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  • 8
    Dec
    2016

    Miss USA Talks PTSD

    Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber gives an exclusive interview about her work with soldiers facing PTSD.

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    Telling Rehab-International, she says, “My goal is to make soldiers feel less ashamed of it, and for people in general to understand this is a reaction to trauma, a mental battle. You should never be ashamed of asking for help.”

    Ultimately, Deshauna wants to ensure that those who are done serving can come home to all the resources they need to help them recover.  You can read more by tapping here.


  • 7
    Dec
    2016

    A Contestant’s Tale

    Lyrric Cosby Jackson of Georgia competed in the Miss Georgia USA 2017 competition with the hopes of earning the crown and ticket to compete at Miss USA, what she left with was something more.

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    On Medium, she writes, “I never expected to “strut” down a runway in a fire engine red bikini with as much confidence and honesty as I did, nor did I expect to learn so much about myself in such a short time.”

    While Lyrric did not make it to the next round, we’re happy she found herself and gained confidence along the way.

    You can read her full piece “Not Your Average Pageant Girl” by tapping here.


  • 6
    Dec
    2016

    Get to Know Miss Hawaii USA 2017 Julie Kuo

    Congratulations to Miss Hawaii USA 2017 Julie Kuo! Julie earned the crown at the Miss Hawaii USA competition in Honolulu over the weekend.

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    Learn more about Julie and her story to the crown by tapping here!


  • 5
    Dec
    2016

    Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega Shares a Photo of Her Newborn

    Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega has had her baby! She and her husband Al Horford shared the first photo of their daughter Alía Horford Vega.

    On Instagram, she writes, “More than grateful to you, my Lord, for sending another great blessing to our family. On November 27 a princess came to our lives to brighten up our days. Your little brother, your daddy and I were waiting for you with great eagerness. Welcome to the world, my baby girl. Alía Horford Vega.”

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    Congratulations, Amelia and Al!


  • 5
    Dec
    2016

    Pia on the Cover of Preview Magazine

    Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach hits the cover of Preview Magazine this weekend.  She tells Preview, “Everybody knows that I love my job, but I’ve come to terms with the reality of passing on the crown. I don’t want to think of this as the end, however; I’d rather view my remaining months more as a celebration of an amazing year.”

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    Credits:

    Photographed by BJ Pascual
    Styled by Liz Uy
    Art Direction by Vince Uy
    Makeup by Anthea Bueno for Laura Mercier
    Hair by Madison Sullivan of Ted Gibson
    Pia wears a jacket, pants and boots from Louis Vuitton

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