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Miss Grand Philippines pageant officially launched

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Miss Grand Philippines, the first national competition exclusively for Miss Grand International after leaving Binibining Pilipinas, was officially launched in a press conference held on Thursday, November 24 at Hilton Manila. Attending the event were the MGI executives, reigning queen Isabella Menin of Brazil and her court of runners-up from Indonesia, Andina Julie, Venezuela, Luiseth Materán, Czech Republic, Mariana Bečková, Puerto Rico, Oxana Rivera, Spain, Hirisley Jimenez, Colombia, Priscilla Londoño, Cambodia, Pich Votey Saravody, and the Philippines, Roberta Tamondong. MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil took the opportunity to apologize to Filipino fans for whatever happened in the past and encouraged them to leave the past behind and move forward together and whatever. He is looking forward to the first winner from the Philippines in the nearest future, someone who possesses the right qualities and is willing to work with the MGI organization. The new national director, entreprene

Miss Grand Myanmar 2023 is Ni Ni Lin Eain

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Ni Ni Lin Eain has been officially announced as Miss Grand Myanmar 2023 and will represent her country at Miss Grand International 2023 next October in Vietnam. The newly appointed beauty is a 23-year-old model hailing from Mudon. She was crowned by her predecessor Ei Ei Aung Htunt in a special ceremony held on Wednesday, November 23 at Ibis Styles Hotel Mandalay. "I'm so happy and I'm so excited right now, and I can't even find a word to describe how happy I am and how excited I am. I'm so shaking," she said after receiving the crown. When asked why she chose MGI, she mentioned the support from the organization and how they treat their contestants as part of the family and the team. She also pointed out the activities and the way they put up the stage, and how the organization let them interact with the international fans thus making it more interesting. In her last message before she walked off stage, she encouraged her Burmese fans to love and support her a

Miss Grand International 2022 winners visit the Philippines

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Miss Grand International 2022 Isabella Menin of Brazil arrived in Manila, Philippines from Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday, November 23 for her first official visit to the country. Joining the arrival were MGI President Nawat Itsaragrisil, Vice President Teresa Chaivisut, runners-up from Indonesia, Andina Julie, Venezuela, Luiseth Materán, and Czech Republic, Mariana Bečková, and the rest of the Top 10 from Puerto Rico, Oxana Rivera, Spain, Hirisley Jimenez, Colombia, Priscilla Londoño, Cambodia, Pich Votey Saravody, and the Philippines, Roberta Tamondong. Arnold Vegafria, the new national director of Miss Grand Philippines, welcomed the team at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport airport with Filipino fans and members of the media. They will be in the country until November 26 and part of this trip is to attend the launching of the first-ever national pageant exclusively for Miss Grand Philippines. A press conference will be held this Thursday, November 24 at Hilton Manila.

Binibining Pilipinas officially withdraws from Miss Grand International

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After almost a decade, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) officially announced its withdrawal from the Miss Grand International Organization. In an official statement released on Monday, November 7, BPCI revealed it will no longer renew its contract with the Thailand-based international pageant. The announcement received a lot of jolly feedback from Filipino fans who have been begging the organizers for years to drop the franchise. Under BPCI, the Philippines managed to achieve two third runners-up placements with Annalie Forbes (2013) and Parul Shah (2015), one second runner-up with Elizabeth Clenci (2017), and two first runners-up with Nicole Cordoves (2016) and Samantha Mae Bernardo (2020). Miss Grand International 2020 Top 20 semi-finalist and appointed fifth runner-up Roberta Tamondong officially became the last representative from the most prestigious and longest-running national beauty pageant in the Philippines. Aside from MGI, BPCI previously held the national franchi

Former Miss Universe Argentina and fellow beauty queen secretly wed

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Former Miss Universe Argentina Mariana Valera and fellow beauty queen from Puerto Rico, Fabiola Valentín, revealed they had secretly tied the knot after keeping their relationship private for a long time. Their intimate wedding ceremony took place last Friday, October 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2015. Back in 2019, they both tried to join Miss Universe but while Mariana won her national title and went on to compete in the prestigious pageant in Atlanta, Georgia, Fabiola was not lucky enough to take home the Miss Universe Puerto Rico title as she only placed in the Top 3. Their paths crossed a year later when their pageant journey brought them together in Miss Grand International 2020 which was held in Bangkok, Thailand where they both placed in the Top 10 and fell in love. "Congratulations to both of you. MGIO always support “LOVE” without boundaries," Miss Grand International Organization posted about them on social media. The Mi

Miss Grand International 2022 winners' warm welcome in Bangkok, Thailand

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A week after the spectacular final show in Jakarta, Indonesia, the winners of the highly talked about Miss Grand International 2022 competition arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, November 1. Accompanied by MGI organization executives Nawat Itsaragrisil and Teresa Chaivisut, the new queen Isabella Menin of Brazil together with her runners-up were warmly welcomed by the members of the media and a huge crowd of fans at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. They were also joined by the newly appointed fifth runner-up Roberta Tamondong who came on a separate flight from the Philippines. As previously announced, she replaced the Miss Popular Vote winner from Mauritius, Yuvna Rinishta, who refused to sign a contract with MGI. The Top 10 beauties during arrival also include first runner-up Engfa Waraha of Thailand, second runner-up Andina Julie of Indonesia, third runner-up Luiseth Materán of Venezuela, fourth runner-up Mariana Bečková of the Czech Republic, and fifth runners-up Oxana Rivera of Puer

Miss Grand International announces new fifth runner-up, braces amid controversies

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Miss Grand Philippines Roberta Tamondong has been officially announced by the MGI organization as the new Miss Grand International 2022 fifth runner-up. The 20-year-old environmental awareness advocate was part of the Top 20 semi-finalists during the Miss Grand International 2022 final competition in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 25. She replaced the "Miss Popular Vote" winner and Top 10 finalist Yuvna Rinishta of Mauritius, who refused to sign a contract and resigned due to personal reasons. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Roberta Tamondong (@roberta.tamondong) Roberta seemed to have accepted the replacement offer after posting the announcement on her social media and changing her bio. She is now expected to join the rest of the Top 10 in Bangkok, Thailand to assume the duties and responsibilities that come with her new position and also be part of the pageant's 10th-year anniversary world tour. Amid the announcement, MGI has been receiv

Miss Grand International 2022 is Isabella Menin of Brazil

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Isabella Menin of Brazil was crowned Miss Grand International 2022 in a glittering grand final competition held on Tuesday, October 25 at the Sentul International Convention Centre in Bogor, Indonesia. The 26-year-old model and entrepreneur beat 67 other contestants to win her country's first-ever golden crown. She succeeds last year's winner Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien of Vietnam. Thailand's Engfa Waraha was named first runner-up while Indonesia's Andina Julie, Venezuela's Luiseth Materán, and Czech Republic's Mariana Bečková finished second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 and were announced fifth runners-up were from Cambodia, Pich Votey Saravody, Colombia, Priscilla Londoño, Puerto Rico, Oxana Rivera, Mauritius, Yuvna Rinishta (Miss Popular Vote), and Spain, Hirisley Jimenez. The rest of the Top 20 were from Curacao, Kanisha Sluis, Denmark, Victoria Kjaer Theilvig, Dominican Republic, Jearmanda Ramos, Honduras, Saira Cacho, Mexi

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Grand International 2022 Final Competition Results

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Tonight, one of the 68 contestants from around the world will walk away with the title of Miss Grand International 2022 and an opportunity of a lifetime. The 10th Miss Grand International anniversary edition will broadcast live from the Sentul International Convention Centre (SICC) in Bogor, Indonesia. Don's miss the show streaming on the Grand TV Youtube channel from 7 p.m. (Jakarta time). In a few hours, Nguyen Thuy Thuc Tien of Vietnam will crown her successor. Who will be the next queen to take home the coveted golden MGI crown? The final show's distinguished panel of judges consists of Indonesian celebrity dentist Devya Linda; Director of National and International Events, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Dessy Ruhati; model and award-winning actor Atalarik Syah; actress and entrepreneur Luna Maya; economic and business anchor of CNBC Indonesia Syarifa Rahma; and former MGI queens Janelee Chaparro, Lees Garcia, and Ariska Putri Pertiwi. View this post on I