Kurdish beauty, VIAN AMER NOORI SULAIMANI, is the new MISS IRAQ 2017. 23 year old Vian originally hails from the city of Sulaymaniyah but currently works for an insurance/investment company in Baghdad. The Miss Iraq plans to return and debut to some International pageants like Miss Universe.

The gorgeous Allison Tucker will have the opportunity to represent the state of Arkansas at the 2017 Miss Teen USA Pageant later this year. 

From 1986 until 2004, when Sarah French won Miss Photogenic, no Miss Arkansas Teen USA had placed or won an award at the national competition.

New directors, the Vanbros group who also direct the Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma pageants, took over the management of the pageant in 2007 and since that time Arkansas had placed at Miss Teen USA three consecutive years, including Stevi Perry winning their first Miss Teen USA title in 2008.

For her the crown symbolizes possibility. Alicia Harrison competed in her first pageant at 22, won the crown of Miss New York U.S. International and will represent her state at the 2017 Miss U.S International Pageant later this year.

But Pageant is not just glitter and glamour, Alicia believes they can play a role in the betterment of society. The beauty queen enjoys giving back to her community and has volunteered with an organization called Volunteer NY. "I am hopeful my biggest contribution to the world will be getting people involved for years to come."

Miss U.S. International is the official USA preliminary to the prestigious Miss International Beauty Contest. The USA has sent a representative to the Miss International pageant since its inception in 1960. The only year a representative was not sent was in 2006.

Lets know a little more about the beautiful Alicia Harrison through this interview!

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from Sedgefield in the Western Cape is a 21-year-old final year B.Com business management and entrepreneurship student. She is also a part-time model at Boss Models and Vision Management. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 on March 25, 2017 at the Sun City Superbowl. The beauty queen will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe and Miss World later this year.

Three Miss South Africas, namely, Rolene Strauss, Anneline Kriel and Penelope Coelen have won the Miss World titles in 2014, 1974 and 1958 respectively. Pageant followers are highly positive about Demi Leigh’s chances at Miss World and Miss Universe, and who knows she might just win an international crown this year. Her dedication and hard work towards her goals, and her success which has been a result of her ambitions and efforts, will surely take her long on the road of victory!

When you think modern beauty pageants, your first thought may go to Miss Congeniality and 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. 

For the reigning Miss Lakeville the crown is a "wonderful symbol of power and grace". Pageants are not just about the gowns and crowns and Aubrie Przybysz believes they can play a role in the betterment of society. The beauty queen enjoys giving back to her community. She wants to be Miss America since she's a little girl "It has been my biggest dream and the one dream that I have never given up on. My aunt is a former Miss America local title holder and I can confidently say the world is a better place with her".

The gorgeous Aubrie Przybysz enjoys giving back to her community "I have done every type of service work you can think of. From building houses with Habitat for Humanity to attending fundraisers to painting faces at a local fair. If an organization needs an extra set of hands I'm there."

Read on and discover her story below!

Brains, beauty, compassion – the contemporary image of a beauty queen has come a long way. Pageantry no longer requires you to sit down and look pretty! Yvette Blaess competed at Miss World America in 2016, she will be a candidate for Miss California USA later this year and she's the marketing director of Miss Earth California! The young woman also serves as International Speaker on ADHD and Dyslexia.

So, what can a "pageant girl" do to ensure they put on a successful event, get noticed, and grow from the experience? Read on and discover Yvette' story!

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