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Miss Universe Germany 2022 is Soraya Kohlmann

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Soraya Kohlmann was crowned Miss Universe Germany 2022 in a casting event held on Saturday, July 2 at Holiday Inn Hotel Düsseldorf-Neuss. The 24-year-old former Miss Germany (2017) and business owner who hails from Leipzig succeeds last year's titleholder Hannah Seifer. She will now prepare to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. Mona Schafnitzl and Roxanna Saiedeh were the rest of the Top 3 finalists while Jelena Tontic and Maren Tschinkel completed the Top 5. "So proud and thankful to represent my country at the Miss Universe competition this year. I still can’t believe it. It’s like a dream come true having the opportunity to raise my voice on such a huge platform," the new Miss Universe Germany shared on social media. Germany has yet to win its second Miss Universe title next to Marlene Schmidt (Miss Universe 1961). The country's last placement was Top 10 with Natascha Börger in 2002. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SORAYA

Miss Universe Chile 2022 is Sofia Depassier

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US-based beauty Sofia Depassier was crowned Miss Universe Chile 2022 at the Santa Cruz hotel in Colchagua on Saturday, June 25. The Comunidad Extranjera representative is a 24-year-old model, entertainer, and stylist. She is passionate about acting, makeup, and fashion. Sofia will now prepare to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022, possibly later this year. She succeeded last year's titleholder Antonia Figueroa, who has just been proclaimed Reina Hispanoamericana Chile 2022. Chile has yet to win its second Miss Universe title next to Miss Universe 1987 Cecilia Bolocco. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sofia Depassier (@sofiadepassier) Photos: Miss Universo Chile, Catalina Haro / Sofia Depassier / Instagram

Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 is Nguyen Thi Ngoc Chau

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Nguyen Thi Ngoc Chau bested 40 other contestants to win Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 on Saturday, June 25 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City. Le Thao Nhi and Huynh Pham Thuy Tien were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Le Hoang Phuong and Nguyen Thi Huong Ly completed the Top 5 finalists. Reining Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu together with former queens Catriona Gray and Natalie Glebova graced the competition as international judges. Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart and CEO Amy Emmerich were also present to witness the glittering show. The new Miss Universe Vietnam is a 28-year-old model from Tay Ninh. She was a winner of Vietnam's Next Top Model, crowned Miss Supranational Vietnam, and placed in the Top 10 at Miss Supranational 2019 in Poland where she earned the title of Miss Supranational Asia. Ngoc Chau will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant (Miss Universe 2022), possibly later thi

Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 unveils new crown 'Vinawoman - Infinity by IJC'

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A new crown "Vinawoman - Infinity by IJC" was unveiled for Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel on Monday, June 20. The crown signifies the intellectual strength, dignity as well as bravery, in daring to face the challenges of a Vietnamese woman before the new era. IJC jewelers spent more than 2,000 hours working with more than 20 artisans to craft the masterpiece from high-quality white gold, studded with 3 yellow sapphires at the center, 279 sapphires, and 2,137 diamonds of different sizes completely covering the crown frame. Tiaras named "Sunshine by IJC" made with 3 citrine ovals connected with 51 citrine plates and 1,130 white gems of different sizes, and Hera by IJC" with 3 citrine ovals connected with 28 citrine plates and 539 white gemstones of different sizes, were also crafted for the first and second runners-up, respectively. Following the unveiling of the new crowns, the 41 official contestants were showcased in their swimsuits a

Miss Universe Thailand 2022 kicks off, final competition takes place on July 30

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Miss Universe Thailand 2022, themed "New Beginnings" has officially kicked off with a press conference at Siam Paragon in Bangkok on Thursday, June 16 to announce the details of this year's competition. The winner, who will succeed last year's titleholder Anchilee Scott-Kemmis and represent Thailand at Miss Universe 2022, will be awarded the "Crown of Honor" by Mouawad and take home 1 million baht, a condominium unit, a car plus other prizes from sponsors. PPTV HD will broadcast the swimsuit competition round on July 17, the preliminary on July 27, and the final on July 30 in a venue that has yet to be disclosed. TPN Global, the Miss Universe franchise holder in Thailand, is now on its fourth consecutive year as organizers of the national competition in the country. For more updates on Miss Universe Thailand's new exciting edition, visit its official accounts on the following platforms - TikTok: @missuniversethailand.of, Facebook: missuniverse.in.th, Ins

Miss Universe Cambodia 2022 is Manita Hang

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Manita Hang bested 19 other contestants to be crowned Miss Universe Cambodia 2022 in a glittering competition held in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, June 15. The 23-year-old beauty, who holds a degree in accounting and finance, was born to a French father and a Cambodian mother. She succeeds last year's winner Marady Ngin and will now prepare to represent Cambodia at Miss Universe 2022. Sothnisay Heng was named first runner-up while Bonika Heng finished second runner-up. Sokhavatey Ratana and Geklang Hun were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Cambodia took to social media to thank her supporters after winning her title. She said, "I could not stop repeating myself and thanking everyone who has been a part of my journey from all our candidates to the teamwork." Cambodia has yet to win the Miss Universe crown since joining the international pageant for the first time in 2017. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Manit

Miss Peru 2022 is Alessia Rovegno

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Alessia Rovegno was crowned Miss Peru 2022 (Miss Universe Peru) in a glittering competition that was held on Tuesday, June 14 in Lima. The 24-year-old model, singer and influencer, who also received the Miss Photogenic award, is the daughter of actress Bárbara Cayo and the current partner of athlete Hugo García. Tatiana Calmell and Tatiana Calmell were named Miss Peru International 2022 and Miss Peru Latina Universal 2022, respectively. The new Miss Universe Peru succeeds last year's titleholder Yely Rivera and will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. "Infinitely grateful to all the people who support me and send me messages of love and motivation," she wrote on social media after winning her title. "I promise to give all of myself to leave the name of Peru high in Miss Universe and show the world how wonderful our country is," she added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ALE (@alessiarovegno)

Miss Universe 2022: Meet the newly crowned delegates from Albania and Kosovo

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The Miss Universe Albania and Kosovo 2022 national competition was held on Friday, June 10 at the Venom Nightclub in Pristina. Deta Kokomani, a 21-year-old pharmacy student from Durres was crowned Miss Universe Albania 2022. She studied piano for about six years, a passion she still practices in her spare time. "No doubt Miss Universe is the destination where I should be in this chapter of my life. A chapter where I feel more confident & confident than ever to represent the figure and values of the Albanian woman in the world," she said. A 23-year-old fashion model and aspiring dentist from Pristina, Roksana Ibrahimi, was crowned Miss Universe Kosovo 2022. During her spare time, she enjoys reading books, practicing her profession, and staying fit. "An unforgettable moment that I will always carry like a precious treasure in my heart. The country that raised me and educated me now has fulfilled my long-life dream to have the opportunity to represent my country,"

Seychelles returns to Miss Universe stage, Gabriella Gonthier named Miss Universe Seychelles 2022

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After 27 years of absence, Seychelles will finally be returning to the prestigious Miss Universe stage. A 24-year-old beauty from Mahe, Gabriella Gonthier, has been named Miss Seychelles 2022 (Miss Universe Seychelles) and will represent her country at Miss Universe 2022 later this year. Gabriella holds a degree in international business and works as a monitoring and evaluation officer. She enjoys advocating, modelling, site seeing, and photography. "I feel extremely happy and honoured to represent my beautiful country, Seychelles at Miss Universe 2022. It is a childhood dream coming true," she wrote on social media. "I look forward to sharing my journey with you and making you discover what Seychelles is all about. I am so excited to work with Telly Modelling Agency and the Miss Maurice Organization," she added. Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa, last joined the Miss Universe pageant in 1995 with Maria Payet as its repre

Bhutan to debut at Miss Universe, Tashi Choden wins Miss Universe Bhutan 2022

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Tashi Choden Chombal was crowned Miss Universe Bhutan 2022 in a national competition held on Saturday, June 4 in Thimphu. The glittering event that aired on Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) coincided with the birth anniversary of the queen of Bhutan, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck. Sonam Pelden and Eden Zangmo were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The first-ever Miss Universe Bhutan is a 23-year-old fashion model from Wangdue. She bested 24 other contestants to win her title and is expected to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Bhutan is located between China and India in the geographical subregion of Southern Asia. It is a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge and is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs), and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tashi

Miss Universe Guatemala 2022 is Ivana Batchelor

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Ivana Batchelor was crowned Miss Universe Guatemala 2022 on Friday, June 3 at the Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias in Guatemala City. The 21-year-old professional model is a native of Quetzaltenango. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in social communication and enjoys dancing flamenco. Ivana is no stranger to pageantry as she placed second runner-up at Miss Grand International 2020 pageant which was held in Thailand. The new Miss Universe Guatemala succeeds last year's titleholder Dania Guevara Morfin and will now prepare to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. Guatemala has yet to win Miss Universe. The Central American country only placed three times in the pageant since 1955 and the last one was in 2010 with Jessica Scheel. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ivana Batchelor (@ivana.batch) Photo: Josue Cuella / Miss Universe Guatemala, Mardoqueo Pérez / Ivana Batchelor / Instagram

Romania to skip the Miss Universe 2022 pageant due to 'new events that we could not anticipate'

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The Miss Universe Romania organization has released an official statement that they will not send a representative to the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant. "After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that we had to put a pause on this year's edition of Miss Universe Romania," the organization wrote. "We were looking forward to the boot camp week, the grand final, and choosing our 3rd consecutive queen, after Miss Bianca and Miss Carmina. Unfortunately, due to new events that we could not anticipate, our plans have changed," the organization further explains. Miss Universe Romania plans to return to the Miss Universe competition next year. The reigning titleholder is a history student and model from Cluj-Napoca, Carmina Elena Olimpia Coftas. She competed during the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel last December. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Romania (@missuniverseromania.official) P

Miss Universe Curacao 2022 is Gabriela Dos Santos

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Gabriela Dos Santos was crowned Miss Universe Curacao 2022 in a glittering event held at Renaissance Wind Creek Curacao Resort in Willemstad on Saturday, May 28. The 20-year-old beauty from Willemstad edged out two other finalists to win her national title. She succeeds last year's titleholder, Shariengela Cijntje. Mariana Pietersz and Andreina Pereira were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. Former Miss Universe Colombia and Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Valeria Ayos, and Miss Universe Colombia national director Natalie Ackerman were special guests at the recently held competition. The new Miss Universe Curacao will now prepare to represent Curacao at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant, whose date and venue have yet to be announced. Gabriela founded the Light4change foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness against cyberbullying. Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island known for its beaches, has yet to win the Miss Universe pagea

Miss Universo Panamá 2022 is Solaris Barba

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Solaris Barba was officially named Miss Universo Panamá 2022 (Miss Universe Panama) in a press presentation that took place on Wednesday, May 25 in Panama City. The 23-year-old psychology student, model, TV host and businesswoman from Arraiján edged out nine other beauties to clinch the title. She succeeds last year's titleholder Brenda Smith and will now prepare to represent Panama at Miss Universe 2022. "Today officially marks the beginning of a path full of change and hope for all, this is the moment to break a pattern in the contests, truly celebrating women. Not only to its beauty but to its essence and the strength that transcends facing fears to touch hearts through dreams," Solaris shared on social media after being named Miss Universe Panama. "From the bottom of my little heart I thank immensely each of the souls that have been part of the path that brought me here and what continues from it," she added. The new Miss Universe Panama is no stranger to pa