Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City was crowned the winner of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant held at the Baguio Country Club. The finals aired on Sunday, October 25. Mateo is also the first winner under the new franchise holder. The 23-year-old physical therapist, half-Indian half-Filipino beauty was crowned by Gazini Ganados, who placed in the Top 20 of the Miss Universe pageant last year. The rest of the Top 5 were ranked as follows: 1st runner-up: Maria Ysabella "Bella" Ysmael, Parañaque 2nd runner-up: Michele Gumabao, Quezon City 3rd runner-up: Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol 4th runner-up: Kimberly "Billie" Hakenson, Cavite Rabiya will represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed. Photo credit: Miss Universe Philippines
Nova Stevens of Vancouver, British Columbia was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2020. She will now represent Canada in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not been confirmed. A Black Lives Matter activist, Stevens did the black power salute during her coronation. After her family fled a brutal civil war in South Sudan, Nova was sent alone to Canada at age 6 to be able to have a better life, according to her bio posted on the Miss Universe Canada website. She is one of the tallest contestants at 6 feet tall. Photo credit: Miss Universe Canada
JOHANNESBURG - Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned Miss South Africa 2020. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant to be held sometime during the early first quarter of 2021. The 24-year-old from Limpopo beat 15 other contestants from across the country to scoop the prestigious crown. Musida walks away with a lucrative R3-million prize package. Runners-up include Thato Mosehle from North West Province is second place and will compete in Miss World 2021. And 22-year-old Natasha Joubert from Gauteng is third place and will compete in Miss Supranational 2021. The pageant, which took place at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, was hosted by actress Nomzambo Mbatha, and judged by Kim Engelbrecht, current Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Anele Mdoda, Peggy-Sue Khumalo and Leandie Durant. The show took on an usual format with mostly pre-recorded photo shoots and just a few live stage appearances. Souces: Channel 24, IOL.co.za, OCT. 24, 2020
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PHUKET: Chalisa Amanda Obdam , a 27-year-old Thai-Canadian model from Phuket, has been crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2020. She will represent Thailand at the 69th Miss Universe 2020. The judges’ decision was announced at the final round of the Miss Universe Thailand pageant, held at the True Icon Hall (ICONSIAM) in Bangkok last night (Oct 10). This year, the pageant was held under the theme ‘Real you, Real Universe, and Empowering Beauty’. “Over 29 contestants, Amanda caught all eyes and the full attention of both audiences and judges throughout the contest. She confidently came with her dark gray two-piece in the swimsuits competition, and the gorgeous dress in red color during the evening gown competition,” reported NBT World . The announcements were divided into four rounds: Top 20, Top 10, Top 5, and Top 3. During the Top 5 Q&A segments, Amanda was asked, “In a hundred years from today, who would have a chance to become an influential woman in the 21st century?” She replied
Miss Universe Thailand favourite Chayathanus “Cheraim” Saradatta was removed from the contest on Wednesday for using an insider for her personal benefit. Piyaporn Sankosik, executive director of TPN 2018, organizers of the Miss Universe Thailand pageant, held a press conference to announce the contestant’s removal, saying all contenders had to follow the rules and regulations detailed in the contracts they signed. She also pointed out that the contracts clearly state that no outsiders can be brought in as a mentor and that the organiser reserves the right to disqualify a contestant if she violates the rules. Piyaporn also said she has evidence to back the dismissal in case Chayathanus wants to take the case to court. She explained that she has CCTV footage of the “outsider”, Chayathanus’s manager, attending more than three meetings. “Cheraim called to say she will have her personal manager, who has been looking after her for two years, to come and meet me. But when the day came, I wa