Miss Universe

  • Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow ceremony 10-11-2013 08:30 AM

    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 10-10-2013 09:36 AM

    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...
  • Meet Shilpa Singh, Miss India-Universe 2012 19-11-2012 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: India has been eyeing the most coveted beauty pageant since a decade now and this time around its 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...
  • No favouritism at beauty pageants: Nicole Faria 14-11-2011 04:43 PM

    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...
  • Angola's Leila Lopes crowned Miss Universe 2011 13-09-2011 08:38 AM

    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 10-09-2011 03:21 PM

    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 02-09-2011 12:10 PM

    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 Brazils Sao Paolo. Indias hopes are pinned on 27-year-old dusky Vasuki Sunkavalli from Hyderabad. Sunkavalli will be representing...
  • No Bollywood plans as yet: Vasuki Sunkavalli 18-07-2011 08:19 PM

    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....
  • Miss Universe on a 10-day tour to India 03-02-2011 07:13 AM

    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,...
  • Mexico's new icon: 22-year-old beauty queen 25-08-2010 07:38 AM

    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 24-08-2010 10:43 AM

    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...
  • India's dream again ends at Miss Universe 24-08-2009 04:43 PM

    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,...
  • In Pics: Miss Universe finale 24-08-2009 07:40 AM

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  • Ms Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 24-08-2009 07:00 AM

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  • Fall from grace, Miss USA tumbles yet again 15-07-2008 09:11 PM

    Pallekele: New Zealand captain Ross Taylor and batsman Andrew Ellis were hospitalised on Monday after showing signs of stomach flu and dehydration. The country's cricket board said the two players showed symptoms of stomach flu during the rain-affected second one-day international at Pallekele International Stadium on Sunday. Taylor played on...
  • India waits for crowning glory and its next beauty queen 15-07-2008 02:38 AM

    Port of Spain: West Indies middle order batsman Darren Bravo has lost his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with the Hyderabad franchise. The Sun TV network, owners of the Hyderabad IPL franchise, has retained 20 players but have opted not to renew his contract. Bravo, who did not play with...
  • In Pics:Babes, bikinis and more at Miss Universe pageant 14-07-2008 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday released the itinerary of Pakistan's tour to India. Pakistan will arrive in India on December 22 and will play two T20s and three ODIs. The first T20 will take place in Bengaluru on December 25 while Ahmedabad will host the 2nd T20 on December...