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Miss Grand International 2021 preliminary competition standouts

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The Miss Grand International 2021 preliminary competition was held on Thursday, December 2 at SHOW DC Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. Over 50 women from around the world presented themselves in their choice of evening gowns and MGI swimsuits during the glittering show. Scores from this important preliminary event will help determine the Top 20 semi-finalists in the grand coronation show this Saturday, December 4. Standouts in the preliminary evening gown competition: Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam Standouts in the preliminary swimsuit competition: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, M

FAVORITES: Miss Grand International 2021 Top 8 favorite national costumes

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The Miss Grand International 2021 national costume competition was held on Tuesday, November 30 at the SHOW DC Retail and Entertainment Mega Complex in Bangkok. Fifty-nine contestants from around the world showcased the colorful and extravagant costumes that best represent their home countries during the show. Here are our Top 8 favorite national costumes: Dominican Republic Honduras Malaysia Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Thailand Photos: Miss Grand International

UPDATES: Miss Grand International 2021 contestants arrive in Bangkok, national costume competition, standouts

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Miss Grand International 2021 contestants are now back in Bangkok after a series of pre-pageant and preliminary events in Phuket, Thailand. Best in Swimsuit (Fan Vote) : Vietnam has won the most votes from fans for Best in Swimsuit followed by Cambodia and Indonesia while Guatemala and the Philippines completed the Top 5. National Costume Competition : The national costume competition was held on Tuesday, November 30 at the show DC Retail and Entertainment Mega Complex in Bangkok. Colorful and extravagant costumes that best represent their countries were showcased by the contestants during the show. Standouts : Notable costumes were from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Honduras, Malaysia, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Thailand. Vote Top 20 Best National Costume : Voting is now open for Best in National Costume through the official Facebook and Instagram of MGI until December 2 (Thailand time). The Top 20

FAVORITES: Best-dressed at Miss Grand International 2021 welcome ceremony and press conference

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Miss Grand International 2021 welcome ceremony and press conference was held on Thursday, November 18 at the Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Fifty-eight contestants wearing their stunning evening gowns and respective crowns arrived at the venue in a sports car. They raised a toast with the reigning queen Abena Appiah and MGI executives during the glittering event. Miss Puerto Rico, Vivianie Diaz Arroyo topped our list of best-dressed contestants followed by representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Colombia, and Myanmar. Special mentions for Indonesia, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Japan, Venezuela and India for making it to our Top 12 list. Photos: Miss Grand International

FAVORITES: Best-dressed at Miss Grand International 2021 sash ceremony

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Miss Grand International 2021 contestants' orientation and sash ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 17 at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort in Thailand. The reigning Miss Grand International from the United States of America, Abena Appiah, led the traditional MGI event. Out of 56 contestants present during the ceremony, our team picked Miss Indonesia, Sophie Louise Rogan as best-dressed. Special mentions for the beauties from Thailand, Venezuela, Japan, Myanmar, Brazil, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Photos: Miss Grand International

Miss Grand International 2021 begins, contestants arrive in Phuket

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Over 60 representatives from around the world are expected to arrive in Phuket, Thailand to compete for the Miss Grand International 2021 title. The Top 5 most voted contestants before arrival will have a special meal with the MGI executives. To vote, go to the official Facebook page of Miss Grand International, look for the album "VOTE for Top5 Before Arrival - MGI2021" then click like and share the photo of your favorite contestant. Voting ends on November 16 at 6:00 p.m. (Thailand time), just go to the official Facebook page of Miss Grand International. The final show of the 9th Miss Grand International will be held on December 4 in Bangkok. Abena Appiah of the United States will crown her successor at the end of the event. Here are some photos of the contestants during their departure for Thailand: Photos: Miss Grand International / Facebook

Miss Grand Thailand 2021 is Indy Johnson

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Indy Johnson was officially named as the newly appointed Miss Grand Thailand 2021 during a press conference held on Wednesday, October 6 at PM Center in Bangkok. The 24-year-old beauty from Bangkok represented Pathum Thani and placed as the first runner-up during Miss Grand Thailand 2020 competition won by her predecessor, Patcharaporn “Nam” Chantarapadit. Indy will now prepare to represent her country Thailand at the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant this December 4 in Phuket. Photos: Miss Grand Thailand

Miss Grand International 2021 press conference, schedule of events announced

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The press conference for Miss Grand International 2021 was held at the PM Center in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday, October 6. MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil officially revealed the series of activities and schedules for the competition that will take place in Phuket, Phi Phi Islands, and Bangkok. The international pageant's 9th edition will be held on December 4 at the SHOW DC Hall. Miss Grand International 2020 Abena Appiah of the United States will crown her successor at the end of the event. MGI 2021 schedule of events: November 16 - Arrival Date And Registration  November 17-  Orientation November 18 - Welcome Ceremony & Press Conference November 19-21 - Activities and Sightseeing November 22 - Best in Swimsuit Competition November 23-24 - Activities and Sightseeing November 25 - Interview November 26 - Activities “Phi Phi Islands” November 27 - Rehearsal November 28 - Rehearsal / Phuket To Bangkok November 29 - Rehearsal November 30 - National Costume Competition Decemb

Miss Grand Myanmar 2021 is Amara Shune Lei

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Amara Shune Lei, 25, has been officially announced as the newly appointed Miss Grand Myanmar 2021. The 25-year-old model, hairstylist, and makeup artist placed in the Top 8 during the Miss Earth 2020 virtual competition held in November last year. She will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant in Thailand later this year. Amara succeeds Miss Grand Myanmar 2020 Han Lay, who placed in the Top 20 at Miss Grand International 2020 last March. Photos: Miss Grand International

Miss Grand South Africa 2021 is Jeanè Van Dam

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Jeanè Van Dam was crowned Miss Grand South Africa 2021 in a national competition held on Saturday, August 14. She succeeds last year's winner Anrónet Roelofsz. The 20-year-old model and dancer from Johannesburg is a law and commerce student. She will represent South Africa at the Miss Grand International 2021 competition later this year. Lu Juan Mzyk was the first runner-up while Danielle Van Zyl was the second runner-up. Genive Trimble and Jordan Van Rensburg were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Grand South Africa is no stranger to pageantry. She was the first runner-up during last year's competition. "Last night I had the honour of sharing a stage with 26 incredible women. I formed friendships that will never never be forgotten," she shared on social media. "To all my sisters, I am so proud of how far you've come. May your light continue to shine bright and may you always chase your GRANDest dreams," she added. Photos: Mis

Miss Grand Vietnam 2021 is Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien

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Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien was officially named as the newly-appointed Miss Grand Vietnam 2021 on Thursday, August 12. She succeeds Miss Grand Vietnam 2020, Thao Le Ngoc Nguyen. The 23-year-old beauty will represent Vietnam at the Miss Grand International 2021 competition later this year. Thuy Tien is no stranger to pageantry as she placed in the Top 5 during Miss Vietnam 2018 and went on to represent her country at Miss International 2018. Miss Grand International headed by Nawat Itsaragrisil has yet to announce the date and venue of this year's competition. Photos: Miss Grand International / Facebook

Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 is Hannah Arnold of Masbate

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Masbate representative Hannah Arnold bested over 30 other contestants to win the Binibining Pilipinas 2021 pageant on Sunday, July 11 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The 24-year-old Filipino-Australian science advocate and model took home the title of Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 (Miss International Philippines) in her second attempt at the national competition. "Freedom of speech is a basic human right that we all must remember and it is important for democracy and with the upcoming elections, we definitely need free speech. On Twitter, we are limited to a few characters, and what I've seen from these tweets have been powerful and helped me think of who I would like to vote for in the upcoming elections," she said during the question and answer round. Other winners were Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2021 Samantha Alexandra Panlilio of Cavite, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obeñita of Cagayan de Oro, Misamis

Miss Mexico 2021 is Karolina Vidales of Michoacán

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Michoacán representative Karolina Vidales was crowned Miss Mexico 2021 at Lago Di Como in Chihuahua on Saturday, July 3. The 24-year-old beauty holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. She bested 31 other contestants from across Mexico to win the national competition.  Karolina will represent her country at Miss World 2021 to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Jalisco's Mariana Macías was named Miss Mexico Grand 2021 and will be sent to the Miss Grand International 2021 later this year. Previous winners, Ashley Alvídrez Estrada and Angela Yuriar crowned their respective successors at the end of the event. The reigning Miss Grand International, USA's Abena Appiah has attended the glittering competition. Photos: Miss Mexico Organization / Facebook

Miss Grand Brazil 2021 is Lorena Rodrigues

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A 26-year-old journalist from Juiz de Fora (Minas Gerais), Lorena Rodrigues, has been officially crowned as Miss Grand Brazil 2021. Lorena succeeds last year's Miss Grand Brazil and Miss Grand International 2020 fourth runner-up, Lala Guedes. She will represent her country at the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant. The crowning ceremony took place last Friday, June 25 in the stunning city of Ouro Preto, one of the most important political centers of Brazil’s colonial and imperial times. Photos: Jonas Dias Fotografia

Miss Grand Guatemala 2021 is María José Sazo

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María José Sazo has been officially named Miss Grand Guatemala 2021 on Sunday, June 20. She succeeds Ivana Batchelor, who was second runner-up at Miss Grand International 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand last March. The 21-year-old journalist and communication science student will represent her country Guatemala at the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. María is also a model, language interpreter, illustrator and graphic designer. Photos: Miss Grand Guatemala

Miss Grand United States 2021 is Madison Lynn Callaghan

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Madison Lynn Callaghan of North Carolina was crowned Miss Grand United States of America 2021 in a national competition held on Sunday, June 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. The 25-year-old entrepreneur succeeds Abena Appiah and will represent the USA at the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Taylor Gipson was named first runner-up while Gennesis Padron was the second runner-up. Sydney Rose and Emily Argo were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. "I don't even know where to begin, I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness to be part of this amazing Grand community," Madison shared on her social media page. Photos: Miss Grand International

Miss Grand Costa Rica 2021 is Adriana Moya

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Adriana Moya has been officially announced by The Finalists organization on Saturday, May 21 as Miss Grand Costa Rica 2021. The 26-year-old architect from San Pedro, Montes de Oca, succeeded Gabriela Jara and will represent her country Costa Rica at Miss Grand International 2021 possibly in Bangkok later this year. No stranger to beauty pageants, Adriana was named first runner-up during the 47th edition of Miss Intercontinental in Manila, Philippines. "It will be my fourth time representing Costa Rica internationally, but the butterflies still feel the same and the emotion is the same," she wrote on social media. "I can't wait to live for the last time, together with you, one of my greatest passions," she added. Photos: Adriana Moya / Instagram