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Miss USA 2022 contestants' headshots are officially out, vote for your favorites

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Miss USA Organization has officially released the headshots of the contestants vying for the coveted title of Miss USA 2022. The 51 beauties dipped into the water and posed in their wet looks for Houston-based fashion and beauty photographer Grant Foto. To see all the contestants' headshots and vote for your favorites, just go to the Miss USA official website . The People’s Choice winner will automatically advance to the Top 16 during the final show. Miss USA 2022 will air live from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on FYI and Hulu Live TV on October 3 at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss USA (@missusa) Photos: Grant Foto / Miss USA

Miss Grand Ecuador 2022 is Lisseth Naranjo Goya

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Lisseth Naranjo Goya has been appointed to replace previously crowned Miss Grand Ecuador 2022 Emilia Vásquez Larrea as the new titleholder. The 24-year-old business administration student from Cuenca also held the title in 2020 but was also replaced for unknown reasons. She will finally represent Ecuador at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia this October. In addition to working in her family's company where bananas are produced for export, she is part of an economics circle called Adam Smith and owns her personal brand called Lisstology, based on cosmetic skin care products. Lisseth is also a professional makeup artist and nail technician (nails artist). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Grand Ecuador (@missgrandecuador) Photos: Opia Photo Studio / Miss Grand Ecuador / Concurso Nacional de Belleza - Ecuador

Miss Grand Curacao 2022 is Kanisha Sluis

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Former Miss Universe Curacao Kanisha Sluis has been officially announced by the Curacao Beauty Pageant Committee as Miss Grand Curacao 2022 on Wednesday, August 17. The 26-year-old speech therapy student will represent Curacao at Miss Grand International 2022 final this October 25 in Indonesia. Kanisha was crowned Miss Universe Curacao 2015 and went on to compete at the 64th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, where she made it to the Top 10. "After 7 years I’m stepping back into the beauty pageant world as your Miss Grand international Curacao 2022," she wrote in a statement on social media. "I humbly accept this responsibility and challenge to represent my beautiful island Curacao with pride and love," she added. Photo: Delbert Daal / Curacao Beauty Pageant Committee

Miss Intercontinental Seychelles 2022 is Shannen April Henrie

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Miss Seychelles 2020 first princess, Shannen April Henrie, has been officially announced to represent Seychelles at the 50th Miss Intercontinental pageant. The 27-year-old beauty holds an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business and works as a senior audit executive at ACM & Associates, a professional firm offering assurance services. She is also working towards finishing her ACCA and becoming an affiliate member, as well as pursuing a bachelor's degree in applied accounting from Oxford Brookes University. Shannen enjoys socializing, singing, and attending weekly dance classes in her free time. Dance has been a passion of hers since she was a child which is why she joined the Emergency Crew, a group of versatile dancers, and has recently performed in a show at ICCS. Moreover, she has broadened her creativity by bringing to life animated characters through crafting. Using her skills, she has partnered with the Seychelles National Library to assist with reading, arts, and crafts s

Miss Universe Australia 2022 final date and venue announced

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Miss Universe Australia will hold its first live national final since 2019 on Friday, September 9 at the Warner Bros. Movie World in Gold Coast, Queensland. The exciting news from "the land down under" has been officially announced on social media today. Tickets for the final show are now on sale at pinktankevents.com.au . Reigning Miss Universe Australia Daria Varlamova will crown her successor at the end of the event. The next titleholder will compete at Miss Universe 2022, possibly later this year. Australia boasts two Miss Universe winners in history. They are Miss Universe 1972 Kerry Anne Wells and Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins. Photo: Miss Universe Australia

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela to judge Miss Universe Bahrain 2022

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Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe India, Urvashi Rautela, has been officially announced as one of the judges for the upcoming Miss Universe Bahrain 2022. Officially the Kingdom of Bahrain,  an island country in Western Asia, debuted at the Miss Universe pageant last year with Manar Nadeem Deyani, the first-ever woman to wear a burkini during the swimsuit competition. Headed by Dubai-based entrepreneur and multi-awarded Filipino writer Josh Yugen, the second edition of Miss Universe Bahrain will take place on August 26 and the show will be broadcast on September 11. Urvashi, who was also part of the selection committee for Miss Universe 2021, will be joined at the judges' table by Egyptian actress Mai Omar, celebrity doctor Dr. Nader Saab, and model Natalia Barulich. "We want to crown a winner with an empowering soul that can summon the universe," the Indian superstar shared her social media with over 50 million followers. The next Miss Universe Bahrain will be se

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss South Africa 2022 final competition Top 5 Q&A

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Miss South Africa 2022 has already concluded on Saturday, August 13 with the crowning of Ndavi Nokeri and we still can't get over how powerful the question and answer portion of the pageant was. The new Miss South Africa together with the rest of the Top 5 finalists Ayanda Thabethe, Lebogang Mahlangu, Luvé Meyer, and Tamsyn Jack gave compelling answers to the questions from the all-female selection committee. With Miss Supranational, Miss World, and Miss Universe titles under its belt, South Africa is undeniably one of the forces to reckon with in pageantry not only for their beauty but also their brains. The speaking abilities of these empowered South African women can't be ignored. Here are the tough questions in the nerve-racking round and their answers: On this stage right now, you have an opportunity to speak truth to power. What truth do you want those who are there in power right now who are leading our country to hear? Luvé Meyer (Top 5 finalist): "Suicide is the

SPOTLIGHT: Miss Nicaragua 2022 Norma Huembes - 'I want to be the face that brings joy and excitement to Nicaraguans'

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Nicaragua will be represented at the 71st Miss Universe edition (Miss Universe 2022) by Norma Huembes, a 24-year-old public accountant from San Marcos, Carazo. Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the Central American country is known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches. Since its Miss Universe debut in 1955, only four women successfully placed in the competition courtesy of Beatriz Obregón in 1977 (Top 12), Xiomara Blandino in 2007 (Top 10), Nastassja Bolívar in 2013 (Top 16), and Ana Marcelo in 2020 (Top 21). This year's Miss Nicaragua / Miss Universe Nicaragua, who won her national title on August 6, is preparing to win her country's first Miss Universe later this year. In her own words, "I want to be the face that brings joy and excitement to Nicaraguans." After winning her national pageant, Norma took to social media and wrote in Spanish: "Thank you is the key word for this whole experience that I am living at this moment

Miss Ghana 2022 is Miriam Xorlasi Tordzeagbo

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Miriam Xorlasi Tordzeagbo was crowned Miss Ghana 2022 (Miss World Ghana) on Sunday, August 14 at The Avenue Event Centre by Unique Floral (East Airport) in Accra. Rocklyn Krampah and Irene Vanessa Vifah were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Ghana, a 22-year-old school teacher from Adidome, also bagged the Beauty With A Purpose, Miss Fitness, Top Model, and Best Talent awards. Miriam succeeds Miss Ghana 2020 Monique Mawulawe Agbedekpui and will represent her country at the 71st Miss World edition. "Few weeks ago I was just a young girl from Adidome with big dreams. Today, I woke up as [Miss Ghana] 2022," she wrote in a statement on social media after winning her title. "I can’t just explain enough how grateful I am to carry this title of service for the next year," she added. Ghana, a country in West Africa, has yet to win the Miss World pageant since its debut in 1959. Its highest placement was second runner-up in 2013 with Carranzar Naa O

Reigning Miss World Karolina Bielawska meets Miss Grand International Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien in Vietnam

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Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska and Miss Grand International 2021 Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien met for the first time in Vietnam. In a photo shared by Miss World, the reigning queens wearing beautiful Vietnamese creations were on board a luxury cruiser together with former Miss World Vietnam titleholders Tran Tieu Vy and Luong Thuy Linh. Karolina and Tien were both VIP guests and judges during the recently held Miss World Vietnam 2022 pageant at MerryLand Quy Nhon. They are expected to reunite later this month for the final of Miss World Malaysia 2022 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Source: Miss World

Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2023 edition kicks off, meet the 28 contestants

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Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2023 pageant has officially kicked off with the sashing ceremony on Sunday, August 14 at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel in Carolina. This year's edition introduced a total of 28 contestants representing various towns, municipalities, and cities of Puerto Rico. Reigning Miss Earth Puerto Rico Paulina Avilés is expected to compete at Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines this November, while her successor will go to Miss Earth 2023 in Vietnam. Meet the 28 official contestants: Miss Earth Aguada - Keyshali Orama Miss Earth Aibonito - Emira Dominguez Miss Earth Arecibo - Adriana Mercado Miss Earth Bayamón - María Amador Miss Earth Caguas - Victoria Arocho Miss Earth Camuy - Lizmarie Rodríguez Miss Earth Canóvanas - Paola Torres Miss Earth Carolina - Aimee Candelaria Miss Earth Cayey - Jaimar Cruz Miss Earth Dorado - Valerie Classseb Miss Earth Fajardo - Ashley Meléndez Miss Earth Guaynabo - Monika Zayas Miss Earth Isabela - Andrea Arteaga Miss Earth Juncos - Juliani

Miss Universe Jamaica 2022: Get to know the 20 contestants

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Miss Universe Jamaica 2022 final competition will take place on Saturday, September 3 at the Grand Ball Room of the AC Hotel by Marriot in Kingston. Last year's titleholder Daena Soares will crown her successor among 20 beauties at the end of the event. Jamaica first joined Miss Universe in 1961 but has yet to win the crown. Its highest placement was in 2010 when Yendi Phillips finished as first runner-up. The next Miss Universe Jamaica will represent the Caribbean island nation at Miss Universe 2022. Meet this year's official contestants: Kasey Graham - Miss Alletia's Beauty Retreat, 23, from Kingston, a marketing strategist Shante Jarrett - Miss Pier 1, 21, from St. James, student, model Celine Walters - Miss Klean Skin & Spa, 21, from Kingston, a biotechnology student Zasha-Kae Dennis - Miss Toyota Jamaica, 21, from St. Catherine, online reporter, producer, presenter Pershenia McGann - Miss Rafting on the Martha Brae, 26, from St. James, office court assistant c

Miss Earth Peru 2022 is Nancy Salazar of Piura

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Miss Piura, Nancy Salazar, was crowned Miss Earth Peru 2022 in a competition held on Sunday, August 14 at DataVision studio in Lima. The 23-year-old business administration graduate succeeds last year's titleholder Briggitte Corrales and will represent her country at Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines this November. Miss Lima Sur, Maria Pia Huaranca, was named Miss Earth Peru Aire while the representatives of Lambayeque, Shantal Vega, and La Libertad, Pierina Azañedo completed the Top 4 and clinched the titles Miss Earth Peru Fuego and Miss Earth Peru Agua, respectively. A total of seven finalists participated in this year's Miss Earth Peru edition. Peru, a country in South America, has yet to win the Miss Earth pageant. Its last placement was Top 8 in 2007 with Odilia García. Photos: Fabian Nav / Miss Earth Peru

Miss Earth 2022 pageant will be held in the Philippines on November 27

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It's official - the long wait is now over. Miss Earth organization has finally announced the host country and the final date of this year's Miss Earth edition. After successfully mounting its second virtual pageant last year, Miss Earth 2022 is taking on a "hybrid" format with virtual and on-ground events in the Philippines. Followers around the globe can look forward to an exciting production of the finals showcasing the country's breath-taking tourism destinations and, of course, the beauty of the earth ambassadors - environmental advocates to take part in a life-changing experience. “Although the pandemic is still upon us, we are making sure that all safety and health protocols are observed in order for the delegates to have a live on-ground pageant experience in a safe environment - which is what the pageant advocates for,” expresses Ramon Monzon, President and Co-Founder of Miss Earth. Around 90 delegates from different countries will be in the Philippines by

Miss USA 2022 will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 3

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The 71st edition of the Miss USA pageant will be held on October 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Produced by The Miss Brand Corporation, under the leadership of Crystle Stewart, the venue was chosen to honor Cheslie Kryst's memory and keep her legacy alive, as this is where she was crowned in 2019. The tragic passing of the beauty queen-turned lawyer at the age of 30 in January shocked the entire pageant community. Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst Miss USA 2022 will air LIVE on FYI and Hulu Live TV at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. The delegates from all 51 states have already been chosen. One of them will succeed Elle Smith of Kentucky and represent the USA at Miss Universe 2022. Here are the 51 state titleholders vying for this year's national title: Miss Alabama USA - Katelyn Vinson Miss Alaska USA - Courtney Schuman Miss Arizona USA - Isabel Ticlo Miss Arkansas USA - Rylie Wagner Miss California USA - Tiffany Johnson Miss Colorado USA - Alexis Glover Miss Conn