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71st Miss Universe runner-up Amanda Dudamel receives warm homecoming

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Miss Universe Venezuela 2022 Amanda Dudamel Newman may have considered Wednesday, February 1 as one of the most special days of her life when she arrived back in Mérida — her home state in the Andes mountains, northwestern Venezuela. The 23-year-old fashion designer received a warm homecoming as she paraded in the main city streets to the Government Palace where she was greeted by folk dancers and a symphony orchestra. She then went out to the balcony and addressed her delighted supporters. "To you, my beautiful people, and to this adored city that saw me born, grow, and set out, I owe you so much and thank you so much," she posted on social media. "Everything we experienced today was surreal, I still feel like I'm dreaming. But it's true, we're dreaming together. Because that's exactly what it's all about, dreaming big and making each of our goals a reality," she added. The Venezuelan pride placed first runner-up during the 71st Miss Universe pa

8th Mister Global contestants arrive in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The contestants vying for Mister Global 2022 started arriving in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the international male beauty competition. Over 40 inspiring gentlemen from around the world are expected to take part in the 8th Mister Global edition whose final is scheduled for February 11 from 7 p.m. ICT (local time) at the Royal Park Rajapruek. Mister Global organization also just revealed the format for the forthcoming competition. According to the announcement, the Top 15 will be chosen based on their appearances with 40 percent of their scores will come from their looks, physique, and performance during the preliminary competition. Another 40 percent will come from their pre-judging interviews and the last 20 percent from their attitude and participation during the pageant period. The selection committee will select 13 contestants while two who will round out the Top 15 will come from the winners of the Internet Popularity and Inspiring Gentleman awards. During the final show, the semifin

Miss Charm 2023 schedule of events and activities announced

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Vietnam is ready to welcome 40 of the world's most charming women to compete in the inaugural Miss Charm 2023 international pageant. The Southeast Asian country, considered a "destination of the new millennium" is best known worldwide for attractive tourist destinations, breathtaking nature sceneries, flavorful cuisine, and colorful culture. Contestants will begin arriving in the host country on February 3 and kick off pre-pageant events and activities that lead up to the grand final show on February 16 in Ho Chi Minh City. Their hectic schedules include the sashing ceremony, filming and shooting, touring the city, rehearsals, and the preliminary competition, among others. Here's the entire schedule released by the Miss Charm organization: February 3 - Arrival in Vietnam February 4 - Welcome Drink in The Grand Ho Tram Strip - Registration & Fitting - Filming & Shooting - Sashing Ceremony, orientation meeting February 5 - Interview filming - Glam Shots - Ao Dai

Applications extended for Miss Universe Philippines 2023 pageant

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The search continues for the next phenomenal Filipina who will represent the Philippines at the prestigious Miss Universe 2023 competition in El Salvador. Miss Universe Philippines organization announced the extension for submission of applications for the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 pageant until Valentine's Day. While physical screenings will be held on February 13 and February 14, the final selection is on February 15. The application period closes on February 14 at 11:59 p.m. If you have what it takes to be the next Miss Universe Philippines, begin your phenomenal journey to the crown and apply now! Download and fill out this form ( https://bit.ly/MUPH2023 ) and send the accomplished copy to contact@missuniverseph.com. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Philippines (@themissuniverseph) Photos: Miss Universe Philippines / Instagram

Voting now open for 71st Miss Universe best in national costume

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Miss Universe fans have the power to decide by voting among 84 creative costumes the winner from the Miss Universe 2022 national costume show held in New Orleans in January. The Miss Universe Organization officially opened the national costume vote on its official app which is available for you to download free on the  App Store and  Google Play . Head to the app now and vote for your favorite country to win the 71st Miss Universe competition's best in national costume. Your first vote is free! In case you missed it, the national costume show took place following the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competition last January 11 at New Orleans Morial Convention Center. You can watch or rewatch the 84 contestants as they take to the stage in their costumes below: Photo: Miss Universe RELATED POSTS: 71st Miss Universe: Vietnam wins Swimsuit Cape Vote 71st Miss Universe: Ukraine wins 'Spirit of Carnival' award The 71st Miss Universe is Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel LIVE UP

R'Bonney Gabriel poses for first Fadil photos, what comes next for Miss Universe

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Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel has stunned in her first official photoshoot as Miss Universe with famous New York-based fashion photographer Fadil Berisha. Wearing B&B Couture and makeup by Yuko Takahashi, the much talked about Fil-Am beauty queen poses with her "Force for Good" Mouawad crown in the first set of photos that were released online. After winning her title just a little over three weeks ago, R'Bonney moved to her official residence in New York, spend her first official weeks with media tours, and recently went to Alabama to crown her successor as Miss USA. What comes next for her? Thai owner of the Miss Universe Organization Anne Jakrajutatip went live via the JKN18 channel and revealed where the reigning Miss Universe will be heading for her first official tour overseas as the titleholder. Aside from R'Bonney's upcoming trips to Asia, the newest members of the organization's executive team were also introduced — Nishita Shah as hea

Meet team Panama for Miss and Mister Supranational 2023

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Panama's representatives for Miss Supranational and Mister Supranational 2023 were officially crowned during the 5th edition of Mister Panama Oficial on Sunday, January 29 in Panama City. Mario Bianco, a professional model who holds a degree in marketing and a postgraduate degree in senior management, won the title Mister Panama Oficial 2022 and was designated as Mister Supranational Panama 2023. While his predecessor, Mister Panama Oficial 2021 Aarón Guerra, will compete in the 11th Mr World pageant, he will prepare to represent his country at Mister Supranational 2023 in Poland. Other winners were Manhunt International Panama, Andrés Primera, Man of the Year Panama, José Berastegui, and Mister Global Panama, Raúl Pinto. They are expected to take part in the next Manhunt International, Man of Year, and Mister Global pageants, respectively. Reigning Mister Supranational from Cuba, Luis Daniel Galvez (Mister Supranational 2022), was a special guest during the event held at Hotel El

Miss Czech Republic 2023: Meet the Top 11 finalists

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The Top 11 official finalists vying for Miss Czech Republic 2023 have been officially announced on Thursday, January 26 at Aureole restaurant in Prague. Along with the special presentation of the 11 competitors, a brand new crown designed by jeweler Olga Kopalova was also unveiled. The finalists and a 40-member team were next taken to the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island in the United Arab Emirates where they will train and prepare for the grand coronation. Miss Czech Republic 2023 final show will be held on May 13 at the Forum Karlín in Prague where five national titles are at stake. The winners are expected to represent the Czech Republic at Miss World 2024, Miss International 2023, Miss Supranational 2023, Miss Grand International 2023, and Miss Intercontinental 2023. Meet the Top 11 finalists: Erika Teichertová – 20, a student at the University of Ostrava majoring in social pedagogy Dominika Nemečková – 22, special education student at Masaryk University, Brno

Former Miss Universe shares tribute on Cheslie Kryst's first death anniversary

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Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi shared a touching tribute on the first anniversary of her friend and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst's death on January 30. The South African beauty who won Miss Universe in 2019 went to social media to post an old video of her while wearing a matching outfit with Cheslie. She wrote in her caption, "I can’t believe today marks a year since we lost you." Zozibini competed with Cheslie during the 68th Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, Georgia. After the competition, they shared an apartment in New York City while respectively reigning as Miss Universe and Miss USA. Unknown to everyone prior to her tragic passing, Cheslie was quietly battling high-functioning depression, and just a year ago, she ended her life by jumping from her high-rise apartment. "Just like you wanted, we will always take a moment to remind people to seek help and take care of their mental health always," Zozibini continued in her post. "Hope you’re restin

Miss Massachusetts USA 2023 is Annika Sharma

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Miss Commonwealth, Annika Sharma, was crowned Miss Massachusetts USA 2023 on Sunday, January 29 at Boston Marriott Burlington. The 22-year-old Indian-American beauty from New Jersey is a student at Boston College and a former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA winner. She will now represent Massachusetts at Miss USA 2023 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada later this year. Rounding out the Top 5 finalists were Miss Boston, Tatyana Brown; Miss Roslindale, Britt High; Miss Medford, Laura Dos Santos; and Miss Attleboro Falls, Melissa Sapini. They were announced as the first, second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2023 Yanelyn Quintana, 16, from Haverhill, was also crowned at the same venue. She will now go on to represent her state at the Miss Teen USA 2023 pageant. The runners-up for the teenage division were Miss Oxford, Brooke Goodrich, Miss Kingston, Mia Mitchell, Miss Back Bay, Isabelle Richards, and Miss Leominster, Margaret Leighton. Last ye