Miss Grand International 2022: Sashing Ceremony, Top 10 Pre-Arrival special dinner

The Miss Grand International 2022 pageant kicked off on Wednesday, October 5 with the contestants' official sashing ceremony at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa in Bali, Indonesia.

Hosted by a former winner from 2014, Lees Garcia of Cuba, the show streamed live on the official Facebook page of Miss Grand International.

MGI Vice President Teresa Chaivisut opened the ceremony and revealed that the final Top 10 will have their own crowns and stay for one more week in Indonesia after the coronation on October 25 in Jakarta.

Before the official sashing commenced, reigning Miss Grand International Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien gave a short speech and shared with the contestants some helpful advice as they are competing for the golden crown.

With the beautiful Bali beach as the backdrop to the ceremony, a total of 66 contestants from around the world received their official sashes from the Vietnamese queen.

Standouts were Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Crimea, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kosovo, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Following the event, a special dinner with MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil was held for the highest voted pre-arrival Top 10 contestants from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Thailand, and Vietnam. This was also streamed live on Facebook.

The next grand event will be the welcoming ceremony and gala dinner for all the contestants with the MGI Organization on Friday, October 7.

Stay tuned for our favorites from the official sashing ceremony coming up next!

Photo: Miss Grand International

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