Things You Never Knew About Latin American Beauty Pageants
Things You Never Knew About Latin American Beauty Pageants
By Latina Staff | 01/28/2015 - 14:45

Latin America is known for producing Miss Universe contestants prime for winning (hello, Miss Venezuela takes the crown like ALL the time!).


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A Beauty Contest In Colombia Has Little Girls Parading Around In Bikinis
A Beauty Contest In Colombia Has Little Girls Parading Around In Bikinis
By Cristina Arreola | 01/15/2015 - 15:44

A controversial beauty pageant that features six-year-old girls in thongs has sparked outrage and disgust in Colombia.


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Ecuador Beauty Queen Dies After Botched Liposuction Surgery
Ecuador Beauty Queen Dies After Botched Liposuction Surgery
By Cristina Arreola | 01/14/2015 - 10:51

A 19-year-old beauty queen has died due to complications from botched liposuction surgery.


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The Miss Bum Bum Pageant Crowns Its New Winner
The Miss Bumbum Pageant Crowns Its New Winner
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/19/2014 - 13:00

And the winner of this year's Miss Bumbum pageant is... Indianara Carvalho.


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Connecticut Town Expands Latino Beauty Pageant To Include Boys
Connecticut Town Expands Latina Beauty Pageant to Include Boys
By Cristina Arreola | 04/01/2014 - 12:57

Who says girls get to have all the fun?


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Gabriela Isler becomes Miss Universe
10 Things You Didn't Know About Miss Universe
By Cristina Arreola | 11/11/2013 - 13:27

On Saturday night, Miss Venezuela was crowned the 62nd Miss Universe! Gorgeous Gabriela Isler, 25, was awarded the crown after competing with 85 beautiful contestants at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Originally from Maracay, Venezuela, Isler will serve as Miss Universe for the next year, representing her country–and Latinas–across the globe! 


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Miss Universe 2013: Meet the 19 Latina Contestants
Miss Universe 2013: Meet the 18 Latina Contestants
By Cristina Arreola | 11/01/2013 - 14:41

Who is the most beautiful woman in the world?

Next week, many Latin American beauties will take the stage and compete for the title of Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Over the years, countless gorgeous Latinas have taken home the prestigious honor–most recently, Mexico’s Ximena Navarrete won the pageant in 2010.


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The Most Outrageous Latin American Beauty Pageants
The 7 Most Outrageous Latin American Beauty Pageants
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/18/2013 - 11:30

From a pageant where you win for having the best booty to a beauty contest for inmates, we've rounded up the seven most outrageous pageants coming out of Latin America.


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Controversial Push for Miss Colombia to Get a Nose Job
By Mariela Rosario | 02/08/2010 - 11:57

Ever since Natalia Navarro was crowned Miss Colombia back in November 2009, she has generated controversy. Everything from her use of colloquial "street" Spanish to her physical appearance has come under scrutiny in her native Colombia, where beauty pageants and the cult of perfection inspire passionate debate.


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Welcome to the Miss Fat Gay Venezuela Pageant
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2009 - 11:14

Being fat in Venezuela is taboo. The country seems to breed Miss Universe winners! But a different kind of beauty pageant is taking Hugo Chavez's homeland by storm these days. And if you thought being pudgy was taboo, what about being overweight, gay and a queen? Downright scandalous.


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