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Miss Grand International 2023 contestants arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam

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The contestants vying for the coveted title of Miss Grand International 2023 started arriving at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. Most of them have already checked into the Grand K Hotel Suites to commence their exciting three-week-long personal journey to the gold crown. Their first scheduled activities include a sightseeing tour around the Vietnamese capital city. The tour will be followed by the much-awaited welcome gala dinner happening this Thursday, October 5 at their official residence hotel. Five winners from the pre-arrival social media voting, which is still ongoing until Wednesday, October 4 at 5 p.m. (Hanoi time), will have a special dinner with MGI President Nawat Itsragrisil. The 11th Miss Grand International competition will culminate on October 25 at the Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City. Isabella Menin of Brazil will crown her successor at the end of the event. Who stood out in their arrival outfits? View this post on Instagram

FAVORITES: Miss Grand International 2023 Top 12 pre-arrival favorites

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The highly anticipated Miss Grand International 2023, the 11th edition of the Miss Grand International pageant is about to begin in Vietnam. Over 70 contestants from around the world are expected to arrive in Hanoi this week to officially kick off their three-week-long pre-pageant activities. The final show is set to be held on October 25 at the Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City. Isabella Menin of Brazil will crown her successor at the end of the event. Who will be the next Miss Grand International? Meet the our Top 12 pre-arrival favorites: (in alphabetical order) Chile - Paula Henríquez Colombia - María Alejandra López Czech Republic - Sophia Osako Haiti - Isnaida Compère Ireland - Rachel Slawson Netherlands - Melissa Bottema Peru - Luciana Fuster Philippines - Nikki de Moura Puerto Rico - María Cristina Ramos Spain - Celia Sevilla Ukraine - Yulia Klimenko USA - Sthephanie Miranda Special mentions:   Bonaire, Canada, Indonesia, Myanmar, Romania, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam

2023 major international pageant's final schedules

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After the conclusion of Miss Supranational 2023 with Ecuador's Andrea Aguilera winning the title in Małopolska, Poland, there are five more international events to watch out for this year. The last three months of the year will be packed with prestigious beauty pageants taking place in Vietnam, Japan, El Salvador, and India. Miss Grand International 2023, the 11th Miss Grand International, will take place this October 25 at the Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The next day (October 26), Miss International will hold its 61st edition (Miss International 2023) in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Come November, Miss Universe 2023, the 72nd Miss Universe pageant will be held in San Salvador, El Salvador with the final date recently announced as November 18. Two competitions will happen this December — the 71st Miss World (Miss World 2023) will be crowned on December 16 in New Delhi, India while the 23rd Miss Earth (Miss Earth 2023) is set for December 22 at the Saigon Exhibiti

Miss Portuguesa 2023 is Yeniffer Campos

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Yeniffer Campos was crowned Miss Portuguesa 2023 in a glittering national competition on Saturday, September 16 at Cine-Teatro Messias in Mealhada. The 33-year-old personal trainer and Zumba instructor from Oeiras bested 11 other finalists to win the national title. Sophia Lodmell, 21, from New York, and Ana Luísa Silva, 16, from Lisbon, were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively. This year's competition marked the 12th edition of the Miss Portuguesa pageant. The winners are expected to represent Portugal at Miss World, Miss Supranational, and Miss Grand International pageants. Meet the new Miss Portuguesa: View this post on Instagram A post shared by MISS PORTUGUESA (@miss.portuguesa) Photos: Beatriz Pardo, Miss Portuguesa / Instagram

Miss Grand Ireland 2023 is Rachel Slawson

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Rachel Slawson, a 28-year-old Irish-American actress, keynote speaker, and model, has been officially appointed as Miss Grand Ireland 2023. The former Miss Utah USA and the first openly LGBTQ+ contestant at Miss USA, recently placed as the second runner-up at Miss Grand United States 2023 pageant in Chicago, Illinois. As a strong advocate for mental health and inclusivity, she is the founder of the "I Am Why Project" and the non-profit "Feelings Are Human" to create a positive impact in her community. The new Miss Grand Ireland will proudly represent the "Emerald Isle" at Miss Grand International 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this October. She hopes to be the first LGBTQ+ winner of the competition to help further her cause across the world. In a recent post on social media, Rachel shared: "I take immense pride in my Irish heritage and nationality, with my mother bearing the Hennessy name, and my 24th great-grandfather Brian Boru, standing as the i

Miss Grand Bonaire 2023 is Ruby Pouchet

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Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands off Venezuela's coast in the southern Caribbean, is set to debut at this year's Miss Grand International pageant with newly announced Miss Grand Bonaire 2023 Ruby Pouchet. The 27-year-old nature conservationist was crowned Miss Bonaire 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort in Kralendijk last December. In her latest post on social media today, Ruby shared she is beyond honored to be the first-ever representative of Bonaire on the prestigious stage. "Join me as we make memories on this journey together. See you soon Vietnam," she added. The highly anticipated Miss Grand International 2023 will take place this coming October in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Road to the 11th Miss Grand International: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ruby Pouchet (@rubypaola) Photos: Miss Bonaire, Ruby Pouchet / Instagram

Miss Grand Uzbekistan 2023 is Amaliya Shakirova

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Uzbekistan, a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic, is set to debut at the Miss Grand International pageant this year with the recently announced Miss Grand Uzbekistan 2023 Amaliya Shakirova. The 28-year-old beauty hailing from Tashkent and currently based in the Philippines was officially crowned on Sunday, September 3 by Miss Grand Uzbekistan national director Olinda Cho in a special ceremony held at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City. "Can't describe how blessed and happy I feel to have you all by my side. Can't wait to share my [Miss Grand International] journey with you all. Thank you for your love and support," shared the professional model and ocean advocate on social media. Amaliya is no stranger to pageantry as she has previously joined Miss CosmoWorld 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and placed first runner-up. She will now prepare to represent Uzbekistan at Miss Grand International 2023 to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this October. Road to the

Miss Grand International 2023 schedule of events and activities announced

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The schedule of events and activities for Miss Grand International 2023 has been officially announced by Miss Grand International Organization on Monday, September 4. Around 70 contestants from around the world are expected to arrive on October 3 and will be checking in to Grand K Hotel Suites in Hanoi, Vietnam. More than three weeks of jam-packed pre-pageant activities await them including photoshoots, a welcome gala dinner, sightseeing tours, rehearsals, preliminary events, and more. For the first time, the organization introduces the Grand Voice Award to showcase beauties with incredible singing voice talent. An audition will happen on October 8, round two on October 17, and the final is set for October 22. The highly-anticipated annual swimsuit competition will be on October 12 in Da Nang while the national costume competition on October 20, the preliminary competition on October 22, and the grand coronation show on October 25 will take place at the Phú Thọ Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi

Miss Grand Angola 2023 is Eugénia das Neves

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Eugénia das Neves was crowned Miss Grand Angola 2023 in a national competition held on Saturday, September 2 at the Epic Sana Hotel in Luanda. The 24-year-old mechanical engineering graduate from Luanda is currently working as an administrative assistant. She succeeds last year's titleholder Teresa Sara and will represent Angola at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Jacira Saiombo and Airania Dias were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Roberta Capule Paulo and Angélica Varela rounded out the Top 5 finalists. Ten contestants took part in the inaugural edition of the Miss Grand Angola pageant. The event was hosted by Mister Angola 2017 Bráulio Anderson and Miss Angola 2014 Whitney Shikongo. Meet the new Miss Grand Angola: View this post on Instagram A post shared by MISS GRAND ANGOLA OFFICIAL (@missgrandangola) Photos: Miss Grand Angola / Instagram

Miss Grand Mexico 2023 is María Fernanda Beltrán Figueroa

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María Fernanda Beltrán Figueroa was crowned Miss Grand Mexico 2023 in a glittering national competition held on Wednesday, August 30 at Auditorio MIA in Culiacán, Sinaloa. The 23-year-old professional model representing Sinaloa is a graduate of marketing and communication, and founder of Marbe Fundacion, a nonprofit foundation whose main goal is to help others in dire need. Aarlin Andrea Bustamante of the Mexican community of the USA and Frida Reynoso of Coahuila were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Priscila Franco Jalisco and Ingrid Lucero of Puebla were the rest of the finalists. The new Miss Grand Mexico succeeds last year's titleholder Laysha Salazar, who placed in the Top 20 at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia. She will now prepare to represent Mexico at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. Road to the 11th Miss Grand International: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Juan Angel Uriarte (@juanangelfo