Simn-Global.org - In advance of the first-ever international day of prayer and reflection commissioned by the Vatican and held on Sunday, February 8th, entitled “Turn on a Light against Human Trafficking,” young philanthropists Patrick Gage and Gabriela Isler pledged their commitment to Pope Francis’s campaign against human trafficking by signing the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery issued by the Global Freedom Network, an ecumenical organization formed by Pope Francis to eradicate modern slavery around the world.
Gabriela Isler, Founder and CEO, Universe of Blessings Fund and Miss Universe 2013, has received a public humanitarian blessing from Pope Francis in recognition of her philanthropic efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan and her mission to empower young women and girls and decrease the rates of adolescent pregnancy. Ms. Isler, a member of the Washington Speakers Bureau, is speaking out about the women victimized by human trafficking and is deeply engaged in the mission of the Global Freedom Network to end modern slavery by 2020 and for all time.
The hot Hollywood couple stunned on the Grammys red carpet yesterday, Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012 and Nick Jonas, and while chatting with Ryan Seacrest, the young hunk dished on what he has planned for Valentine’s Day next weekend.
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Univision Communications Inc., NBCUniversal, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today a long-term partnership that will bring the Spanish-language television and digital rights for the MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants to Univision Communications Inc. Univision will work with the Miss Universe Organization to co-produce the MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants.
“The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants consistently rank as the most watched, most-coveted properties and entertainment programs around the world,” said Donald J. Trump. “Adding Univision as one of our leading media partners in addition to NBC could not be more exciting,” adds Trump.
“Our new partnership will bring the MISS UNIVERSE and MISS USA pageants, among the most watched forms of television entertainment in the world to Univision, the number one media brand for U.S. Hispanics,” says Paula M. Shugart. “Our collaboration will bring unmatched entertainment to the most passionate, loyal audience that Univision offers to one of the fastest growing and important demographic communities in the U.S.,” adds Shugart.
Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming and Content, Univision Communications Inc. added, “We look forward to working with our partners to extend these iconic brands to Univision’s dynamic and engaged audiences across all platforms.”
The MISS UNIVERSE® beauty pageant is distributed to approximately190 countries and territories.
Paulina Vega is the first Colombian beauty queen to don the Miss Universe crown in 56 years, and she said she hopes to help her home country during her reign.
The Barranquilla-born business student stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to chat about her win and more. After the segment, Vega, 22, spoke to The Huffington Post about her desire to visit Colombia during her year as Miss Universe and what causes she’d like to help out with there.
The newly crowned Miss Universe is only the second beauty queen from the South American country to win the title, the first being Luz Marina Zuluaga in 1958. Colombian beauty queens, however, have been chosen as first runners-up to the title, as was the case in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2008.