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