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Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 official contestants revealed

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The 23 contestants of the Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 pageant were officially presented in a special event held at the Palacio Provincial Hotel in Old San Juan on Thursday, May 5. Meet the beauties who are vying for the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico at the next edition of Miss International, Miss Supranational and Miss Grand International: Joceleen Velázquez Morales (Aguadilla) Taís Del Mar Serrano (Arecibo) Lissette Santiago (Arroyo) Georymar Cotto (Bayamón) Mónica Lisete Hernández (Cabo Rojo) Jaimar Cruz (Caguas) Hailey Borrero (Cataño) Oxana Rivera (Dorado) Lismari Ortiz (Guánica) Sarahi Figueroa (Guaynabo) Angely Rivera (Las Piedras) Ana Karina Badillo (Moca) Pamela Texidor (Morovis) Janmarie Fuentes (Naranjito) Ariette Nathalia Banchs (Ponce) Lityaret Hernández (Río Grande) Aleshka Rivera (Sabana Grande) Yomaira Eliss Cruz (Salinas) Lilliriel Rivera (San Juan) Paola C. González (San Sebastián) Adlin Fortes (Toa Alta) Andrea P. Pabón (Vega Baja) Gabriela Cintrón (Yauco)

Former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle Diaz: 'I will not be participating in the Miss World 2021 final'

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Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz has made an announcement on Monday, February 28 that she will not be participating in the Miss World 2021 final, which is scheduled to be held this March 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican model, singer, actress, and philanthropist took to social media to post a statement for her "dear Puerto Rico and fans around the world." "It is unethical and against my moral principles to continue working with an organization that has acted in a defamatory, frivolous, and unfair manner; solely for the purpose of harm. Something I still can't understand. That is why, with great sadness, I make a decision that I never thought I would reach. I share with you that I will not participate in the events related to the organization of the MW 2021 contest," she wrote in her statement. Her decision came after Puerto Rico With a Purpose L3C, a company contracted to help organize Miss World 2021 on the Caribbean island, sued her founda

Former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle Diaz releases statement on 'defamatory allegations' against her and her foundation

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Following a "frivolous and malicious lawsuit" filed against her and her Reignite Puerto Rico foundation, Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz took to social media to release an official statement. Last year, the Puerto Rican beauty was appointed by Miss World CEO Julia Morley to lead the negotiations for the hosting of the 70th Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico, whose aim was to generate exposure to the island, attract events of economic impact and help major social causes. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 concerns, the final show was canceled last December and rescheduled to be held this March with only the Top 40 semi-finalists are expected to return to compete for the coveted title. Puerto Rico With a Purpose L3C, the company that was subcontracted to help organize Miss World 2021 on the island, cried out "lack of payments" worth at least $1.2 million. According to the allegations, Stephanie and her foundation have "committed embezzlement or illegal approp

Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 is Paulina Avilés

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Miss Earth Carolina, Paulina Avilés, was crowned Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 in a national competition held on Sunday, January 30 at the Centro de Bellas Artes de San Sebastián. The 20-year-old architecture student at the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras bested 20 other contestants to win her beauty title. She succeeds last year's winner, Cristina Mariel, and will now prepare to represent Puerto Rico at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. Miss Earth Coamo, Natalia Andrea, Miss Earth Cayey, Annais Rojas, and Miss Earth Arecibo, Valeria Classen, completed the Top 4 finalists / elemental court. "Grateful for all the love and support I have received, thank you and I hope you are ready for what is to come," the new Miss Earth Puerto Rico shared on social media. Reigning Miss Earth from Belize, Destiny Wagner, and former Miss Earth Nellys Pimental of Puerto Rico were the special guests at the event. Photos: Maridalis Negrón / Maludot Films

Miss World 2021: Cote D'Ivoire's Olivia Yacé wins Top Model

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Olivia Yacé of Cote D'Ivoire has won the Miss World 2021 Top Model competition held on Monday, December 6 where each contestant had the opportunity to showcase their best catwalk while wearing both national dress and designs made by Puerto Rican designers. The 23-year-old beauty will automatically advance to the quarter-final of the 70th Miss World final on Thursday, December 16 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cameroon's Audrey Monkam and Puerto Rico's Aryam Díaz were in second and third places, respectively, while the representatives of Bahamas, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Venezuela, and Vietnam completed the Top 13. Also awarded in the same event was the Top Designer Dress winner, Tara Hong of Korea, followed Cote D'Ivoire in second place and Iraq in third place. Photos: Miss World

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

Puerto Rico's Michelle Marie Colón shows off national costume for 70th Miss Universe

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Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 Michelle Marie Colón showed off her national costume for the 70th Miss Universe pageant on the "Viva la Tarde" program of Wapa TV. The national costume called "Protectora de Nuestras Costas” not only pays tribute to the Puerto Rican Afro-descendants but also carries a message of awareness for the conservation of the environment. Recycled materials such as plastic bottles, caps, and bags, some of the most common and harmful pollutants in the seas, were collected and transformed into art and music elements for this beautiful creation. Inspired by Puerto Rico's first indigenous music "la bomba" the costume is a collaborative work of Dominican designers Leonel Lirio and plastic artist Luis Rivas. “I wanted a dress that had color, movement, and that transmitted energy. I am extremely happy to be able to bring not only these elements to the universal stage but also to be able to represent the wealth of our Afro-descendants. The dres

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 is Michelle Colón

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Loíza representative, Michelle Colón, was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 in a glittering competition held on Thursday, September 30 in San Juan. The 21-year-old model and pre-medicine student who created the CARE Empowerment Program succeeds Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020 and Miss Universe Top 10 finalist, Estefanía Soto. San Lorenzo’s Jaylene Marie Álvarez and Dorado’s Oxana Isabel Rivera were respectively named the first and second runners-up while Toa Baja’s Heilymar Rosario, Trujillo Alto’s Sthephanie Marie Miranda, and Villalba’s Gabriela Guzmán completed the Top 6. Michelle will now prepare to represent Puerto Rico at the 70th Miss Universe pageant to be held in Eilat, Israel this December. Photos: Miss Universe Puerto Rico