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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Miss Bahamas World 2008 Pageant

This year’s Miss Bahamas World Beauty Pageant is slated for June 29th, 2008 at the Rainforest Theatre of the Wyndham Nassau Resort on Cable Beach under the theme, Pure Elegance.

For the title of Miss Bahamas World, the right to adorn the Diamonds International Miss Bahamas World crown; and the opportunity to represent the Bahamas at the Miss World, Miss Tourism Queen International, and Beauty of the World pageants. Additionally, a title will be awarded to the contestant who receives top marks in runway skills during a special preliminary competition. She will go on to represent The Bahamas at next year’s Top Model of the World competition.

The winner of this competition goes on to represent The Bahamas at the Miss World 2008 Beauty Pageant, to be held in the Ukraine on October 4th.

Meet 15 contestants:

1. ITALIA BURROWS (Miss Emerald Coast Homes), 23
2. AZARIA SARITA CLEARE(MISS ELECTROJACK), 18
3. TIARA COOPER (Pros Wireless Inc.), 21



4. CHASE FERNANDER (Miss B. & B.Copier Ltd.), 21
5. KRYSTELLE GIBSON (Miss Hanna's Hardware), 20
6. PHILLIPA GODDARD (MISS RED HOT), 21



7. TINNYSE JOHNSON (MISS FOX PHONE CARD CENTRE), 21
8. DEVIN LOCKHART (MISS FOOTLOOSE), 18
9. JAMIE MORRIS , 20



10. PARIS KNOWLES (MISS HARBOUR ISLAND), 19
11. KEREL PINDER (MISS GRAND BAHAMA), 23
12. LORNEKA JOSEPH RAHMING (MISS FORSYTHE'S COMMUNICATION), 23



13. ROBYN ROBERTS (MISS TRIVENTO),19
14. SHARRANA THOMPSON (MISS ZAMAR PRODUCTIONS), 23
15. CHRYSTAL TIFFANY ANN BETHELL (MISS HERSHEY'S KISS), 23


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Australia Win First of Miss Leisure

Winner - Miss Leisure 2008


26/7 - The first edition of the Miss Leisure pageant took place tonight in Suzhou, China. The winner was Miss Australia, Allina Leal.

Congratulations to Miss Allina!

Miss Leisure 2008 : Allina Leal from Australia
1st RU : Park Hyeon Jung from Korea
2nd RU : Mariel Anniina from Finland
3rd RU : Ren Ting from China
4th RU : Andrea Rivas from Venezula

Australia

Korea Finland

China Venezula


Semi-finalists came from Canada, Ecuador, Zambia, Philippines and Singapore.

Best Smile Award:
22/6 - Miss Philippines won the "Best Smile" award; Miss Netherlands was 2nd and Miss Venezuela was 3rd

Best Smile Award - Miss Leisure 2008


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Miss International US 2008

Kelly Best



Detroit, USA - Kelly Best, Miss Michigan USA 2007 and a Miss USA 2007 semi-finalist, was named Miss International US 2008.

Kelly Best (born 26 September 1986) is a beauty queen from Troy, Michigan who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007.

Best won the Miss Michigan USA 2007 title in a state pageant held in Port Huron, Michigan on 21 October 2006. It was her first attempt at the title, although she had placed fourth runner-up in the Miss Michigan Teen USA 2004 competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2002 event.

Best competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 2007 and placed in the top 15. Her "sister" titleholder is Caitlin Klug of Eau Claire, Miss Michigan Teen USA 2007.

She will represent the United States in Miss International 2008, in Macau, in November.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New the Miss Italia Nel Mondo 2008

Fiorella Migliore


Fiorella Migliore, Miss Paraguay, was crowned the XVIII Miss Italia Nel Mondo 2008 earlier today in Italy, where 50 Italian descent international beauties competed for the crown.

  • In 2nd place was Miss Benelux, Robin Hamersteen, a 1.77 m-tall beauty hailing from Amsterdam.
  • And 3rd was 21-year-old Marketing Student Sian Ryan of Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Fiorella Migliore Robin Hamersteen Sian Ryan


    The new Miss Italia Nel Mondo is 19 years old, 1.71 m-tall, has dark brown hair and green eyes. She plays squash, enjoys reading, and has hosted her own tv show in Paraguay. Fiorella's grandparents immigrated from Comiso, Ragusa Province, to Paraguay, decades ago.

    Fiorella won a modeling contract with the pageant's main sponsor company, jewelry, and a brand new car. It is the first that Paraguay won the Miss Italia Nel Mondo title.


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    Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    Top 10 National Costume Competition

    The 80 contestants of Miss Universe 2008 took part in one of the most interesting events of the pageant, the National Costume competition.

    In an event held at the Lions Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City; and televised live by HTV9, each contestant paraded on stage displaying the crafts and cultures of their countries.

    A distinguished panel of judges was in charge of selecting the Top 10 Best Costumes.

    The judges of the Costume competition were:

    Mr. Le Xuan Than : Head of Miss Universe 2008 Vietnam Organizing Board
    Mrs. Rachel Frimer : Vice President, Production, of the Miss Universe Organization
    Mr. Nguyen Quoc Toan : President of Unicorp
    Mr. Nguyen Quang Minh : General director of Cat Tien Sa company
    Mr. Nguyen Chi Tan : Deputy chairman of HTV Station
    Mr. Vuong Trieu Vu : Samsung Marketing Director
    Miss Riyo Mori : Miss Universe 2007

    The Costume event was sponsored by Samsung. The Top 10 finalists each got a Samsung Armani cellular phone, valued at US $1000 each.

    After the parade of contestants and a couple of performances, the Top 10 Best in Costume were announced:

    -Albania, Matilda Mecini


    -Colombia, Taliana Vargas


    -Dominican Republic, Marianne Cruz


    -India, Simran Kaur


    -Kosovo, Zana Krasniqi


    -Mexico, Elisa Najera


    -Peru, Karol Castillo


    -South Africa, Tansey Coetzee


    -Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza


    -Vietnam, Nguyen Thuy Lam
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    Voting will be opened soon on NBC.com to select the Best National Costume. It is unclear at this point if the 10 finalists of this event will compete for the award, or if all delegates will have equal chance for the win.