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    Miss Universe Brazil and SmileTrain

    The Smile Train partnership with Miss Universe is spreading smiles around the world. Miss Universe Brazil 2015, Marthina Brandt shares a smile with a young girl at a Smile Train event.

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    Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Calls First Plus-Sized Miss Peru Candidate a “Perfect Example Of A Beauty Queen”

    MorningNewsUSA.com – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach praised “plus- sized” Miss Peru 2016 candidate, Mirella Paz, for her confidence in joining the pageant. Paz later on progressed on the pageant and made it to the Top 10.

    Miss Peru 2016 candidate, Mirella Paz just gained the attention and respect of not just her fellow countrymen but also Miss Universe Pia Wutzbach‘s. She was believed to be the first “plus- sized” beauty pageant candidate to have progessed in Peru. Before she had attended the coronation night of Miss Peru 2016 on Sunday, Wurtzbach entertained questions by the press who had warmly welcomed her on her first Latin America trip.

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    GMA News reported that one of the questions asked was about Wurtzbach’s views on the “plus- sized” candidate. The Miss Universe said that Paz might not possess the society’s standards on a what a beauty queen should be, but she embodies the beauty of a real woman. She said her courage makes her a worthy queen. The beautiful Miss Universe added, “I think that she shows what a real woman is, who is confident in herself, who joined the pageant without hesitations. And I think that’s the symbol and a perfect example of what a beauty queen should be.” Read the full article here.

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    Pia Wurtzbach crowns Miss Universe Peru 2016 Valeria Piazza

    Rappler.com – After crowning her successor in Binibining Pilipinas recently, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach flew to Peru to grace the Miss Peru pageant.

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    On Saturday, April 23 (Sunday, April 24 in Manila), Pia attended the pageant as one of the judges. Valeria Piazza won the title and will represent Peru in Miss Universe 2016.

    “Congratulations Valeria Piazza, Miss Peru 2016! Well deserved! She’s so humble and genuine. Stay sweet! See you at Miss Universe!” reads the caption of Pia’s post on the Miss Universe Instagram. See the full article here.

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    Young survivor surprised with superhero makeover from Miss Nebraska USA

    KETV.com – From the entrance to the dressing room, you can only see two three girls getting ready. A tall brunette curls her hair, while a blonde applies makeup to a little girl sitting on a stool.

    “Put your lips together!” the brunette tells the child. “Perfect!”

    The mirror in the room tells a different story, that the girls in that room are anything but ordinary. One is Miss Nebraska USA Sarah Hollins. The other, getting her makeup done, is 8-year old Dylan Tolen. Dylan’s eyes shift back and forth as the brush touches her face, and her emotion seemingly remains unchanged. Dylan, from Grand Island, has Arteriovenous Malformation, a tangle of blood vessels in her brain.

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    “She’s had high radiation, right near her brain stem, a really high dose of it last June,” explains Dylan’s mother, Melissa Tolen. “She’s had other issues stem off of it because of that.” Read the full article here.

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    Miss Universe Peru Contestant Makes History, First Plus-Sized Contestant to Reach Finals

    Inquisitr.com – Miss Universe Peru contestant Mirella Paz Baylon is making history as the first plus-sized competitor to reach the beauty pageant’s finals. The 19-year-old beauty burst into tears as she was selected to continue on to the Miss Universe Peru finals along with nine other contestants. Baylon’s admittance into the top ten finals marks the first time that a plus-sized contestant has made it to the final round of the pageant, and her fellow competitors seemed genuinely happy for the Miss Universe hopeful.


    The Daily Mail reports that 19-year-old Mirella Paz Baylon is changing the Miss Universe Peru pageant landscape by becoming the first plus-sized model to make it to the pageant’s top ten finals. The Miss Universe hopeful says that things haven’t always been easy as a plus-sized woman. Baylon notes that she was tormented in school by classmates who called her a “hog” for her larger size. Read the full article here.