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Olivia Culpo Wrapped in Latex from Head to Toe!!

9/11/2018 8:58 AM PDT

Go ahead and hand Olivia Culpo another Miss Universe title -- there's no need for the whole pageant when she's posing like this ... in latex!

The former Miss Universe absolutely slays in the October issue of Modeliste Magazine. Culpo threw on several outfits and, fair warning ... you'll be hard-pressed to pick a favorite 'cause they're all fire. For starters, the 26-year-old graced the cover with a high-leg, low-cut silver bodysuit. It gets better.

Olivia also threw on some cutout latex pants, paired with a black latex bodysuit. She completed the look with a pink latex hat. Check out the pics ... the 5-foot-7 smokeshow then ditched the pants and opted for a biker jacket with stilettos and shades. Fuego.

As for the lucky punk behind the lens soaking up the flawless beauty -- that's Mike Rosenthal, and Marni Senofonte deserves an ovation too for styling Olivia.

Miss Universe 1995 Dead at 45

9/9/2018 7:15 AM PDT
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Chelsi Smith -- who took the crown of Miss USA in 1995 -- and went on to win Miss Universe has died. 

Shanna Moakler -- who was runner up to Smith in the 1995 Miss USA Pageant -- shared a tribute to the beauty queen after learning of her death, "I am heartbroken. Godspeed beautiful. You were my friend and a light. I love and will miss you more then you will ever know. The epitome of a Queen." 

Reports say Smith fought a battle with liver cancer before passing away.

Smith competed in her first pageant -- Miss Texas in 1994 -- and became the first biracial woman to win the pageant. 

In 1995, Smith traveled to Namibia to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant where she won the crown, becoming the first woman from the United States to do so in 15 years.

Smith was 45.


Miss Honduras Pageant Re-Crowns Her After Legal Threat

11/10/2016 2:28 PM PST

Miss Honduras 2016 just brought her bosses to their knees ... pageant officials in Honduras have re-crowned her after they got threatened with an international lawsuit.

Sirey Moran was stripped of her crown by Miss Universe Honduras back in July after pageant honchos became enraged she was choosing to spend her time at charity events rather than gigs that would make money for the org. 

What to do? Hire famed lawyer Joe Tacopina, who got the pageant to see it Sirey's way. Her crown was just restored, making her eligible to compete in Miss Universe. Tacopina's office tells us, "The Miss Universe Honduras Org and Sirey have resolved all previous conflicts concerning her title."

He continues, "Sirey looks forward to representing Miss Honduras at the Miss Universe competition early next year. We thank Paula Shugart and Miss Universe for helping to resolve the issue."

Everyone was mum on why the pageant folded, but we're told Tacopina made it clear in August ... some of the crown holders were in Sirey's corner, and Miss Universe Honduras officials know, there's nothing messier than a group of angry contestants with scepters.

Oh, Steve Harvey's hosting again ... which is awesome. 

Miss Honduras I've Been Robbed ... And Now I'm Fighting Back

8/7/2016 1:00 AM PDT

The former Miss Honduras is gearing up for a legal fight against the guy who just stripped her of her crown, claiming he got pissed because she chose charity work over paid gigs.

We've learned Sirey Moran just hired famed attorney Joe Tacopina, who's repped A-Rod, among many others. Tacopina tells us his client did NOTHING to warrant punishment. Her contract requires that she get permission to do events with her sash and crown, but the events in question were all for charity and she wore none of the trappings of a beauty queen.

Tacopina believes the real reason Sirey was fired was because she was spending time doing charity work for free, and the guy who runs the pageant wanted her to appear only when she got paid, so his company could get a piece of the action. 

As for Tacopina's next move ... we're told he's going straight to the top ... Miss Universe. He's been in touch with pageant officials and is asking them to pressure the honchos over at Miss Honduras to reinstate Sirey.   

Failing that, Tacopina's ready to take legal action, possibly in Honduras. He feels the case is "a slam dunk."

Sirey's end game is Miss Universe, because that's a true world stage, and she feels she's been robbed of the chance of a lifetime.

Miss Universe Face It She's So Hot

2/14/2016 7:01 AM PST

For those of you who got annoyed by Miss Colombia telling everyone she was robbed at the Miss Universe pageant, check out the winner, because she's blazing hot.

Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines was out and about Saturday at NYC's Fashion Week.

No robbery, no crime committed.

Miss Colombia I Won't Sue You ... Brings Steve Harvey to Tears

1/19/2016 3:22 PM PST
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Steve Harvey sobbed openly when he finally got his face-to-face with Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez ... and then she gave him some really good news.

Ariadna and Steve sat down on his talk show -- their first meeting since the infamous Miss Universe screw up -- and he immediately got emotional. Check out the clip ... they talked forgiveness and possible lawsuits. Yes, Ariadna says she came close to taking his mansion.

TMZ broke the story ... Harvey scored the interview with Miss Colombia when an NBC producer brokered a blanket deal for "Today," Telemundo, and Steve's show.

As for his tears ... we're not saying he wasn't genuine, but Steve's an old pro -- he knows tears equal ratings. 

Steve Harvey Sobs and Begs Miss Colombia for Forgiveness

1/15/2016 11:21 AM PST

Steve Harvey has done an interview with Miss Colombia, begging forgiveness ... and we've learned the waterworks were turned on in a big, big way -- and we're not talking her. 

Our sources say ... an NBC producer brokered the deal in which Ariadna Gutierrez appeared on Harvey's talk show and did a segment for "Today," as well as Telemundo ... all NBC-owned properties.

Our sources say Harvey told Ariadna he's apologized to everyone, but a face-to-face with her was the most meaningful. "He sobbed and sobbed," our sources say.

Harvey also had the winner, Miss Philippines, on the show but we're told she was never on the same stage as Ariadna.

Right after Steve's show, filmed in Chicago, Natalie Morales from "Today," interviewed Ariadna, followed by an anchor from Telemundo.

Today, Ariadna is shooting a cover for  People Espanol. 

As one source said, "Ariadna thought having the crown taken away was the worst day of her life. She now realizes it was the best day," adding, 'She's making a fortune!"  

Miss Colombia Burger King Wants to Crown Her

1/6/2016 11:03 AM PST

Miss Colombia may have lost her crown, but companies pitching burgers and beers want to re-crown her and make her super famous and wealthy.

Sources connected with the scorned Miss Universe contestant tell TMZ, a high-powered manager -- who reps Sofia Vergara -- is working on her behalf and is in talks with Burger King for a fantastic commercial. Miss Colombia would star in a kids' meal spot where everyone keeps their crown.

And we're told the manager -- Luis Balaguer -- is also talking to Corona about a commercial featuring Ariadna Gutierrez on the beach with a cold one. The hook -- "corona" is "crown" in Spanish.

And there's more ... we're told Ariadna's dream is to become a Victoria's Secret angel, and our sources say Balaguer was in touch with the company on Tuesday.

BTW ... we're told Ariadna was enraged at both the Miss Universe pageant and Steve Harvey after the screw-up and hasn't returned a single call to either. Fact is, it's the best thing that could have happened to her.

Miss Colombia Choose Your Sex Partner And Make a Million

12/23/2015 12:50 AM PST

Miss Colombia could become the biggest thing in beauty pageants since Vanessa Williams ... if a porn king has his way. 

Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch fired off a letter to Ariadna Gutierrez Tuesday offering up $1 million. He made his case with another famous pageant queen, writing, "The only name that most people remember is Vanessa Williams," adding the reason for her rise to fame was nude pics in Penthouse.

Hirsch goes on with his pitch ... "Celebrity sex tapes we have distributed have enhanced the careers of stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Pamela Anderson and many others."

And Hirsch is willing to give Ariadna wide berth, saying, "You will pick your partners, the type of sex you want to have and how many movies you ultimately appear in." 

And Hirsch put a cherry on top by saying he would "commission the making of the first Vivid Girl Crown for you and we believe it will be grander than anything Miss Philippines will ever wear." 

Miss Universe Latina Contestants Unite Screw Miss Philippines!!!

12/22/2015 1:00 AM PST

Miss Universe now has a raging war on its hands ... between Latina contestants and Miss Philippines.

Sources who were backstage at Sunday's pageant tell TMZ, after Steve Harvey throned and quickly de-throned Miss Colombia ... Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Costa Rica, Miss Mexico and other Latina contestants swarmed Miss Colombia to console her.

The women were NOT blaming Steve Harvey, whom they said was gracious. They were squarely and tearfully blaming Miss Philippines for the embarrassment, although no one could coherently explain why the snafu was her fault.

Some of the Latina contestants were grousing backstage ... Miss Philippines did not deserve the crown. We're told most of them snubbed the winner, not congratulating her on the victory.

We're told there has been a fierce competition between Colombia and the Philippines in the pageant's history, and it certainly reared its head Sunday night.

Shanna Moakler, a former Miss USA and pageant honcho, told us on "TMZ Live" Monday the competition between Colombia and the Philippines is extremely fierce. 

Steve Harvey Rushin' to Play Roulette ... Before Miss Universe

12/21/2015 1:22 PM PST

Steve Harvey hit the high-end roulette table in Vegas to kick off the Miss Universe weekend.

TMZ obtained these pics, taken Friday night at Caesars. It was the big boy's table ... $25 minimum.

Our sources say Harvey was back at the table Sunday just hours before the pageant began. We're told he had a few drinks and didn't win or lose big.

Gotta say ... he looks baller.

Miss Universe Message to Latin Community Don't Hate Filipinos

12/21/2015 10:00 AM PST

Miss Universe has an international incident on her hands that could drive a wedge between 2 countries ... at least that's the way Miss Philippines sees it.

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach seems worried the Latin community will hold a grudge after Steve Harvey's epic blunder.

She may be Miss Universe, but she has the best interests of the Philippines on the brain.

Miss Universe Colombian Official Says Pageant Really Screwed Our Girl Up

12/21/2015 9:32 AM PST

Miss Colombia will suffer not only disappontment as a result of Steve Harvey's blunder, but it is "something that can harm her" ... so says the country's Counsul General to New York.

Maria Isabel Nieto tells TMZ the snafu was extremely painful for Miss Colombia and could cause long-term issues. Nieto notes that physically taking the the crown from her will likely cause psychological trauma.

The Counsul General thinks Donald Trump is right on the money ... Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia should share the crown.

Failing that, Nieto thinks pageant officials should give Miss Colombia a more expanded role in the coming year. As she put it, all the first runner up does is wait, and that's not fair. 

The President of Colombia even weighed in saying, "I was watching Miss Universe with my family and we even celebrated when we heard Colombia was going to be Miss Universe for the second year in a row. Miss Colombia was marvelous and spectacular. It was a letdown when the host said he made a mistake. I don’t believe this has ever happened in the history of Miss Universe. For me, Miss Colombia is Miss Universe and will continue to be Miss Universe. They placed the crown on her, there is a photo and for me as a Colombian she will continue to be Miss Universe."

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