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Mabuhay! Catriona Gray from Philippines Crowned Miss Universe 2018

Photo credit to: Miss Universe Organization

Wow 94 contestants from countries and territories and
Asians are breaking barriers and finally been acknowledge and accepted to the american culture as great Diverse community that is contributing so much to the USA. At the Miss Universe pageant competition 3 Asians made it to the final top 10. The three were Miss Vietnam USA and Miss Thailand USA, crowning Miss Philippines USA Catriona Gray as the winner of Miss USA 2018!

On Sunday, December 17, 2018, the 67th Annual Miss Universe pageant, was held on at IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani Popular 3 Rd, Ban Mai, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand. On the day Catriona Gray from Philippines Crowned Miss Universe 2018.

“Congratulations CATRIONA. You made us FIL AMS so proud. You are an epitome of beauty, intelligence and strength. A true inspiration for all! Mabuhay! Said Virgelia Villegas, CEO and Producer at Miss Asia USA of Virgelia Productions Inc.

The 67th annual Miss Universe pageant was hosted by Comedian and Television Host Steve Harvey along with
supermodel Ashley Graham.
Fashion television personality Carson Kressley and runway coach Lu Sierra provided commentary and analysis throughout the live telecast.

The performer was American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo who sung during the live show.

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization.

What prizes won Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

    • To wear a prestigious phoenix crown, designed by Mikimoto & Co., Ltd., worth $250,000 or P13.2 million. Gray cannot keep the crown after her year is over.

    • As usual a year-long salary as Miss Universe

    • Luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses

    • A one-year supply of haircare products and tools from Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI Haircare

    • A shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry Shoes & Accessories

    • A personalized face chart and products from MAC Cosmetics

    • Personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness @ Le Parker Meridien Hotel and hair services from John Barrett Salon

    • A modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographers

    • Dermatology and skincare services

    • A professional health and nutrition consultation

    • Dental services

    • Professional representation by The Miss Universe Organization

    • Extensive travel representing sponsors and charitable partners

    • Access to various events including casting opportunities, movie premiers, screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties

    • Personal appearance wardrobe and styling by the official Miss Universe Organization fashion stylist

About Miss Universe Catriona Gray: 
Catriona Gray is passionate about the arts and previously received her Master Certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music. She works closely with Young Focus Philippines, an education based NGO that provides free education and school sponsorships for children in Tondo Manila, one of the poorest neighborhoods within the country’s capital city.

Catriona is an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention after losing a close friend to the virus. She additionally supports Love Yourself Philippines, an organization that offers free testing, education and treatment to those living with HIV/AIDS, and now as Miss Universe, plans to bring more awareness to the epidemic.

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), an Endeavor company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions provide contestants and titleholders an international platform through dedicated partnerships with global charities, sponsors, and brands. For more information, and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization’s official global causes, please visit: www.missuniverse.com.

Diversity News Productions Focus on Diversity with Expansion of Diversity Pageants USA

Diversity Pageants calls on other Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusions organizations to join and partner with them by supporting the upcoming 1st annual Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show and Red Carpet event.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2016 — Diversity News Productions producer of the upcoming Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants set for November 5, 2016! is calling Government agencies and other Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusions department organizations to join and partner with them by supporting the upcoming 1st annual Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show and Red Carpet event.

Diversity News Productions, an events, film and productions company, today announced the expansion of Diversity Pageants, a company-wide initiative focused on identifying diversity opportunities through a variety of programs, community outreach and lending support to other nationally recognized diversity-focused organizations annual events. With the expansion, Diversity News Productions pageants furthers its commitment of creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive opportunities to foster creativity and innovation in order to help woman from 14 to 75 years to become confident, make new friendships, learn leadership skills, network for new opportunities as well to empower them and pursue leadership roles in our Diverse society.

Government agencies and other Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusions department organizations get involved by supporting Diversity Pageants in purchasing tickets, advertise in the souvenir program or become sponsor of the event. You can get involved by calling: 818-787-1249 or 213-321-9408 or email to: info@missandmrsdiversity.com or sponsor@missandmrsdiversity.com

Diversity Pageants was founded in April 2016, in response to the controversy of no Diversity included in many entertainment award shows, television roles, modeling, media, government roles, movies roles and music, etc.

Diversity News Productions 1st annual Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show Night to benefit AIDS Walk Los Angeles and & Autism Speaks. Diversity Pageants to be hosted by actor and producer Joel Valdez. Diversity Pageants red carpet host is American actress Thushari Jayasekera.

Diversity Pageants crowning show and red carpet event will be held at The Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Agoura High School 28545 W Driver Ave, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 on November 5, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm. The event will feature live entertainment, a red carpet arrivals at 5pm and the show at 7pm.

So make a difference by purchasing tickets now: Tickets sale prices are $45 regular, $55 Reserved (VIP) for Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show and Red Carpet Event. To purchase online regular or VIP tickets go to http://tinyurl.com/DiversityPageants2016

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Diversity Pageants to feature live performance by Billboard hit recording artist and singer-songwriter Fawn as well celebrities judges such as CBS The Young and the Restless and Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Recipient Actress Kate Linder, Coach to the Starts Bobbie Chance, Hit Recording Artist Fawn, Celebrity Fashion Designer Vida Craddock and Pageant Producer Natalya Korol.

The 1st annual Ms/Mrs. Diversity & Ms/Mrs. Diversity News Pageants has an array of contestants with very unique backgrounds and they’re are the following: Mrs. Diversity News Woodland Hills Marie Bogacz, Miss Diversity News Cabo Verde Carlina Rebeiro, Mrs. Diversity Costa Rica Gisele Rebeiro, Mrs. Diversity Lake Forest Wendy Lynn Adams, Miss Diversity News Oxnard Vanessa Reyes, Mrs Diversity Mexico Claudia Granados, Mrs. Diversity News Los Angeles Silvia E. Garcia, Miss Diversity News Thailand Janey Westbury, Mrs Diversity News Santa Monica Elizabeth Sandoval, Miss Diversity News Reseda Francesca Esker aka Sunshine, Mrs. Diversity Northridge Shaily Baguerian and Mrs. Diversity News San Diego Sharon Doyle.

Steven Escobar is the Founder, CEO, President & Executive Producer of Diversity Pageants.

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About Diversity News Productions: Diversity News Productions, an events, film and productions company, which is part of the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies such as award winning DiversityNewsMagazine.com, DiversityNewsPublications.com, DiversityNewsMagazineAwards.com, Diversity News TV, award winning Diversity News Radio and more. For more information visit dnproductions.diversitynewspublications.com

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Music Artists Who Regularly Attend the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker draws in poker players from around the world in a quest to win the ever-coveted gold championship bracelet.  As the popularity of poker has grown, players from all walks of life have taken up the game and among them are stars of music industry.  Let’s take a look at some of the music stars that have played at the World Series of Poker.

Rapper and R&B star Nelly has made headlines over the year for playing at the WSOP.  While he hasn’t made big money at the event as of yet, he did make headlines in 2010 when he made Day 2 of the event.  While that is far from the title, making it through Day 1 is a step that literally thousands of players fail to accomplish and it was a good first step.  Nelly is a regular at the poker tables in and around Vegas and he will likely be there this year.

Anthrax lead guitarist Scott Ian has been a regular at the WSOP Main Event for years now and has advanced past Day 1 of the event numerous times.  Ian has actually shown so much promise at the poker tables that he was tutored for a while by professional poker players Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke and even had a sponsorship with an online poker site.

However, the most successful musician to play the WSOP is Godsmack’s Sully Erna.  Erna has been coming to the WSOP for years and actually made the money of the Main Event in both 2006 and 2007.  His best finish was in 2007 where he place 237th.  While that does not sound like a huge accomplishment, Erna still pulled in over $45,000 for his finish.  Of course, that is still a far cry from the $8.25 Million that Champion Jerry Yang took home.

As poker continues to increase in popularity worldwide, don’t be surprised to see more music artist try their hand at the game.  Poker is said to have the adrenaline rush of performing in front of a 100,000 screaming fans, and the Millions at stake doesn’t hurt either.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article first published on Diversity News Magazine Dot Com now known as DiversityNewsMagazine.org