14 Reasons why Rachel Barcellona should be America’s Sweetheart & Interview

14 Reasons why Rachel Barcellona should be America’s Sweetheart & Interview

Over the last few weeks, Rachel Barcellona has been featured on CNN, NewsWeek, and several other new media outlets as the first woman with autism to compete at Miss Florida. But I felt compelled to write this post to make sure everyone knows that she isย so much more. I initially met her as a tween [...]

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Inclusivity in Pageants

Inclusivity in Pageants

Written by Elizabeth Tran and Andromeda Peters Pageant History was made with Black Girl Magic When Chesli Kryst was crowned Miss USA 2019, it was not only a celebration for her, but a celebration of diversity, especially for black girls across the USA. For the first time in history, the four reigning national titleholders for [...]

Camilla Fogestedt | From Miss Sweden Earth 2017 to The Bachelor Sweden!

Camilla Fogestedt | From Miss Sweden Earth 2017 to The Bachelor Sweden!

Camilla Fogestedt is no typical model. She is most notable for being Miss Earth Sweden 2017 and was a candidate in The Bachelor Sweden 2018! Miss Earth is one of the "Big 4" Pageants, and an honor to be on that international stage. Many of our U.S. readers are familiar with The Bachelor, as it [...]

Carly Meek | Attorney, Model, Philanthropist, and Mrs. Florida United States!

Carly Meek | Attorney, Model, Philanthropist, and Mrs. Florida United States!

I had the pleasure of meeting Carly three years ago at my Model4Miracles Fashion Show. She was supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and modeling one of our designers C&D Pageantry's lovely gowns. The following year, she wanted to actually sponsor one of the kids from the hospital. She was not able to attend, but she [...]

Tia Kurek |The International Model, Role Model, and Mom-To-Be!

Tia Kurek |The International Model, Role Model, and Mom-To-Be!

Tia Kurek (formerly Tia McDonald) and I have competed in pageants together since we were pre-teens. I remembered as a child she was one of the most beautiful girls I had ever seen. Her face could have been blown up in a movie poster. But beyond her physical beauty wasย everything she did to make a [...]

Meet Miss Universe Sweden 2017 – Frida Fornander

Meet Miss Universe Sweden 2017 – Frida Fornander

Frida Fornander is more than an international beauty queen and model. She is a goal-setter, dream maker, and one of my closest friends in the pageant world. Frida has represented Sweden in two of the Big 4 International Pageants, as Miss Earth Sweden 2014 and Miss Universe Sweden 2017. She has competed in more international [...]

Interview with Top Entertainment Journalist and Influencer: Vivaciously Vivian

Vivian is the go-getter I aspire to be. She is the youngest on BuzzFeed's "Top 5 Black Female Entertainment Journalists Under 30 in Hollywood" and was previously a correspondent with Access Hollywood. Her vivacious personality is magnetic. Anybody who is lucky enough to meet or know her will instantly feel better because of her presence. [...]

Get to Know: Miss USA International Stephanie Almeida

Stephanie Ellen Almeida has been the USA representative for numerous international pageants and has been a spokesperson for charitable organizations around the world. I met Stephanie two summers ago in Greece as we competed together at an international beauty pageant, where I represented Macao and she represented the USA. I instantly adored her with her [...]