Archive for the ‘swimsuit’ Category

I never really had an opinon on Miss Teen beauty pageants until recently. I never watched them in the past. I really didn’t (and still don’t think) that teenagers have anything important to say beyond whining about their lives. Maybe they do, but honestly…. do I care?

In any case, I didn’t care for teen pageants, but now I think I am actively hostile. Given the alarming cases of adult predators on the Internet, do we really need pictures of teenaged girls in bikinis?

Miss Teen USA 2007

Anyway, you decide.

For those who want more information, go to Donald Trump’s Miss Teen USA site here.

And you can vote for Miss Teen USA Photogenic here.

From the NBC website
“The reigning Miss Teen USA 2006 Katie Blair will crown the new Miss Teen USA 2007, hosted by Mario Lopez, live from Pasadena, California on Friday, August 24th. The telecast will include performances by Epic Recording Artist Kat DeLuna and Hollywood Records Jonas Brothers. Each of the 51 delegates will compete in three categories including swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The panel of celebrity judges, including Amiee Teegarden, Joey Lawrence, and Melissa Joan Hart to name a few, will decide who gets crowned the next Miss Teen USA. The online audience, as in previous years, will choose Miss Photogenic and then watch as the winner is announced during the live telecast.”

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And the debates begin about which candidate is more beautiful – Miss Korea Honey Lee or Miss Japan Riyo Mori. The Internet is rife about how the translator messed up Miss Korea’s answer and cost Honey Lee her Miss Universe tiara.

We’ll never know the judges reasoning as to why Miss Korea placed 3rd runner-up, but what we do know is that Honey Lee is one of the most beautiful contestants ever to grace Miss Universe’s stage. Both girls were absolutely breathtaking, but Japan was fun loving and had this sassy energy, while Korea was more reserved. In the end, they both made history as the only Far Eastern beauties to place in the top 5 for a long time (barring Kurara Chibana’s 1st runner-up placement last year). Well done, girls! You both have the Universe at your feet!

Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori in evening gownMiss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori in swimsuitMiss Korea Honey Lee in evening gownMiss Korea Honey Lee in swimsuit

Miss Guatemala Alida Boer is one of her country’s most competitive delegates to any international pageant. She’s gorgeous, articulate, and a truly wonderful representative. Her rankings on Globalbeauties put her solidly in the top 15.

Her evening gown presentation was flawless, and her swimsuit presentation was to die for!

I’m rooting for Alida to go all the way at the finals.

Miss Guatemala Alida Boer in swimsuitMiss Guatemala Alida Boer in evening gown

Doukissa Nomikou Miss Greece in evening gownDoukissa Nomikou Miss Greece in swimsuit

Miss Greece, Doukissa Nomikou, is a Hellenistic beauty of some reknown. Globalbeauties is quite taken by her, and it’s not difficult to see why.

Her swimsuit presentation and her evening gown presentation were quite something. I think she’s a strong contender for top 15.


Miss South Africa, Megan Coleman, follows in the long line of very impressive pageant delegates from South Africa. In both Miss Universe and Miss World pageants, miss South Africa’s never fail to make an impact. Megan is no different: she is sincere, beautiful, and very articulate. She figures highly on Globalbeauties’ rankings.

Megan is a sunny, stunning, blonde and her swimsuit and evening gown presentations were top notch.

Miss South Africa Megan Coleman in evening gownMiss South Africa Megan Coleman in swimsuit

Jimena Elias, Miss Peru, is like an exotic bird, simply beautiful. Her rankings are pretty high according to the beauty pageant pundits Globalbeauties. Her swimsuit and evening gown presentations show her to be a competitive delegate with strong chances of entering the top 15. Good luck, Jimena!

Miss Peru Jimena Elias in swimsuit
Miss Peru Jimena Elias in evening gown

Miss Serbia, Teodora Marcic, is a classic example of Eastern European blonde in the mould of a Karolina Kurkova or a Hana Soukoupova. And that name is royalty enough. Teodora, after the Slavic empresses of centuries gone by.

Teodora is simply stunning and Globalbeauties has her ranked highly.

Her evening gown and swimsuit presentations were elegant and very spot on for a place in the semifinals. We love Teodora and hope her stars shine bright tomorrow at the finals.

Miss Serbia Teodora Marcic in evening gownMiss Serbia Teodora Marcic in swimsuit

Miss Angola, Micaela Reis, is another African glamazon like Miss Tanzania. Angola has been having a rather successful run at beauty pageants internationally, having placed at Miss Universe in the last 5 years. Globalbeauties have her in their top 15 ranking.

To see the lovely Micaela in action on stage, we present her in her swimsuit and evening gown presentations.

Miss Angola Micaela Reis in evening gownMiss Angola Micaela Reis in swimsuit

Miss Thailand Farung Yuthithum in evening gownMiss Thailand Farung Yuthithum in swimsuit

Miss Thailand, Farung Yuthithum, is very, very tall, and quite exquisite. She’s one of the best Thai delegates to Miss Universe since Porntip Nakhirunkhanok won the competition in 1988. In fact, 1988 was the last time an Asian from the Far East won the Miss Universe title. Can Farung bring the crown back to Asia? We think so, so does Globalbeauties, who have ranked her very highly.

Watch her wow the Universe in her swimsuit and evening gown presentations.

Flaviana Matata, Miss Tanzania, has all the elegance, energy, and beauty of an African gazelle. She encapsulates the warmth and passion of that wonderful continent, and pundits have been commenting on how she will definitely take the Universe by storm tomorrow evening at the finals of the Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City.

Watch her in her swimsuit and evening gown presentations. And see also how highly ranked she is by Globalbeauties.

Miss Tanzania Flaviana Matata in swimsuitMiss Tanzania Flaviana Matata in evening gown