Miss Universe

5 Reasons Why Miss Universe Canada Is Our Body Image Hero

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Style

Siera Bearchell wants you to know that being comfortable in your body is beautiful.

Miss Universe Canada Shuts Down Body Shamers In A Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Style

The 23-year-old from Moose Jaw, Sask., began receiving negative comments about her weight on Instagram.

The Miss USA Pageant, Now Without Donald Trump

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Business

NBC, which aired the pageant since 2003, cut business ties with Trump a year ago.

How Miss Colombia And Miss Universe Can Overcome Pageant Gaffe

Marcia Sirota | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

We may not get to choose the bad surprises that befall us, but we definitely get to choose how we handle these experiences. If we use them as opportunities for personal growth, we'll always come out as winners.

Steve Harvey's Miss Universe Mistake Offers A Powerful Lesson

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I felt fortunate to witness this incredibly awkward moment was because it illustrated to me an important lesson both in human frailty and in human resilience. It was one of the worst possible things that could go wrong -- followed by a surprising and excellent recovery which I saw as tremendously reassuring.

Miss Colombia Responds To Miss Universe Debacle

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Style

“After the storm comes the calm."

Wrong Contestant Crowned Miss Universe By Host Steve Harvey

CP | Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Style

That happened.

Trump Responds To Immigrant Controversy With $500-Million Lawsuit

CP | Frazier Moore, The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - As fallout built over Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with l...

There She Is, Miss Universe Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Style

Paola Nunez Valdez proved all her bullies wrong when she became the first woman of Latin heritage to be named Miss Universe Canada.

6 Tips for Would-Be Beauty Queens From a Former Miss Universe Canada

Riza Santos | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Living
Riza Santos

The competition isn't won on coronation night, or the preliminary. The competition is won in the months of preparation prior. It's won in the hours spent in the gym and in personal development and refinement. Perhaps the most important element of preparation is studying. Knowing what it takes to win and studying those that had won before is where half the battle is won.

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...

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...