Beauty pageants all across the world have become a launching pad for young women to join lucrative careers in the television and entertainment industries. In Latin America, these contests have been integrated into the culture.
These Colombian prisoners may have thought that their time for judgment was over the moment that they left the court room, but as it turns out, they were in for a whole different type of judgment in prison, as contestants in the increasingly popular "Reina Madre" prison beauty pageant.
After weeks of anticipation, the Miss USA beauty pageant was held on Sunday, and a new winner was crowned at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Connecticut's Erin Brady took down the top honor, and she will now be representing the United States in the Miss Universe pageant.
There's only two more days until the Miss USA pageant airs live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev. We continue our pageant segment today with the candidate from New Jersey, the lovely Libell Duran.