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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

Where to watch Binibining Pilipinas 2021, new queens to be crowned tonight

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In just a few hours, the Binibining Pilipinas 2021 coronation will take place for the first time without an audience at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. After several cancellations and postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national competition will finally reach a culmination. Over 30 contestants will be vying for four coveted crowns at stake and the opportunity to represent the Philippines at Miss International, Miss Grand International, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Globe. The pageant can be watched at 9:30 p.m. (Philippine time) live on A2Z Channel, Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, iWantTFC, and the Binibining Pilipinas online streaming platforms. Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray and Miss Grand International runner-up Nicole Cordoves will host the highly-anticipated event. Photo: Binibining Pilipinas / Facebook

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

Señorita Panamá Grand 2021 is Massiell Llamas

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A commercial pilot from Punta Fogón, Massiell Llamas, has been officially appointed as Señorita Panamá Grand 2021 (Miss Grand Panama) over the weekend. The 23-year-old beauty succeeds last year's titleholder Angie Keith and will now prepare to represent Panama at the Miss Grand International 2021 competition later this year. Massiell holds a bachelor's degree in aviation administration and presently a master's degree student in business administration with emphasis on human resources. The new Miss Grand Panama is no stranger to pageantry as she has previously held the title of Reina de Calle de Las Tablas and won the international Miss Teenager pageant in 2016. Photo: Oscar Barahona / Organización Señorita Panama

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 International 2020 Abena Appiah travels to US, Ecuador, and Mexico

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The reigning Miss Grand International Abena Appiah has kicked off her first international tour since winning her title. She is scheduled to visit the US, Ecuador, and Mexico. Now based in Thailand for her reign, Abena left the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Saturday, May 29 for her first destination, the USA. Part of her month-long itinerary is to attend as a special guest at the Miss Mexico 2021 pageant in Chihuahua this July. The singer and model of Ghanian descent became the first black woman and the first US representative to win the Miss Grand International pageant last March. Photos: Miss Grand International

Binibining Pilipinas 2021 final competition moved to July

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After several schedule changes for its coronation night, the highly anticipated Binibining Pilipinas 2021 pageant has been moved from June 27 to July 11. The announcement was made in a virtual press conference for the homecoming of Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up Samantha Bernardo last Friday, May 21. Here are some inspiring Binibining Pilipinas candidates and their personal advocacies in their latest shoot with Raymond Saldaña: Photography: Raymond Saldaña / Videography: Owen Suan Reyes / Styling: Patrick Henry, Justine Aliman / Associates: Sasa Magno and Queen Star Francis Ocampo / Set Design: Arvin Pingol of Eventistry Events

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

Miss Grand Spain 2021 is Alba Dunkerbeck of Costa Canaria

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Alba Dunkerbeck was crowned Miss Grand Spain 2021 in a national competition held last Sunday, May 16 at Bahia Feliz, Gran Canaria. The 19-year-old student of international business and global marketing from Costa Canaria bested 26 other beauties to win her national title. In a post on social media, she expressed her commitment to work for bringing the first golden crown to her country. "It is a great pride but also a great challenge, and like all challenges I am going to achieve them," she said. Alba will represent Spain at the Miss Grand International 2021 competition whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Photos: Jose Sanchez / Miss Grand Spain

Miss Grand Indonesia 2021 is Sophia Rogan

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Indonesian-English model from Bali, Sophia Rogan, has been officially named Miss Grand Indonesia 2021 on Thursday, May 20. The 19-year-old beauty was chosen to succeed Miss Grand Indonesia 2020 and Miss Grand International 2020 third runner-up Aurra Kharishma. "With this platform, my goal is to embody an authentic and genuine spirit, and use my voice to stand up for what I believe in - because at the end of the day making a positive impact in the world is what really matters," she wrote on her official social media page. Sophia will represent her country at the Miss Grand International 2021 competition whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Photos: Mozawahyu Photography

Miss Mexico 2021 final to be held in Chihuahua this July

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Miss Mexico 2021 grand final will be held this July 3 in the northwestern Mexican state of Chihuahua. The recent announcement was made by the Miss Mexico Organization on its official social media pages. Chihuahua's Ashley Alvídrez, the reigning Miss Mexico, has been waiting to crown her successor who will compete in the 70th Miss World pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, later this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4th edition of the national competition has been postponed a few times. The national organization is responsible for sending Mexican representatives to Miss Grand International and Miss World pageants. Its greatest achievement was producing the first-ever Mexican woman to win Miss World, Vanessa Ponce (Miss World 2018). Photo: Miss Mexico Organization