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FAVORITES: Best of the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 coronation night

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The Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant culminated on Wednesday, May 22 at a top-of-mind venue for entertainment and sports events in the Philippines, the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA). Bulacan's Chelsea Manalo took home the coveted crown from a field of 53 contestants following the highly competitive rounds of swimsuit, evening gown, and interviews. Her victory marked a historic milestone in Philippine pageantry as she became the first-ever Filipina-African American woman to hold the Miss Universe Philippines title. She was crowned by outgoing queen Michelle Dee as her country's official representative to Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico possibly this November. Now talking about the best of the night, if we were to hand out some special awards, here are our winners: --- FACE OF THE COMPETITION 1st - Baguio, Tarah Valencia 2nd - Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo 3rd - Quezon Province, Ahtisa Manalo --- BEST IN SWIMSUIT 1st - Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo 2nd - Quezon Province, Ahtisa Manalo 3rd - Ca

FAVORITES: Miss Universe Philippines 2024 FINAL 12 favorites

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In less than 24 hours, the new Miss Universe Philippines will be crowned at the much-awaited coronation night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The preliminary competition for Miss Universe Philippines 2024, which took place on Sunday, May 19 at the Fiesta Pavilion in Manila Hotel, helped us identify the true standout among the contestants. Reigning Miss Universe Philippines and Miss Universe 2023 Top 10 finalist Michelle Marquez Dee hosted the event with Filipino actor Marco Gumabao. More than 50 empowered Filipinas from across the country and Filipino communities abroad strutted on stage in their swimsuits and evening gowns. Aside from the main crown, the Miss Universe Philippines organization has also announced that four more national titles are up for grabs in this year's competition. But, who will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024? Based on their preliminary performances and interviews, meet our FINAL 12 favorites: TOP 12 (in alphabetical order) Albay

FAVORITES: Miss Universe Philippines 2024 Top 12 early favorites

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After weeks of pre-pageant events and challenges, it's almost showtime for this year's Miss Universe Philippines competition. Fifty-three contestants from around the country and the Filipino communities abroad are currently vying for the highly coveted national title. The Miss Universe Philippines 2024 preliminary competition gala night will be held this Sunday, May 19 at The Manila Hotel. On May 22, the much-awaited grand final coronation night will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena (MOA) in Pasay City. Who will be the next Miss Universe Philippines? Meet our Top 12 early favorites: TOP 12 (in alphabetical order) Australia - Kymberlee Street Bacoor - Victoria Velasquez Vincent Baguio - Tarah Valencia Cainta - Stacey Gabriel Hawaii - Patricia Bianca Tapia Iloilo City - Alexie Mae Brooks Palawan - Raven Doctor Pampanga - Cyrille Payumo Quezon Province - Ahtisa Manalo Northern California - Kayla Jean Carter Taguig - Christi McGarry Zambales - Anita Rose Gomez Special mentio

FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2023 Final Top 20 favorites

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A new Miss Earth and her court will be crowned in less than 24 hours at Van Phuc City in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Eighty-five of the planet's most talented, beautiful, and intelligent women are vying for the coveted international title. They have been very busy participating in various pre-pageant events and activities in the past three weeks. Mina Sue Choi of Korea will crown her successor at the culmination of tonight's competition. Who will become Miss Earth 2023? Meet our Final Top 20 favorites: TOP 20 (in alphabetical order) Albania - Drita Ziri Brazil - Morgana Carlos Colombia - Luz Adriana López Denmark - Silvia Topholm France - Enola Godart India - Priyan Sain Mongolia - Munkhchimeg Batjargal Namibia - Martha Kautanevali Netherlands - Noa Claus Paraguay - Gretha Matiauda Philippines - Yllana Marie Aduana Poland - Ewa Jakubiec Portugal - Carlota Lobo Puerto Rico - Victoria Arocho South Africa - Belindé Schreuder Thailand - Cora Bliault Venezuela - Jhosskaren Smiller Vi

FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2023 Top 20 favorite national costumes

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The Miss Earth 2023 preliminary competition took place on Saturday, December 16 at the Van Thanh Flower Village in Dalat, Vietnam. Eighty-five beauties from around the planet showcased their swimsuit bodies and colorful national costumes during the show. Here are our Top 20 favorite national costumes: Bangladesh - Anika Bushra Mariya Brazil - Morgana Carlos China - Mingyang Wang Colombia - Luz Adriana López Cuba - Aleida Josefa Perez Ecuador - Naomi Viteri Ghana - Priscilla Asante India - Priyan Sain Indonesia - Cindy Inanto Japan - Kilali Oshiro Mongolia - Munkhchimeg Batjargal Myanmar - Soung Hnin San Paraguay - Gretha Matiauda Philippines - Yllana Aduana South Africa - Belindé Schreuder Sri Lanka - Viyana Pietersz Thailand - Cora Bliault Venezuela - Jhosskaren Smiller Vietnam - Do Thi Lan Anh Zambia - Kunda Mwamulima Head over to the Miss Earth official Facebook page to cast your votes for Best in National Costume. Voting will close on December 20 at 6 p.m. (GMT+7). The 23rd Miss E

FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2023 Top 20 pre-arrival favorites

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Around 90 eco-warriors from around the world are now heading to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the much-awaited 23rd Miss Earth (Miss Earth 2023) pageant. The grand finals and coronation show will take place on December 22 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). Who will succeed Mina Sue Choi of South Korea for the coveted crown? Before the competition officially begins, meet our Top 20 pre-arrival favorites: TOP 20 (in alphabetical order) Albania - Drita Ziri Australia - Helen Lātūkefu Brazil - Morgana Carlos Cuba - Aleida Josefa Perez Denmark - Silvia Topholm India - Priyan Sain Indonesia - Cindy Inanto Malaysia - Nadira Isaac Namibia - Martha Kautanevali Nepal - Rainyusha Majgaiya Netherlands - Noa Claus Paraguay - Gretha Matiauda Philippines - Yllana Aduana Puerto Rico - Victoria Arocho Russia - Daria Lukonkina South Africa - Belindé Schreuder Thailand - Cora Bliault USA - Danielle Mullins Venezuela - Jhosskaren Carrizo Vietnam - Do thi Lan Anh Special mentions: Belg

OPINION: Miss Universe 2023 best of the final night

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The 72nd Miss Universe competition culminated in the magical El Salvador in the weekend and we still can't get over how spectacular the show was. From the stage, production, contestants, guest performers, and distinguished judges, to the energy of the crowded Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda, everything was flawless. The host country delivered its promise — it was undoubtedly one of the best editions of the annual Miss Universe pageant in recent years. If we were to hand out special awards for the best of the night during the final competition, these beauties would top our list: --- FACE OF THE COMPETITION Australia, Moraya Wilson --- BEST IN SWIMSUIT Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios --- BEST IN EVENING GOWN Philippines, Michelle Dee --- BEST IN QUESTION AND ANSWER (Q&A) Nicaragua, Sheynnis Palacios --- TOP MODEL Australia, Moraya Wilson --- MOST ELEGANT Colombia, Camila Avella --- Photos: Miss Universe RELATED POSTS: Miss Universe 2023: A night of firsts, the semifinalists who

FAVORITES: Miss Universe 2023 Final Top 20 favorites

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The 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) final competition will take place tonight at the Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda in San Salvador, El Salvador. Outgoing queen R'Bonney Gabriel will crown her successor among 84 of the world's most beautiful, confident, and accomplished women at the end of tonight's show. The contestants have been busy with their pre-pageant activities including tours, rehearsals, filming, charity events, and preliminaries in the magical host country in the past two weeks. After months or maybe years of anticipation, hard work, and preparation, one of them is about to embark on a year-long adventure as Miss Universe. Who will be crowned Miss Universe 2023? Meet our Final Top 20 favorites: TOP 20 (in alphabetical order) Australia - Moraya Wilson Bolivia - Estefany Rivero Cameroon - Issie Princesse Canada - Madison Kvaltin Colombia - Camila Avella Costa Rica - Lisbeth Valverde Curacao - Kim Rossen Denmark - Nikoline Uhrenholt Hansen Ecuador - De

Miss Universe 2023 preliminary competition standouts

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The 72nd Miss Universe preliminary competition took place last night at the Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda in San Salvador, El Salvador. More than 80 contestants from around the world dazzled in their Clarisse Designs opening dresses, swimsuits by Rubin Singer, footwear by Jojo Bragais, and their choice of evening gowns. Hosted by reigning Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel and former Miss Universe El Salvador Vanessa Velásquez, last night's spectacular show is considered the most inclusive in the 72-year history of Miss Universe. There were two mothers (Colombia and Guatemala), two transgender women (Netherlands and Portugal), and one plus-sized (Nepal). Also, two contestants (Bahrain and Pakistan) walked on stage during the swimsuit competition wearing a burkini, a swimsuit marketed toward Muslim women. The preliminary competition will help the distinguished selection committee decide who will make it to the Miss Universe 2023 Top 20 in the upcoming final this Saturday, Nov

FAVORITES: Miss Universe 2023 Top 20 favorites before the preliminary competition

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Eighty-five contestants from around the world are currently vying for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2023 in the beautiful country of El Salvador. Since their arrival, the beauties have been very busy with their pre-pageant activities. They have been enjoying the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and captivating beauty of the host country. After carefully observing all the contestants after arrival, here are our Top 20 favorites before the crucial preliminary competition: (in alphabetical order) Australia - Moraya Wilson Bolivia - Estefany Rivero Brazil - Maria Brechane Cameroon - Issie Princesse Canada - Madison Kvaltin Colombia - Camila Avella Costa Rica - Lisbeth Valverde Dominican Republic - Mariana Downing Ecuador - Delary Stoffers El Salvador - Isabella García-Manzo France - Diane Leyre Great Britain - Jessica Page India - Shweta Sharda Mexico - Melissa Flores Nicaragua - Sheynis Palacios Philippines - Michelle Dee Puerto Rico - Karla Guilfú Acevedo South Africa - Bry

FAVORITES: Miss Universe 2023 Top 20 pre-arrival favorites

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Miss Universe 2023, the 72nd edition of the prestigious Miss Universe pageant is about to kick in El Salvador this week. Over 80 of the most beautiful and empowered women from around the world are heading to the host country to compete in the highly anticipated pageant. Preparations are underway for the final event on November 18 where the new Miss Universe will be crowned by the remarkable reigning queen from the USA, R'Bonney Gabriel. This year's competition will be the second Miss Universe edition to be held in El Salvador after 1975. Who will take home the crown? Meet our Top 20 pre-arrival favorites: TOP 20 (in alphabetical order) Australia - Moraya Wilson Brazil - Maria Brechane Colombia - Camila Avella Dominican Republic - Mariana Downing France - Diane Leyre Great Britain - Jessica Page India - Shweta Sharda Mexico - Melissa Flores Myanmar - Amara Bo Namibia - Jameela Uiras Nicaragua - Sheynis Palacios Pakistan - Erica Robin Philippines - Michelle Dee Puerto Rico - Karl

FAVORITES: Miss International 2023 Final Top 16 favorites

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In just a few hours, the 61st Miss International will be crowned at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Jasmin Selberg of Germany will be passing her crown to the next winner among the 70 equally beautiful international beauties at the end of tonight's event. Who will be Miss International 2023? Meet our Final Top 16 favorites: TOP 16 (in alphabetical order) Angola - Teresa Sara Colombia - Sofía Osío Luna Cuba - Sheyla Ravelo Perez Dominican Republic - Yamilex Hernandez Mexico - Itzía Garcia Mongolia - Javkhlan Munguntsatsralt New Zealand - Georgia Waddington Peru - Camila Díaz Daneri Philippines - Nicole Borromeo Puerto Rico - Amanda Paola Solis Spain - Claudia González Thailand - Supaporn Ritthipruek United Kingdom - Alisha Cowie Venezuela - Andrea Rubio Vietnam - Nguyen Phuong Nhi Zimbabwe - Charlotte Muziri Special mentions: Canada, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Paraguay, USA Photos: Miss International RELATED POSTS: FAVORITE

FAVORITES: Miss Grand International 2023 Final Top 16 favorites

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In just a few hours, Miss Grand International 2023 will be crowned during the highly anticipated final show at the Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Sixty-nine beauties from around the world will battle it out to win the coveted international title. One of them is about to embark on a year-long adventure as MGI queen tonight. Who will succeed Isabella Menin of Brazil and take home the golden crown? Based on their overall performance during the preliminary events, meet our FINAL Top 16 favorites for the crown: TOP 16 (in alphabetical order) Canada  - Yuliya Shcherban Colombia  - María Alejandra López Czech Republic  - Sophia Osako Dominican Republic  - Skarxi Marte Guatemala  - Raschel Paz India  - Arshina Sumbul Indonesia  - Ritassya Wellgreat Myanmar  - Ni Ni Lin Eain Netherlands - Melissa Bottema Peru  - Luciana Fuster Philippines  - Nikki de Moura Puerto Rico  - María Cristina Ramos Thailand  - Thaweeporn Phingchamrat United States  - Sthephanie Miranda Uzbekistan

FAVORITES: Miss International 2023 official glam shots Top 16 favorites

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The Miss International Organization officially released the official glam shots photos of the contestants vying for Miss International 2023. Seventy international beauties from across the world have arrived in Japan and currently enjoying their pre-pageant activities and visits to various places in the country. The highly anticipated final competition will be held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo. Here are our Top 16 favorite glam shots: (in alphabetical order) Canada - Melanie Renaud Chile - Valerie Johnson Garcia Colombia - Sofía Osío Luna Costa Rica - Stacy Montero Czech Republic - Dominika Němečková Estonia - Karolin Kippasto Greece - Zoi Asoumanaki Laos - Aliya Inthavong Moldova - Djulieta Calalb Paraguay - Jazmín de la Sierra Peru - Camila Díaz Daneri Philippines - Nicole Borromeo Poland - Julia Marcinkowska Puerto Rico - Amanda Paola Solis Thailand - Supaporn Ritthipruek Vietnam - Nguyen Phuong Nhi Special mentions: Angola, Australia, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Do

FAVORITES: Miss International 2023 Top 12 pre-arrival favorites

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The contestants vying for Miss International 2023 are expected to arrive in Japan this week and begin their pre-pageant activities leading to the final on October 26. Jasmin Selberg of Germany will crown her successor from a field of more than 70 international beauties at this year's venue, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo. Ahead of the official start of one of the world's oldest and most prestigious international pageants, we carefully narrowed our list of "pre-arrival favorites" down to the Top 12. Meet our Top 12 pre-arrival favorites: (in alphabetical order) Angola - Teresa Antonio Sara Colombia - Sofía Osío Luna Côte D'Ivoire - Nassita Diako Cuba - Sheyla Ravelo Perez Dominican Republic - Yamilex Hernandez Finland - Petra Hämäläinen Mexico - Itzía Garcia Philippines - Nicole Borromeo Puerto Rico - Amanda Paola Solis Spain - Claudia González Thailand - Supaporn Ritthipruek Venezuela - Andrea Rubio Special mentions: Indonesia, Estonia, Netherlan

FAVORITES: Miss Grand International 2023 sashing ceremony

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Over 60 stunning contestants from around the world vying for Miss Grand International 2023 officially received their sashes on Friday, October 6. The official sashing ceremony was held at the iconic Hanoi Opera House, or the Grand Opera House in central Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a famous architectural landmark with significant cultural and historical values. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 (@missgrandinternational) Hosted by Miss Grand Vietnam 2022 second runner-up Truong Qui Minh Nhan with Sakul Limpapanon, the contestants received their sashes from reigning MGI queen Isabella Menin and Vice President Teresa Chaivisut. Standouts were from Angola, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezu

FAVORITES: Miss Grand International 2023 welcome dinner by Staynex

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Following their visit to Hanoi's Ngoc Son Temple and the Temple of Literature wearing the traditional Vietnamese dress ao dai, the contestants vying for Miss Grand International 2023 had their official welcome dinner. Sponsored by Staynex, the glittering red-carpet event was held on Thursday, October 5 at the Lotte Hanoi Sky and was streamed live on the Grand TV official YouTube channel. The hosts of the night were reigning Miss Grand International Isabella Menin and Miss Grand Vietnam 2022 second runner-up Truong Qui Minh Nhan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 (@missgrandinternational) Over 60 contestants who have arrived in the host country so far strutted the runway and gave fans a glimpse of what to expect in the next three weeks — glitz and glamour. Standouts were Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar, Net