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  • You’re fired! NBC dumps Trump over insults to Mexicans

    June 29, 2015 | 2:15 pm

    NBC ended its relationship with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and his "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday after he made comments insulting Mexicans when he began his run for president.

    The pageants, which are part of a joint venture between...

  • From ‘scared child’ to Miss Israel

    June 24, 2013 | 10:41 am

    When Yitayish “Titi” Ayenew, the first black Miss Israel, was a young orphan who moved from Ethiopia to Israel, it was learning the Hebrew language that turned around her fortunes.

    “Then, I was a scared child,” Ayenew, 22, told students at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen...

  • Politics at Miss Universe Pageant

    By JTA Staff

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Miss Lebanon is boycotting this year's Miss Universe pageant, saying she will not participate alongside Miss Israel. Yamit Har-Noy, a 20-year-old member of the Israel Defense Force, called Christina Sawaya's decision "very distressing." "It is only a beauty pageant," Miss Israel said of the competition, which took place May 29 in Puerto Rico. "It has nothing to do with politics." -- JTA

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