- China’s alleged efforts to block Taiwan’s Miss Asia Global representative Kao Man-jung from waving the island’s flag on stage did not stop her from winning awards.
- The beauty queen took to Instagram to share images of herself holding the awards for Miss Talent, Miss Online Personality and Miss Diligent.
- Kao finished the pageant in the top 20.
- "Thank you to the government and my mother who supports me the most,” Kao said in a statement. “Thank you to everyone who supports Man-jung. I could not do it without you."
- Event organizers later apologized to the beauty queen.
China’s alleged efforts to block Taiwan’s Miss Asia Global representative Kao Man-jung from waving the island’s flag on stage did not stop her from competing in the pageant and taking home awards.
Also known as Maggie Kao, the beauty queen took to Instagram to share images of herself holding the awards for Miss Talent, Miss Online Personality and Miss Diligent. She also landed among the top 20 contestants at the end of the pageant.
- Lisa Yan and Angella Lee have been named the winners of the 37th Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant.
- Yan grew up in Palo Alto, California, and has been working as a software engineer at Waymo, a company closely connected to Google that improves safety and accessibility for self-driving cars.
- Lee was born and raised in Southern California and moved to San Francisco after graduating from nursing school. She later found her calling in aesthetic medicine and has been working in Beverly Hills as a nurse injector.
- Founded in 1985, the Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant is “committed to the personal and professional growth of young Asian women” and aims to “empower them to break into leadership," its official website states.
The United States’ oldest Asian American beauty pageant has crowned Lisa Yan as this year’s Miss Asian Global and Angella Lee as Miss Asian America 2022.
During an interview with KRON4’s Stephanie Lin, who was announced Miss Asian America in 2015, Yan said she competed in this year’s Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant without any expectations. She also admitted that she was shocked when her name was announced.
Kataluna Enriquez is now set to become the first transgender woman to compete for the Miss USA title in November.
Making history: The 27-year-old contestant competed against 21 candidates for the Miss Nevada USA title at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa in Las Vegas on Sunday, reported Rappler.
Miss Thailand has officially been crowned the winner of Miss International 2019 for the first time in the pageant’s history.View this post on Instagram
Despite not being crowned Miss Universe, Spain’s Angela Ponce had her own “winning moment” on stage as she was given a standing ovation by an ecstatic crowd in Bangkok on Monday.
Ponce, the first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe, was emotional in the video highlight that was shown during the finale.
Indian American Shree Saini was crowned the new Miss India Worldwide, the oldest and largest beauty pageant in the Indian diaspora.
Saini, who came from Punjab, bested other women of Indian descent from 17 countries in the competition held in Fords, New Jersey on Friday.
The Mrs. Universe 2017 crown went to Vietnam in a pageant that featured 84 married women standing together against violence towards women.
Vietnamese Tram Hoang Luu snagged the crown in the 40th annual Mrs. Universe pageant which took place in Durban, South Africa.
Laos now has their first-ever candidate for the Miss Universe pageant, Laotian model Souphaphone Somvichit. The 21-year-old made history when she was crowned as the country’s first Miss Universe representative during the event which was held at the National Convention Center in Vientiane.
A college student in China has won the bikini category of an international fitness contest thanks to a regimen that involves eating 10 egg whites every day.
Xu Mengli, 20, traveled to Mongolia last week to compete at the 51st Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship. As per Tencent, she won gold in the Junior Women’s Bikini Fitness category.
Most people have heard of beauty queens feuding over a pageant crown, but during Zimbabwe’s fourth annual “Mister Ugly” contest, the winner found himself the target of the previous champion’s ire.
On Saturday, judges at the Harare event named 42-year-old Mison Sere, who is prominently missing several front teeth, the new Mr. Ugly over 35 other entrants, reports the Associated Press.