Riyo Mori of Japan Crowned Miss Universe, Miss USA, Jeered by Crowd, Takes Fifth Place. By Julie Watson, Associated Press, Mexico City (May 29) – A 20-year-old dancer from Japan was crowned Miss Universe 2007 on Monday night, marking only the second time her country has won the world beauty
Japanese Mori wins troubled Miss Universe contest: ABC News. Miss Japan, Riyo Mori, reacts as she is crowned Miss Universe 2007 by 2006 winner Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza of Puerto Rico, 28 May 2007, in Mexico City.
Miss NJ: Someone Trying to Blackmail Me! AP – July 6, 2007 by Geoff Mulvihill. Miss New Jersey says she won’t give in to an anonymous threat that personal photographs of her will be made public if she refuses to relinquish her crown.
Miss New Jersey In Trouble Over Some Pictures July 06, 2007. Miss New Jersey Amy Polumbo has also joined an ever growing group of crowned beauties getting in trouble over some not-so-decent pictures of them taken years prior.
US beauty queen ignores deadline from blackmailer. Friday, July 6, 2007. NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – A U.S. beauty queen has refused to give in to the demands of a blackmailer, ignoring a Friday deadline to hand back her crown or face personal photographs being made public.
Months after baptism, Jennifer Berry wins Miss America pageant. Moments after her baptism at the Skiatook, Okla., church three months ago, Miss Oklahoma Jennifer Berry looked at her friend Debbie Kendall and smiled. www.christianchronicle.org
Beauty is more than skin deep. Manawatu Standard, New Zealand. July 7, 2007. It’s a tough call for a middle-aged bloke to write about the joy of beauty pageants, but here goes, Manawatu Standard editor Paul Taggart says in an editorial today.
Nora Ali wins America’s Junior Miss title St. Paul Asian American Press, MN – Jul 5, 2007. Nora Ali, 18, of South St. Paul was named awarded the title of America’s Junior Miss 2007 at the 50th Annual America’s Junior Miss National Finals…
Wafa to contest Miss Arab World. By MARK SUMMERS. Bahrain is to field its first ever contestant in the Miss Arab World contest later this month. Bahrain University graduate Wafa Janahi, 23, will participate in the event, to be held in Egypt on July 26. Miss Arab World is designed to showcase strong role models for the region and unlike beauty pageants, the participants are judged on their personality, achievements and commitment to humanitarian causes. Gulf Daily News
Oklahoma lends judges to pageant. Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX – July 5, 2007. By JOY DONOVAN The secret to helping a state winner become Miss America is “finding the right people to enhance the girl. It’s not us making the girl but …
Crowning Fiasco at Mrs. World Pageant – Youtube movie
Paying for pageant: Receiving a cheery wave from the Queen can leave you seriously out of pocket, so taxpayers deserve a say on how councils spend their money. commentisfree.com
Miss USA falls in the 2007 Miss Universe evening gown competition.