The Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA
Magazine of July 6, 2012
Dear Miss Florida USA Family:
Welcome to another edition of YOUR Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA Magazine. YOUR information source for everything pageantry in the Sunshine State. We are finally here! It’s time for Miss Florida USA 2013 as our state championships of pageantry conclude a yearlong season in search of the one young woman to represent the Sunshine State. So much fun as we reached Pensacola to the Florida Keys as we spread pageantry throughout the ENTIRE state. A big congratulations also goes to Miss Florida USA 2012 Karina Brez as she represented our state with class and grace throughout her reign. Check out our daily blogs here then watch the live show on a station near you. Here is the list of our Miss Florida USA Network Stations http://www.missfloridausa.com/new/tv-listings.html.
In an active week in our World Pageant News we present reports from Peru, Tanzania and Kurdistan. In our Miss Florida USA Report we have everything you need to attend this year’s Miss Florida USA 2013 at Bailey Concert Hall plus all the events surround the celebration. Monday we present Faces + Places with tons of updates and stories from our July 4th weekend. This week’s Miss Florida USA Channel Movie of The Week recaps our pre-tape weekend in Hollywood. All the news that fits to print on Thursdays and Fridays only at YOUR Miss Florida USA Ezine, the only Ezine in the pageant world celebrating blogging for ten years…
Grant H. Gravitt, Jr.
Miss Florida USA & Teen
PAGEANT NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
» Miss Kurdistan
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has crowned the first-ever Miss Kurdistan, though the beauty contest took place without bikini-clad women and with journalists and their cameras kept at bay. Twelve women competed in the beauty pageant held recently in Arbil, capital of the autonomous region in northern Iraq, organized by a Lebanese company and attended by foreign diplomats, singers, actors and officials.
Reporters and photographers were allowed to enter the hall where the ceremony was held in the Rotana Hotel for speeches by the organizing company and Kurdistan tourism officials. But after a performance of traditional Kurdish music and dance, the contestants presented themselves and the media was then asked to wait in the reception area of the hotel until the pageant was over. When journalists asked why they were told to leave, a supervisor said the rights for the pageant itself had been sold to a media company that planned to broadcast it later.
Shene Aziz Ako, an 18-year-old from Sulaimaniyah, was the winner. “We organized the festival in a way that suits Kurdish traditions and habits; you will not see the bathing suites but you will see sports clothes and decent evening dress, which does not underplay the beauty of the girls,” Roy Shalala, an official from the organizing company, told journalists.
He said the winner would have a year-long schedule working for a cause of her choice and that “we will put all our abilities into the success of the mission of the girl who will hold the crown,” who had to be an Iraqi Kurd living in Kurdistan or abroad. Ako’s cause was not immediately clear.
The judges included actor Yusef al-Khal, singer Dina Hayek, plastic surgeon Nader Saab, all from Lebanon, and former Kurdistan parliament member Shokriyah Rasool, beauty expert Farhad Birbal and various beauty contest winners. A flashier Miss Lebanon pageant, involving far more revealing outfits, is held each year.
Plastic surgeon Saab said he was encouraged to participate because he is “very close to Kurdish beauty” from operating on Kurdish women in Beirut. “Of course the standards here match the international standards, but beauty is still relative because Kurdish beauty is different from Lebanese, African or French beauty,” Saab said.
“We must respect the traditions and customs, but this does not prevent there from being a Miss Kurdistan,” he said. “We focus on the beauty and culture, and beauty consists of a number of aspects.” Omar Dizay, a Kurdish artist, said that “selection of Miss Kurdistan, is a new phenomenon,” and a first for the region.
Beauty pageants have been absent from Iraq for decades. During the time of the monarchy, which was overthrown in 1958, they were held in social clubs, especially in the southern port city of Basra. Kurdistan is a conservative region where women still face restrictions, though it is far safer than the rest of Iraq.
» Miss Universe Tanzania 2012
19-year old Winfrida Dominic (photo, center) was crowned Miss Universe Tanzania 2012 during the annual event held at the National Museum in Dar-es-Salaam on June 29th. Winfrida, who stands 175 cm in height, will now represent Tanzania at the 2012 Miss Universe competition in December.
» Miss Peru 2012
Cindy Mejia (23, from Lima) and Melissa Paredes (20, from Callao) were crowned Miss Peru Universe and Miss Peru World respectively during the finals of the Miss Peru 2012 beauty competition held at the Real Felipe Fortress Convention Center in Callao, Perú on June, 30, 2012. They will represent Peru in the 2013's pageants of Miss Universe and Miss World.
MISS FL USA NEWS!
» IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Miss Florida USA 2013
WHEN: Preliminary Pageant Friday July 13 – 7:00pm
Finals Saturday July 14 – 6:30pm
WHERE: Bailey Concert Hall
3501 Southwest Davie Road,
TICKETS: Phone Orders/ 954-201-6884 plus Box Office Sales
WHY: The 61st edition of Miss Florida USA takes place beginning Tuesday July 10th and culminates with the presentation of Miss Florida USA onstage and live television special on Saturday July 14. Two shows to select our Miss USA representative take place at Bailey Concert Hall on the Central Campus of Broward College. Friday evening’s Preliminary Pageant sees the entire cast in swimwear and evening gowns. Saturday’s Final Event selects the semi-finalists then the competition begins again culminating in the crowning. Will Manso and Kristen Berset return as hosts with Miss Florida USA 2012 Karina Brez.
The State Championships of Pageant in Florida take place this upcoming weekend
» Miss Florida Teen USA Events at Miss Florida USA 2013
We have a great weekend planned for our Miss Teen USA delegates and Little Sisters as Hollywood is all about Miss Florida USA this upcoming July 10 – July 14. Beginning with the public being invited to join us at Mama Mia’s on Tuesday July 10th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. The attendees will dine Italian Style then see all 75 delegates introduce themselves to their fans. Then our annual Preliminary Director and Teen USA Delegate Dinner on Thursday July 12th returns to Mama Mia’s on Young Circle. Friday is the Preliminary Show at Bailey Concert Hall beginning with a 7:00pm show start.
Finally it all concludes with the 62nd annual live show and TV broadcast of Miss Florida USA at Bailey Concert Hall. The onstage fun begins at 6:30pm with a 7:00pm broadcast start. For tickets simply call Bailey Concert Hall at 954 201-6884. It’s going to be an epic year as this will be the best state pageant ever!
Tuesday Night July 10
Opening Night Dinner
This is always a fun way to start pageant week and
this time we invite our fans to join us!
Thursday Night July 12
Teen USA Contestant and Director Dinner
Mama Mia’s on Young Circle
Fixed Menu Price
We return for another great Italian dinner this time
we honor our Teen USA delegates
Friday Night July 13
Miss Florida USA Preliminary Night
Bailey Concert Hall
This is the show where all of the delegates compete in Swimsuits and Evening Gowns
Saturday July 14
Miss Florida USA Broadcast
Bailey Concert Hall
The new state champion will be crowned
at Bailey Concert Hall
Welcome to our latest installment of our Miss Florida USA Channel Movie of The Week. This week we present a double feature edition as we conclude our recap of Miss Florida USA Seminar Weekend 2013 with reviews of Saturdays Seminar and Sundays Hialeah Park Fashion Shoot on location. For the complete Florida pageant fan simply surf to our dedicated YouTube Channel where you will find over seven hundred and forty pageant movies for you viewing pleasure. Today we present all new programming as we work hard to program fun viewing for the first Beauty Pageant Channel on the Internet at www.YouTube.com/MissFloridaUSA.
HIALEAH PARK FASHION DAY