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    What to Bring on a Long-Haul Flight

    What to Bring on a Long-Haul Flight

    Heading to the Philippines means a long-haul flight for many Miss Universe hopefuls and fans which can leave you feeling dull. You’ll want to touch down looking fabulous and feeling well-rested, so here are the nine carry-on must-haves you’ll need to look and feel your best when you land.


    1. Water and moisturizer — Air travel is dehydrating for your skin and the rest of your body. To keep yourself looking and feeling hydrated, definitely make sure that these two items are featured prominently in your carry-on.

    2. Magazines / Books / iPad — Keep yourself entertained!

    3. Headphones & Ear Plugs — Whether you’re jamming to some tunes or just trying to drown out the crying baby across the aisle, headphones and/or ear plugs are key.

    4. Pens — You’ll have to fill out a customs form and you’ll make friends with a lot of your fellow travelers if you’ve got an extra pen to spare.

    5. Snacks — Trail mix, granola bars and dehydrated fruit are easy to grab and go, plus they’ll keep your tummy full in between meals.

    6. Shawl / Scarf / Blanket — It gets cold in flight, so bring something cozy to wrap around yourself just in case!

    7. Face Wipes — Face wipes are a quick and easy way to feel a bit more refreshed when you land, and you don’t even have to leave your seat.

    8. Toothbrush & Toothpaste — Girl, your morning breath isn’t the first impression you want to leave with someone.

    9. Eye Mask — Catching some Zzz’s in-flight will be so much easier with one of these.


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    Watch the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition LIVE on FOX

    On January 29 at 7/6c watch the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition LIVE on FOX from The Philippines.


    Over 87 women from all corners of the globe will represent their country and compete for the title of MISS UNIVERSE®.

    The competition will be hosted by Steve Harvey, with backstage correspondent, Ashley Graham.


    Tune-in and find out who will take the crown! Check your local listings on FOX.

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    Miss Universe 2015 Gives Back

    Miss Universe 2015 Gives Back

    “To be a Miss Universe is both an honor and responsibility. If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines.”


    Those were some of the last words audiences around the world heard from Pia Wurtzbach moments before she was crowned Miss Universe 2016. From before she was crowned, Pia recognized the importance of her role as an influential spokesperson for charitable initiatives. Throughout her reign, Pia dedicated herself to bringing awareness and working tirelessly for the initiatives her crown supports.

    Events like serving meals with God’s Love We Deliver and visiting sick children in hospitals with Project Sunshine were staples of Pia’s day-to-day life during her reign. However, there were many other causes that Pia worked for.


    Raising funds for Smile Train has been one of the initiatives that Pia has worked with since very early in her reign. As Pia said when the partnership was announced in January, “As Miss Universe, I look forward to lending my voice and a helping hand to continue to raise awareness for children born with cleft lip and palate in the developing world, including my home country, the Philippines.” Pia raised much needed funds for Smile Train throughout her reign through fundraising efforts like a morning facilitating trades on the New York Stock Exchange.


    Pia has been a strong advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention through her work throughout the world this year. She regularly worked with GMHC in New York, the Latino Commission on AIDS and AMFAR. Pia attended several sessions at the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, and learned about steps that she could take in her role to help end the disease. While there, Pia met the executive director of the UNAIDS Michel Sidibe, and remarked about how humbled she was to be congratulated by the undersecretary for her work to bring awareness of the epidemic to the Philippines.

    As part of her efforts, Pia took a public HIV test to call attention to the importance of knowing your status.

    Pia was also named an ambassador for National Women’s Health Week with other powerful women like Shonda Rhimes, Soledad O’Brien and Padma Lakshimi. Pia spoke on behalf of the importance of healthy living, noting that, “Nothing is more attractive than a woman who knows how to take care of herself in all aspects of her life, especially her health.”

    Following the massive earthquake in Ecuador, Pia travelled to the country to work to raise funds and visit with those who had been displaced. “I feel that this moment is very close to my heart because we in the Philippines also suffered calamities,” Pia said.


    Pia was recognized by a variety of organizations for her initiatives throughout the year. In May, Pia was recognized by the Apicha Community Health Center for her efforts as an advocate for the LGBT community and HIV/ AIDS patients. In addition, she was chosen as a Madrina (Godmother) to the Latino Commission on AIDS. Pia gave a speech to the organization about what she has learned as Miss Universe about the importance of knowing your status and how she plans to spread that message to people around the world.


    As she passes the crown on January 29, Pia is excited to continue her work as an advocate for these causes in her home country of the Philippines and around the world.  You can help Pia give back while also winning an exclusive chance to walk the red carpet with her at the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition by donating to Omaze to benefit Cordaid around the globe.

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    Miss Oklahoma Teen USA Fights ALS

    Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2017 Baylee Ogle had an obvious choice when she decided a platform to fight for during her year.  That choice was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  Her father was diagnosed with ALS,  giving her family firsthand experience of living with someone who suffers from the disease.


    She tells Norman Transcript, “It’s hard on families,” she said. “These are the times you want to spend with your family, and especially with my dad since what he had was terminal.”

    With her title as Miss Oklahoma USA, she plans on using the crown to promote awareness and a cure for the disease.

    She will compete at the 2017 MISS TEEN USA competition.

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    Give Back This Holiday Season with Omaze

    With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than by giving back to those in need.  Miss Universe has teamed up with Omaze to benefit Cordaid relief projects all around the globe.  That’s not all, once you donate, you have a chance to win a once in a life time experience with Pia Wurtzbach!


    By winning, you and a friend will:

    -Score VIP seats at The Miss Universe Competition and go to the after-party
    -Get crowned by Pia Wurtzbach onstage at dress rehearsal
    -Enjoy a backstage tour and lunch with Pia
    -Get glammed up by the Miss Universe hair and makeup team
    -Be flown to the Philippines and put up in a 4-star hotel

    If you don’t win, you can receive tons of Miss Universe gifts and prizes.  Donate today!