She comes from the world’s powerhouse for pageant queens. The gorgeous Monalysa Alcantara won the prestigious title of Miss Brazil 2017. She will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2017 later this year. 

The Miss Brazil, and Brazil itself, are responsible for one of the most successful campaigns in history of Miss Universe, with two winners and several runners-up, finalists and semifinalists. It was considered one of the best organized and most successful beauty pageants during the 1950s and 1960s and is believed that much of the fame of the beauty of Brazilian women comes from this.


The gorgeous Alexandria Brown was inspired to enter the Miss Illinois USA Pageant world due to two life events. The first, she lost 80 pounds over the course of a year. "I fell in love with health and fitness because I realized how much of a change it can make in your life.  As a pageant queen I would be able to reach out to other women in regards teaching them how important it is to living a healthy lifestyle." she explained.

The second event would be when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer "I watched her fight it through her faith, prayer, and strength every day. It was that event that made me realize I could gain a platform to speak out to women about prevention of breast cancer and women's health."

Alexandria graduated from the University of St. Francis with a bachelor's degree in Business and Health Administration. She currently works at DeVry University as a student support advisor assisting students with their academic and financial needs.  In addition, she is a personal trainer and takes her exam to become certified in the fall of this year.


As Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independence in 2017, I could not come up with a far more excellent idea than talking to a candidate of the Miss Universe Finland Pageant. Adriana Gerxhalija, a 22 years old from Turku will compete at the national contest in a few weeks. "I believe that Finland is an example to be followed by countries in the world." she said.

Adriana is currently working in an accociation called Together accociation - "It is a multicultural centre in which we enhance the beauty of bringing people and cultures together and realizing how many things we actually have in common." she explained.

She is also studying to become youth and leisure instructor. She would love to be an excellent example for the youth about healthy lifestyle and to be the motivator of working hard for their dreams and goals in life. 

The last time Finland has won the Miss Universe Crown was in 1975 when Anne Marie Pohtamo became the second Finn to claim the title of Miss Universe, 23 years after Armi Kuusela.

Here we bring you the untold facts about Adriana Gerxhalija’s life and also her ideas, objectives and opinions… Have a look!


When you think modern beauty pageants, your first thought may go to Miss Congeniality or Miss America. Regardless of which springs first into your mind, you may not realize how far back this tradition of celebrating women goes. Beauty and strength are universally celebrated in our society. 

I had the opportunity to interview the gorgeous Lisa Van Orden. The beauty queen represented the state of New Hampshire at the 2017 Elite Miss Earth United States Pageant a few days ago.

As an accomplished woman Lisa has a degree, is a licensed esthetician, and a professional makeup artist. She beauty queen founded her company Studio LAVO in 2015. In its's first year LAVO was voted the #1 Skincare & Makeup Boutique by NH Magazine. She has worked with major Networks such as ABC, DIY, HGTV, and NH1. 

Lisa's titles include Miss Hooksett 2007, Miss New Hampshire US 2012, Miss Petite New Hampshire 2013, Ms Rhode Island US 2014 and Elite Miss Earth New Hampshire 2017."Pageants changed my life simply because they gave me something to consistently work towards" she explained.

Here we bring you the untold facts about Lisa’s life and also her ideas, objectives and opinions… Have a look!


Even pageant queens aren't immune to bullying. Miss Kentucky United States 2017 Stephanie Ramos joined the pageant world because she became a victim of Cyber Bullying when she was younger - "I always tell everyone I meet, that pageantry saved my life." she explained. As the current titleholder she wants to inspire and motivate others through her platform which is, “Stop the hate before it's too late, empowering children through the art of dance”.

At 21 Stephanie became an entrepreneur. She opened her own dance studio in Lancaster Kentucky. In addition, she is an award winning regional and national choregrapher - "Dancing is my art and my passion and I am so blessed to say that I brought the art of dance to a community that had never been exposed to it."

The beauty queen is currently a senior at Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in Physical Wellness Management. Another fun fact is that she was born in Puerto Rico and I am half Puerto Rican and half Colombian.

I had the opportunity to recently interview Stephanie. I appreciate her sharing her story. I hope you will enjoy this interview!


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