Miss Universe

Biracial Beauty Queen Sparks Controversy With Miss Japan Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Style

Ariana Miyamota is changing the face of beauty in Japan. The 20-year-old, who was born and raised in Japan, is a Japanese citizen. She was just cr...

The Miss Universe pageant promotes racial biases and beauty stereotypes

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Anne Thornley-Brown

Last night, not one African or Caribbean contestant who was not clearly of mixed heritage made it to the top 15, not one. This is 2015 not 1955. What message did last night's Miss Universe pageant send to young ladies or young men for that matter? If you're not white or near white and you don't have long hair you're not attractive or desirable? The judges really need to park their own biases at the door. If they can't then care needs to be made to select judges who don't have racial biases and a rigid idea of what beauty looks like.

Backlash Over Miss Universe Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Style

Not everyone is happy for the newly crowned Miss Universe. On Sunday, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega beat out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and ...

The Horrific Mind Behind 'Saw's Serial Killer Also Made This Dress

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Style

Miss Universe Canada inspired both horror and praise when she stepped out in a hockey-inspired costume at the annual pageant on Wednesday. Chanel B...

Miss Canada's National Costume Is Nuts

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Style

What is going on here? On Wednesday night, the Miss Universe pageant held its 'National Costume' round and it was a doozy. We saw the usual nationa...

Miss Universe Crowned

AP | Jim Heintz | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Style

MOSCOW -- A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler...

Olivia Culpo, You've Got It Wrong About Pot

Benjamin Morris | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

You can't expect intelligence from a person whose job is to stand there and look pretty. Miss Universe does not debate string theory with astrophysici...

Transgendered Miss Universe Contestant To Lead Gay Pride Parade In Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Impact

VANCOUVER - Transgendered beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who successfully fought the Miss Universe pageant after she was kicked out of the contest beca...

Contest Organizers: Miss Dominican Republic Will Lose Crown Because She Is Married (PHOTOS)

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Style

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The director of the Miss Dominican Republic beauty contest says the woman recently chosen for the title will lose ...

Transgender Controversy Forces Miss Universe Rule Change

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Style

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A rule change that would allow transgender women to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year is a step forward for e...

Pageants: An Outdated Practice? Disqualification of Transgendered Contestant Sparks Debate

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Style

VANCOUVER - In the stage-managed world of beauty pageants, hair colouring is essential, learning to walk goes without saying and contestants often und...