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Paraguay Wins Miss Grand International 2018

 Clara Sosa of Paraguay was crowned Miss Grand International 2018 on October 25 at  The ONE Entertainment Park in Yangon, Myanmar.  She is the first woman from her country to win the crown since the pageant began in 2012.  After hearing her country's name as the winner, Sosa was in state of shock, fainted, and fell on the stage floor while her first runner-up,  Meenakshi Chaudhary from India, looked for help.  After being revived by the pageant staff, Sosa managed to regain her strength, be crowned, and do her victory walk.  Completing her royal court were (l-r):     3rd  Runner-Up Nicole Colón of Puerto Rico, 2nd runner-up  Nadia Purwoko of Indonesia, 1st runner-up  Meenakshi Chaudhary of India, and 4th runner-up  Haruka Oda from Japan.  Sosa will be staying in Thailand for one year during her reign and taking her journey to over 15 countries around the world to promote the campaign  "Stop the War and Violence." Photo credit: Miss Grand

Miss Globe 2018

The 2018 edition of Miss Globe was held on October 21 at the  Amfiteatri i Tiranës in Tirana, Albania. The lucky winner is Yu Yizhou of China. Her court includes: 1st runner-up  -  Montana Lynette Farrah-Seaton, AUSTRALIA 2nd runner-up  - Perihan Koz, TURKEY 3rd runner-up  -  Rosa Fariello, ITALY 4th runner-up  - Alba Bajrami, ALBANIA Completing the top 15 were the delegates from  Canada, Russia, Brazil, Vietnam, Myanmar, Estonia, France, Portugal, Philippines and Romania. Special Award Winners: MISS BEST NATIONAL COSTUME - Jasmeet Kaur Arneja, INDIA MISS GOLDEN GIRL - Valērija Mickēviča, LATVIA MISS TOURISM GLOBE - Paula González Falcón, SPAIN MISS DREAM GIRL - Michele Theresa Imperial Gumabao, PHILIPPINES MISS ELEGANCE - Yekaterina Sergeyevna Grudtsova, TATARSTAN MISS PASSION - Paola Sofía Tanguma Villarreal, MEXICO MISS PHOTOGENIC - Natalia Roczniak, POLAND MISS BIKINI - Alba Bajrami, ALBANIA MISS FRIENDSHIP - Paula González Falcón,  SPA

Miss Earth Lebanon 2018 Dethroned Over Photo With Miss Israel

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20)   — A photo with an Israeli fellow has cost a Lebanese beauty queen her title. Miss Earth Lebanon 2018 Salwa Akar had lost her title after posting a picture with her Israeli counterpart Dana Zerik on Facebook. The photo, which shows the two gesturing a peace sign with their hands, comes with the caption, "My advocacy is to help people find peace and love within themselves so they can love each others (sic) and become peaceful with our mother earth." Akar, later on, took down the post. The spokesperson of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday took to Twitter to react to the revocation of Akar's title. He also condemned "Lebanese apartheid." View image on Twitter Ofir Gendelman ✔ @ofirgendelman Miss Lebanon Salwa Akar who participates in the # MissEarth2018 pageant had her title revoked today in Lebanon b/c she "dared" to take this photo w/ Miss Israel. Miss

Miss America Leaders Strike Back At Rebel States

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The other heel has dropped at the Miss America Organization, which had endured a revolt by dozens of states this summer against the national leadership of the pageant headed by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. The crowning of the latest Miss America took place last month with the pageant's national leadership largely silent on the calls for their resignation from many states. But now the national organization is undertaking a purge of rebellious state officials, terminating the licenses of four states, threatening about 15 with probation — and thanking others whose officials stood by the national leadership in the  first Miss America pageant without a swimsuit competition . States whose licenses are terminated must replace current leaders. They can request an appeal hearing from Miss America's executive committee. The Miss America Organization would not say how it decided which states to terminate and which to threaten with probation, issu

Miss World Philippines 2018

Katarina Rodriguez , 26, was crowned Miss World Philippines 2018 at SM Mall Asia Arena in Manila on Saturday, October 6. She will now represent the Philippines at Miss World 2018 pageant to be held in Sanya, China on December 8. Rodriguez is a pageant veteran; she was 1st runner-up at Miss Intercontinental 2017 pageant. At the same pageant, three other winners were crowned. Maureen Montagne , 25, was crowned Miss Eco Philippines 2018 and will compete in Miss Eco International 2018 pageant in Cairo, Egypt. Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 and will compete in Reina Hispanoamericana 2018 in Bolivia.  Kim-Lei Mugford is Miss Multinational Philippines 2018 and will compete in Miss Multinational 2018 pageant to be held in India. The First Princess is Chanel Morales and the Second Princess is Pearl Hung . Photo credit: GMA

Miss Asia Pacific International 2018

Hometown girl Miss Philippines, Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel , was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 during the pageant's 50th anniversary at the Newport Performing Arts Theater,  Resorts World Manila on Thursday, October 4.  Akeel's court includes  1st runner-up Gabriela Palma of  Brazil, 2nd runner-up Melania Gonzales of Costa Rica,  3rd runner-up  Misheelt Narmandakh of Mongolia, , and 4th runner-up Mariani Nataly Chacon Angarita of  Venezuela.  PHOTO CREDITS: Miss Asia Pacific International Facebook

Miss Colombia 2018

Valeria Morales , 20, representing the department of  Valle del Cauca, was crowned Miss Colombia 2018 on September 30th during a special "Rumbo a Miss Universo 2018" ("Road To Miss Universe 2018). She will represent Colombia at Miss Universe 2018 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 16.  Her court includes Virreina (Vice-Queen) or 1st runner-up Isabella Atehortua Zapata (Antioquia) and 2nd runner-Alma Beatriz Díaz Bonilla (Chocó) . Photo credits: Facebook