Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Updates...

-Nearing Completion. The Miss Universe 2011 roster of delegates is almost complete. Denmark, Haiti, Honduras and Romania are the last national preliminaries. 87 contestants are expected. If they all make it, it will be the highest number of contestants ever in the international pageant. The 88th and 89th delegate could be Kazakhstan and Portugal if both send a delegate at the last minute.

-Miss Cabo Verde. Cape Verde is still on castings. There will be two castings in the islands of Sal and São Vicente on July 30. The pageant will take place at the end of August instead of August 6. So fix your calendars!

-Problems in Uruguay. There is a very serious scandal involving the national director of Uruguay, Antonio Vergara Olmos. Paula Díaz, Miss Universo Uruguay 2008, spoke on a TV special aired in Colombia where she talked about several irregularities during her reign. The TV program explores an alleged link between the national director and a Mexican drug dealer who apparently was the main sponsor of the Uruguay national finals. You can check the special Especiales Pirry: El Verdadero Drama Detrás de una Corona by clicking here. We don't know if this will have an effect with the Miss Universe franchise, but Uruguay is now unconfirmed in Miss World.

-Bitter Queens? Former Misses World New Zealand 2009 and 2010, Magdalena Schoeman and Cody Yerkovich, unfortunately scolded the New Zealand Asia Pacific Trust on a recent newspaper article. We believe in the great work of the New Zealand Asia Pacific Trust because of their charitable efforts, goodwill and transparency.
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