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America, A New Outlook On Pageantry Has Arrived

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You've seen the winners of Miss America and Miss Universe; are you ready for a new type of pageant winner? Miss Global 2013 strives to broaden the definition of beauty in the 21st century.

Presented by the Miss Global Organization in association with KimLoi Media, the inaugural pageant kicks off on August 3, 2013. Extending far beyond physical beauty, the pageant promotes intelligence, cultural diversity and unity around a humanitarian effort. From Vietnam to Peru, all women regardless of background labels, are welcome to enter:  this groundbreaking event features multiethnic contestants who range between the ages of 18 to 35.

Hosted by "Extra" correspondent & TV personality Rossi Morreale and former "Vietnam's Next Top Model" host Ha Anh Vu, the first winner of the Miss Global title will serve as an ambassador to the Global Angels Foundation.  Founded by Molly Bedingfield, mother of famed British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, the Global Angels Foundation is an international charity dedicated to empowering disadvantaged communities worldwide.  Molly will sit on the panel of judges alongside Jenna Talackova, the Miss Universe Canada contestant whose controversy surrounding her disqualification for being a transgender led to Donald Trump's modification of the rules for the Miss Universe pageant. Also among the panel of judges are Jake Pavelka, of "The Bachelor," Season 14 and Naima Mora, winner of "America's Next Top Model," cycle 4.

The evening's festivities will include performances by Elliot Yamin of "American Idol," David Correy of the "X Factor USA" and Kelsey Rey of "The Voice." Additional performers include Gowe, a rising Asian-American hip-hop artist and Anhabelle, formerly known as Anhthu Doan of female pop group,The Preluders, an offspring of the German talent show "Popstars", who is now making her debut as a solo artist.

The first annual Miss Global competition will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA on August 3, 2013 at 7:00pm PDT. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-595-4849 or 714-244-0135.  A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Global Angels Foundation, to provide safe drinking water and education for disadvantaged families everywhere. For more information on the Miss Global Pageant please visit

SOURCE Miss Global Organization, LLC.

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