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SPOTLIGHT: Miss Grand Czech Republic 2023 Sophia Maria Osako

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A fashion model and political science student from Prague, Sophia Maria Osako, will represent the Czech Republic in the upcoming Miss Grand International 2023. The 19-year-old was proclaimed Miss Grand Czech Republic 2023 in a national final held last May at Forum Karlín where reigning Miss Grand International Isabella Menin and MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil attended as special guests. Sophia succeeded last year's winner, Mariana BečkovÑ, who clinched an impressive fourth runner-up finish among 68 competitors at the 10th Miss Grand International pageant held in Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia. Born to a bicultural family, the new Miss Grand Czech Republic inherited her looks from her model and designer Czech mother, and her musical singing talent from her Japanese father. Her exquisite beauty made her a successful international model working for some of the world's leading luxury brands. Aside from her talent and undeniable physical attributes, she has a passion for helping othe

Miss Grand United States 2023: Meet the contestants

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The Miss Grand United States 2023 national final will take place on August 17 at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, Illinois. An official sashing ceremony is scheduled to be held on August 13 at the Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center while a golden reception will happen on August 15 at the same venue. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Grand United States (@missgrandunitedstates) Twenty-five state representatives from across the country will be vying for the national title and one of them will have the opportunity to represent the United States at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October.  Reigning Miss Grand United States Emily Rose DeMure will crown her successor at the end of the upcoming event. Who will take home the crown? Meet the contestants: California - Rebecca Edwards Colorado - Kylie Klein District of Columbia - Natalia Salmon Florida - Ivana Valentina Garcia Georgia - Kennedy Thomas Great Lakes

Miss Grand South Africa 2023 is Gugulethu Mayisela

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Gugulethu Mayisela was crowned Miss Grand South Africa 2023 in a national competition held on Saturday, July 22 at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria. The 19-year-old model from Johannesburg bested 23 other competitors to win the title. She succeeds last year's winner LuJuan Mzyk and will now prepare to represent South Africa at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. "What an honour. I am so proud to say that I am the first black woman to ever represent South Africa at Miss Grand International," she shared online. Thulani Luyanda Ndzotyana was named first runner-up while Joey Roman, Robyn Hill, and Monique Best were announced as the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. No stranger to pageantry, the new Miss Grand South Africa previously won the title Miss Teen World South Africa and went on participate in the Miss Teen World 2022 pageant held in Ecuador where she emerged the winner. View this post on Instagram A post share

Nikki de Moura receives homecoming welcome in Cagayan de Oro City

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Newly crowned Miss Grand Philippines 2023 Nikki de Moura returned to a warm homecoming welcome in Cagayan de Oro City. A grand motorcade around the "City of Golden Friendship" was held on Monday, July 24 as well as courtesy calls with the city officials. Later that day, an official homecoming press conference was held for the 19-year-old model on the ground floor of the SM CDO Downtown Premier. Nikki won Miss Grand Philippines 2023 from a field of 30 competitors at the national pageant last July 13 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Filipino-Brazilian beauty now prepares to represent the Philippines at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Grand Philippines (@msgrandphilippines) Photos: Power House Studios / Miss Grand Philippines RELATED POST: Miss Grand Philippines 2023 is Nikki de Moura of Cagayan de Oro

Miss Grand Japan 2023 is Yayoi Machida

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Yayoi Machida was crowned Miss Grand Japan 2023 in a national competition held on Sunday, July 16 at the Tokyo FM Hall in Tokyo. The 26-year-old beauty from Tokyo bested 13 other competitors to win the title. She succeeds Seira Inoue and will now represent Japan at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Karina Yamada was named first runner-up while Yuka Oyama, Taeko Yoshida, and Yuki Furihata were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively, while Mizuki Ueda and Saki Inoue rounded out the Top 7 finalists. The new Miss Grand Japan also bagged the Best in Evening Gown, Miss Popular, and the Mix Chanel Award. View this post on Instagram A post shared by πŒπˆπ’π’ 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐉𝐀𝐏𝐀𝐍 (@missgrandjapan) Photos: H. Shima, Miss Grand Japan / Instagram

Miss Grand Australia 2023 is Mikaela-Rose Fowler

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Mikaela-Rose Fowler was crowned Miss Grand Australia 2023 in a national competition held on Saturday, July 15 at the RACV City Club in Melbourne. The 28-year-old disability support worker and an ADHD advocate from Victoria will now prepare to represent Australia at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Paitin Louise Powell was named first runner-up while Brooke Murray, Selina McCloskey, and Alecia McCallum were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Last year's titleholder and now national director Amber Sidney crowned her successor at the end of the event. The new Miss Grand Australia hopes to use her platform to help reduce the stigma around disability, to spread kindness and compassion, and to help other people who are experiencing their own struggles. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Grand Australia Official (@missgrandaustralia) Photos: Style Watch International / Miss Grand Australia

Miss Grand Belgium 2023 is Albertina Rodrigues

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Albertina Rodrigues was crowned Miss Grand Belgium 2023 in a glittering national competition held last June 25 at AED Studios in Lint, Antwerp. The 25-year-old model of Angolan descent succeeds Chiara Vanderveeren and will now prepare to represent Belgium at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Feline Verhaegen and Morgana Billiet were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. Meet the new Miss Grand Belgium: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Albertina Rodrigues (@miss_albertinakele) Photo: Eric Bordeaud'huy / Miss Grand Belgium

Miss Grand Philippines 2023 is Nikki de Moura of Cagayan de Oro

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Nikki de Moura bested 29 other competitors to be crowned Miss Grand Philippines 2023 in a glittering national competition held on Thursday, July 13 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The 19-year-old Filipino-Brazilian model representing Cagayan de Oro City also bagged the Miss Photogenic, Skin Elements Ambassador, Miss Bench, and Miss Philippines Airlines awards. She succeeds Roberta Tamondong and will now prepare to represent the Philippines at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Michelle Arceo of Bagumbayan, Quezon City won Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2023, Herlene Nicole Budol of Angono, Rizal clinched the title Miss Philippines Tourism 2023, and Francine Reyes of Tarlac was named Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2023. They are expected to compete in Miss Reina Hispanoamericana 2023, Miss Tourism World 2023, and Miss Eco Teen International 2023 pageants, respectively. Caloocan City's Shanon Tampon finished as first runner-up while Caluya, Antique's

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Grand Philippines 2023 Final Show Results

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The much-awaited Miss Grand Philippines 2023 final and coronation show will be taking place tonight at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Outgoing national queen and Miss Grand International 2022 fifth runner-up Roberta Tamondong of San Pablo, Laguna will crown her successor at the end of the event. One of the 30 beauties from across the country will walk away with the national title and represent the Philippines at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2023, Miss Philippines Tourism 2023, and Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2023 will also be selected from this year's group of contestants. Hosted by model Maria Gigante, actor EA Guzman, former Miss Multinational Philippines Shaila Rebortera, and Miss World Philippines 2021 second princess Janelle Lewis, the event broadcasts live from 8 p.m. local time on the ALV TV online streaming platform. Tonight's show will also feature musical performances from Filipino-Ameri

FAVORITES: Miss Grand Philippines 2023 Top 10 final favorites

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Miss Grand Philippines 2023, the first standalone pageant for Miss Grand Philippines under the directorship of Arnold Vegafria will take place this Thursday, July 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The final show to be hosted by Miss World Philippines 2022 Top 11 finalist Maria Gigante, Filipino actor EA Guzman, and Miss Multinational Philippines 2021 Shaila Rebortera, will be streaming live on ALV TV from 8 p.m. local time. Who will succeed Roberta Tamondong and represent the Philippines at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam? From the 30 contestants representing various cities and provinces of the country, meet our Top 10 final favorites: TOP 10 (in alphabetical order) Angono, Rizal - Herlene Nicole Budol Bagumbayan, Quezon City - Michelle Arceo Cagayan de Oro - Nikki de Moura Caloocan City - Shanon Tampon Caluya, Antique - Charie Manalo Sergio Northern Samar - Maria Gail Tobes Nueva Ecija - Aeroz Ganiban Pangasinan - Rona Lalaine Lopez Tantangan, South Cotabato - Jira