Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Miss Australia Francesca Hung Responds To Miss Universe Racist Backlash

Ashley Graham First transgender contestant competes in Miss Universe
Angelica Greene | 18 December, 2018, 12:12

Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, made history at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday night as the competition's first transgender contestant.

Miss Universe, formerly owned by President Trump, didn't allow transgender competitors until recently.

Under the new rules, women who compete in the Miss Universe pageant are now only required to be unmarried and without children.

Fans have rallied behind Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green after she was crowned the first runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant over the weekend. Catriona Gray, drawn with colored pencils!

Washington careens toward government shutdown with no deal in sight
Carlson questioned why Pelosi, who called border walls "immoral", hasn't criticized the border wall in Israel. Without a resolution, parts of the federal government would shut down at midnight on Friday.

Mueller releases memo detailing Flynn's interview with Federal Bureau of Investigation
While the Democrats leading the committees could grant subpoena powers to the top Republicans, it is unlikely they will do so. As was the case in his December 7 appearance, a transcript is expected to be released after this session.

Massive Marriott data breach traced to Chinese hackers
The United States is also seeking the extradition of the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei . The Trump administration has been working with Chinese officials to negotiate an end to the trade war.

"If that contestant can go through the casting process, become a candidate, and earn the right to represent her country, then why not?" As long as I know my intentions were pure, people around me know me - they know that I would never say anything like that deliberately - so I just had to be okay with that and let other people say what they wanna say.

After winning she told reporters she would like to expand her work with an organisation in the Philippines that promotes education on HIV and AIDS. She added, "Show's over, but the doctors came to the rescue! She is that voice for the transgender community".

But the focus wasn't only on her Mayon Volcano-inspired gown and the famed Mikimoto crown as many also noticed her iconic ear cuff.

Some online bookmakers have made her their favourite Miss Universe 2018 participant.

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