10.19.2017

Miss Universe China 2017




Qiu Roxy Qiang, a six-foot tall 27-year-old professional model, was crowned Miss Universe China 2017 earlier this week. She will now represent China in Miss Universe 2017 pageant to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 26. 



10.11.2017

Miss Universe India 2017 & Miss Supranational India 2017



Shraddha Shashidhar was crowned Miss Diva 2017 (Miss Universe India 2017) on October 11, 2017 at the Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. She will now compete at Miss Universe 2017 pageant to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 26.  


During the same event Peden Ongmu Namgyal (below) was crowned as Miss Supranational India 2017 and will represent her country at Miss Supranational 2017 pageant to be held in Poland on December 2.  Apeksha Porwal was awarded second runner-up. 


The colorful event was graced by the presence of Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000) and Iris Mittenaere (Miss Universe 2016) who served as judges. 


Photo Credits: Miss Diva Facebook

10.08.2017

Miss Grand International 2017 Kicks Off In Vietnam

Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 



The contestants from 75 countries around the world headed to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to compete in Miss Grand International 2017. This year, Vietnam is the host of the pageant with the great support of the Government of Vietnam and Let's Viet TV Channel. On 7 October, the Miss Grand International 2017 Welcome Ceremony was officially held for the beautiful contestants from around the world at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) among several Vietnamese celebrities, honored guests and the press.

Michelle Leon, 4th runner up, Miss Grand International 2016, served as the co-host with Phuong Uyen Le to invite Mr. Tran Minh Tien, Chief Executive Officer of LASTA Multimedia Co., Ltd. and Let's Viet TV Channel and the head of the management team of Miss Grand International 2017 Vietnam to give the opening speech and Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil, President and Founder of Miss Grand International Organization expressed his thanks to the host country for the warm welcome, Mr. Tran Minh Tien gave Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil some souvenirs; a Vietnamese bamboo palm leaf conical hat (Non La) and blue and white scarf which are the symbol of Vietnam.

After leaving the stage, there was a self-introduction of 75 beautiful contestants wearing their long evening dresses amid the cheers of each country. The ceremony was ended with the beautiful presence of Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 wearing her beautiful evening dress on the stage. After the reception, 75 beautiful ladies joined the gala dinner on the 1st floor of Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel which some contestants had the chance to show their singing and dancing talents on stage including Premika Pamela Miss Grand Thailand 2017. For this year, the contestants of Miss Grand International 2017 have to participate in the pageant together for 20 days with the following major competitions:

- On October 12, 2017, Best National Costume Competition in Quang Binh
- On October 17, 2017, Best in Swimsuit Competition by the luxurious swimming pool of Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf, Phu Quoc Island
- On October 23, 2017, Preliminary Show at Musical Water Fountain Stage, Vinpearl Land
- On October 25, 2017, Final Show at Musical Water Fountain Stage, Vinpearl Land

For the Thai and worldwide fans, you can watch all live events via Facebook Live: Miss Grand International or www.missgrandinternational.com.

Information courtesy of  Public Relations Department, Miss Grand International 2017

10.07.2017

Miss Universe Canada 2017




Lauren Howe of Toronto was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2017 at the John Bassett Theatre in Toronto on October 7. She will now represent her country at Miss Universe 2017 pageant to be held in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 26.

Howe succeeded Siera Bearchall who made the top 9 at Miss Universe 2016 held in the Philippines last January 30.




9.30.2017

Misters of Filipinas 2017



The 2017 edition of Misters of Filipinas 2017 took place on September 30 in Manila. 
Here are the official results:

Misters of Filipinas 2017 International - Raven Renz Lansangan - Mabalacat, Pampanga
Misters of Filipinas 2017 Man of the World - Clint Karkliñs - Camarines Sur 
Misters of Filipinas 2017 Supranational - Yves Campos - Filipino Community of Hawaii
Misters of Filipinas 2017 Man of the Year -
Rubi Küst - Filipino Community of Germany
Misters of Filipinas 2017 Ocean -
Carlo Pasion - Laoag
Misters of Filipinas 2017 Universe Tourism -
Ion Perez - Capas, Tarlac 
Misters of Filipinas 2017 1st Runner-up -
Jonathan Dizon Maniquis - - San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Misters of Filipinas 2017 2nd Runner-up -
John Joseph Hipolito - Filipino Community of Italy


Critical Beauty is a corporate sponsor of the pageant. CB correspondent Jan-Michael Recto  Rañada (right) presented the first-ever Mister Critical Beauty award to Ion Perez, who eventually won the Misters of Filipinas 2017 Universe Tourism title.

Miss International Brazil 2017



The first ever Miss International Brazil pageant took place on September 29 in Rio de Janeiro. The winner is Bruna Zanardo, 26, from São Paulo. Miss Earth fans will recognize Bruna as Miss Earth Fire 2016, but she had to relinquish the title to compete in Miss Universe Brazil 2017, which she failed to win. Will Lady Luck be on her side at Miss International 2017 which takes place in Tokyo, Japan on November 14? Brazil has won Miss International only once, in 1968 with Maria da Glória Carvalho.



Photo credits:  Miss Beleza Internacional Brasil Facebook/Bruna Zanardo Facebook

Miss World Guam 2017



Miss World Guam 2017 is Destiny Cruz, 19, from the village of Inarajan, was crowned Miss World Guam 2017 on September 30 at the Sheraton Laguna Guam resort. Her charity of choice was the Down Syndrome Association of Guam. She will now represent Guam in Miss World 2017 pageant to be held in Sanya, China on November 18. The first runner-up was Annania Nauta, second runner-up was Erin Wong and the third runner-up was Alana Santos


Photo credit: Miss World Guam

Miss World China 2017



Guan Siyu, 23, was crowned Miss World China 2017 on September 30th. She will now represent China at Miss World 2017 pageant to be held in Sanya, China on November 18. China has won the Miss World crown twice: Zhang Zilin (2007) and Yu Wenxia (2012), both of whom were crowned in China. Will Guan follow their suit and become the third Chinese woman to be crowned in her home country?


9.25.2017

Miss Universe Iceland 2017




Arna Yr Jonsdottir was crowned Miss Universe Iceland 2017 in Reykjavik on September 25, 2017. Ten young women from all over Iceland competed in this year's pageant. Jonsdottir will now compete in Miss Universe 2017 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Jonsdottir is a pageant veteran, having represented Iceland in Miss World 2015. But her biggest claim to fame so far is having withdrawn from Miss Grand International 2016 held in Las Vegas last October after she was told by the pageant organizer that she was "fat"


9.22.2017

Miss Turkey Dethroned Over ‘Unacceptable’ Tweet About Attempted Coup

Itir Esen, center, is crowned as Miss Turkey World in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 21, 2017.

 Photographer: Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup.
Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she won the contest and the right to represent Turkey at the Miss World contest in China. The organizers said in an emailed statement that her title was revoked because of a tweet in July that they described as "unacceptable."
Runner-up Asli Sumen will now represent Turkey in China.
Media reports said Esen, a model and university student, caused a storm on social media after she posted a remark on Twitter as the country held memorials for the victims on the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
According to Sozcu newspaper and other media the tweet, which has since been erased, said: "I got my period on the morning of the July 15 martyrs' day. I'm marking the day by bleeding as a representation of the martyrs' blood."
Esen reportedly denied the account was hers. But Can Sandikcioglu, who heads the Miss Turkey Organization, said the committee said it confirmed she was the author of the tweet.
"We are sad to announce that we have reached the conclusion that the tweet was posted by Itir Esen," the organization quoted Sandikcioglu as saying. "It is not possible for the Miss Turkey Organization, whose aim is to promote Turkey worldwide and to contribute to its image, to accept such a posting."
The organization said the tweet came to their attention after the competition and that it took them "hours" to determine that was Esen's.
Source: Bloomberg.com, 9/22/2017

9.12.2017

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund Is the New Miss America


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City.

Mund, 23, topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crown in the New Jersey seaside resort, where most of the 97 Miss Americas have been selected.

In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump, a Republican, was wrong to withdraw the United States from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

"It's a bad decision," she said. "There is evidence that climate change is existing, and we need to be at that table."



Image: Miss America Cara Mund
Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named winner of the Miss America competition
Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mark Makela / Reuters

In an interview with The Associated Press before preliminary competition began, Mund, who lives in Bismarck, North Dakota, said her goal is to be the first woman elected governor of her state.
She said she wants to see more women elected to all levels of government.
"It's important to have a woman's perspective," Mund, who had an internship in the U.S. Senate, told the AP. "In health care and on reproductive rights, it's predominantly men making those decisions."
An Ivy League graduate from Brown University who is headed to law school, Mund went to high school with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
"I said, 'If Carson Wentz can do it, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund can become Miss America,'" she said after winning the title.
She is the first contestant from her state to win the Miss America crown.
Trump also figured in another question asked of a finalist onstage. Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis, who was first runner-up, was asked whether Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Russia last year.
She said she doesn't think enough information has been revealed to support such a charge.
"We should investigate it to its fullest extent, and if we do find evidence, the justice system should do their due diligence," she said.
The second runner-up was Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel, third runner-up was Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey and fourth runner up was Miss Texas Margana Wood.
Earlier Sunday, as a deadly hurricane was slamming her home state, Miss Florida Sara Zeng sent a message of support to those in harm's way — and was then eliminated.
As judges were narrowing the field of 51 contestants (each state plus the District of Columbia), they interviewed Zeng, 22, of Palm Coast, who noted that her family was safe.
But she expressed concern and support for friends and strangers endangered by Hurricane Irma, which was tearing its way up the Florida gulf coast on Sunday.
"I'm thinking about everyone in Florida every single day, but I know that regardless what happens, we'll all get through this together," Zeng said.
Zeng won Friday's swimsuit preliminary and promised that she'd be part of the post-Irma cleanup and recovery effort, whether as Miss America or not.
Source: Associated Press, 9/11/2017

9.03.2017

Miss World Philippines 2017






Laura Lehmann was crowned winner of Miss World Philippines 2017 on Sunday, September 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. She will represent the country at the Miss World pageant to be held in Sanya, China on November 18.


The other winners include: Teresita "WinWyn" MarquezReina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2017 and will compete in Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 in Bolivia; Cynthia ThomallaMiss Eco Philippines 2017 who will compete in Miss Eco International 2017 in Egypt; and 
Sophia Senoron, Miss Multinational Philippines 2017 who will compete in Miss Multinational 2017 to be held in the Philippines. The First Princess is Glyssa Perez and the Second Princess is Zara Carbonell.
The pageant was not officially live streamed, much to the dismay of pageant fans who were unable to attend the show. Guests included the chairwoman of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley, Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle and her continental queens. 
Lehmann had competed in Binibining Pilipinas 2014 where she placed 1st runner-up.
PHOTO CREDIT: PINOYAMIBISOSYO.COM