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Date Posted:21:11:49 04/09/21 Fri
While the full roster has not been posted on the Miss North Dakota USA website, it's posted on Instagram that Caitlyn Vogel (Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2019 and 1st RU at Miss Teen USA 2019) is competing at Miss North Dakota USA 2021.
Date Posted:12:51:40 04/03/21 Sat
Through Google, Wiki, YouTube, I compiled the Top 10 scores shown on the broadcasts for each competitive category at Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. In the case of the Top 6/5 judge's questions, the scores were calculated based on the individual judges scores shown on the broadcast. They will be posted in replies to this thread so as not to take up space on the board.
Date Posted:22:04:00 04/04/21 Sun
Kedist Deltour (23 yrs) has just won the Miss Belgium 2021 pageant. She is expected to represent Belgium at Miss Universe 2021 (not the one happening in May, but the one scheduled in December, reportedly in Costa Rica. Belgium will be represented by Dhenia Covens (2nd RU at Miss Belgium 2018) at Miss Universe in May)
I think she's STUNNING and hope she'll set a competitive tone for the rest of the ladies who will be participating at Miss Universe 2021.
She's originally from Ethiopia but moved to Belgium when she was 10 after she was adopted by Belgian parents.
Here's her crowning moment:
(sidenote: who is that surly woman crowning her? She seemed so pissed off to be there).
Date Posted:21:54:07 04/04/21 Sun
So we're six weeks away from Miss Universe, and Miss Iceland's heading to the U.S. early as the first departure. Here she is at Reykjavik-Keflavik airport enroute to the U.S. for Miss Universe.
Date Posted:18:55:49 04/02/21 Fri
The new Miss Universe Egypt is 24 year-old Aya Abdelrazik.
Aya placed as 1st RU in 2019. She was later promoted to Miss Egypt after Diana Hamed was dethroned for breach of contract. Aya has been appointed to compete at the upcoming Miss Universe 2020 pageant in Miami.
Subject: Do you remember when you looked forward to MISS USA and MISS UNIVERSE and wondered what Top 40 song they would use for their respectful openings? Most memorable and surprisingly for me were "Victory" by Kool & The Gang at MISS USA 1987. That was still current when the pageant happened on Feb. 17. And I really liked Neil Diamond's "Headed For The Future" for MISS UNIVERSE 1986. The clank sparked excitement for me. To a smaller extent, "I Should Feel So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue at MISS USA 1989 and "New Attitude" by Patti Labelle at MISS UNIVERSE 1985 were also great hits to open up a pageant and create a then-vibe.
Date Posted:20:18:15 03/10/21 Wed
Miss USA 2002 was the first MUO pageant aired after the tragic events of 9/11 and boy howdy, I don't think America was in store for yet another brazen attack in the form of this hot mess.
In an attempt to show their evolution and artistic integrity, MUO and Scott Grossman subjected us to the exact same stage and EG music as from the previous year. Elegance was out! Victoria Secret runway shows were in! And what better way to realize this new vision than by blasting "Funky Guitar" by TC Berry and offering 7 feet of stage space for walking?!
Gown-wise, we were in the "less is more" purgatory era. Less embellishment, less visual impact, less entertainment somehow equated to more ratings in MUO's genius thinking.
The only difference this year was that the disgruntled clappers were allowed to show their support or gross disdain for each semifinalist during this fashion flume ride.
She-Hulk commenced the EG competition looking like she had just claimed victory over Russel Crowe in Gladiator. The white one-shoulder goddess gown served as foil to her chiseled pythons. Her hairstyle can only be described as a result of suddenly evacuating a salon while in mid-perm. The only thing DC had going for her was that she was one of the few who kept a good pace to the music. She didn't rush her way through it. Shauntay would enter Top 5 in 2nd.
New York might as well had been Osama Bin Laden's niece because aside from the pre-recorded ovation soundtrack, you could have heard a pin drop on that stage when she was called. None of her "sisters" clapped for her and how could they when she looked like she was attending a high school prom? I'm sure the anticlimactic double spin she did only ticked off the clappers more!
Kansas looked like a more refined Shawnae Jebbia and this is what we were hoping Shawnae would look like on stage in Honolulu. Lindsay looked great in her white column gown. I don't think she was expecting to have to perform to such fast-paced music in such a tight dress but she handled it well and won this segment. Lindsay would enter Top 5 in 3rd.
Ditching her white prelim frock for Hugh Hefner's black satin bedsheet, Minnesota took the stage remembering her bra because her melons didn't appear to be drooping at all. Beautiful face. Lanore would enter the Top 5 in 1st!
Copying formers is both a form of strategy and flattery but why the hell would anyone in their right mind decide to imitate Kimberly Pressler's MU prelim gown?! Of all the formers to use as a style muse, Louisiana opted for the Miss USA who failed to place at MU! Her back-up gown was probably a duplicate of Barbara Peterson's frock from 1976. SMH!
Rhode Island's rigor mortis shoulders, maniac moves, and odd hair length had the combined power to make Gianni Versace roll around in his grave and groan. Only 2 clappers bothered showing support for her on stage. Her dress also looked cheap. If you want to see what an haute couture version would look like, Google Nicole Kidman's gown at the 2007 Oscars.
As a former fan of professional wrestling, South Carolina resembled Extreme Championship Wrestling resident strumpet, Missy Hyatt (when she was in her 50's). She looked way older than everyone else and that velvet gown only made her look like a thirsty soccer mom chaperoning her son's high school semi-formal. Nice walk though!
Like Kansas, Texas sported a pretty white column dress (albeit with rhinestones) and a bun. Furthermore, she also looked like a combination of 2 formers: Mexico 1999 (Sylvia Salgado) and MU 2001 (PR's Denise Quinones).
Connecticut looked like Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey. Pretty girl but boring velvet dress. She was openly Muslim, so many thought she was going to make it to Top 5 and be asked about her faith. Alita would enter Top 5 in 5th.
Like Louisiana, Alabama decided to play copycat by wearing a version of Tiffany Sizemore's gown from MUSA 2000. Tara's had a keyhole opening in the middle of the bust to seduce Donald but to no avail.
Taylor Swift from California was up next. The clappers loved her knowing she was going to become a huge country and pop star. However, that simple black gown with the leather racing stripe down the front wasn't going to cut it. No worries, though. Tarah decided to 'shake it off'!
And FINALLY (I had forgotten 12 made the cut this year!), poor man's Laverne Cox took the stage in a sparkly gray number. I know many favored Indiana as Kelly was a successful former placing 1st RU at Teen USA in 1993 but facially, I wasn't sold. From far, I thought she looked fine. Up close is when I began to shudder. Kelly would enter Top 5 in 4th.
This was a controversial year among pageant fans and pundits.
HAD YOU BEEN A JUDGE THAT NIGHT, WHO WOULD YOUR TOP 5 HAVE BEEN?
Date Posted:20:09:51 03/29/21 Mon
Does anyone remember Roger Zucker? He is a self called Pageant Historian. I didn't realize that was a title but I know he was very active in the 1980s and early 1990s. I vaguely remember him being on a message board in the mid 90s and he was a star. He so appeared in early 1990s TV documentaries on pageants. Then he disappeared. What happened? Is he still alive?