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    Pia, I choose you!

    Did you know that Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is obsessed with video games? It’s no surprise that she is also a big fan of Pokémon Go, we took to the streets of NYC to catch some critters, click here to watch!

    1. Who is your go-to Pokemon?
    Pikachu! The cutest of them all!

    2. If you were a Pokemon which one would you be?
    Pikachu! With electric attacks and electric pouches coming from my cheeks! Haha but when I’m hungry I become Raichu. ?


    3. What are your favorite video games and characters?
    Final Fantasy, Tekken, Kingdom Hearts, Marvel Vs Capcom, Guitar Hero & Rockband.

    4. What do you say to people who think that girls are not good at video games?
    Just keep practicing. And don’t compete with really good players until you are ready. Haha. Be honest with yourself, if you’re having a hard time, be comfortable in adjusting the difficulty of the game. It’s not cheating. Games are meant to be fun!

    5. Any last thoughts on your favorite games?
    Don’t be surprised if you see me with a handheld console or Pokémon Go. It’s just the gamer in me.

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    Congrats, Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal!

    With women around the world gearing up for the 2016 Miss Universe Competition, one contestant’s dream became a reality. Meet 20-year old Kiran Jassal of Malaysia. She overcame the odds of being the youngest in the competition with some help from her mother who encouraged her to compete. Jassal is studying dentistry and says she wants to pursue it even after pageantry.


    We can’t wait to learn more about Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal throughout the year! Keep checking Miss U for future updates on the upcoming 2016 Miss Universe Competition.

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    2016 Miss Teen USA Preliminary Competition


    TUNE-IN to the 2016 Miss Teen USA Preliminary Competition

    WHEN: Friday, July 29th
    TIME: 11:00pm ET // 8:00pm PT

    Streaming LIVE on Miss U app, MissTeenUSA.com, Facebook and YouTube.

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    Miss USA talks diversity, pageants: ‘I’ve faced discrimination in the past’

    USAToday.com – As a woman of color who has worked in the tech industry and served in the armed forces before winning Miss USA, Deshauna Barber knows what breaking boundaries is like.

    Barber, the ninth African-American woman to be crowned Miss USA, discussed her experiences with diversity and pageants in a conversation with USA TODAY, sharing that it’s natural for her, and every African-American woman, to be fearful of discrimination.

    “Was I a little fearful that maybe my skin color might play a role in whether I win? I was a little bit nervous about that,” she said.


    “Pageants are nerve-wracking in general. As African-American women, we do face discrimination at times, and it’s a natural fear I feel in every single field, whether it’s in the Department of Commerce when I was working there, or the military, or pageants, or even walking into a store.” Read the full article here.

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    Miss USA and U.S. Army Reserve

    U.S. Army Reserve Media Relations team stopped by the Miss Universe Organization office today to meet with Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber. She currently holds the title of Miss USA, but Deshauna is also a U.S. Army Reserve Officer.

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