Miss Universe

  • Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow ceremony November 10, 2013

    Caracas: For most Venezuelans, these are trying times. Inflation is running at a two-decade high, salaries are being corroded by a plunging currency and basic goods like milk and toilet paper are in short supply. But even as the economy shows signs of imploding, the country still churns out beauty,...
  • Complaint against Miss Universe Olivia Culpo for footwear shoot at Taj Mahal October 10, 2013

    The local ASI authorities are looking into a complaint that the party accompanying Miss Universe Olivia Culpo during her visit to Taj Mahal allegedly violated rules at the historic monument by advertising a brand of footwear during a photo session. Culpo was accompanied by fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others to...
  • Miss Universe 2012: Miss USA wins the crown December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at a gala ceremony Wednesday. Philippines' Janine Tugonon was adjudged the first runner-up followed by Venezuela's Irene Esser. India's Shilpa Singh made it to the top 16 spot but failed to progress further. Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes of Angola crowned...
  • Miss Universe 2012: India out of the top 10 December 20, 2012

    Las Vegas: Women from around the world squared off on Wednesday night for the right to be called Miss Universe, but India's hope Shilpa Singh failed to make the top 10 as celebrity judges descended on the red carpet and brought some extra sparkle to the Las Vegas Strip. Australia, Russia,...
  • Miss Universe 2012: Shilpa Singh fails to enter top 10 December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Miss India Shilpa Singh couldn't make it to the top 10 at the Miss Universe 2012 competition being held at Las Vegas. Participants from 89 countries are fighting for the top spot at the prestigious beauty pageant. Software engineer and dancer Shilpa Singh had got the chance to represent...
  • Meet Shilpa Singh, Miss India-Universe 2012 November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India has been eyeing the most coveted beauty pageant since a decade now and this time around it’s Shilpa Singh, a software engineer by profession, who is planning to make India proud at Miss Universe 2012 pageant. With just a month left for the beauties from 88 countries...
  • Trying my best to bring home the crown: Urvashi Rautela September 28, 2012

    Kotdwara: Urvashi Rautela, who was crowned Miss Universe India 2012 recently, said that she is proud of her journey from a middle class family in Uttarakhand to being a national beauty pageant winner. Urvashi won the I Am She Miss Universe India 2012 on September 21. She was crowned by her...
  • Sushmita Sen returning to films by the end of 2012 June 26, 2012

    Gurgaon: She has been missing from the big screen for over two years now but actress Sushmita Sen says she will be returning to movies soon. The 36-year-old former Miss Universe was last seen in the 2010 box office dud 'No Problem' and the actress says she did not take...
  • Indore girl wins Miss Asia Pacific 2012 June 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Himangini Singh Yadu, who represented India at the Miss Asia Pacific 2012, has won the international title. She is the first one to win the crown in 12 years. The beauty pageant was held in Busan, South Korea, Saturday. "This is a dream come true! All the hard work,...
  • Miss Universe to include transgender women April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Miss Universe pageant is changing its rules and will allow transgender women to take part in all of its competitions starting in 2013, the organization and gay rights group GLAAD said on Tuesday. Tuesday's decision follows a media outcry over the disqualification of Canadian contestant Jenna Talackova...
  • No favouritism at beauty pageants: Nicole Faria November 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Bangalore girl Nicole Faria, the only Indian to have ever won the Miss Earth title, says there is no favouritism at international pageants and she believes the problem lies in the selection process at home. "The excuse is that there is favouritism or that the pageant organisers want to...
  • Angola's Leila Lopes crowned Miss Universe 2011 September 13, 2011

    Sao Paolo: Miss Angola Leila Lopes on Tuesday was crowned Miss Universe 2011 in a star-studded ceremony in Brazil's Sao Paolo. India's hopes were dashed early into the competition's final rounds after contestant Vasuki Sunkavalli failed to make it to the top 10. The 25-year-old Lopes is Angola's first winner....
  • Snapshot: Vasuki in Miss Universe swimsuit round September 10, 2011

    Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli wears a swimsuit during a presentation show at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo September 8, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, LP LLLP/Handout ...
  • Miss Universe 2011: India pins hope on Vasuki September 2, 2011

    New Delhi: With a little more than a week to go, beauties from across the world are already scrubbing and polishing up for the Miss Universe 2011 pageant to be held in Brazil’s Sao Paolo. India’s hopes are pinned on 27-year-old dusky Vasuki Sunkavalli from Hyderabad. Sunkavalli will be representing India...
  • No Bollywood plans as yet: Vasuki Sunkavalli July 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Vasuki Sunkavalli, winner of I Am She Miss Universe India 2011, says her priority is physical fitness for the beauty pageant in Brazil and that she has no plans as of now of entering the Hindi film industry. "I don't have a Bollywood plan, but nevertheless, never say never. I'm...
  • Miss Universe on a 10-day tour to India February 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The reigning Miss Universe Ximena Navarette from Mexico was in the capital on Wednesday for a charity tour celebrating the Girl Child, organised by designer Sanjana Jon. She is on a 10-day tour to India. CNN-IBN’s Pallavi Paul caught up with her for a chat about the cause, Bollywood...
  • Mexico's new icon: 22-year-old beauty queen August 25, 2010

    Las Vegas: From flags to Facebook, 22-year-old Jimena Navarrete has quickly made it clear what she plans to promote as the world's newest Miss Universe — her home country of Mexico. "I want the whole world to know about my country and my people," the Guadalajara native said after beating...
  • Mexican is the new queen of the Universe August 24, 2010

    Las Vegas: Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara, Mexico, won the Miss Universe crown amidst much fan fare and adulation. The 22-year-old won the jury over by emphasizing the need to teach kids family values. Jimena, resplendent in a flowing red gown, was the first to answer an interview question on Monday...
  • 'Miss Universe rigged in Venezuela's favour' August 31, 2009

    Sao Paulo: Former Miss Brazil Adalgisa Colombo has said that this year's Miss Universe pageant, which was won by Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, was "rigged" in favour of Venezuela that has taken the last two titles. "It was rigged. The contest was very dumb, very commercial, with the special interests of...
  • In Pics: Model school for kids produces beauty champs August 28, 2009

    Little girls in Venezuela groom themselves to walk the catwalk talk right since their tiny steps out of the cradle. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the...
  • In Pics: Best dressed babes at Miss Universe '09 August 25, 2009

    Miss Universe 2009 was crowned on Monday. The party is over for this year but here's a look at what made the run-up to the show a gala affair. Pictures from the costume round. ...
  • India's dream again ends at Miss Universe May 16, 2011

    Atlantis Paradise Island: Delhi girl Ekta Chaudhary on Monday failed to make it to the top 15 finalists of the Miss Universe 2009 contest, dashing hopes of getting the crown back to India. The top 15 finalists who vied for the Miss Universe crown were from Albania, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, the...
  • In Pics: Miss Universe finale August 24, 2009

    Nassau: Dozens of beauty queens sporting sunglasses and toting suitcases made an informal parade down a wide hotel hallway on Sunday, thrilling tourists as they headed to dress rehearsal hours before the Miss Universe pageant. They walked quietly, pausing only to wave and smile for tourists had gathered at the Atlantis...
  • Ms Venezuela crowned Miss Universe August 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Miss Venezuela has been named winner of the 2009 Miss Universe pageant in the Bahamas. Stefania Fernandez was crowned at a glittering ceremony in Bahamas. Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee de la Cruz, were crowned the runners up. The televised event included musical performances by Flo Rida, Heidi Montag, David...
  • Will Ekta Chaudhary be Miss Universe? A look at the polls August 24, 2009

    Nassau (Bahamas): Beauties from Latin America and Asia emerged as the crowd's favorites as the quest for the next Miss Universe neared. An online poll sponsored by contest officials favored Miss Indonesia Zivanna Letisha Siregar, followed by Miss Brazil Larissa Costa and Miss Guatemala Lourdes Figueroa, on the eve of showdown...
  • Photogallery: Ms Universe, the final lap August 23, 2009

    Watch the beauties vie for the crown on Aug 24, 0630 hrs IST. ...
  • Bahamas gears up for Miss Universe on August 23 August 18, 2009

    Bahamas: Miss Universe contestants have descended on the Bahamas and official activities for the 58th Miss Universe pageant are underway in the Bahamas. Contestants from 85 countries have been arriving on in Nassau since August 2. The Bahamas have celebrated the event with a special week of activities introducing the...
  • Pics: Ekta wows Bahamas ahead of Miss Universe contest August 17, 2009

    Miss India Ekta Chowdhry is all geared up for the upcoming Miss Universe contest. Contestants from 84 countries will compete for the coveted crown of Miss Universe 2009 on August 23. ...
  • In Pics: Miss Universe beauties sizzle in swimwear August 11, 2009

    Beauties from 84 countries pose during a swimsuit event in Freeport, Grand Bahama island, Sunday, August 9, 2009. Contestants from 84 countries will compete for the coveted crown of Miss Universe 2009 on August 23. ...
  • Photogallery: Beauties you will see at Ms Universe August 4, 2009

    Some winners from the country-level pageants who'll vie for the crown. ...