GMANetwork.com – HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy organization GMHC on Wednesday morning thanked Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach for visiting their New York City offices to learn about the organization’s services and the issues involved in HIV/AIDS.
Our thanks to @MissUniverse Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach who visited us to learn about our services & issues of HIV & AIDS. Read the full article here.
WSJ.com – As performers at the 61st Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel prepared to present a program celebrating the work of Mozart, some focused on their co-star Lord, a handsome black horse.
As he was readied backstage, Lord relaxed with Katherine Haik, the reigning Miss Teen USA and a host of the Friday evening event, which featured New York City’s top opera singers and classical musicians. Read the full article here.
NJ.com – The senior residents at St. Ann’s Home for the Aged in Jersey City were all smiles Thursday when they received a special visit.
Serena Bucaj, who was named Miss New York for the Miss USA competition last month, visited the Old Bergen Road nursing home to hand out carnations and to spend some time with the residents.
The beauty pageant winner from Rockland County, New York, spent her teenage summers at the nursing home as a volunteer.
“There’s nothing more amazing or humbling than seeing the looks on the senior citizens face when you come in,” said Bucaj. “A simple gesture like giving out flowers, like the way I did today, can mean so much to one person. It may be something little to me and you, but to them it’s the world to see a girl with a crown and a sash, almost like a princess, coming in.
“I would do it every single day if I could,” she added.
Bucaj will be competing in the Miss USA pageant later this year. Read the full article here.
WCYB.com – Miss Virginia Teen USA Gracyn Blackmore visited the center and talked about the importance of setting goals.
Girls from elementary school through high school gathered to take part in activities geared towards Blackmore’s new platform she calls “unlocked.”
“We talk about goal setting and unlocking your true potential,” Blackmore said. “I love to be here at Girls Inc. because I feel like I can relate to them since they are the same age as me, the same age bracket.” Read the full article here.
MB.com – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtbach and Miss USA Olivia Jordan are truly #BFFGoals! The “besties” showed up together at an art gallery in New York on Valentine’s Day.
Pia and Olivia attended the “Gemfields presents The Art of Love” gallery at the Skylight Clarkson SQ in New York. The two beauties met artist Meagan Morrison.
Meagan did a quick sketch of the two, which Olivia posted on her social media accounts @MissUSA.
The beauty queens are another example that the USA and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. The two are currently in New York for the New York Fashion Week which will conclude on Thursday, February 18. Read the full article here.