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The Inspiring Stories of the Miss Universe Pageant

23 January 2015 6:24 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Miss Universe contestants might be beautiful, but that doesn't mean they never faced obstacles. Et is looking at their most inspiring stories.

News: Israeli Miss Universe Contestant Addresses Selfie Controversy

When Miss Guyana Niketa Barker, 24, was a teenager she and her family had to figure out how to start all over after escaping a home fire.

"I grew up in a small town," Niketa told Et's Nischelle Turner. "I lost my home in a fire when I was 15 years old. We lost everything. We were unable to save anything. Everyone ran out of the house with no shoes on their feet."

Two years after the fire, Niketa lost her father in "an extremely traumatic event," according to the Miss Universe website, but today she is two years away from obtaining a degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Guyana.

"It's part of our curriculum to deliver 12 babies," she said. "The most amazing »

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Israeli Miss Universe Contestant Addresses Selfie Controversy

22 January 2015 4:54 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Miss Universe selfie controversy is hitting a fever pitch, and Et went behind the scenes with the contestants.

News: Miss USA, Teen USA & Universe Are "Best Buddies"

The issue began when Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself with Miss Lebanon Saly Greige smiling together during pageant preparations in Miami. As their countries are technically at war, some Lebanese have called for Greige to be stripped of her title for befriending Matalon.

Greige responded to her critics, saying, "Since the first day of my arrival to participate for Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel, who tried several times to take a photo with me. I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media."

Matalon defended herself to Et, saying, "It's just a »

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Telenovela Star William Levy Teams With Nascar on Docu-Series

9 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Telenovela star William Levy is getting in the pit with Nascar Productions to produce a non-scripted docu-series. The show will focus on Hispanic race car drivers trying to make inroads in the popular motorsport.

The Cuban-born actor and the Emmy Award-winning production team from Nascar’s Entertainment Marketing division hope to offer an up-close-and-personal look at these competitors, who are tasked with trying to make it big in Nascar while also trying to adjust to life in America.

Also Read: Nascar Star Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Racing Death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Nascar Productions, Levy and Gladys Gonzalez will produce the project. »

- Travis Reilly

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Nick Jonas to Perform During Evening Gown Portion of Miss Universe Pageant

8 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nick Jonas will perform at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant on Jan. 25, Donald Trump and NBC revealed on Thursday. He is set to sing during the evening gown portion of the competition.

The multi-platinum-selling Jonas Brother will perform a three-song medley from his self-titled album at the pageant, which will be hosted by “Today’s” Natalie Morales and MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.

Also Read: Natalie Morales, Thomas Roberts to Host 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant

A panel of guest judges, including Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and TV starlet/shoe designer Kristin Cavallari, was also announced on Thursday, along with »

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