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71st Miss Universe runner-up Amanda Dudamel receives warm homecoming

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Miss Universe Venezuela 2022 Amanda Dudamel Newman may have considered Wednesday, February 1 as one of the most special days of her life when she arrived back in Mérida — her home state in the Andes mountains, northwestern Venezuela. The 23-year-old fashion designer received a warm homecoming as she paraded in the main city streets to the Government Palace where she was greeted by folk dancers and a symphony orchestra. She then went out to the balcony and addressed her delighted supporters. "To you, my beautiful people, and to this adored city that saw me born, grow, and set out, I owe you so much and thank you so much," she posted on social media. "Everything we experienced today was surreal, I still feel like I'm dreaming. But it's true, we're dreaming together. Because that's exactly what it's all about, dreaming big and making each of our goals a reality," she added. The Venezuelan pride placed first runner-up during the 71st Miss Universe pa

Applications extended for Miss Universe Philippines 2023 pageant

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The search continues for the next phenomenal Filipina who will represent the Philippines at the prestigious Miss Universe 2023 competition in El Salvador. Miss Universe Philippines organization announced the extension for submission of applications for the Miss Universe Philippines 2023 pageant until Valentine's Day. While physical screenings will be held on February 13 and February 14, the final selection is on February 15. The application period closes on February 14 at 11:59 p.m. If you have what it takes to be the next Miss Universe Philippines, begin your phenomenal journey to the crown and apply now! Download and fill out this form ( https://bit.ly/MUPH2023 ) and send the accomplished copy to contact@missuniverseph.com. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Philippines (@themissuniverseph) Photos: Miss Universe Philippines / Instagram

Voting now open for 71st Miss Universe best in national costume

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Miss Universe fans have the power to decide by voting among 84 creative costumes the winner from the Miss Universe 2022 national costume show held in New Orleans in January. The Miss Universe Organization officially opened the national costume vote on its official app which is available for you to download free on the  App Store and  Google Play . Head to the app now and vote for your favorite country to win the 71st Miss Universe competition's best in national costume. Your first vote is free! In case you missed it, the national costume show took place following the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competition last January 11 at New Orleans Morial Convention Center. You can watch or rewatch the 84 contestants as they take to the stage in their costumes below: Photo: Miss Universe RELATED POSTS: 71st Miss Universe: Vietnam wins Swimsuit Cape Vote 71st Miss Universe: Ukraine wins 'Spirit of Carnival' award The 71st Miss Universe is Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel LIVE UP

R'Bonney Gabriel poses for first Fadil photos, what comes next for Miss Universe

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Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel has stunned in her first official photoshoot as Miss Universe with famous New York-based fashion photographer Fadil Berisha. Wearing B&B Couture and makeup by Yuko Takahashi, the much talked about Fil-Am beauty queen poses with her "Force for Good" Mouawad crown in the first set of photos that were released online. After winning her title just a little over three weeks ago, R'Bonney moved to her official residence in New York, spend her first official weeks with media tours, and recently went to Alabama to crown her successor as Miss USA. What comes next for her? Thai owner of the Miss Universe Organization Anne Jakrajutatip went live via the JKN18 channel and revealed where the reigning Miss Universe will be heading for her first official tour overseas as the titleholder. Aside from R'Bonney's upcoming trips to Asia, the newest members of the organization's executive team were also introduced — Nishita Shah as hea

Former Miss Universe shares tribute on Cheslie Kryst's first death anniversary

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Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi shared a touching tribute on the first anniversary of her friend and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst's death on January 30. The South African beauty who won Miss Universe in 2019 went to social media to post an old video of her while wearing a matching outfit with Cheslie. She wrote in her caption, "I can’t believe today marks a year since we lost you." Zozibini competed with Cheslie during the 68th Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, Georgia. After the competition, they shared an apartment in New York City while respectively reigning as Miss Universe and Miss USA. Unknown to everyone prior to her tragic passing, Cheslie was quietly battling high-functioning depression, and just a year ago, she ended her life by jumping from her high-rise apartment. "Just like you wanted, we will always take a moment to remind people to seek help and take care of their mental health always," Zozibini continued in her post. "Hope you’re restin

Michelle Dee hints at return to Miss Universe Philippines

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Former Miss World Philippines and Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Miss Universe Philippines Tourism 2022 Michelle Daniela Marquez Dee has hinted at her return to pageantry. Her recent comment #deepatapos (not yet done) on social media created a buzz among the pageant fans who are wishing for her to represent the Philippines at the 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) in El Salvador. Registrations for Miss Universe Philippines 2023 are still open until the 5th of February and it has yet to be confirmed if the actress and model will actually be joining this year's edition. The 27-year-old daughter of former Miss International Melanie Marquez and actor Derek Dee won Miss World Philippines 2019 and placed in the Top 12 at the Miss World pageant held in London. Last year, Michelle represented Makati City and came very close to winning Miss Universe Philippines but lost to her friend Celeste Cortesi who unfortunately failed to reach the Top 16 in Miss Universe 2022, breaking the place

R'Bonney Gabriel to crown new Miss USA in Alabama

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Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel has arrived in Auburn, Alabama to crown North Carolina's Morgan Romano, her successor as Miss USA tonight. The official coronation ceremony will take place during the preliminary competition of Miss Alabama Teen USA and Miss Alabama USA 2023 at Auburn University. Since R'Bonney won the Miss Universe title in New Orleans last January 14, her first runner-up at Miss USA has been appointed to take over in fulfilling her national obligations. Don't miss watching tonight's event live streaming on pageantslive.com from 8:30 p.m. EST / 7:30 p.m. CST. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ANNALEE STORY (@missalteenusa) Photos: Miss Alabama USA , Miss Alabama Teen USA / Instagram RELATED POSTS: The 71st Miss Universe is Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel Miss USA 2022 is R’Bonney Gabriel of Texas 8 things to know about Miss USA 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel LIVE UPDATES: 71st Miss Universe Final Competition Results

Curacao celebrates Top 5 finish at 71st Miss Universe pageant

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Miss Universe Curacao 2022 Gabriëla Dos Santos received a warm welcome when she arrived back in her home country from the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans. The 20-year-old certified life coach managed to achieve a Top 5 placement among 84 contestants during the Miss Universe 2022 final telecast on January 14 despite having tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the competition. It was Curacao's third-highest placement at Miss Universe next to Annemarie Braafheid (Miss Universe 1968 first runner-up) and Verna Vasquez (Miss Universe 1997 Top 6 finalist). A welcome parade was organized for Gabriëla on Sunday, January 22 to celebrate her well-deserved success on the prestigious international stage. "Yesterday was an experience like no other. I am so grateful for the incredible welcome home parade I received from my dushi Kòrsou," she shared on social media. "Words cannot describe how touched and honored I felt to see people from all walks of life, young and old

Philippines' Celeste Cortesi flaunts 'trauma bangs' in latest photo after Miss Universe

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Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi shared a new photo flaunting her "trauma bangs" in one of her latest posts since coming home from the 71st Miss Universe competition in New Orleans. The 25-year-old model was possibly referring to her failed attempt to bring back her country's fifth Miss Universe crown when she was not called into the Top 16 semifinals. Not only Celeste, unfortunately, missed out on getting a placement but she also broke the longest streak that the Philippines achieved at Miss Universe in the past 12 years. In a lengthy post after arriving back in the Philippines, the proud Filipina shared how the entire year has been the most challenging yet most exciting time of her life. She also added that representing her country was her greatest honor. "I am discovering purposes that go beyond my self-ambitions and I am immensely grateful to have had the chance to represent all Filipinos and all the sweet fans of pageantry around the world," s

71st Miss Universe: MUO releases contestants' closed-door interviews

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The Miss Universe Organization started releasing the closed-door interviews of the 71st Miss Universe contestants on its official social media and streaming platforms. This historic move letting the public get access to the crucial part of the judging criteria for the first time will hopefully help shed light on why some heavy fan favorites failed to enter the semifinals. Fifty percent of the contestants' scores were from the closed-door interview with the selection committee while the other half were from the preliminary evening gown and swimsuit competitions. Fans alleged on social media that the recently concluded Miss Universe 2022 pageant was rigged which the MUO already debunked and called the false allegations "absurd" in a statement. It wasn't the first time for the winner R'Bonney Gabriel to face such allegations. The first Filipino-American Miss Universe also experienced the same challenge after she won Miss USA 2022 in Reno, Nevada last October. With th

Laos' Payengxa Lor returns home after historic Miss Universe placement

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Miss Universe Laos 2022 Payengxa Lor returned home following her historic achievement during the recently held 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The business management student received a warm welcome from her supporters and members of the press when she arrived back in her country on January 19. Her Top 16 placement marked the first time ever Laos entered the semifinals at the Miss Universe competition. Payengxa won the 5th edition of the Miss Universe Laos pageant at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane last October 8 and earned her the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. The 21-year-old was the first Hmong to win the national title and also the first one to achieve Laos' highest placement at Miss Universe since its debut in 2017. Surprisingly, Laos was also the only Southeast Asian country to place in the Top 16 while heavy favorites from the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam missed out on the semifinal cut. V

71st Miss Universe 2nd runner-up Andreína Martínez meets President Luis Abinader

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Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2022 Andreína Martínez Founier had the chance to meet with her country's President Luis Abinader and the First Lady after placing third at Miss Universe 2022. Their meeting happened at the national leader's official residence, the Palacio Nacional in Santo Domingo, following Andreína's homecoming from the recently concluded 71st Miss Universe competition in New Orleans. The 25-year-old was able to achieve a well-deserved Top 3 placement during the Miss Universe final show on January 14. Her highly celebrated second runner-up finish at Miss Universe 2022 was the Dominican Republic's highest placement since 2009. "What an honor it was to be received by Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic, and by our beloved First Lady," she posted on social media. "I am excited about the possibility of working together for the well-being of our youth and I also see this as an opportunity to continue supporting those young Domi