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

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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 R

Miss Grand International 2022 contestants depart for Bali, Indonesia

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The 10th Miss Grand International competition is about to start in Bali, Indonesia as the contestants from around the world depart for the host country. Seventy-two beauties are expected to arrive on October 3 and 4. Three new countries consisting of DR Congo, Kyrgyzstan, and Mozambique will debut this year. The contestants will be officially welcomed during the traditional sashing ceremony on October 5 and the Top 10 with the highest social media votes will have a special dinner with MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil. In the next three weeks, the contestants will go through pre-pageant activities, photoshoots, rehearsals, and preliminary competitions leading to the final show on October 25 in Jakarta, where Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien of Vietnam will relinquish her reign. This is the fifth time Miss Grand International is being held outside Thailand since the pageant was established in 2013 and this is Indonesia's first time as the host country. The new crown by George Wittels awaits the

Miss Grand Vietnam 2022 is Doan Thien An

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Doan Thien An was crowned Miss Grand Vietnam 2022 (Hoa hậu Hòa bình Việt Nam) in a spectacular final show held on Saturday, October 1 at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City. The 22-year-old student from Long An province bested 49 other contestants to win the national title. She will now represent Vietnam at Miss Grand International 2022 in Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia this October. Che Nguyen Quynh Chau was named first runner-up while Tran Tuyet Nhu, Tran Nguyen Minh Thu, and Ngo Thi Quynh Mai were the second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Grand Vietnam became the last representative to be selected this year for the 10th Miss Grand International pageant, only less than a week before the upcoming international competition. Reigning Miss Grand International Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien crowned her successor for the national title at the end of the event. This year's competition was the inaugural edition of Miss Grand Vietnam organized by Sen Vang Entertai

FAVORITES: Miss Grand International 2022 Top 16 pre-arrival favorites

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In just one week, over 70 women from around the world will arrive in Bali, Indonesia for the Miss Grand International 2022 pageant, the 10th anniversary edition. We carefully observed and scored each contestant before the actual competition and we came up with a Top 16 list of favorites. Please note that one contestant (Miss Grand Vietnam) has not yet been chosen at the time of publication. Meet our Top 16 pre-arrival favorites (in alphabetical order): Brazil - Isabella Menin Curacao - Kanisha Sluis Czech Republic - Mariana Bečková Ecuador - Lisseth Naranjo Indonesia - Andina Julie Mexico - Laysha Salazar Nicaragua - Maycrin Juliette Jáenz Nigeria - Damilola Bolarinde Panama - Laura de Sanctis Paraguay - Agatha Leon Peru - Janet Leyva Philippines - Roberta Tamondong Poland - Natalia Gryglewska Puerto Rico - Oxana Rivera Thailand - Engfa Waraha Venezuela - Luiseth Materán Special mentions: Angola, Chile, Colombia, Kazakhstan Stay tuned for the next update - the post-arrival favorites! P

Miss Grand Denmark 2022 is Victoria Kjær Theilvig

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Victoria Kjær Theilvig has been officially announced as Miss Grand International Denmark 2022 and she will soon travel to Indonesia for the 10th Miss Grand International pageant. The 18-year-old former elite dancer from Søborg is a woman with great ambitions. She has already completed high school, where she studied marketing and economics, and is now taking a gap year, where she works full-time with her own company. Miss Denmark Organization headed by CEO Lisa Lents made the official announcement on social media early Monday morning. An official statement read: "The Miss Grand International pageant is one of the most prestigious events of its kind and millions of people from around the world will be watching the final competition. The contestants are going to have a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience." Miss Grand International 2022 will take place from October 4 to 25 in Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia. The new Miss Grand Denmark, who is also a passionate dancer and a trave

Official send-off for Miss Intercontinental, Globe, and Grand Philippines 2022

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Three of this year's Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) titleholders will have an official send-off party this Monday, September 19 in Araneta City. Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Gabriella Basiano, Binibining Pilipinas Globe Chelsea Fernandez, and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Roberta Tamondong will soon depart for their international competitions this October. Gabriella and Chelsea will respectively compete for back-to-back wins at Miss Intercontinental 2022 in Egypt (October 14) and The Miss Globe 2022 in Albania (October 15) while Roberta will try to make history at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia (October 25). Their upcoming send-off will stream live at 3 p.m. (local time) on the Binibining Pilipinas official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Photo: Raymond Saldana /  Binibining Pilipinas

Miss Portuguesa 2022: Meet the new Miss World, Supranational and Grand Portugal

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The Miss Portuguesa 2022 national final took place on Sunday, September 11 at Casino Estoril in the Portuguese Riviera, Cascais. A total of 19 finalists took part in this year's glittering competition. Here are the winners: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Organização Miss Portuguesa (@miss.portuguesa) Miss Portuguesa 2022 (Miss World Portugal) - Catarina Ferreira will represent Portugal at the 71st Miss World pageant on a date and venue yet to be announced. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Organização Miss Portuguesa (@miss.portuguesa) Miss Supranational Portugal 2022 - Elodie Lopes will go to Miss Supranational 2023 in Poland. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Organização Miss Portuguesa (@miss.portuguesa) Miss Grand Portugal 2022 - Sabrina Ribeiro will travel to Indonesia for Miss Grand International 2022 this October. Carolina Serra and Renata Ribeiro were the first and se

Miss Grand Panama 2022 is Laura Sofia de Sanctis

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Laura Sofia de Sanctis has been officially announced as Miss Grand Panama 2022 on Friday, September 9 and she will represent Panama at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia this October. The 26-year-old social communication graduate is a radio and television presenter, an actress, and a professional model. She is currently working as a logistics manager for a fish processing company and also the CEO of Mundo de Madre Selva, a company focused on working with salvaged wood, which she herself works with Panamanian artisans. In addition, the new Miss Grand Panama is an animal lover, especially cats, and is passionate about philanthropy. She has carried out personal campaigns for various organizations related to cancer prevention, child labor, and tree planting. No stranger to pageantry, Laura is a former winner of Señorita Panama. After winning the national pageant, she went on to participate in Miss Universe 2017 where she was awarded Miss Congeniality. Meet the new Miss Grand Panama

Miss Grand Angola 2022 is Teresa Sara

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Teresa Sara has been officially announced as Miss Grand Angola 2022 on Friday, September 9, and will represent her country at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia this October. The 25-year-old law graduate received her crown in an intimate ceremony from last year's titleholder Márcia de Menezes, who placed in the Top 20 at Miss Grand International 2021 and bagged the Best in National Costume award. This year's Miss Grand Angola is a model, jurist, philanthropist, social volunteer, entrepreneur, and business strategist. She represented Zaire at Miss Universe Angola 2022 where she placed in the Top 10 last month. Teresa is the third Angolan representative at the Thailand-based Miss Grand International pageant. The newly appointed beauty queen mentioned that one of her focuses is to continue to invest in her career as an entrepreneur so that she can become a successful businesswoman and serve as an inspiration to other women. “I want to continue working in the field of entre

Meet the winners of Glamanand Supermodel India 2022

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The Glamanand Supermodel India 2022 final competition took place on Sunday, September 4 at Zee Studios in a city of rich cultural heritage, Jaipur. Kashish Methwani, 21, was named Miss International India 2023 and will represent her country at the Miss International 2023 pageant. Her predecessor, last year's titleholder Zoya Afroz will compete in Miss International 2022 in Japan this December. The title of Miss Grand India 2022 went to 24-year-old Praachi Nagpal, who was crowned by Miss Grand India 2020 Simran Sharma. She will travel to Indonesia this October to compete in Miss Grand International 2022. Jigyasa Sharma and Arshina Sumbul were the first and second runners-up, respectively. A total of 29 beauties competed in the glittering event. Reigning Miss Grand International Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien of Vietnam and MGI Organization Vice President Teresa Chaivisut were special guests. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Glamanand Supermodel India (@glamana

Luiseth Materán to represent Venezuela at Miss Grand International 2022

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Former Miss Universe Venezuela, Luiseth Materán, has now been confirmed as the new Miss Grand Venezuela 2022. The 26-year-old actress and social communication graduate from Los Teques, Miranda replaced Sabrina Deraneck who resigned due to personal reasons. Luiseth is no stranger to pageantry. She was named Miss Globe Venezuela 2015 and later on, she represented her home state of Miranda during Miss Venezuela 2020 and placed in the Top 5. Last year, she was appointed as Miss Universe Venezuela and went on to compete in Miss Universe 2021 in Israel where she placed in the Top 16. The new Miss Grand Venezuela will now prepare to represent her country in the upcoming Miss Grand International 2022 pageant in Indonesia this October. Venezuela has won Miss Grand International once with Valentina Figuera in 2019. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Luiseth Materán (@luisimateran) Photos: Sergio Di Francesco / Miss Grand Venezuela, Luiseth Materán / Instagram

Sabrina Deraneck resigns as Miss Grand Venezuela 2022

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Sabrina Deraneck officially announced her resignation as Miss Grand Venezuela and will no longer be competing in Miss Grand International 2022. In an official statement on social media, she said: "Giving up a dream or a crown is not easy at all, but it's not wrong to do it when it comes to your health and all your personal well-being. Sometimes there are those very personal reasons that force you to do it and this time it was my turn." She added that it was a difficult decision to make but according to her: "God is in charge of guiding my steps and making them the right thing, at the right moment and time. There will always be reasons to continue and I'm sure there are many ways to represent my beautiful country Venezuela later on." The 23-year-old beauty was unveiled as Miss Grand Venezuela 2022 during the national competition held in Caracas last August 13. Following her resignation, the Miss Grand Venezuela organization also released an official statement