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Miss World 2021: Official Top 40 contestants announced

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Miss World Organization has officially announced the remaining 25 contestants who were chosen by the judges to join the 15 fast track winners back in Puerto Rico this March. They will arrive in the host country on March 12 while the rest of the 97 contestants will only be featured in the broadcast of the 70th Miss World final, which will air live on March 16 at 8 p.m. ET (local time) from the Coliseo De Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan. Meet the official Top 40 contestants: Argentina – Amira Hidalgo Bahamas – Sienna Evans Botswana – Palesa Mofele Brazil – Caroline Teixeira Cameroon – Audrey Monkam Canada – Svetlana Mamaeva Chile – Carol Drpic China – Jiang Siqi Colombia – Andrea Aguilera Cote D'Ivoire – Olivia Yacé Czech Republic – Karolína Kopíncová Dominican Republic – Emmy Pena Ecuador – Ámar Pacheco England – Rehema Muthamia France – April Benayoum Guinea – Nene Bah Hungary – Lili Tótpeti Iceland – Hugrún Birta Egilsdóttir India – Manasa Varanasi Indonesia – Carla Yu

SNEAK PEEK: Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu poses for Fadil Berisha photo shoot

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Fadil Berisha, an Albanian-American photographer based in New York, shared a sneak peek of his photo session with the reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu. In a video he shared on social media, the beauty queen can be seen wearing a traditional Indian garment "sari" and the Mouawad "Power of Unity" crown. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fadil Berisha Photography (@fadilberishaphotography)

Miss Grand Dominican Republic 2022 is Jearmanda Ramos

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A  22-year-old real estate agent, Jearmanda Ramos, has been officially announced as Miss Grand Dominican Republic 2022. Jearmanda hails from the province of Puerto Plata and holds a bachelor's degree in international business. She will now prepare to represent the Dominican Republic at the 10th Miss Grand International competition to be held in Indonesia this October. Photos: Eury Ricardo Photography / Miss Grand Republica Dominicana

Former Miss Earth Nguyen Phuong Khanh invited to speak at TEDx Hoa Sen University

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Former Miss Earth Nguyen Phuong Khanh was invited to speak at TEDx, an independently organized TED event that took place last January 14 at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh. The Vietnamese beauty has always been a fan of TED Talk for its inspirational speeches that give hope and motivation to many young people in fulfilling their dreams. "The Mountain - Dare to Climb" was the theme of the event, and for her, the invitation to speak along with some influential individuals felt like conquering another mountain, a dream come true. "In life, there are many things I dream of being able to do but never dared to think that it will come true," she said. She believes that with effort and self-investment anyone can do great things. Phuong Khanh became the first-ever representative of Vietnam to win the Miss Earth title in the Philippines in 2018. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHUONG KHANH (@phuongkhanh_official) Photos: Nguyen Phuong Khanh

Miss Supranational Poland 2022 is Agata Wdowiak

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Miss Polski organization has officially announced its reigning queen Agata Wdowiak as Poland's representative at Miss Supranational 2022 competition. The 24-year-old model from Lodz was crowned Miss Polski 2021 in August last year and went on to compete at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Israel. "I'm more than excited. Another international contest ahead of me," she shared on her social media account. Agata has a degree in business management and is currently studying Nanotechnology. She has always been passionate about music and graduated from music school with honors. Miss Supranational 2022 will be the 13th edition of the Poland-based pageant. The international organization has yet to announce the final date and venue of this year's competition. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Poland 2021 (@agatawdowiak_) Photo: Miss Polski

Miss World 2021: Only Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico this March

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Miss World Organization will announce today the official Top 40 contestants who will return to compete at the 70th Miss World final in Puerto Rico this March. Fifteen contestants have already secured their places in the Top 40 after winning the fast track events such as the Head to Head Challenge, Talent, Top Model, Sports, and Beauty With A Purpose, while the 25 remaining contestants who were chosen by the judges will be revealed within the day. The 15 contestants are from Botswana , Palesa Mofele, Cameroon , Audrey Monkam, Cote D'Ivoire , Olivia Yacé, England , Rehema Muthamia, India , Manasa Varanasi, Kenya , Sharon Obara, Mexico , Karolina Vidales, Mongolia , Burte-Ujin Anu, Nepal , Namrata Shrestha, Nicaragua , Sheynnis Palacios, Paraguay , Bethania Borba, Philippines , Tracy Perez, South Africa , Shudufhadzo Musida, United States , Shree Saini, and Venezuela , Alejandra Conde. Miss World 2021 final competition was supposed to be held last December but had to be rescheduled to

Miss Supranational Germany 2022 is Sabrina-Merlina Binder

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Miss Supranational Germany 2022 title was won by Sabrina-Merlina Binder in a national competition held on January 7 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The 25-year-old Filipino-German beauty from Munich bested seven other finalists to win her national title. She will now prepare to represent Germany at Miss Supranational 2022 competition, possibly later this year, in Poland. Sabrina is no stranger to pageantry as she has previously joined the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 competition in the Philippines where she placed in the Top 25. Photo: Sabrina-Merlina Binder / Instagram

Miss Universe 2022: Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan and Venezuela

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Miss Universe 2022 will be the 71st edition of the prestigious Miss Universe pageant and there are so far four confirmed delegates who will be vying for the coveted title currently held by India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu. Here are the delegates from the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Andreína Martinez, 24, of the Dominican Republic holds a degree in psychology and Latin American studies. She won her national title Miss República Dominicana Universo in November last year and was supposed to join the 70th Miss Universe competition in Israel but unfortunately, she tested positive for COVID-19 prior to her departure. Ghana's Engracia Afua Kaley Mofuman is a 27-year-old professional model who represented the Ashanti Region at the Miss Universe Ghana 2022 competition held in December last year. The experienced competitor bested 15 other finalists to win her national pageant. Aidana Akhantaeva was named Miss Universe Kazakhstan 2022 in a national competition held i

Mister Supranational Dominican Republic 2022 is Ruddy Batista

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Ruddy Batista from Distrito Nacional has been elected as Mister Supranational Dominican Republic 2022 on Friday, January 14 at the Patrick N. Hughson Auditorium in Santo Domingo. The 28-year-old succeeds Ivan Oleaga and will now prepare to represent his  Caribbean country at the Mister Supranational 2022 competition probably later this year in Poland. Miguel Robles and Michael Gómez were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Mister Supranational Dominican Republic holds a master's degree in international business and currently pursuing studies of law, economics, and political science. "Thank you for giving me this great opportunity to be the Dominican Republic. I take on this challenge with respect, dedication and as part of a growth process," he shared on social media. Photos: Mister Supranational DR, Ruddy Batista / Instagram

Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi stars alongside Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu in 'The Woman King' film

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Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi has announced the exciting news on her social media that she was cast for an upcoming American historical epic film. The South African beauty will have her acting debut alongside stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega in "The Woman King" film written by Dana Stevens and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. "I am so honored and excited to announce that I have been cast for the film," the 28-year-old beauty shared on her social media. "It is a completely new world and first-time experience for me so I enter it with the utmost respect and humility. Forever grateful and looking forward," she added. The film was inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is scheduled to be theatrically released by Sony Pictures Releasing on September 16. Zozibini became the third woman from South Africa to be crowned Mi

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner to visit Puerto Rico

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Following her trip to the United States of America as a special guest at Miss Earth USA, the reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner has been announced to visit Puerto Rico this January 30. The Belizean beauty was invited to grace the Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 finale and coronation in the Caribbean island's capital city of San Juan. This will be Destiny's second official trip abroad since winning the Miss Earth 2021 title last November. Source: Miss Earth

Trinidad and Tobago's Jeanine Brandt releases statement on controversial Miss World video

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Reigning Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Jeanine Brandt released an official statement on the controversial video clip of her presentation for the 70th Miss World Beauty With A Purpose Head to Head Challenge that circulated on social media. The beauty queen claimed thousands of children in Trinidad and Tobago live in poverty, sleep on cold grounds in makeshift homes, and have limited or no access to running water, food, school, and healthcare. Her critics complained it was an inaccurate portrayal of life in the dual-island Caribbean nation. "Over the past two years, I have worked assiduously through my NGO The Brandt Beauty Foundation to aid and support underprivileged communities. My intention was never to portray our twin-island nation in a negative light or to bring ill repute to the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Franchise," she said in her official statement. The Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Organization also expressed full support to Jeannie and were disheartened over

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil comes out as bisexual

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Miss Universe Australia 2020 Maria Thattil has come out as bisexual on a recent episode of the Australian reality television series "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" The 28-year-old Australian model of Indian descent took to social media after the episode aired to talk more about her coming out. "Before the show, I had only come out to a handful of people. My brother took my call at midnight last night and talked it over with me - and I realized the reason I’ve been so scared to do this is exactly why I need to," Maria wrote on her official account with photos of herself painted in rainbow colors. "A lack of bisexual visibility for most of my life has meant that the experience was confusing and there were parallels to other experiences I had with social identity. Fear of falling in between the cracks, never fully finding a place in myself," she continued. "No longer a secret to protect but a part of me to celebrate," she added to her c

Mrs. American Shaylyn Ford wins Mrs. World 2021 in Las Vegas

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Mrs. American Shaylyn Ford was crowned Mrs. World 2021 in a glittering competition held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Nevada on Saturday, January 15. The 37-year-old hair and makeup artist from Ohio bested over 50 other contestants to win her international beauty title. She succeeds Kate Galligan Schneider of Ireland. Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp of Jordan and Debanjali Kamstra of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the first and second runners-up, respectively. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Official Mrs. American (@mrsamericanofficial) View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Official Mrs. World Page (@mrsworldpageant) Source: Mrs. American, Mrs. World / Instagram

Miss Earth 2022: Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, USA and Venezuela

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The Miss Earth organizers started releasing information on its national titleholders and official delegates who will be vying for the Miss Earth 2022 title. Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, USA, and Venezuela: Nieves Marcano, 25 years old, is the winner of the Miss Earth Dominican Republic 2021 pageant, and the Caribbean nation’s representative to Miss Earth 2022. She is a model, interior designer, actor, and host. The 2022 Miss Earth USA title was awarded to Natalia Salmon, an Asset Services Intern. She is the founder of Squad Limitless, an organization dedicated to working with children and young adults to empower them to discover their true identities and realize their full potential via developing their emotional intelligence. In addition, she is a certified Climate Reality Leader, a LEED Green Associate Certification, and a Crisis Text Counselor. Miss Earth Venezuela 2022 is Elizabeth Gasiba. She is 24 years old and is a dentistry student, model, PADI certified dive