Miss Grand International 2022 is Isabella Menin of Brazil

Isabella Menin of Brazil was crowned Miss Grand International 2022 in a glittering grand final competition held on Tuesday, October 25 at the Sentul International Convention Centre in Bogor, Indonesia.

The 26-year-old model and entrepreneur beat 67 other contestants to win her country's first-ever golden crown. She succeeds last year's winner Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien of Vietnam.

Thailand's Engfa Waraha was named first runner-up while Indonesia's Andina Julie, Venezuela's Luiseth Materán, and Czech Republic's Mariana Bečková finished second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 10 and were announced fifth runners-up were from Cambodia, Pich Votey Saravody, Colombia, Priscilla Londoño, Puerto Rico, Oxana Rivera, Mauritius, Yuvna Rinishta (Miss Popular Vote), and Spain, Hirisley Jimenez.

The rest of the Top 20 were from Curacao, Kanisha Sluis, Denmark, Victoria Kjaer Theilvig, Dominican Republic, Jearmanda Ramos, Honduras, Saira Cacho, Mexico, Laysha Salazar, Nigeria, Damilola Bolarinde, Paraguay, Agatha Leon, Peru, Janet Leyva, Philippines, Roberta Tamondong, United Kingdom, Sofia Mayers, and Vietnam, Doan Thien An.

The new Miss Grand International hails from Marília and is a graduate of the University College London with a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's in finance. She founded Beyond Project, an organization that aims to help support associations for people with disabilities.

Isabella is passionate about experiencing different cultures and is a self-confessed foodie. She is fluent in English and Spanish and can communicate well in French and Italian.

This year's pageant was the 10th edition of Miss Grand International which was founded in 2013. The spectacular final show also featured on stage all former MGI queens.

As previously announced, the Top 10 finalists will stay one week in Jakarta for a media tour before heading to Bangkok where MGI is based. They are also expected to travel to several countries as part of the pageant's 10th-year anniversary world tour.

Meet the new queen:

Photos: Miss Grand International, Isabella Menin / Instagram

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