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Miss Earth 2022 is Mina Sue Choi, first winner from Korea

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Mina Sue Choi of Korea bested over 80 other competitors to win Miss Earth 2022 in a glittering competition held on Tuesday, November 29 at Cove Manila, Okada Manila in the Philippines. The 23-year-old communication student succeeded Destiny Wagner of Belize and became her country's first-ever Miss Earth winner. She also bagged three gold medals for the swimsuit, beach wear, and long gown competition, and one bronze for resort wear. Australia's Sheridan Mortlock, Palestine's Nadeen Ayoub, and Colombia's Andrea Aguilera finished in the Top 4 and were awarded the elemental titles Miss Earth - Air, Water, and Fire, respectively. The Top 8 were Daphné Nivelles of Belgium, Merel Hendriksen of the Netherlands, Paulina Avilés of Puerto Rico, and Sakhile Dube of Zimbabwe while Jéssica Pedroso of Brazil, Sheyla Ravelo of Cuba, Esther Ajayi of Nigeria and Maria Rosado of Portugal were the rest of the Top 12. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Ear

FAVORITES: Miss International 2022 Top 12 pre-arrival favorites

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Sixty-eight beauties from different countries and territories are expected to compete in the upcoming 60th edition of the Miss International pageant in Tokyo, Japan. On December 13 at Tokyo Dome City Hall, one of them will walk away with the coveted title currently held by Thailand's Sireethorn Leearamwat. Before the last major pageant of the year officially kicks off, here are our Top 12 pre-arrival favorites: TOP 12 (in alphabetical order) Cabo Verde - Stephany Amado Canada - Madison Kvaltin Colombia - Natalia Lopez Cardona India - Zoya Afroz Mexico - Yuridia Duran Norway - Romée Dahlen Philippines - Hannah Arnold Peru - Tatiana Calmell Puerto Rico - Paola Gonzales Torres Romania - Ada-Maria Ileana USA - Corrin Stellakis Vietnam - Pham Ngoc Phuong Anh Special mentions: Czech Republic, France, Indonesia, Panama, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Venezuela Photos: Miss International RELATED POSTS: Miss International 2022 contestants depart for Tokyo, Japan Miss International unveils new cro

Miss CosmoWorld 2022 is Meiji Cruz of the Philippines

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Meiji Aculana Cruz of the Philippines beat over 20 other contestants to be crowned Miss CosmoWorld 2022 on Wednesday, November 30 at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Uzbekistan's Amaliya Shakirova and Thailand's Onnapun Na Chiangmai were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively. Zara Amalina of Indonesia and Cecilia Kongwa of Zambia rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss CosmoWorld is a 28-year-old TV host and brand ambassador. No stranger to pageantry, she represented the city of Valenzuela at Binibining Pilipinas 2021 where she finished as second runner-up. A graduate of three bachelor's degrees and currently pursuing her master's, Meiji is an advocate for education. She shared: "My life has transformed through the power of education. Thus, I want to emphasize the importance of quality and free access to education. As we educate our youth we provide them a tool to be empowered, be independent and be productive individuals of the so

Miss International 2022 contestants depart for Tokyo, Japan

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The 60th Miss International edition is about to begin in Tokyo, Japan, and over 60 contestants from around the world head their way to the host country. After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miss International 2022 is finally going to be held on December 13 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. At the end of the event, the longest reigning Miss International Sireethorn Leearamwat of Thailand will crown her successor with a brand new crown by Long Beach Pearl. This year's competition takes on the theme "Beauties For SDGs" to promote the United Nations's Sustainable Development Goals. Two countries are joining for the first time — Cape Verde and Uzbekistan, while Cuba, Greece, Jamaica, Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, and Uruguay are all set to return. Vote for your favorites into the Top 15 on the Miss International official app or via missinternational.choicely.com . The three most-voted contestants will automatically advance to the semi

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Earth 2022 Final Competition Results

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Miss Earth 2022, the 22nd edition of the Miss Earth pageant culminates tonight at Okada Manila in the Philippines. This year's event marks the return of its live competition following two virtual editions in 2020 and 2021. Over the last two weeks, 80 eco-warriors from all over the Earth participated in preliminary events and activities, and toured various tourism destinations of the Asian tropical paradise, making memories of a lifetime. Hosted by Filipino-British television host and automotive journalist James Deakin, the show will be streaming live from 6 p.m. (Filipino time) on the Miss Earth official Facebook, YouTube, and Kumu around the world, and Globovision for Venezuela, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Co-hosting the event are former winners consisting of Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, and Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel. The panel of judges includes Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim; Forbes 30 Under 3

FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2022 Top 12 final favorites

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In 24 hours, over 80 of the Earth's eco beauties will compete for the highly coveted title of Miss Earth 2022 during the grand coronation at Okada Manila, Philippines. Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner of Belize will crown her successor who will continue the legacy of beauty and responsibility for Mother Earth. Who will become the 22nd Miss Earth? Meet our Final 12 favorites for the Miss Earth crown: TOP 12 (in alphabetical order) Australia - Sheridan Mortlock Belarus - Liliya Levaya Belgium - Daphne Nivelles Colombia - Andrea Aguilera Cuba - Sheyla Ravelo Perez Ethiopia - Hiwot Yirga Korea - Mina Sue Choi Mongolia - Nandin Sergelen Netherlands - Merel Hendriksen Nigeria - Esther Oluwatosin Ajayi Venezuela - Oriana Pablos Zimbabwe - Sakhile Dube Special mentions: Brazil, Chile, Greece, Japan, Iran, Nambia, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Sudan Photos: Miss Earth RELATED POSTS: Miss Earth 2022: Here's where to watch the grand final show livestream Miss Earth 2022: Meet the win

Miss Earth 2022: Here's where to watch the grand final show livestream

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After several weeks of pre-pageant activities and preliminary competitions, the Miss Earth 2022 pageant will finally come to an end. The highly-anticipated grand finals and coronation event will take place at Cove Manila in Okada Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, November 29. Here's where to watch the show: LIVE Streaming  - Miss Earth official Facebook , YouTube , and Kumu Live at 6 p.m. GMT+8 (local time) LIVE Telecast -  Globovision  (Venezuela, Latin America, and the Caribbean) at 6 a.m. GMT-4 Special Telecast -  A2Z (Philippines) on December 4 at 10 a.m. GMT+8, and TFC worldwide (Europe, Middle East, Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, USA East, USA West, and Canada) on December 10 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth (@missearth) Photos: Miss Earth RELATED POSTS: FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2022 Top 12 final favorites Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Talent Competition Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Beach Wear Competition Mi

Meet the winners of Star Hellas, Miss Hellas, and Miss Young 2022

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The 70th Star Hellas, Miss Hellas, and Miss Young grand final competition was held last Sunday, November 20 at Teatro Athens in Kallithea. A total of 12 finalists were selected to compete for the national titles and the opportunity to represent Greece on the global stage — the Miss World and Miss International pageants. Meet the winners: Star Hellas 2022 - Samantha Misovic Miss Hellas 2022 - Zoi Asoumanaki Miss Young 2022 - Ioanna Skoula Runners-up - Anatoli Hexadaktilo, Konstantina Sotiriou, and Fotini Gede Miss Cinema 2022 - Zeta Makrogiannakis View this post on Instagram A post shared by STAR HELLAS | MISS HELLAS (@starhellas_official) Photos: Nikos Zotos / Star Hellas

Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela Mswane visits Vietnam for Harper's Bazaar Star Awards

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South Africa's reigning Miss Supranational Lalela Mswane will touch down in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, November 28 for her first-ever visit to Vietnam. The beauty queen will be the VIP guest at the Harper's Bazaar Star Awards 2022, an event celebrating the people and organizations who made outstanding contributions to Vietnam's luxury market. She will be opening the fashion show and walk for one of Vietnam's top fashion designers. Lalela will also be shooting for several top fashion magazines, including the cover of Harper's Bazaar Vietnam. In addition to attending the special event, she will be reunited with her second runner-up at Miss Supranational 2022, Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen, and they will visit one of Kim Duyen's charitable projects during the week-long visit to the southeast Asian country. "It's my first visit to Asia and I am beyond excited to visit Vietnam. I have heard amazing things about this country and I cannot wait to experience everythi

Ivis Nicole Snyder appointed as Señorita Panamá 2022

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Ivis Nicole Snyder, a 25-year-old elementary school teacher and counselor, has been officially announced as Señorita Panamá 2022 (Miss Panama). Organización Señorita Panamá (Miss Panama Organization) made the decision to appoint last year's runner-up as the successor of Brenda Smith, the winner of Señorita Panamá 2021 and Top 16 semi-finalist at 70th Miss Universe, instead of carrying out a national competition. The new Señorita Panamá, who is an abuse and mental health advocate, will represent her country at the 60th Miss International (Miss International 2022) in Tokyo, Japan this December. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ivis Nicole Snyder 🌙 (@ivissnyder) Photos: Francisco Andara / Organización Señorita Panamá RELATED POSTS: Señorita Panamá 2021: Brenda Smith to represent Panama at 70th Miss Universe pageant Miss Universo Panamá 2022 is Solaris Barba Miss Earth Panama 2022 is Valerie Clairisse Solís Valderrama Miss Grand Panama 2022 is Laura So