Half-Japanese and half African-American, 20 year old Miss Nagasaki Ariana Miyamoto, is the first-ever mixed-race Miss Universe Japan and is facing criticism for not being Japanese enough. In Japan the tipical standard of beauty is pure white skin. "I want to tell the world, even a half-Japanese can represent Japan," Miyamoto says. Competing in the Miss Universe pageant in January she faces adversity as many feel that she does not look Japenese.
Bobbi Kristina is still unresponsive after being put into a medically induced coma 4 weeks ago. Earlier this week she suffered from violent seizures after doctors attempted to wake her from sedation. Doctors were forced to put her back into the coma that is allowing her brain to heal. This may not be all bad news as seizures do prove that there is some brain activity. 21 year old Brown was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31st and sources say that a criminal investigation is underway. Hopefully answers come soon for the family as well as strength through this ordeal.
This February, Topps is inspiring fans to get obtain new pieces of memorabilia from their favorite stars who have been associated with Major League Baseball.