Haruka Yamashita crowned Miss World Japan 2017

21-year-old Haruka Yamashita was crowned Miss World Japan 2017 last September 4. She succeeds Priyanka Yoshikawa, her country’s first ever half-Indian national winner who made the Top 20 in Miss World 2016. The artistically-inclined Tokyo native beat 30 other contestants for the national title … Continue reading Haruka Yamashita crowned Miss World Japan 2017

Missouri wins 2nd Miss Teen USA Crown


17-year-old Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff of Kansas CityMissouri was crowned Miss Teen USA 2017, at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on July 29. During her Top 5 interview, the Girl Scout Gold awardee discussed the importance of sustainable projects and revealed that she had been working with her state’s legislators to “change the lives of adults with developmental disabilities“. With her win, Sophia is now the Show Me State’s second Miss Teen USA titleholder, after Marissa Whitley in 2001.

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