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Her court includes (in the above photo from left to right) 3rd runner-up Alejandra Vengoechea of Colombia, 1st runner-up Andrea Toscano of Mexico, 2nd runner-up Evelyn Namatovu Karonde of Uganda, and 4th runner-up Harriotte Lane of United Kingdom.
Rounding up the top 8 were Bea Patricia Magtanong of the Philippines, Nguyễn Tường San of Vietnam, and Jolene Marie Rotinsulu of Indonesia. Completing the top 15 were Melissa Jiménez of Venezuela, Pawani Vithanage of Sri Lanka, Ivana Carolina Irizarry of Puerto Rico, Elize Joanne de Hong of the Netherlands, Kaye Cheung of Hong Kong, Jutta Kyllönen of Finland, and Maria Perviy of Belarus.
Cyrille Payumo from the Philippines was crowned Miss Tourism International 2019 on November 8 at the Grand Ballroom of Sunway Resorts Hotel & Spa in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Payumo's victory marks her country's fifth Miss Tourism International crown (2000, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019). She was crowned by outgoing queen, Astari Verdideani from Indonesia. Payumo also won the Best National Costume Award.
Aside from Payumo, the other finalists that won their respective titles include:
Miss Tourism Dream Girl of the Year International 2019:
Chan Sotima, Miss Tourism International Cambodia 2019
Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International 2019:
Joanna Babynko, Miss Tourism International Poland 2019
Miss Tourism Global 2019:
Kateryna Kachashvili, Miss Tourism International Ukraine 2019
Miss Tourism Queen of the Year 2019:
Gabriela Patricia Mandolang, Miss Tourism International Indonesia 2019
Special Award - Miss South East Asian Tourism Ambassador 2019:
Chompoonut Phungphon, Miss Tourism International Thailand 2019
Left To Right: Miss Earth Fire, Miss Earth 2019, Miss Earth Air, and Miss Earth Water
Nellys Pimentel, 21, of San Juan, Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Earth 2019 on October 25 at Cove Manila at Okada Manila, Parañaque City, Philippines. She is the first Puerto Rican woman to win the title since the pageant began in 2001. Pimentel's court includes Miss Earth Air Emanii Davis of USA, Miss Earth Water Klara Vavruskova of Czech Republic, and Miss Earth Fire Alisa Manenok of Belarus. A few days ago, Pimentel had been crowned "Miss Earth Flora 2019" in Naga City.
Rounding up the top 10 were the contestants from Chile, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland and Russia. Completing the top 20 were the delegates from Colombia, England, Ghana, Guam, Guyana, Japan, Philippines, Portugal, Spain and Thailand.
Over 80 contestants competed in the 2019 edition which was hosted by James Deakin and carried by five television networks. Entertainment was provided by Barbados-born artist, Shontelle. Pimentel was crowed by outgoing queen, Nguyen Phuong Khanh of Vietnam.
Hometown girl Valentina Figuera, 19, of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela was crowned Miss Grand International 2019 at the Poliedro de Caracas on October 25. Her victory marks the first time that her country has won the title since the pageant began in 2013. Figuera was crowned by her predecessor, Clara Sosa of Paraguay who co-hosted the show. Famous Venezuelan jewelry designer George Wittels, who was one of the judges, designed the new crown which is to be used until 2021.
Her court includes 1st runner-up Maria Malo of Mexico, 2nd runner-up Coco Arayha Suparurk of Thailand, 3rd runner-up Carmen Drayton of Panama, and 4th runner-up Marjorie Marcelle of Brazil. Completing the top 10 were the delegates from Ecuador, Australia, Peru, Puerto Rico and Vietnam.
Rounding up the top 20 were the contestants from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, Guatemala, Ireland, Japan, Paraguay, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic and South Africa.
Special awards went to Ecuador (Best National Costume), Panama (Best in Swimsuit), Peru (Best in Evening Gown), and Vietnam (Miss Popular Vote) which automatically catapulted her to the top 10.
Minutes before the show ended, the co-hosts announced that Venezuela will host the 2020 edition of the pageant, much to the excitement of the audience. As the new titleholder, Figuera now has the grand task of realizing the pageant's purpose - "stop the war and violence."
Stacy Michuki, 18, was crowned Miss Universe Kenya 2019 on October 20 at the Panari Hotel in Nairobi. She will represent Kenya in Miss Universe 2019 pageant on December 8 in the United States, although the venue has not been confirmed
Michuki is the granddaughter of the late Kenyan politician and businessman,
Photo credit: Miss Universe Kenya Facebook
Diana Hamed, 24, was crowned Miss Universe Egypt 2019 at the Al Masa Hotel in Cairo, Egypt on October 21. She will now represent Egypt in Miss Universe 2019 pageant to be held on December 8. The venue has not been confirmed.
Egypt has been competing in Miss Universe since 1987 but has never placed. Will Diana be the first Egyptian delegate to do so?
Miss Grand Philippines 2019 Samantha Lo (Instagram)
MANILA, Philippines — After keeping quiet for almost a week, Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2019 Samantha Lo took to Instagram early Sunday, October 20, to clear the story on what happened during her transit to Venezuela for the Miss Grand International pageant.
Mohana Prabha, a 24-year-old biomedical science undergrad, was crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2019 at Zouk Singapore on October 17. She will now represent Singapore at the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed.
Prabha competed in last year's national pageant and made the top 5.
Photo credit: The Female Culture
Mariana Varela, 23, was crowned Miss Universe Argentina last Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. She will now represent Argentina in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. The first runner-up is Julieta Garcia and the second runner-up is Luisina Ojeda. The Miss Universe Argentina pageant is now directed by Osmel Sousa, the legendary beauty queen maker responsible for Venezuela's multiple successes in international pageantry.
The last time that Argentina placed in Miss Universe was in 2014 when Valentina Ferrer made the top 10. And in 1962, Norma Nolan won the first Miss Universe crown for the country.
Shubila Stanton (Shubby Stanton) was crowned Miss Universe Tanzania 2019 on October 12 at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The 23-year-old six-footer model will now represent Tanzania in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have not been announced.
Photo credit: Miss Universe Tanzania Facebook
Vartika Singh has been crowned Miss Universe India 2019 and will now represent India at Miss Universe 2019 pageant whose date and venue have yet to be announced.
Singh's pageant experience is quite extensive. She made the top 7 in Miss Universe India 2014, placed 2nd runner-up in Femina Miss India 2015, and then won Miss Grand International 2015 and finished 2nd runner-up at Miss Grand International 2015.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Master's degree in Public Health. She has been part of state government and World Bank's health care project in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Photo credit: Facebook
Michelle Dee was crowned Miss World Philippines 2019 on September 15t at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila. She will now represent the Philippines in Miss World 2019 contest to be held in London on December 14. Dee is the daughter of Melanie Marquez, Miss International 1979 from the Philippines.
Courtesy of Michelle Dee, Facebook
At the same event, other new queens were crowned. Dee (fourth from right) is flanked by her court that includes from left to right: 2nd Princess Casie Banks, Miss Multinational Philippines 2019 Isabelle De Leon, Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2019 Vanessa Mae Walters, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2019 Katrina Llegado, Dee, Miss Eco Philippines 2019 Kelley Day, Miss Tourism Philippines 2019 Glyssa Perez, and 1st Princess Christie Kerver.
Miss Queen Korea 2019 pageant was held at the Grand Walkerhill
Hotel in Seoul on September 5. s crowned Miss Universe Korea 2019 and will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed.
At the same event Lim Ji-Yeon was crowned Miss World Korea 2019 and will compete in Miss World 2019 to be held in London on December 14.
Laura Kwon Whee was crowned Miss Supranational Korea 2019 and will compete in Miss Supranational 2019 to be held in Poland on December 6.
Photo credit: Miss Queen Korea
Three new queens were crowned during the Miss Universe Iceland 2019 pageant that took place in Reykjavik on August 31. From left to right: Hugrún Egilsdóttir, Miss Supranational Iceland 2019 who will compete in Miss Supranational 2019 pageant in Poland in December; Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, Miss Universe Iceland 2019, who will compete in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not been announced; and Hulda Vigdísardóttir, Queen Beauty Iceland 2020, who will compete in Queen Beauty Universe 2020.
Birta (center) makes Icelandic pageant history as the first woman of color to be crowned Miss Universe Iceland.
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