The new Miss USA is Rima Fakih of Michigan !

Únor 2010

Miss Nicaragua 2010 results

28. února 2010 v 11:25 | Martina A. |  National pageants
18-year-old Scharllette Alexandra Allen Moses of Barrio Fatima of Atlantico Sur won yesterday the 2010 Miss Nicaragua beauty pageant that took place at the Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío in Managua.

Runner-ups were in order Indira Rojas, Claudia Trejos, Myriam Cerda and Bianca Martinez.

Scharllette will represent her country at Miss Universe 2010 later this year.

Photo credit: LA PRENSA
Source: Global Beauties

Miss Germany 2010

14. února 2010 v 8:35 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Last night, the new Miss Germany was crowned at Europa Park in Rust. She is 19 year-old Miss Berlin Anne Julia Hagen, the biggest favourite this year.

1st Runner-Up was Albana Nocaj representing Baden-Württemberg, while 2nd Runner-Up was Reingard Hagemann of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Miss Germany is the most traditional German beauty pageant. The winners used to compete at Miss Universe and Miss World contests, this year´s winner is supposed to go to Miss Earth.

Source: WELT.de and spiegel.de


National updates - Belgium, Finland and Rwanda

14. února 2010 v 8:00 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Cilou Annys, Miss Belgium 2010, at a fashion show. Thanks to Greg for these pics!

Viivi Pumpanen, Miss Finland 2010, receiving her brand new Toyota - one of the prizes for winning the crown. Thanks to Paul P. and iltalehti.fi for the info.

Grace Bahati, the reigning Miss Rwanda, will represent her country at Miss World 2010. Photos from Pageant-mania.

Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2010 results

13. února 2010 v 12:19 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Samantha Tshuma, 21, won the 2010 Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageant held at the Harare Convention Center in Harare last week. As the new Miss Zimbabwe, Samantha will represent her country at Miss World 2010.

Runner-ups were Chido Mashaya and Tafadzwa Muchemanyi.

Source: Zimbojam.com

Photo of February: the French treasure

12. února 2010 v 21:49 | Martina A. |  Photo of the month
This month´s edition presents Véronique de la Cruz, the first black Miss France in history. She won in 1993 representing Guadeloupe and later placed 6th at Miss World.

Special thanks to Geraldine for this info !

Photo: koltrane.free.fr


Up-comming national pageants for 2010/2011, part I

7. února 2010 v 13:57 | Martina A. |  National pageants


Miss Universe Slovakia 2010 will be crowned on March 7th and the winner will represent the country at Miss Universe 2010. First runner-up goes to Miss Earth. 12 delegates are competing for the title.

Photo source: MU SR
Pictured from L-R: Alžběta Ferencová, Jana Mutňanská and Klaudia Vlčková




Later this year, the new Miss Ecuador will be selected by a panel of judges to represent the country at Miss Universe 2010. 17 contestants will take part in the event.

Source: Miss Ecuador
Pictured from L-R: Andrea Suárez, Katherine Coronel and María José Zambrano








On March 6th the new Binibining Pilipinas is going to be chosen among 24 young girls in the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The winners will represent Philippines at Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss International pageants.
Source: Bb. Pilipinas, OPMB and the Pageant Café
Pictured from L-R: Krista Kleiner, Maria Venus Raj, Mariella Castillo and Serena Antonio



The new Miss Universe Japan shall be crowned on March 9th at Nihon Takai. 14 delegates are going to attend the final and the winner will represent Japan at Miss Universe 2010.

Source: MUJ website
Pictured from L-R: Marina Kishira, Rina Kuwahara and Yuka Eguchi

Miss Czech Republic organisation loses the Miss World franchise

6. února 2010 v 13:05 | Martina A. |  National pageants
Breaking news came last week reporting that the traditional Miss Czech Republic pageant (run by former Miss World Taťána Kuchařová) wasn´t assigned the Miss World franchise for the comming years in favour of Michaela Maláčová´s Czech Miss pageant.

Our country´s representative to Miss World will be selected during Czech Miss´ grand final in March by a panel of judges, while the overal Czech Miss winner selected by the public will compete at Miss Universe. Runner-ups shall go to Miss Earth and Miss Intercontinental, as usual.

Miss Czech Republic organisation still owns franchises for Miss International and other minor pageants. It also plans its own contest called Miss Czecho-Slovakia, where some of the finalists of Miss Czech Republic and Miss Slovak Republic will compete.

More information on this issue is available at Czech Miss and Miss Czech Republic official websites.