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Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan …

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VIDEO: Liliane Iradukunda‏ is Miss Rwanda 2018

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Liliane Iradukunda has been named Miss Rwanda after the final round of the beauty contest at the Kigali Convention Center on Saturday night. The 18-year-old Iradukunda clinched the crown after beating 19 others in the grande finale. She represented Western Province. Judges decide the winner …

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More than skin deep: cosmetic surgery industry booming

Paris, France | AFP | In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks, 8.6 billion euros ($10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said Thursday. This meant plastic surgeons and beauty practitioners spent about the equivalent of Costa Rica’s …

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Miss America CEO quits over misogynistic emails

Washington, United States | AFP | The Miss America pageant’s CEO resigned on Saturday after dozens of former beauty queens demanded he step down over leaked internal emails that contained misogynistic, fat- and slut-shaming language. “This afternoon, the Board of Directors of the Miss America Organization accepted the resignation of …

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PICTORIAL: Meet Leah Kagasa, newly crowned Miss Uganda 2016

PICTORIAL: Intelligent, and it showed. Leah Kagasa will represent Uganda at the Miss World competition in December in the USA. The 21-year-old was crowned Miss Uganda 2016 Saturday night at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria hall. She is pursuing a marketing degree, and boasts of being a hard worker.  She says she ‘has worked …

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Rise of antioxidant skin bleaches in Uganda

Side effects unknown as beauticians resort to using nutritional prescription supplements After years of hearing warnings against use of certain skin whitening products, some determined individual are increasingly seeking solutions among so-called “natural” skin whiteners writes Nicole Namubiru. But are these products any safer? Among the so-called natural bleachers are antioxidants. …

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