At the Miss Universe pageant, Africa was represented beautifully by all of its delegates. These women displayed confidence, poise and grace. Each woman should be so proud of the job they did representing their respective countries.
Last week women around the world observed the 100th celebration of International Women's Day. One woman not discussed was Jean Bartel, Miss America 1943, who passed away on Sunday night.
If the Philippines wants to get its act together and live up to its potential, it needs to demand more of itself. It can achieve this by ending its acceptance of the lowest common denominator.
When images of physical beauty serve to diminish the depth of a woman, we should reject them and when they restore an appreciation of that which has been devalued then we should feel free to enjoy them.
While some are hailing Haiti's participation in the Miss Universe pageant as an accomplishment, I can't help but wonder if a beauty queen is really what the country needs right now.
Thanks to a partnership between the Miss Universe Organization and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Miss Universe will frequently be sharing headlines with worms.
Watch contestants from all over the universe compete in the grueling categories of Swimsuit, Evening Gown and Interview. And watch me mock them endlessly. But with love.
Miss Universe's outfit incited a bunch of angry commenters to accuse her of mocking her home culture and label her as "a national disgrace," "perverted," and a "stupid person" wearing a "stupidly designed costume."
Best and worst celebrity career move of the week.
Whether influential, intriguing or simply offensive, these celebrities, politicians and pop culture icons have caught my eye for helping the planet, saving money on gas and looking sweet atop the seat.