#BeautyPageant

Miss Diva 2021 has expanded its parameters for participating in the competition. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • It's time to broaden the understanding of beauty pageants by bringing in greater inclusivity
  • As we celebrate pride month, the queer communities have another reason to jubilate
  • Miss Diva 2021 will be inviting transwomen to participate in the pageant

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Adline Castelino was born in Kuwait and moved to India for pursuing her dreams. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @adline_castelinoofficial)

  • Adline Castelino secured the fourth spot at the Miss Universe pageant this year
  • Actor Celina Jaitly says that it’s good to see India ‘back in the game’ after two decades
  • Andrea Meza of Mexico won the title

Andrea Meza is the third Mexican woman to be crowned as Miss Universe. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

  • Andrea Meza is the third Mexican woman to be crowned Miss Universe
  • The 26-year-old is a software engineer by profession
  • She has been a strong advocate against gender violence

.Florida, USA
Sushmita Sen was the first Indian woman to win the ‘Miss Universe’ title. (Photo Credit: Instagram/SushmitaSen)

  • The  69th  edition of the Miss Universe pageant was held in Florida on Monday
  •  India's Adline Costelina was among the the top five contestants
  •  India has so far succeeded twice at Miss Universe pageants

.Miami, FL, USA
Indian model Adline Castelino was crowned Liva Miss Diva Universe 2020 earlier this year. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @adline_castelinofficial)

  • Adline Castelino is a 22-year-old Indian model
  • She represented India in Miss Universe 2020 and reached the top five spot
  • Castelino was seen in a saree in the Miss Universe stage as a part of national costume competition

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pushpika De Silva was announced the Mrs Sri Lanka 2020 on Sunday. (Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab/Colombo Gazette)

  • Last year's Mrs Sri Lanka winner, Caroline Jurie, had snatched away Pushpika de Silva's crown
  • de Silva regained her crown at a ceremony on Tuesday
  • She said she planned to sue Jurie

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pushpika De Silva was the winner of Mrs Sri Lanka 2020. (Picture Credit- Youtube-screenshot, Columbo Gazette

  • 2019 Mrs World Caroline Jurie removed Pushpika De Silva's crown from her head on Sunday
  • The  entire incident was captured on a televised broadcast of the ceremony
  • In a social post, De Silva said that she has already taken the necessary legal action

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pushpika De Silva was announced the Mrs Sri Lanka 2020 on Sunday. (Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab/Colombo Gazette)

  • 2019 winner Caroline Jurie seized De Silva's crown at the event
  • Caroline Jurie said that Pushpika De Silva cannot be awarded the title because she was divorced
  • “I am taking my first steps saying that the crown goes to the first runner up," Jurie said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Manasa Varanasi works as a financial information exchange analyst. (Photo Credit: Miss India Team)

  • Manasa Varanasi has worked as a volunteer with 'Make A Difference', a child rights NGO
  • The 23-year-old also enjoys performing arts and knows Bharatnatayam and Sangeetam
  • She defines 'curiosity' as her best friend as it helped her face many fears 

.Encinitas, CA, USA
The actress passed away at her home in Encinitas, California (Photo Credit Twitter @SusannaHoffs)

  • The actress died of natural causes in her sleep, according to publicist Monique Moss
  • Leachman started out as Miss Chicago in the Miss America pageant
  • She was known for her roles in "Maclolm in the Middle" and "The Last Picture Show"