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Miss Horowhenua, Samantha Powell, takes Miss Universe New Zealand

April 20, 2008/16.15

Paraparaumu-born Samantha Powell, 20, representing Horowhenua, is the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 in a ceremony at the Novotel Ellerslie, near Auckland City.    Hannah Matthews of Auckland, Miss Masport, is runner-up, followed by Rhonda Grant, Miss TR Designs of Palmerston North.    Miss Powell says, ‘It’s a real privilege and I’ll do […]

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Pageant time in Auckland

April 17, 2008/12.05

Of course, I can’t whisper a word about the placings of the girls at Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 so far, but I will say a few general things. First, the judges work together really well and we welcomed designer Patrick Steel to the fold on the interview night tonight (joining Yvonne Brownlie, May Davis […]

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Heather Mills to co-judge Miss USA

April 1, 2008/23.59

According to some sources, Heather Mills will be a judge at Miss USA, joining Rob Schneider, actor–musician Joey Fatone, actress Kristian Alfonso, Olympic champion swimmer Amanda Beard, actress Kelly Carlson and San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman.    Donny and Marie Osmond will host the 57th annual pageant in Las Vegas.    Ms Mills recently […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand 2008: talk before you walk


It’s pageant season all right.    In the last few days there has just been more discussion here at Lucire about the next Miss Universe New Zealand ?nal, on April 20—about three weeks later than last year’s one.    As with 2007, we’ll be offering a prize of a feature that includes the winner. I’ve […]

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Tyra Banks is not quitting Top Model

March 28, 2008/4.58

Despite rumours that America’s Next Top Model Tyra Banks and Jay Manuel aren’t speaking, Banks’s representatives has said that she is not quitting the show.    Her departure would be unlikely since Banks herself has a stake in the series. Her company, Bankable Productions, produces the show, as well as her talk show, The Tyra Banks Show.    One […]

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Wearing Dior, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wins over English fashion media

March 26, 2008/21.36

The state visit of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to the United Kingdom has started off on a positive note, if the fashion media there are any indication.    First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was dressed in a Christian Dior grey coat (that grey—the one the fashion house itself made famous) with matching beret, accessorized with a black […]

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Rescuing the Britney Spears image

March 22, 2008/23.59

With all the negative attention that Britney Spears gets, is it a good time to be marketing her Believe fragrance? It’s what we’ve alluded to in our beauty article online today.    We hope Ms Spears will get well—and that the paparazzi lay off her a little. Unfortunately, the Britney economy is worth hundreds of […]

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Guildford’s Chloë Marshall in the running for Miss England


As we head into the national pageant season in many parts of the world, the winner of Miss Surrey—who will go on to contest the national Miss England title—has been announced as Chloë Marshall of Guildford.    Miss Marshall, 16, is already a model represented by Models Plus. She may be the ?rst normal-sized entrant […]

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Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream, $5—but only at one store

March 7, 2008/23.53

With the reopening of the Elizabeth Arden ?agship store on Thursday, the company is retailing its famous Eight-Hour Cream for US$5 for Friday and this weekend at that one location. Read more in our article, including Catherine Zeta-Jones’s ribbon-cutting—or head to 691 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. You may also like Dorian Leigh, former […]

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Agyness Deyn is Tatler’s best-dressed woman; Kate Moss slips to second

March 3, 2008/12.22

Supermodel Kate Moss has lost her top spot as Tatler’s best-dressed woman, it was reported today. Agyness Deyn, British Model of the Year, has taken her place.    The magazine stated, ‘Whether she’s sipping chai at the Russian Tea Rooms in Primrose Hill or kicking back at Henry Holland’s studio, she’s fash-fabulous … Rockin.’    Moss […]

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