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    Dancing Across the Universe

    Eventually, everyone ends up back at their old pirouetting grounds.

    Riyo Mori, who held the Miss Universe title in 2007, stopped by the Quinte Ballet School of Canada Monday to teach a workshop for the current professional students.

    Mori attended QBSC from 2004 to 2006 and, as one of four international students at the time, split her focus into three parts: academic school, ballet school and a dance teacher course.

    “Being an international student, you need to fully understand your purpose [at the school],” said Mori. “Coming from that far away, you have to work for your goals. You have to work hard.”

    The workshop, both ballet and jazz focused, was meant to help students hone their skills and give them a taste of what Mori has been up to for the past eight years. Read the full article Riyo Mori

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    The 2014 MISS TEEN USA® Competition will stream LIVE from the Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas on Saturday, August 2, 2013 on http://www.missteenusa.com. Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the event. The competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

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    Miss USA 2013

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    The Miss Universe Organization and CHI Launch New Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI Hair Care Line

    The Miss Universe Organization and Farouk Systems, Inc. announced today that the two internationally recognized beauty brands have partnered to create the first hair care line together named Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI. The line will hit shelves April 22nd and be exclusively sold at beauty chain superstore ULTA in the United States.

    Confidence is the most attractive quality a woman can possess and styled hair makes it easier for a woman to feel confidently beautiful. Specifically engineered for the modern day woman on the go, the Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI was produced with key ingredients that allow women to rework and mold several styles in one day. A specially formulated blend of vitamins and oils including Moringa and Macadamia, enhance volume to provide hold without product buildup and contain anti-oxidants to make hair smooth and shiny.
    “This product line was inspired by the Miss USA and Miss Universe contestants that we have worked with for many years. We see the confidence boost the contestants get once their hair is styled and they are ready to take the stage. We wanted to provide consumers with a line products and tools that would do the same. The products are formulated with the lightweight moringa oil, which maximizes styling versatility and allows for buildable looks—a must have for a beauty queen or a modern day woman on the go,” said Basim Shami, CEO of Farouk Systems.

    “CHI has been a sponsor of the pageant since 2005, providing hair care and styling needs to contestants representing nearly 90 different countries, all with very different hair types,” explains Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “No matter the hair type, CHI consistently delivers flawless, high quality professional care to the women who compete, allowing each of them to shine on stage,” adds Shugart.

    The MISS UNIVERSE pageant brings women from all over the world together reminding people that beauty is diverse. The Miss Universe Organization empowers women to be comfortable in their own skin and provides them with the tools to handle any situation with confidence.

    The Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI consists of six products: Restage Dry Shampoo, Work Your Style Flexible Hair, Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray, Set the Stage Blow Dry Spray, Spotlight Shine Spray, and Moringa & Macadamia Oil. The Miss Universe by CHI tool collection consists of four devices: Professional Hair Dryer with 1800 watts of powerful airflow, Titanium Hairstyling Iron, Titanium Volumizing Iron, and 1 ¼ Titanium Curling Iron.


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    Miss Universe and Cordaid Join Forces to Help Philippines

    The Miss Universe Organization and Cordaid join forces to “build back better” in the Philippines after devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

    The Miss Universe Organization and Dutch development agency, Cordaid, have partnered to create a global fund that will raise awareness and money for regions of the Philippines struggling to recover in the wake of typhoon Haiyan, locally known as typhoon Yolanda. The two international organizations will call attention to the needs of projects that are essential for the country’s recovery long after the emergency relief period has ended.

    “The Philippines is home to our biggest and most passionate fan base, which is so meaningful to the Miss Universe family,” explains Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “The country was hit by Yolanda the night before our 2013 Miss Universe telecast and together with Cordaid, we will raise awareness and funds for long term recovery aid to build, and rebuild, flourishing communities,” adds Shugart.

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    Gabriela Isler’s advice for aspiring queens: Be ‘confident’ and ‘real’

    MANILA, Philippines – Right when the Philippines was experiencing typhoon Yolanda in November 2013, Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler was crowned Ms Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

    Less than a year later, months into her reign as Ms Universe, Gabriela is visiting the Philippines not only to serve as one of the judges in the Bb Pilipinas coronation night on March 30, but also to raise awareness for rebuilding efforts in typhoon-hit areas.

    This is in cooperation with Cordaid, a Dutch development agency that Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart told media was focused on the long-term, with several projects centered on women and children – also a key focal point of Gabriela’s projects as Ms Universe.

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