Brook Lee
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Brook Lee
Brook Lee is an American beauty queen from Pearl City who was Miss Hawaii USA and Miss USA prior to winning the title of Miss Universe on May 16, 1997. For the past 15 years, she's been the last Miss USA to capture the Miss Universe crown. Till date, Lee is the oldest Miss Universe in history as she won the crown at 26.
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Why Donald Trump's Latest Controversy Should Be A Wake-Up Call To The Pageant Industry
Huffington Post - 5 months
Last week's presidential debate had Donald Trump facing one of his long-buried controversies named Alicia Machado. Ms. Machado is a former Miss Venezuela who once wore the crown of Miss Universe. She was threatened with losing her job if she didn't lose the weight she had gained after the pageant. I followed pageantry back in 1996 and even then, I was outraged by the humiliation Trump piled on this young woman, summoning the press to attend and tape her workouts for air, to photograph the body he so callously shamed, all for publicity for his multibillion dollar empire. Fat-shaming wasn't a common term back then, but it existed and it was, not surprisingly, prevalent in pageantry. In 1997, less than one year after the Alicia Machado "scandal," a raven-haired Hawaiian woman named Brook Lee stood on the Miss USA stage. She made it to the top three and during the final question, she was asked about the plight of her predecessor. Ms. Lee spoke of the qualities that she believed earned Ma ...
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SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Beauty and Aging (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Whenever Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee shows up, there are always laughs and life lessons. Watch as Brook talks with me about beauty and aging -- and how to age beautifully. She reminds us that beauty doesn't come from a special cream or a regimen; it's all about your attitude and how you express yourself. WATCH: Speak Up With Jimmy, a Web series, is available at JimmyWin.com.
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<i>Speak Up With Jimmy</i>: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Diversity in Beauty and Media (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee joins me to speak about the need for more diversity in images of beauty and in media. Brook also talks about her favorite Asian-American media personalities, such as comedian Alec Mapa and actress Amy Hill. WATCH: Speak Up With Jimmy, a Web series, is available at JimmyWin.com.
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Transgender Miss California Contestant Making History
Huffington Post - about 4 years
When Kylan Arianna Wenzel takes the stage Saturday for the preliminary round of the Miss California USA pageant, the tall knockout will be representing a lot more than her hometown. Wenzel, 26, will be the first transgender woman allowed to compete in a Miss Universe Organization pageant since Donald Trump changed the rules to allow women like Wenzel to enter officially. Trump made the change last spring, after Miss Canada finalist Jenna Talackova was disqualified from the competition because she was not a "naturally born female.” The disqualification became an international embarrassment for Trump after Talackova hired high-powered attorney Gloria Allred, accusing him of discrimination. Over 20,000 people signed a Change.org petition asking Trump to change the contest rules. In a profile published this week in Frontiers magazine, Wenzel said that she has dreamed of becoming Miss Universe since she was a little girl, watching Miss USA Brook Lee bring the crown bac ...
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Caryn Brooks: Blondes Might Have More Fun But Brunettes Have More Crowns
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As Olivia Culpo took her predictable winner's walk down the runway as the first Miss USA to win Miss Universe in 15 years, she was -- as they all are-- smiling, crying and fidgeting to keep her crown in place. But something else was different. The 20-year-old Boston University sophomore is a brown-haired, brown-eyed woman who looks more like Salma Hayek than Gwyneth Paltrow. This could be a symbol of progress. It could be that as a culture we are broadening our image of physical perfection to be more inclusive and representative of society. Many perhaps were expecting a stereotypical American - blond-haired and blue-eyed in the mold of Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Cheryl Tiegs, Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst and Amanda Seyfried. But perusing past Miss USA winners, all of them genetically blessed no matter what the color of their hair, an interesting trend emerges. Since 2000, eight Miss USA winners (including Culpo) have been brunettes, four have been blondes and one ...
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Ximena Navarrete y Lupita Jones - Esto
Google News - over 5 years
La primera Miss Universo asiática, fue Akiko Kojima (1959/Japón), y de color, Janelle Commissiong (1977/Trinidad y Tobago), así como la de mayor edad, con 26 años, Brook Lee (1997/EU), siendo las más pequeñas Armi Kuusela (1952/Finlandia),
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Wilson's magnificent seven - Cambridge News
Google News - over 5 years
Callum Steel made 35 in their total of 131 all out, with Ben Shipp taking 4 for 29, before Marcus Brook, Lee Newton, Darren Bentick and Steve Marshall all took two wickets as Littleport closed on 98 for 9. Joe Worth&#39;s 4 for 22 and Alex Long&#39;s 3 for 1
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Tigershark pilots remembered at FOB Salerno - DVIDS
Google News - over 5 years
Brook Lee, the operations officer in charge for Task Force Tigershark. “I know that Ken and Brad were extremely proud to be among you all and to have served with you. They were the best of what Army aviation is, and embodied what we all strive to be
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On the Record 5-29-11 - Times-Standard
Google News - over 5 years
... 2011 to Silver Gensaw-Mode and Cody Nick at Mad River Community Hospital. GOSSIE, Abagail Ann was born May 11, 2011 to Sara and Travis Gossie at Redwood Memorial Hospital. GRAHAM, Maylin Lee was born May 14, 2011 to Brook Lee and Justin Graham at
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安樂居服務耆老39周年 - 世界日報
Google News - over 5 years
左起安樂居執行長Robert E. Edmondson、主持人Brook Lee、得獎者「巴洛阿圖健康照顧系統」的代表Jon D. Fuller、John s Shea、余愛蓮和先生。(圖:\安樂居提供) 舊金山安樂居本月19日在金山洲際(InterContinental)旅館舉行盛大晚宴,慶祝此服務耆老的機構成立39
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Mundial Sub 20: No podemos ser inferiores al compromiso - Cartagena|El Universal
Google News - almost 6 years
Fifa: Jack Warner, Senes Erzik, Eduardo Deluca, Hamad Brook, Lee Harmon, Luis Hernández, Harry Been, Hicham El Amrani, Saoud Al-Mohannadi, Henri Thierry Ariiotima, Marco Antonio Teixeira, Farouk Bouzo, Ruben Hayrapetyan, Geir Thorsteinsson,
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THE NIGHT; Potato Chips Cum Laude
NYTimes - over 19 years
IT was a scene probably rarely seen at Gracie Mansion. On Tuesday night, the city's first lady, Donna Hanover, pushed back her sleeves, washed her hands and got to work in the kitchen. The occasion was the Cooks for Kids benefit at the Architects and Designers Building on East 58th Street, featuring a menu created by a number of restaurants in
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Even 4 Strokes Back, Woods Feels Confident
NYTimes - over 19 years
He started his day with a greeting from the heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and ended it by posing for pictures with Miss Universe. Tiger Woods does not get distracted easily, not by those encounters and not by the challenging 18 holes at the Winged Foot Golf Club. Woods survived again today, posting an even-par 70 for the second consecutive
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Rochester Golfer Leads State Open
NYTimes - over 30 years
John Calabria, a former PGA Tour player who is now head professional at the Brook Lee Country Club in Rochester, shot a four-under-par 67 today to lead the first round of the ninth annual Michelob New York State Open. The $50,000 tournament, with a field of 142, is being played on the Big G course of the Grossinger Resort, a par-71 course of 6,791
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Rudis Has Links Lead After a 70
NYTimes - over 33 years
Paul Rudis, a 47-year-old teacher from Olympia, Wash., shot a 35,35-70, two under par, to take the firstround lead in the stroke-play portion of the 58th United States Amateur Public Links Championship today at the Hominy Hill Golf Course. The low 64 scorers after Tuesday's round will begin the match-play segment of the tournament Wednesday. Rudis,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brook Lee
    TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 27
    Lee and Al Masini along with funding from the state were forces behind the Miss Universe 1998 pageant being held in her home state of Hawaii, in Honolulu, for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details Immediately prior to winning the Miss USA and Miss Universe crowns Lee pursued graduate-level studies in communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also attended University Lab School for one year, 1987–88. Lee graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989. After her reign as Miss Universe she made several cameo appearances in movies and television shows, and has hosted many television shows in Asia and the United States. She is the host of a regional television show known as Pacific Fusion, which focuses on Asian-American lifestyles. She has also hosted episodes of Great Cruises on the Travel Channel.
  • 1997
    Age 26
    On May 16, 1997, she won the crown at 26 years and 128 days, became the oldest Miss Universe to win.
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    Lee represented the United States in the Miss Universe 1997 pageant in Miami Beach, Florida.
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    Lee was crowned Miss Hawaii USA on her first try, then went on to participate in Miss USA 1997 at Shreveport, Louisiana on February 5, 1997, where she was crowned the winner by outgoing titleholder Ali Landry of Louisiana.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 0
    Born on January 8, 1971.
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