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Vietnam Wins Mister International 2018

Mister International Trinh Bao of Vietnam (center) is flanked by first runner-up Francesco Piscitelli of Venezuela (left) and second runner-up Walk-in Kwan of Hong Kong. (Photo by ARMIN P. ADINA / Contributor) MANILA, Philippines — Trinh Bao of Vietnam was proclaimed 2018 Mister International in ceremonies staged at One Esplanade at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City, Sunday night. Bao bested 38 other aspirants for the title in the 13th edition of the global competition for “distinctly handsome” men from around the world. Sunday’s competition is still technically the 2018 edition even if it was already held in 2019. Prime Events Productions Philippines (PEPPS) Foundation head Carlo Morris Galang , head of the Philippine organizing committee, said unforeseen problems with the original host country caused the delay. The international organizers opted to bring the contest to the Philippines, instead. The first time the Philippines hosted the Mister Int

Hong Kong Wins Miss Global 2018

Miss Global Sophia Ng (center) is flanked by her runners-up (from left) Seydina Allen, Amber Bernachi, Tamila Khodjaeva, and Pamela Lee Urbina. (Photo by ARMIN P. ADINA / Contributor) MANILA, Philippines — Sophia Ng , a psychological therapist from Hong Kong, bested 40 other international delegates for the Miss Global 2018 crown in the pageant’s sixth edition. The pageant staged its coronation ceremonies at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Monday night.  The program ended past midnight on Tuesday. This is the third edition of the global tilt to be held in the Philippines. It was previously hosted here in 2015 and 2016. Pauline Sofia Laping , chief executive officer of the Miss Global Philippines organization, has just recently signed an agreement with the global team, which officially welcomed her to the international organizing committee. While she said that her new role would make her even busier, “my comm

Uganda Launches 'Curvy’ Women’s Pageant ‘to promote tourism’

Curvaceous women as a product, is the latest attraction the ministry hopes to attract more tourists and increase revenue earnings. PHOTO BY GODFREY LUGAAJU  By DORCUS MURUNGI Kampala - The Ministry of Tourism has added curvy and sexy Ugandan women to the list of tourism products to attract tourists. Unveiling the initiative in Kampala yesterday, the State minister for Tourism, Mr Godfrey Kiwanda , said a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ has been launched to select sexy curvaceous women and the finalists will be selected in June. “We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?” Mr Kiwanda wondered, pointing at “a sample” of beautiful women at the press conference yesterday. The beauty queens in sleek and revealing clothes, kept moving around Mestil Hotel pool side as they took photos with the event organisers including Mr Kiwanda. Top foreign exchange To