Media star, trans advocate, and health counselor, the stunning Miss Maria Roman, our 2013 Queen of the Universe.
A look back at the very lovely Miss Daniella, Queen of the Universe 2012!
Our Queen of the Universe 2011, the sexy and beautiful Miss Maleyna!
Earlier this year, our Queen Camille Anderson travelled to the Philippines to deliver supplies to those affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan. Her home city of Tacloban was hardest hit. Thank you Camille for improving the lives of others, while fulfilling your role as a true Queen. From Camille:
“Before my reign ends in a month, i would like to thank thise who have supported me in this cause. You all have given me the opportunity to share a smile with these kids amidst the calamity they have went through after the Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City.”
The 42nd Queen of the Universe Pageant is just weeks away! Mark your calendars.
November 8th, 7pm at Circus Disco in West Hollywood
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A recent graduate of the UCLA School of Law, our 2010 Queen of the Universe continues to be active with our pageant, as a choreographer, director, and mentor to the contestants.
The very beautiful and smart Maria Carmen!
Elegant and beautiful, Miss Nikki Julian, Queen of the Universe 2009
Queen Camille with our elected leaders:
“As Queen Universe 2015, it was an honor and privilege to meet Mayor Lindsey Horvath and Council Member John D’ Amico.”
The stunningly beautiful Miss Kenya Roselini!
The very lovely Miss Fernanda Cornejo was our 2007 Queen of the Universe.
Please join us this November 8th to find out who will be our next Queen!
Queen Universe 2006 is the gorgeous Miss Yuni Carey Herrera, and she is celebrating her 10th year!!!
Come join us for the crowning of the Queen Universe 2016 this Novemeber 8, 2015, 7pm at the Circus Disco in Hollywood, where you can see Queen Yuni perform, LIVE!
Flashback! Combining brains, beauty and talent, it’s Queen Universe 2005, Miss ASIA VITALE. Come support the QUEEN UNIVERSE 2016 pageant this November 8, 7pm at the Circus Disco in Hollywood!
International transgender model Geena Rocero was our Queen of the Universe in 2002!
Some of our past winners, beginning with our 1991 Queen of the Universe, our one and only producer, Karina Samala.
Continuing our look back…
Queen Universe 2004 is Miss Lucy Marie Pereyra.
Come and join us at the crowning of the Queen Universe 2016 on November 8, 7pm at The Circus Disco in Hollywood. Tickets are available now for purchase!
Queen Universe 2003 is Ms Tanyaporn Anyasiri. Catch our past winners at the crowning of the Queen Universe 2016 on Nov 8 at 7pm at The Circus Disco in Hollywood! Tickets are available now!!!
Mark your calendars! And join us on November 8th for the 42nd crowning of the Queen of the Universe, 2016!
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Our Queen of the Universe, Camille Anderson, recently completed her other monarch duties as Queen USA.
Congratulations to Camille on a successful reign! Be sure to follow Camille on Facebook to get all of her latest updates on events leading up to this year’s Queen of the Universe Pageant, coming November 8th, 2015!
Our Queen of the Universe, Camille, was recently walking a new runway — at the Culture & Couture Fashion show of internationally acclaimed fashion designer John Ablaza.
Known for his use of sustainable local materials in his designs, John Ablaza brings his Couture & Culture Fashion show to The U.S.A. for the very first time. He is a Manila based designer with a cause whose awe-inspiring collections have already hit the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Bahrain, Sydney and Toronto. Photography by Dave Lohr.
Queen Camille, Producer Karina Samala, Stylist Tuesday Drew, and other pageant contestants and members of the transgender community attended the June 27th screening of Shunned, a documentary about the trauma and struggles faced by a group of Trans women in the Philippines as they compete in a pageant and find strength in their convictions and one other.
Produced and directed by Filipina-American Janice Villarosa, this award-winning and thought-provoking film won “BEST DOCUMENTARY” at the Long Island International Film Expo (NY), “BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY” in Laughlin International Film Festival, and was the “OPENING FILM” for Cebu International Documentary Film Festival (Philippines). Shunned was one of 5 films nominated for Hawaii International Film Festival’s top award, the “HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD”.
“The movie is very sensational and brave. The characters were so courageous to tell their stories to the whole world. I hope this will open the hearts and minds of the ignorant people and hopefully make a difference in the society. This movie will definitely educate and raise awareness about the struggles that transgenders go through and hopefully help reach our never ending quest for equality.”
— Camille Anderson
“This is an honest masterpiece!” — Terri Jay
“I learned a lot more about transgender people like me that, ‘Don’t ever forget your value coz we are born to be REAL and not to be perfect'”. — Sabel Gonzales
“Masterpiece , brilliant , brave and full of honesty . We can all relate in each story , and each has valuable lesson , inspiration and love. It’s a must see and tears flowing a few times. Perfect timing and perfect movie.” — Tuesday Drew
“Shunned” is groundbreaking collection of stories about real transgender Filipina women. They are mostly untold depictions of their daily struggles to match their self-identified gender with physical attribution of a woman. This can be achieved by simply cross-dressing, by hormonal therapy, or by greater interventions such as surgical procedures as breast implants or SRS (sexual reassignment surgery). Regardless, social acceptance, discrimination, violence and access to healthcare are among difficult challenges for transgenders to overcome in order to survive. Majority of these women may need assistance and guidance to be successful in their adult lives. Two-thumb up for “Shunned”. Janice Villarosa is triumphant in sharing these uncommon human experiences without judgment or ridicule. — Maya Besana
View the Trailer:
ABS-CBN’s Steve Angeles interviews Kim, Karina, Maya and Sabel, along with Director/Producer Janice Villarosa after the screening: