In an award-winning documentary film entitled Brave Miss World, Linor Abargil shares her personal story of struggle and triumph following a brutal attack she endured just weeks before winning the title of Miss World in 1998.
The film produced by Cecilia Peck (daughter of actor Gregory Peck) chronicles Linor's journey toward helping other victims who have endured the same or similar events and the struggles that follow. It is now available for purchase and rental on Amazon Prime. The producers also invite groups and organizers to host a screening to inform the local community of resources by speaking out against rape and violence toward women.
The #IAmBrave campaign is growing strong thanks to followers of the film. On the official Brave Miss World website, you can find helpful action tips to promote the movement including using hashtags #BraveMissWorld or #IAmBrave and #MeToo on social media, by sharing your story and posting photos to help raise awareness.
For more information and to join in the effort, visit the official Brave Miss World website at www.BraveMissWorld.com
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The Miss Universe Organization has announced that its 2015 Miss Universe Pageant will be televised on the FOX Network December 20, live from Las Vegas. The production is returning to Planet Hollywood where it has been held several times previously. New pageant owners IMG have an agreement with FOX that will allow them to also broadcast the Miss USA Pageant.
Wedding Bells ring for Miss USA formers
Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez married actor Daniel Booko in October after a year-long engagement. The couple honeymooned in Costa Rica. They also took time out to meet with Miss Costa Rica 2014 Karina Ramos, who Sanchez met at the Miss Universe Pageant in 2014.
Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih is engaged to marry Tony Salibi. Fakih won the Miss USA title representing the state of Michigan. She is also a former WWE Diva.
Get the details: Donald Trump sells the Miss Universe Organization
While many pageant fans are shocked, there are several Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe hopefuls out there who are breathing a sigh of relief after this year's fiasco with the live national telecast of the Miss USA 2015 pageant being axed by NBC at the final hour. So what do the new owners have in store?
For those new to the talent industry, WME-IMG stands for William Morris Endeavor and IMG Talent, a partnership of one of the largest and most well respected talent agencies in the industry and a leading modeling agency. This entity has long been working with the Miss Universe Org and the Trumpster to bring beauties like the reigning Miss USA Olivia Jordan (pictured here last spring as Miss Oklahoma at NYFW) to the runways of Fashion Week shows nationwide.
WME represents many famous celebrities, with their talent roster including top model Cara Delevingne. Bottom line - this change could bring even more opportunities for pageant titleholders worldwide to expand their horizons in the fashion and entertainment industry. You go, girls!
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Cherie Wimberly is a top model, writer, and author of the Ultimate Pageant Notebook. Her articles on beauty and fashion can be found all over the web and in her National Modeling column at Examiner.com.