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If I competed in pageants when I was in my 20s I would have vied for the Miss Black America title! Look at those afros! LUV! Classic photo circa 1972!
I am so happy Miss USA won the Miss Universe pageant! Even though I was home, I totally missed the pageant. I was busy with doing Christmas stuff around the house.
Miss Universe 2011 is still gorgeous as ever!
I watched the Miss Universe Pageant on Monday as I do every year and was happy to see that Miss Honduras rocked a big curly Afro during the competion!
From what I know, there are very few pageant girls who wear their natural hair in a style that is noticeably kinky while competing. I thought she looked beautiful. When I was competing and transitioning at the same time everyone (black and white) told me to wear a weave or straighten my hair. Long (curly or straight) pageant hair was key. I wish I had not listened to them. During my next pageant (whenever that is) I am going to sport my own natural curls and just enjoy my experience.
Check out the pictures below of Miss Honduras,
And of course, the winnner,
MISS ANGOLA who is MISS UNIVERSE 2011!!
Honestly, I knew Miss Angola was going to win as soon as she made top 16! No lie.
MISS UNIVERSE 2011
Leila Lopes born on February 26, 1986 in Benguela, Angola studied Business Management in Great Britain. She hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war and impoverishment and said she plans to focus on combating HIV around the globe.
She is the first to bring the crown home to her African nation.
Congratulations to Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara, for beating 82 other women to achieve the crown of Miss Universe 2010!
I have to be honest, I fell asleep and missed the crowning, but I did tape it so I’ll have to watch that part another day. I did see the top five answer their questions and thought Miss Jamaica (first runner up) and Miss Australia (second runner up) were just awesome.
However I still cannot beleive that Miss USA did not place. I don’t think I have ever watched this program where Miss USA did not make top 15. I think that was a first. I am still shocked.
The Miss Universe Pageant’s preliminary competition is in full effect. The contestants represent their country each year with beautiful costumes and I really took a liking to Miss Haiti’s outfit. It symbolizes the tragedy from the earthquake. Well done!
Plus her hair reminds me of the bun and rose I wore in my hair for a week a couple of weeks ago. A friend told me I should wear the hair accessory again. I think I will.
Miss Zambia looks fantastic. A traditional African outfit that reminds me of my days as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Congo and back packing throughout Africa. I visited Zambia during my travels and had a wonderful experience. The country is beautiful.
And my own Miss USA is our country’s mascot, the beautiful bald eagle. She wrote a letter to Obama saying she’s going to represent him, the work he is doing and our country by wearing this costume.
The Miss Universe Pageant will air live from the Mandalay Bay Center in Las Vegas, NV Monday, August 23 at 9pm EST on NBC and Telemundo.
As you guys know I love beauty pageants. I was all into watching the Miss Teen USA pageant, via webcast, over the weekend. Of course I was cheering for Miss Teen New York. I had to support my state plus she is from my hometown Queens. Then I saw Miss Teen Maryland appear on stage and she demanded attention. I went to college in Maryland, and I like the state a lot, so I was cheering for both girls – making my comments known on Facebook and Twitter – which was loads of fun. I was happy when both teens made top 15. New York didn’t make top 5 but she did get a chance to model her swimsuit and evening gown. Maryland made top 5 and ultimately took the national crown!
I am so happy to say congratulations to Kamie Crawford our new Miss Teen USA 2010!!
I love beauty pageants. I started competing four years ago and have had tons of amazing experiences. My family and friends laughed at me when I told them I had entered a pageant. They thought I was too old. After competing in my first competition I won and made several appearances nationwide. Of course, you know, everyone loved me then.
So when there is a pageant on television, wearing all of my sashes (4), I make sure I am in front of the screen munching on a big bowl of popcorn.
Congratulations to our 2010 national beauties Miss America, Caressa Cameron and Miss USA, Rima Fakih.