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5 Things You Missed While You Were In School (February 20)

Kendall and Kylie Jenner's book, Taylor Swift and Lorde to collaborate in the future, and 3 more things you need to know today!
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5 Things You Missed While You Were In School (February 20)After making big names for themselves in the fashion world, Kendall and Kylie Jenner are now invading the world of books. The Jenner sisters just revealed their newest project, a book titled Rebels: City of Indra. Rebels shows off their creative writing skills as it tells the story of Lex and Livia who embark on a journey, not knowing they are each other's biggest dangers. Set in a futuristic place, the book could pretty much be like Divergent and The Hunger Games.

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The full-length trailer for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy is finally out and it looks exciting and funny! In the movie, Chris Pratt plays Star-Lord, a half-alien rebel, who teams up with Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel). The team unites to break free and protect the blue orb from Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). Guardians of the Galaxy will hit theaters on August 1. Watch the trailer below, Candy Girls, and don't forget to tell us what you think of the movie in the comments.

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The guys of One Direction reunited for the BRIT Awards today, and dissed Justin Bieber. During the show, the presenter approached the group and asked their opinion on the Canadian pop star. Louis gave the pop star some advice saying, "Keep strong and keep doing what you're doing." Liam later added, "Bizzle," in reference to Justin recently changing his Instagram name to Bizzle, which most people found weird. The whole bit became even more awkward because Niall Horan is rumored to be dating Justin's ex Selena Gomez. Watch Hollywood Life's report about the whole incident below.

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5 Things You Missed Today While You Were In School (February 20)During the past months, Lorde and Taylor Swift have become really good friends. They hang out backstage and spend birthdays together, too. It is no surprise then that when the "Royals" hitmaker was interviewed by Capital FM, she revealed that she admires how Taylor covered everything in her latest album Red and would want to trade places with her. Does this mean we can expect a collaboration between the two musicians in the future? We're definitely look forward to that because Lorde and Tay will surely come up with something interesting to listen to if they worked together.

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5 Things You Missed While You Were In School (February 20)The cast of the Fantastic Four film franchise reboot has been announced! As previously revealed, Michael B. Jordan will star as Storm/TheHuman Torch. The main cast lineup was completed today by Kate Mara, Miles Teller, and Jamie Bell. Kate will play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. Miles will star as Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic. And Jamie will be Ben Grimm/The Thing. Do you like the new cast of the franchise? Fantastic Four is set to be released on June 19, 2015.

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The journey of how I won people’s hearts by having a winning heart

Whatever happens tonight, I am a winner. That was the last line I delivered in front of the roaring crowd. My knees were trembling and my smile was shaking. I wanted to radiate confidence but I knew inside me were whirling storms of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure how to carry on for the rest of the night, it was only the first hour and my soul was already exhausted. I stood in front of an unfamiliar sea of people, I felt uncomfortable as they fixed their glances on me. The stage was bright and flashy as my co-contestants glazed the platform with outstanding physique and beauty. I couldn’t look straight at them because every time I did, a bucketful of insecurity was being poured on me. The whole pageant took about a few hours but it felt like eternity to me. I repeatedly asked myself questions every single time I stood on that platform. My vision was impaired by the blinding spotlights and all I could hear were the deafening roar of the audience combined with the booming music of the event. My head was filled with questions like “why are you here?”, “Will you be okay?” What will others think of you?” “What if you fail?”. Every step was heavier as I continued to overthink.

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For a moment on stage, I felt like I was floating. I was staring blankly at the end of the gymnasium. I was awakened by the loud cheer from the front row, I fixed my glance and saw large letters A-B-Y. it was like a snap to reality, I realized that’s my name. This time I could hear the synchronized cheers of people screaming my name. I smiled, walked away from the spotlight as I whispered to myself “let’s do this”. As the curtains opened, I walked towards the stage I felt lighter and different from the person a while ago. Walking was much easier and my knees weren’t trembling any longer. I stood at the edge of the stage, wandered my glance, and smiled genuinely. Flashing those pearly whites took barrels of longtime stored courage from within me. I marveled at how I could see the rainbow in the lights, the spotlights weren’t blinding anymore.

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My feet started stomping to the music every time I pose and my hips would flawlessly sway to the music. The roar of the audience was overwhelming no more, it was like whispers lost in the beat of the music. I knew as I stood there, all I needed to do was smile and be myself. My name was called accompanied by the thunderous applause and booming cheers of the crowd. I stood there alongside with other contestants. I was holding a bouquet and a trophy. I could feel the heavy crown on top of my head. However, the trophy beside me was much bigger, the lady beside me wore an even flashier crown, it was the crown of the titleholder. That night I landed the first runner-up spot. My head was filled with “what ifs”. What if I did just a little better, what if I exerted more effort and so on.

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As I stepped down on stage, several people rushed to me. They were jumping, screaming and clapping. It was so chaotic that it took me a millennium to recognize them, it was my family. They were hugging me from all directions. When I saw their smiles I knew I did great. I realized that was what I meant when I said “whatever happens tonight I am a winner”. Their presence, genuine smiles, and warm hugs meant more than the trophy and sash that night. For them, I was a star who shined through the darkness of the night. Before leaving the venue, a hand tapped me from behind “Congrats,” she whispered I turned to see her, and to my surprise she was a schoolmate who used to tease me because of my chubby physique.

I smiled as I expressed my gratitude towards her. As I walked away, I realized that I accomplished something legendary that night. I was able to showcase that pageants are not only for thin-looking, tall people. I managed to snatch everyone’s attention with this average height and chubby body. That night started with so much uncertainty and insecurity. As I stared at my reflection, I looked exhausted but I was wearing a different smile. A smile of victory and bravery. A smile that defeated the stereotypes and stigma about people like me. That night ended with a realization that maybe winning isn’t always about winning the crown, it’s about winning people’s hearts and having a winning heart.

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