Credit crunch claims its latest victim… the Miss Great Britain contest

The last of Britain? Gemma Garrett, Miss Great Britain 2007

Credit crunch claims its latest victim… the Miss Great Britain contest

Britain’s oldest beauty pageant has become the latest victim of the credit crunch. Miss Great Britain, first staged 64 years ago, was due to be held next month at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. But organiser Robert de Keyser has called it off, citing the global economic downturn after failing to attract enough wealthy patrons willing to buy table space at the event. ashion tycoon Mr de Keyser, 58, insisted last night that he would rearrange the contest later in the year. But a source claimed it was unlikely that Miss Great Britain would be staged at all in 2009. According to records at Companies House, the company behind the competition – in which Mr de Keyser’s 24-year-old girlfriend Ashly Rae is a director – made a loss of £53,000 in 2006 and £62,000 in 2007. Read more here.

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It’s official…June 6, 2009 is the date for the Collier Lilly Ride 4 Life event. It will once again be held at Davidson College! Please visit the website for updates ( We are currently seeking corporate and individual sponsors for the event and also accepting prizes for top fundraisers. Last year some of the prizes included Nascar tickets, Bobcats tickets, ASU football tickets and much more. Keep in mind, ALL proceeds go directly to LifeShare Of The Carolinas!

Stay tuned…make plans now and begin training for the ride!

Jason & Shannon Devine
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Miss Universe Malaysia swimsuit contest

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Miss Universe 2008 – Dayana Mendoza

Below are some of the images of Miss Universe 2008 – Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza. Dayana beat 27 other candidates to win Miss Venezuela 2007 on September 13, 2007, and became only the second woman representing the Amazonas state to win (the first being Carolina Izsak in 1991).

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Winning beauty contest not a cakewalk, says Miss Tourism International

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New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) She has been recently crowned Miss Tourism International and is looking forward to a career in Bollywood. But it has been a tough journey for Manasvi Mamgai who worked 16 hours a day to get where she has.

‘People believe that modelling is fun and does not require any hard work, but the fact is that I had to go through a tough and hectic regime. I used to be on my toes from 7 in the morning till 11 p.m.,’ Manasvi told IANS.

The 21-year-old won the Miss Tourism International title in Malaysia Dec 31, 2008, after beating 42 contestants from all around the globe.

Manasvi feels there is no short cut to success.

‘I am an easy going person. If I am good, I will definitely catch the attention and if I am not, then no matter what I do, I will never get good assignments. I enjoy doing my work with sincerity and put in my best efforts and I am sure I will succeed,’ she added.

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Miss Galaxy 2009

Emphasizing beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, the Galaxy International Pageant® is a personal development opportunity for women of all nations. The delegates who become part of the Galaxy International Pageant™ gain confidence and poise in an increasingly competitive world. The pageant affords each delegate the opportunity to grow and advance her personal and career goals while acting as a role model in her community.
Ashley Beth Perez – Miss Teen Galaxy 2009
Jennifer Ruiz – Miss Galaxy 2009
Laura Buhmann – Ms. Galaxy 2009

Deborah Wright – Mrs. Galaxy 2009

Deborah Wright – Mrs. Galaxy 2009

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Pasadena, CA  January 9, 2009 — (, an online swimwear retailer, provides swimsuits to TLC’s Miss America reality TV series ‘Countdown to the Crown.’ In the second episode of the series, which airs tonight, contestants participate in a runway competition modeling swimwear brands retailed by

TLC's Miss America 'Countdown to the Crown' Contestants

The Miss America contestants model swimsuit brands: Jelly Swimwear, Malibu Dream Girl, Swim Systems, Vitamin A, and Vix Swimwear in the show’s Swimsuit Competition held on the deck of the Queen Mary luxury ocean liner. With the advice of guest consultant and renowned supermodel, Shakara Ledard, the contestants aim to master their poise and confidence on the runway. Photos from the competition will then be posted on TLC’s Miss America ‘Countdown to the Crown’ website where viewers can cast votes for their favorite contestant in an unofficial online poll.

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