People.com – Former Miss USA Alyssa Campanella married actor Torrance Coombs in an intimate ceremony in Santa Ynez, California on April 2. The couple’s theme for their nuptials at Sunstone Vineyards and winery was “royal, elegant and alfresco,” and they totally achieved that mood.
“After six beautiful years together, this just feels right and how it’s supposed to be,” Campanella, 26, tells PEOPLE. “Torrance has been my husband in my heart for years, and now it is really official.”
Campanella is a model and fashion blogger who won Miss USA in 2011. Coombs, 32, is an actor best known for his role on CW’s Reign, and is next set to star in the upcoming Shondaland series “Still Star-Crossed,” a Romeo and Juliet-inspired series on ABC.
GMANetwork.com – Breaking protocol on their usual “men’s issue” for the month of April, the Philippine Tatler made room for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach on the cover.
Wurtzbach was photographed by Nigel Barker at the Baccarat Hotel in New York City, wearing a royal blue Monique Lhuillier dress from her Fall/Winter 2016 collection.
Barker previously shared a behind-the-scenes snap from the shoot in February.
ThePostGame.com – Allie LaForce entered the 2005 Miss Teen Ohio pageant to satisfy her mother. Lesa LaForce (née Rummell) — Miss Ohio in 1977 — thought her 16-year-old daughter could learn some coming-of-age skills preparing for the pageant.
“She said it would be a great experience for expanding my interviewing skills and learning how to put on makeup for the first time and learning how to walk in heels and do all the things that were a part of me growing up and becoming a woman,” Allie recalls. “She was like, we get it, you’re a jock, but you’ve got to learn this side too.”
Of course, LaForce won, then became the first Miss Teen Ohio to win the Miss Teen USA competition.
If Allie LaForce’s name rings a bell, it’s because she is one of CBS’ top sideline reporters and worked the first two weekends of the NCAA tournament on a crew with Verne Lundquist and Jim Spanarkel. She will be on sidelines for Reese’s College All-Star Game, which will be played Friday and broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Saturday via tape delay. (Follow the game live with the hashtag #MarchMood.) Read the full article here.
PhilStar.com – Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach has won praise for putting a spotlight on the HIV/AIDS issue in the country on the international stage.
Lack of awareness and education has been pinpointed by advocates and health experts as a major contributing factor to the expanding HIV epidemic in the country.
“She really wants to raise awareness and I’m happy that the Miss Universe organization is helping her in that aspect,” said Dr. Winlove Mojica, one of the most active HIV/AIDS advocates from the medical community. “She just continues with it to show people that she is indeed sincere with it.”
“She said it very briefly (during the competition) but it says a lot because everything starts with awareness. You can’t push through with treatment if people are not aware of it, or aware of something,” added Mojica, a member and head of the social media arm of the Philippine Dermatological Society, who completed a fellowship course in Sexually Transmitted Infections at the National Skin Centre Singapore. “So finding somebody who is a figure, who people look up to, talking about something that has been neglected, then that issue has a bigger chance of being talked about, of raising funds and projects.” Read the full article here.
Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach is on the April cover for Cosmopolitan Philippines magazine. See more here.