Monday, January 28, 2019

Mrs. Earth International 2018, Dr. Sonal Parihar Talks About Women's Issues in India

Sonal Parihar, Mrs. Earth International 2018 from Rajasthan, Central India was crowned on June 10th last year in Las Vegas, Nevada. She describes herself as a born perfectionist, full of diligence and has the utmost care for human values. Sonal asserts, "I’m a doctor by choice, a gynecologist by profession and a fashionista by passion."

Sonal who is a trained laparoscopic surgeon and colposcopist, and practice her profession in her multi-specialty owned hospital in Jodhpur, says, "As a doctor, I’m emotionally strong and balanced. I strictly manage my time depending upon  the preference of that day, keeping an optimum balance between family, hospital work, social commitments, and personal care."


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Do You Have What it Takes to be the Queen Beauty District of Columbia?

PL Enterprises NYC is looking for a model competitor to be the inaugural Queen Beauty DC.

Casting Requirements:

  • Height: 5'7 and above
  • Age: 18 - 28 years old
  • Status: Never married, no children, US citizenship, no State requirement. After all, we are the Nations Capital
  • Entrance fee: $500

 Inaugural Queen Beauty DC Prize Package:

  • Sash and crown
  • Roundtrip flight to Nationals in Arizona, late August
  •  $500 cash prize
  • Transportation to and from the airport in Arizona
  • Hotel accommodations (shared room with another delegate) and meals during Arizona pageant
  • Hair and Makeup for the competition
  • Invitation to walk in all hiTechMODA fashion productions for a year
  • PageantLIVE host, other hosting gigs and red carpet opportunities. 
  • Premier model and host for hiTechMODA Fashion Show in September 6/7 
  • Cover model for hiTechMODA Magazine
  • Sponsored photoshoots 
  • Brand Ambassador Opportunities
  • Hair Sponsor 
  • Preparation Coaching
  • Hair and Makeup services for photoshoots 
  • Branding guidance and marketing guidance

Friendly NOTE:

Although we have secured Angelino to provide a gown and other items, the Queen Beauty DC will need to be able to provide some of her own wardrobes. 

Queen Beauty USA 

National Winner Prize Package is valued at $25K or higher in cash, prizes and contracts.

The National Pageant in Scottsdale is being filmed for a reality TV show, the idea is to show the competition side of pageantry.

The National Winner will compete in Spain in the Nov/Dec timeframe. All expenses are paid through the national office.

This fantastic opportunity is knocking on you, APPLY NOW at

UPDATE: PageantLIVE is no longer Affiliated with Queen Beauty DC as a state director.

*PL Enterprises NYC President Pamela Privette acquired Queen Beauty DC Directorship; however, the newly promoted PL Enterprises Vice President Joyce Cortez will take over PageantLIVE whenever Pamela is on her duties as Queen Beauty DC Director.

She's Beauty and She's Grace, Spotlight on Andromeda Peters, She's Miss United States 2018

"From sea to shining sea like Lady Liberty
She reigns over all she sees
She is beauty, and she is grace
She is queen of 50 States
She is elegance and taste
She is Miss United States."

Who loves William Shatner's Miss United States song description in the movie Miss Congeniality? Well, we all do, and that's precisely embodies the reigning Miss United States, Andromeda Peters.

Andromeda shared on her website's biography that she is a daughter of a transgender parent, "She loves and honors her dad's journey who she shares a deep bond with. Her other father is from Ghana where he used to be a musician and have reconnected with her a few years ago. Andromeda says these past experiences encouraged her to share her own story to empower others, and she believes that there are no limitations in life."**

Andromeda who represented Miss United States Virginia was crowned as the Miss United States 2018 on the 8th of July last year at the Omni Orlando Resort, Champions Gate in Orlando, Florida.

Q&A with Miss United States 2018

Describe yourself in one word and why?

Enthusiastic! I am always excited about life.

What’s your advocacy or what are you passionate about?

Mental health awareness! It is only fitting since I am a licensed psychotherapist. I love to include self-care and self-love into my mental health tips.

Favorite place in your State and what’s special about it?

I love visiting any vegan restaurant! I love Silver Diner in Springfield; especially breakfasts because I am a foodie!!

Define women empowerment

Women empowerment is doing whatever you can that makes you feel whole and complete. No two women are the same. So it's up to us - as women to define what makes us feel alive, strong, and inspired.

What’s your definition of "Beauty and Grace?"

My definition of "Beauty and Grace" is authenticity.

I’ve wanted to be the Miss United States for a while! That’s because I love that every national queen has had such a unique platform, personality, and their own look. I felt like it was the perfect fit for me because I won just by being myself! That is, "Beauty and Grace."

Social Media 



Miss United States 2018

By: Joyce Cortez
Cover Photo: Fadil Berisha Photography, 2nd Photo: Carlos Velez Studio
**Biography source:

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

PageantLIVE Red Carpet Highlight: Phoebe Collins, Queen Beauty New Hampshire 2019

My best advice is don’t be afraid to be yourself. I love to see people not to care what others think. Be yourself and be proud to show it!

Phoebe Collins, Queen Beauty New Hampshire 2019, is not only beautiful inside out, but also been paving her way to success - she is diligent and committed. This beauty is a senior at Pinkerton Academy, one of the largest high schools in New England with over 3,000 students. Phoebe shares, "I live in Auburn, a very small town in New Hampshire. I work right down the road at the Auburn Tavern as a hostess and eventually a server after my 18th birthday." We asked what she's like on her free time; she says, "Since I’m running around very busy all the time, I love when I get a few minutes to sit down in the dining room downstairs and spend time with my family. I live with my parents, two brothers, sister-in-law, and our two dogs and four cats, so we have a very full house! I absolutely love my family and really enjoy talking and watching movies with them."

Why should models/delegates choose to compete in Queen Beauty USA? 

Queen Beauty is the perfect pageant for aspiring models and actresses, and can be beneficial for everyone! You are provided with so many opportunities to get your name out there and start your career, not to mention there is an AMAZING support system there for you whenever you need them!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I see myself waiting tables in Los Angeles, California and working on my acting career going on auditions and doing work here and there. I also see myself being a graduate of cosmetology school.

How about in ten years?

In ten years, I see myself with stable acting or cosmetology career and starting a family of my own. I would love to be living outside of LA in the more rural areas of California, and preferably near the beach!

If you only have one wish, what is it and why?

My wish would be that there was a cure for pancreatic cancer. It affects so many people and their families and is the 3rd leading cause of death by cancer in the United States. My grandfather suffered from this disease; it acts fast with no known cure nor an easy way to detect it - a cure for this disease would save so many people.

One thing about you that no one else knows?

I actually love listening to classic rock music. I listen to bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zepplin, Credence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers The Eagles, and more! I went to a Poison concert and a Stix/REO Speedwagon concert. I grew up listening to that music, and it reminds me of my childhood, but most people wouldn’t expect me to listen to it now.

Fun Questions

Favorite color:

Favorite food:

Who is your celebrity crush? 
Noah Centineo

Favorite band, you love to listen? 
The Eagles

Favorite movie?
Mama Mia!

Inspirational Message

My best advice is don’t be afraid to be yourself. I love to see people not to care what others think. Be yourself and be proud to show it!

Pageants like Queen Beauty help you learn to be confident in the real you, and I am so thankful for pageantry. It shapes so many young women into confident, beautiful leaders. I hope that eventually, everyone in the pageant industry will be proud to say they are pageant girls!

By: Joyce Cortez

PageantLIVE Red Carpet Highlight is a special feature of Ask The Crown. We are proud to be the pioneer of publishing titleholders exclusive interviews nationally and internationally. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Spotlight on Miriah Ludtke, Miss Missouri USA 2019

Miriah Ludtke is not only Miss Missouri USA 2019, but she is also a bonafide boss babe and young professional making strides in the sales recruiter industry. After years of hard work, sweat and tears, Miriah has nabbed the title and is ready to prove to the world you can have it all - beauty, brains, a title, and a fulltime career.

Claim to fame

Miss Missouri USA

Fun fact about you

My name is Miriah Jo. Miriah is my Mother’s middle name. Jo(e) is my father’s first name. I don’t think it’s a coincidence either that my initials ended up as MJ since my dad is the biggest Michael Jordan fan ever. 

If you have one wish to be granted in 2018 what is it and why?

That the University of Illinois cheerleaders beat Mizzou in the annual Liberty Battle at The Braggin’ Rights Game in late December, this game has been a long time family affair, and the Liberty Battle is my favorite part. I know I’m a Missouri girl now, but Fighting Illini Basketball will always hold my heart!

When did you start getting involved in pageants?

I learned about the USA system after receiving a postcard in my mailbox. At that time, the organization was partnered with Lindenwood University and offered a large scholarship just for competing. The higher you placed, the more scholarship money you won. That year I went on to place 1stRunner Up at Miss Illinois Teen USA. A few years later I attended Lindenwood and graduated debt free! Who knew one postcard would be able to give me so much!

How does it feel to be the new Miss Missouri USA?

Unreal. If you haven’t seen my crowning video, I encourage you to watch it. When you chase something for as long as I did, it’s hard not to let yourself start to believe it may never happen. When it finally did, years of emotion and heartache from failure poured out of me. It was the most emotional moment of my life. A true blessing…

What's your plan or platform you will work on as Miss Missouri USA?

Big Brothers Big Sisters. My mother spent a part of her childhood in foster care and always taught me how important it is to take care of kids in your community. I have been matched with my Little Jyshyra for three years. She is an amazing young woman and a true blessing to my life.

Tell us something people don't know about you?

I have a serious obsession with romantic tragedies. I may or may not have cried for 48 hours after watching A Star is Born...

Any piece of advice to girls who are planning to join a pageant?

Invest in professional help for stage makeup and wardrobe selection. I can’t stress this enough. What looks good for Prom doesn’t always work on the pageant stage. I highly recommend Ashley Tribble for guidance. Ashley is a makeup business owner and a former gown store owner.

What's the best piece of advice you ever received in your life?

"Good things come to those that grind." 

What's your passion or interest outside pageantry?

I love animals! I had a really hard time as a kid making friends, but luckily I had a pet kitten who was always there for me to cry on. That cat passed in December and was one of the greatest blessings to my life. 

How do you define women empowerment?

For me, it’s about loving yourself and all your failures. Share your failures with the world. There are women out there facing the same struggles who need to know they aren’t alone.

What is something you can't live without and why?

Starbursts. Silly but serious! I am a sugar fiend! 

Social Media

Instagram Personal handle: @miriahl  Official Miss Missouri USA: @missmousa 

Facebook Personal page: Miriah Ludtke  Official Miss Missouri USA page: Miss Missouri USA 

By: Natalie Mc Govern
Photos: Georgina Vaughan (Cover Headshot), 2nd photo byTrey Saxon

PageantLIVE and Ask The Crown Exclusives. PageantLIVE is known for exclusive interviews, and we pride to have and maintains on publishing our original contents. 


Monday, January 7, 2019

Man Of The World 2017, Mostafa Elezali Shows Support To Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray

Something old, something new, something exciting! 

We first caught up with Mostafa in June 2018 when he still holds the Man of the World title; now, his career life is like a whirlwind. So what's new with him? Well, there's a lot of changes, and they are compelling! But first, let's ask him about Catriona Gray's recent win as the fourth Miss Philippines to take home the Miss Universe crown. 

Let's Talk About Miss Universe 

Today, Catriona embarks the official first day as Miss Universe 2018. As a pageant titleholder himself, Mostafa remarks, "They are all well deserving to be on TOP 5," when asked of his thoughts about the finalists choice this year. And his opinion regarding transgender in pageants? He answered, "I'm not against any gender as long as they respect other's private life."

Mostafa has known of his support to Catriona and her participation at Miss Universe pageant. Ever wonder how they met? Well, here's the story, "I met Catriona through my manager who introduced us, we are acquaintances but what I know about her is that she is a friendly person." Mostafa added, "Her attitude, I believe is an epitome of a true Filipina. She is really friendly and smiles a lot, and is very accommodating." We asked if he has an inspirational message to Catriona as the new Miss Universe, "Stay humble, and make the Philippines proud," he says.  

Speaking of Miss Universe, are we expecting more news about you and Catriona?

Maybe next year because I heard that my manager would co-manage her.

His New Career in the Entertainment Industry

You are now pursuing your goals in your acting career by signing up with Star Magic. How are they building up your celebrity image? Are you taking workshops?

I'm undertaking Tagalog and acting workshops for the meantime. So I hope it will fast track my career as I work hard to study Tagalog.

As a pure foreigner in Philippine Showbiz, do you think this path will help you join the big ranks of stars in the near future? 

I believe so, by working hard and being humble because showbiz makes people famous.

You have just joined ABS-CBN Star Magic and Cornerstone Entertainment, the most prominent Talent Agency in the Philippines, will we see you soon in a movie with one of Cornerstone’s biggest talents?

I’m not sure but yes I will once I manage the language and acting skills.

Any movies or shows you're currently shooting? Can you share your roles in these films?

I have a guest appearance in the movie, "The Girl in the Orange Dress." It's a romance flick which is included at the Metro Manila Film Festival, something like the Oscars in Philippine Film Industry. Also, I am currently shooting in an "I-Flix" series (which is equal to Netflix). The title of the series is "Mystified," and I play the role of Lucifer. These are few of the roles I was offered.

You are the first Man of The World titleholder, first Male Egyptian winner in an International pageant, first Muslim to win a Male pageant, the first pure foreigner in the Philippine Entertainment Industry. Will we expect another first from you?

Hahahahaha! You don’t know me yet. I’m excited to make history so I will work hard to make something new in the showbiz. I wanna surprise my audience.

Any inspirational message to your fans who have followed you and continue to support you in your endeavors?

Keep supporting me, and I will always make you proud.

By: Joyce Cortez

PageantLIVE and Ask The Crown Exclusives. PageantLIVE is known for exclusive interviews, and we pride to have and maintains on publishing our original contents. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

PageantLIVE Red Carpet Highlight: Franchesca Nival, Queen Beauty Massachusetts 2019

Franchesca Nival, Queen Beauty Massachusetts 2019

Francesca is on her senior year at the University of Massachusetts taking a Degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and minor in Entrepreneurial Business. This beauty is already advancing her knowledge by applying the practical concept of her studies - as an inside sales manager and the CEO of FTA which is a Talent Academy.

Originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, Francesca currently resides in Merrimack, New Hampshire. On her free time, she likes to hit the gym, playing Volleyball, working on her business ideas, networking, watching funny movies, and spending time with family, friends and loved ones.

Why should models/delegates choose to compete in Queen Beauty USA? 

Queen Beauty USA is honestly one of the most well-rounded pageants I’ve been a part of, the team is amazing, and the support is unbelievable. They work really hard to help your dreams come true! If you’re looking to do something different, wanting to get into the modeling or acting industry, then this is the pageant for you.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In the next five years, I see myself living in California, most likely working in the acting industry, expanding my businesses, and having an academy in L.A., as well. Owning a home, and possibly starting a family of my own. 

How about in ten years?

In ten years, I still see myself working in the entertainment industry and business. Of course, married and with kids, expanding my business options, and growing in the industry in Hollywood.

If you only have one wish, what is it and why?

I’d love to have the opportunity to be the leading actress in a film or on a TV show within the next year or so. That would be amazing!

One thing about you that no one else knows?

I founded a non-profit organization named "Olive Cross" to help kids in poverty all over the world, for them to be able to attend school.

Fun Questions

Favorite color: 

Favorite food: 
Rice beans and salmon

Who is your celebrity crush? 
Quincy Jones, haha!

Favorite band, you love to listen? 
Bethel worship 

Favorite movie?
The Kissing Booth

Inspirational Message

"God doesn’t give up on you, so we should never give up on ourselves. As long as we work hard, good things will come!"

By: Joyce Cortez

PageantLIVE Red Carpet Highlight is a special feature of Ask The Crown. We are proud to be the pioneer of publishing titleholders exclusive interviews nationally and internationally.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

PageantLIVE Red Carpet Highlight: Yamilet Gonzalez, Queen Beauty Rhode Island 2019

Yamilet Gonzalez, Queen Beauty Rhode Island

Yamilet was born in Mexico and grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This 19-year-old beauty loves taking pictures, shopping and spending time with family. She likes to plan ahead of time and clean in her spare time.

Why should models/delegates choose to compete in Queen Beauty USA? 

I think models should compete in pageants to gain experience and pageantry exposure is a great way to start.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

What do I see in my future? I see myself in magazines, walking runways and working hard. 

How about in ten years?

Ten years? I see myself starring in a telenovela. 

If you only have one wish, what is it and why?

I want to be able to provide for my family, why? Because they're the reason, I'm here in the U.S. 

One thing about you that no one else knows?

Something no one really knows about me, I get sad when I think about my three cats not being with me anymore all the time.

Fun Questions

Favorite color: 

Favorite food: 

Who is your celebrity crush? 
Tom Holland 

Favorite band, you love to listen? 
I don’t have one 

Favorite movie?
The Shallows 

By: Joyce Cortez

PageantLIVE Red Carpet Highlight is a special feature of Ask The Crown. We are proud to be the pioneer of publishing titleholders exclusive interviews nationally and internationally.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019, Let's Celebrate!

2018 Highlight

Winner of The Global Beauty Awards for BEST Social Media and/or Vlog

Bellevue, Washington. PageantLIVE Lead Editor, Joyce Cortez accepted the awards.

TGBA Photo booth Fun Moments

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