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CB Director Rafa Delfin Reacts To Miss Grand International 2019 FInals

Watch CB Director Rafa Delfin's latest vlog where he reacts to the Miss Grand International 2019 finals. Click the banner to go to the link.

Puerto Rico Wins Miss Earth 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 Barba

Venezuela Wins Miss Grand International 2019

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 Natio

First Miss Universe Bangladesh Crowned

Shirin Akter Shela has been crowned Miss Universe Bangladesh at the grand finale of the first-ever competition in the country, at International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka. The winner was crowned by Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen , who herself won the title of Miss Universe in 1994. Alisha Islam was announced as the first runner up of the competition and the second runner up title went to Jessia Islam . The other contestants in the top ten were Tamanna Ishrat Sohani, Maria Mumu, Sanowar Tayefa, Afla Arman, Irana Ishrat, Smriti Akter, and Toshiba Anita Islam . The winner Shela will represent Bangladesh in the main event of 68th Miss Universe competition, to be held in United States this December. This will be the first time Bangladesh will participate in the main event of the competition. Judges of this grand event were Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen,  who won the main event of 1994 Miss Universe competition, singer Tahsan Khan, Persona’s Managing Director Kaniz A

Miss Universe Kenya 2019

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

Miss Universe Egypt 2019

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? Photo credit: Miss Egypt Universe Facebook

CB Director Rafa Delfin's Top 20 Favorites For Miss Earth 2019

Watch CB Director Rafa Delfin's latest vlog where he reveals his top 20 favorites for Miss Earth 2019. Click the banner to go to the link.

Miss Grand Philippines 2019 Samantha Lo Breaks Her Silence

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. In a lengthy post, Samantha said that she chose to remain silent first and speak up only when she arrived in Venezuela. "I know people have been waiting to hear from me but this past week has been such a rollercoaster of stress and uncertainty that I felt it was unnecessary to involve the public," said. "I chose to break my silence until I arrived in Venezuela because I wanted to make sure I got here safely. Despite what happened last week and the trauma that came with it, I have moved forward and pursued this journey knowing that I did not intentionally commit any of the acts that have been unfairly attributed to me. But yes, my local org

Miss Universe Singapore 2019

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

Miss Universe Argentina 2019

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. 

Miss Universe Tanzania 2019

  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

CB Director Rafa Delfin: 5 Things I Hate About Miss Earth

Watch CB Director Rafa Delfin's latest vlog where he reveals five things he hates about Miss Earth. Click the banner to go to the link.

Spain Wins Miss Asia Pacific International 2019

Chaiyenne Huisman of Spain was crowned the new Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 on Wednesday, October 9 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. Her court includes:  1st runner-up Miss  Dominican Republic, Eoanna Constanza;  2nd runner-up Miss   Canada, Jessica Cianchino;  3rd runner-up Miss  Brazil, Carolina Schuler; and  4th runner-up Miss  Costa Rica, Fiorella Cortez Arbenz. Huisman's victory marks her country's first time in winning the pageant which began in 1965 as a regional pageant for Asia but changed its name to Miss Asia Pacific International in 2005 to accommodate countries outside Asia. Miss Asia Pacific International Chaiyenne Huisman (center) beams with (from left) fourth runner-up Fiorella Cortez Arbenz, third runner-up Carolina Schuler, second runner-up Jessica Cianchino, and first runner-up Eoanna Constanza. (Photo by Armin P. Adina / Contributor) Lifestyle Inquirer, 10/9/2010  

Philippines Teen Queen Dethroned For Misrepresenting Herself

Vanessa Mae Walters (center) shares the stage with Miss Multinational Philippines Isabelle de Leon (left) and Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina Llegado after their proclamation as winners./ARMIN P. ADINA MAKATI, Philippines—Following a social media frenzy among pageant circles involving an alleged racy photo of 2019 Miss Eco Teen Philippines Vanessa Mae Walters , the Miss World Philippines organization has finally announced it stripped the queen of her title. In a statement sent to media scribes, and posted on its social media accounts, Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold L. Vegafria said, “after observing due process, the organization deems it proper to strip Walters of her title and crown as Miss Eco Teen Philippines.” Walters became the first woman to receive the Miss Eco Teen Philippines crown in the 2019 Miss World Philippines pageant held last month. Michelle Dee , daughter of 1979 Miss International Melanie Marquez, bagged the coveted Miss World