila will also participate in charity events as well as a series of media interviews.

During her reign, which started last September, Leila has been in Singapore, Miami, Indonesia, Johannesburg, Gabon, Dusseldorf, Chicago, and her home country of Angola.

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Miss Universe Canada 2012 will be held on May 19th, 2012

Road to Miss Universe Canada 2012

Miss Universe Canada 2012, the 61st edition of the Pageant, will be held at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (Bluma Appel Theatre) in Toronto. Delegates from across Canada will be in Toronto from May 11th to May 20th and will compete for the title of Miss Universe® Canada 2012 awarded on Saturday, May 19th, 2012. The reigning Miss Universe® Canada, Chelsae Durocher will crown her successor before a live audience. With an established reputation, the Metro St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Theatre has been chosen to be the host venue for the 2012 Miss Universe® Canada pageant.

The pageant consists of two separate audience attended events:
Pageant Presentation Show (Thursday, May 17th, 2012): All delegates from across Canada compete before a live audience and a judging panel in the traditional categories (Swimwear and Evening Gown) for the chance to be selected as one of the Judges’ 15 semi-finalists. In addition, 5 segment winners will be joining the group of semi-finalists for a chance to win the title.

Miss Universe® Canada 2012 Pageant Finale Show (Saturday, May 19th, 2012): The top 20 semi-finalists from Thursday’s Pageant Presentation Show will compete for the title of Miss Universe® Canada 2012 in front of a judging panel as well as our live audience in the traditional categories (Swimwear and Evening Gown), plus the addition of a live interview/question and answer segment. However, all delegates will be involved in production numbers throughout the show.

Miss Universe® Canada delegates are selected each year by competing in local and regional casting calls and pageants held in select areas across the country. ‘Beauties of Canada’ has the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe® Pageant.


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Kaspars Romanovs was crowned Mister Latvia 2012

Road to Mister World 2012

21-year old Eva Dombrovska, from Jelgava, was crowned Miss Latvia 2012 during the annual event held in Riga on April 15th. Eva, standing 179 cm tall, will represent the country at the Miss World 2012 finals in China in August.

Kaspars Romanovs (R) was crowned Mister Latvia 2012

At the same event, Kaspars Romanovs (R) was crowned Mister Latvia 2012. Kaspars is 24 years old and 189 cm tall, from Balvern; he will compete in Mister World 2012.

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Daronique Young was crowned Miss Bahamas World 2012

Road to Miss World 2012

21-year old Daronique Young will represent the Bahamas at the Miss World 2012 competition in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, in August. The 173 cm beauty is also a student of tourism management.

Daronique Young chosen to compete in Miss World; Miss Universe to head list of judges for 2012 Miss Bahamas Pageant

Nassau, Bahamas (MBO)

April 15, 2012 – It’s a summer affair for young ladies who dream of becoming Miss Bahamas, and this year they will have to win over a judge who has already conquered the Universe. Miss Universe Leila Lopes will be among an impressive panel of judges who will choose the country’s newest beauty ambassadors during the official preliminary pageant to Miss Universe and Miss World, scheduled for Sunday July 29th at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Already more than twenty women have applied to enter the pageant, however organizers are calling for more entrants as they will have to go through a screening process in order to make it to the Miss Bahamas stage. “Our experience has been that you have to start with a larger number of applicants if you want to have a good number of entrants,” says MBO President Michelle Malcolm. “We want the best of the best to be bold and come forward. Who knows? Maybe Leila will be helping to choose her successor, and that could very well be you!”

The organization is hoping that it will have a minimum of 20 competitors this year. “Our past and present queens have done well for themselves, receiving worldwide recognition for their efforts. However, for each of them it all began by filling out an application form, which can be found at It’s the first step to what can be an incredible journey for two lucky young women,” stated Miss Malcolm. Anastagia Pierre is the reigning Miss Universe Bahamas, while Sasha Joyce wears the title of Miss World Bahamas.

A screening is scheduled for May 19th (venue to be announced), at which time applicants will be interviewed one-on-one by MBO officials. Applicants will need to bring along a Bahamian passport, birth certificate, a valid police record, a pair of high heels and a swimsuit of their choice. A non-refundable application fee of $100 will also be due payable. Naturally born females between the ages of 17 and 25 who are of Bahamian ancestry and/or citizens of The Bahamas may enter the Miss Bahamas Beauty Pageant.

Contestants must be at least 17 years old by Coronation Night. However, all women crowned queen must be at least 18 years old and under 24 by February 1st in the year that follows their coronation. Candidates must be single, must not have children, nor have ever been pregnant or given birth. Minimum height requirement is 5′ 3″ and maximum height requirement is 6′ 2″. Weight must be proportionate to height. Candidates must be beautiful in face and figure, intelligent, and charming, while possessing poise, a pleasing character, and high moral convictions. The Miss Bahamas Organization reserves the right to refuse an application or dismiss a contestant, using the Organization’s codes and regulations as the basis for its decision.

Meanwhile Daronique Young – who placed first runner up to Sasha Joyce in last year’s competition – will represent the Bahamas at this year’s Miss World pageant. Several factors led to this development, including changes in the dates of both the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants, and the pending general elections here in The Bahamas. Miss World, which is normally held in November/December, was moved to August of this year, while Miss Universe – normally held in August – was moved to December.

“The Organization felt it best to not try to go head to head with a general election”, explains Miss Malcolm, “so we opted to have it later in the summer to allow time for the election frenzy to pass. This worked out well as far as the Miss Universe pageant is concerned; however it presented a challenge for us regarding the early date of Miss World.” MBO sought and was granted permission by the Miss World office to send the runner up from last year’s pageant to this year’s finale in Inner Mongolia, while the winner from the 2012 Miss Bahamas pageant will compete in next year’s Miss World. “We are confident that Daronique will represent us well,” said Miss Malcolm of the pageant veteran. “She’s the complete package – beauty, brains, body, and one of the sweetest personalities you would ever want to meet.”

Daronique was thrilled to learn the news of her good fortune. “I’m beyond excited!” she exclaimed. “My dream has always been to enter Miss World, and I had planned to enter the Miss Bahamas pageant again to pursue that dream. I’m blessed that the dream has come to me instead, and I look forward to representing my country to the best of my

Daronique leaves for the pageant on July 17th. An unveiling of her wardrobe will be held closer to her departure date.

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Eva Dombrovska was crowned Mis Latvija 2012

Road to Miss World 2012

Eva Dombrovska was crowned Mis Latvija 2012 or Miss Latvia World 2012 at the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga on April 15, 2012. Eva from Jelgava stands 1.79m and will represent Latvia in Miss World 2012 Pageant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on August 18. Dana Antropova was the runner-up and is expected to compete in Miss International 2012.

Also at the event, Kaspars Romanovs won the Misters Latvija 2012 title at the same event. Jānis Rumpis was the runner-up.

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Jessica Baldachino was crowned Miss Gibraltar 2012

Road to Miss World 2012

Jessica Baldachino, a 23-year-old teacher, was crowned Miss Gibraltar 2012 last Saturday. Kerrianne Massetti came in 2nd place and Christina Ainsworth was 3rd.

Baldachino speaks English, Spanish and French, enjoys cooking and reading, and as Miss Gibraltar, she wants to make a difference in her community.

Miss Gibraltar will compete in Miss World 2012, on August 18, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

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Sophie Moulds was crowned Miss Wales 2012

Road to Miss World 2012

Sophie Moulds, a 19 year-old university student from Ferndale, was crowned Miss Wales 2012 in Cardiff, on April 14, 2012. She will represent Wales in Miss World 2012, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18.

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Daniela Darmanin was crowned Miss World Malta 2012

Road to Miss World 2012

Daniela Darmanin is Miss World Malta 2012. She won the pageant held in La Valletta last Saturday night, egding out Stephanie Portelli, 1st runner-up, and Alison Galea Valletta, 2nd runner-up.

She will represent Malta in Miss World 2012, in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18.

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Leda Knowlden was crowned Miss Liberia 2012

Road to Miss World 2012

Leda Knowlden (18) from Lofa county was crowned Miss Liberia 2012 during the event held on April 14th. Standing 170 cm tall, Leda will represent the African nation at the 2012 Miss World competition in Ordos, China, in August 18th.

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Janine Marie Tugonon was crowned Miss Universe Philippines

The 49th edition of Binibining Pilipinas was held on April 15, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines. Thirty candidates competed for the three titles, and the winners were:

Janine Marie Tugonon

- Janine Marie Tugonon, Miss Universe Philippines – she will compete in Miss Universe 2012, in December. She is 22 years old, 1.73 m-tall, and hails from Bicolana. Janine participated in this same pageant last year and was the 1st runner-up;

Nicole Schmitz

- Nicole Schmitz, Binibining Pilipinas – International - she will compete in Miss International 2012, in China.

Katrina Jayne Dimaranan

- Katrina Jayne Dimaranan, Binibining Pilipinas – Tourism – she will compete in Miss Tourism Queen International 2012, on September 28, in China;

Elaine Kay Moll

The 1st runner-up, expected to represent the Philippines in Miss Supranational 2012, is Elaine Kay Moll, and the 2nd runner-up is Annalie Forbes.

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