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Miss Universe Croatia 2022 is Arijana Podgajski

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Arijana Podgajski was crowned Miss Universe Croatia 2022 in a glittering competition held at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb on Monday, May 23. The 19-year-old economics student and model from Krapina bested 12 other finalists to win her beauty title. She speaks English, likes to train at home, practice yoga, walk in nature, and read a good book. Klaudija Krezić from Sesvete and Veronika Đerek from Ivanić Grad were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Antonela Zvonković was awarded Miss Congeniality. The new Miss Universe Croatia succeeds Ora Antonia Ivanišević and will represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. As the titleholder, she wants to advocate for mental health, women's rights, and abandoned animals. Photos: Miss Universe Croatia

Mexicana Universal 2022: Irma Miranda of Sonora to represent Mexico at Miss Universe 2022

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Irma Miranda, representative of the state of Sonora, was crowned Mexicana Universal 2022 (Miss Universe Mexico 2022) at the Centro de Convenciones de San Luis Potosí (San Luis Potosi Convention Center) on Saturday, May 21. The 25-year-old TV host and business administration graduate bested 31 other contestants to win her title. She succeeds Débora Hallal of Sinaloa and will represent Mexico at Miss Universe 2022 later this year. Itzía Garcia of Colima clinched the title Mexicana International 2023 (Miss International Mexico 2023) and will be sent to next year's Miss International pageant in Japan. Diana Robles of Guanajuato and Verónica Gamboa of Nayarit were named Mexicana Hispanoamericana 2022 and Mexicana Latinoamericana 2023, respectively, while Mayra Valencia of Nuevo León became first runner-up. "Follow your dreams, don't let anyone limit you, let no one tell you who to be, much less who to become," the new Miss Universe Mexico shared on social media after winni

Miss Universe 2022: Meet the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta and the Philippines

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Miss Universe 2022 will be the 71st edition of the Miss Universe pageant and around 10 delegates have already been selected to represent their respective countries and territories. Who will succeed India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu as Miss Universe? Here are the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta, and the Philippines: Miss Universe Canada 2022 is Chinese-Canadian Amelia Tu who hails from Vancouver, BC. She is 20-year-old biology and business student at Universe of California, Berkeley who enjoys exploring different genres of dance. Miss Universe Colombia 2022 María Fernanda Aristizábal is a 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio. She won the Señorita Colombia title in 2019 and was expected to compete in Miss Universe 2020 but unfortunately, the national franchise changed owners and a first-ever Miss Universe Colombia competition took place in Barranquilla. Miss Universe Malta 2022 Maxine Formosa Gruppetta is a 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's. She was

Miss Universe Canada 2022 is Amelia Tu

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Chinese-Canadian Amelia Tu triumphed over 50 other contestants to be crowned Miss Universe Canada 2022 in a national competition held on Thursday, May 14 at the Meridian Arts Centre in Toronto. The 20-year-old biology and business student at Universe of California, Berkeley hails from Vancouver, BC. She succeeds Tamara Jemuovic and will represent Canada at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Madison Kvaltin was named first runner-up while Yuliya Shcherban finished second runner-up. Sophie Church and Oceanne Gemme-Rose were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Canada has a vast variety of interests but her all-time favorite hobby is exploring different genres of dance. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and winning the gold medal at IMTA’s dance competition is one of her proudest personal accomplishments. Canada has won the Miss Universe crown twice with Karen Baldwin in 1982 and Natalie Glebova in 2005. The country's last placement w

Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach announces engagement to boyfriend Jeremy Jauncey

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has announced her engagement with travel entrepreneur and Beauty Destinations Founder and CEO, Jeremy Jauncey. The Filipino-German beauty took to social media to share a video of the exciting news on Friday, May 6, and wrote in the caption, "We found the perfect place to celebrate and tell you guys." Following her successful hosting of the recently held Miss Universe Philippines 2022 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Pia went with her now-fiancé to Amanpulo. Located in northern Palawan, Philippines, Amanpulo is a private island fringed with white sand beaches and pristine reefs. "Another day in paradise with my love," the former beauty queen shared in another post before the romantic proposal took place. The power couple started dating in January 2020 and publicly confirmed their relationship in June of the same year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pia Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) Photo: Pia Wur

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 is Celeste Cortesi of Pasay City

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Miss Pasay City, Celeste Cortesi bested 31 other beauties to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022 in a glittering competition held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, April 30. The 24-year-old Filipino-Italian model also bagged the Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit awards. She succeeds Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City and will now prepare to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Former Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee of Makati City was proclaimed Miss Universe Philippines Tourism while Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol clinched the Miss Universe Philippines Charity title. Annabelle Mae McDonnell of Misamis Oriental and Maria Katrina Llegado were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Philippines is no stranger to pageantry. In 2018, she won Miss Philippines Earth and finished in the Top 8 at Miss Earth competition. This year's Miss Universe Philippines edition gathered former Miss Universe winners P

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu meets former queens in the Philippines

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Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu was emotional during her first meeting with former Miss Universe queens in the Philippines. The Indian beauty donned a floral dress by Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner during a special dinner where she met with Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, Demi-Leigh Tebow, and Catriona Gray. Prior to the occasion at Okada Manila, she took to social media to share, "I'm heading to one of the most iconic dinners of my life." "They all have been such a great inspiration to me and supported me from the start and I can't wait to meet them" she added. Apart from Iris, who was part of the selection committee during the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat last December, it was the first time for Harnaaz to meet Pia, Demi, and Catriona in person. The iconic reunion of queens was made possible courtesy of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization. While Harnaaz was invited as a special guest and to take part in the judging panel at Mi

Meet our Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final favorites

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The stage is set for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final this Saturday, April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Thirty-two beauties are vying for the coveted title and the opportunity to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Who will be the next Miss Universe Philippines? Meet our Top 5 favorites for the crown: Miss Bohol, Pauline Amelinckx Beauty/Poise: 9.68 Interview: 9.65 Swimsuit: 9.42 Gown: 9.34 Average: 9.52 Miss Makati, Michelle Dee Beauty/Poise: 9.77 Interview: 9.43 Swimsuit: 9.48 Gown: 9.35 Average: 9.51 Miss Albay, Julia Saubier Beauty/Poise: 9.10 Interview: 9.98 Swimsuit: 9.12 Gown: 9.32 Average: 9.38 Miss Misamis Oriental, Annabelle McDonnell Beauty/Poise: 9.55 Interview: 9.36 Swimsuit: 9.31 Gown: 9.24 Average: 9.36 Miss Pasay, Celeste Cortesi Beauty/Poise: 9.56 Interview: 9.18 Swimsuit: 9.50 Gown: 9.23 Average: 9.36 Alternates: Chantal Schmidt (Cebu City) Angelica Lopez (Palawan) Katrina Llegado (Taguig)

Miss Makati Michelle Dee bags 6 special awards at Miss Universe Philippines 2022 prelims

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Daughter of former Miss International Melanie Marquez, Michelle Dee bagged 6 special awards in the recently held Miss Universe Philippines 2022 preliminary competition at The Cove Manila. The 27-year-old beauty representing Makati City took home the Miss Kumuniverse, Miss Cream Silk, Face of Essentials by Belo, Miss Jojo Bragais, Miss SavePoint, and Miss The Medical City special awards from the major sponsors. Michelle is an independent candidate (no pageant camp affiliation) and is currently one of the front-runners in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final. No stranger to pageantry, she was a former Miss World Philippines titleholder and placed in the Top 12 at Miss World 2019. If ever she wins the competition on Saturday, April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena, she will be the second woman to have achieved both the Miss World Philippines and Miss Universe Philippines titles next to Catriona Gray. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MMD (@michelledee)

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu visits the Philippines

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Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu has finally arrived in the Philippines for her first official visit as an invited special guest for the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant. The Indian beauty flew on a private plane from Delhi, India to Manila on Sunday, April 24. She wore a colorful dress by Ranna Gill on her arrival. "Mabuhay Universe, it's day one in the Philippines and I am excited to meet the young girls," she said in an Instagram story shared on the Miss Universe official page. Harnaaz was also given the opportunity to talk about her advocacy for menstrual equity, the initiative she launched during her homecoming celebration in India last month. The 22-year-old met with youth leaders from Plan International Philippines on Monday, April 25 to share her journey towards ending period poverty and where she also learned about their experience as change-makers in society. Following her visit to the Philippines, the beauty queen is also expected to travel

Miss Universe Philippines unveils brand-new La Mer En Majesté crown

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A new crown was unveiled by Miss Universe Philippines Organization (MUPH) at its gala night held at Hilton Manila in Pasay City on Tuesday, April 19. The pageant organization partnered with international luxury brand Jewelmer to envision the La Mer En Majesté crown as an homage to the sea. It features the South Sea Pearl, the national gem of the Philippines. A new queen will wear the illustrious masterpiece during the final competition of Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Last year's winner Beatrice Luigi Gomez will crown her successor among 32 contestants. The next queen will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu will be present at the event as a special guest. She will be joined by former queens Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow. The coronation night will stream live on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, iWantTFC, and The Filipino Channel from

Transgender woman enters Top 10 of Miss Nederland 2022

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A transgender woman, Solange Dekker, made history after entering the Top 10 of Miss Nederland 2022 (Miss Universe Netherlands 2022) in a casting held in Amsterdam on Saturday, April 16. The casting event took place at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Former Miss Nederland winners Zoey Ivory, Rahima Dirkse, and Denise Speelman were part of the judging panel. "I really can't describe in words how proud I am of myself, how incredibly grateful I am for the organization for this opportunity as the first trans woman in NL, and how happy I am with all the girls I've met," Solange shared on social media. "Beauty contests are all about connection and change, not about competition and being better than the rest. You are committed to a better world, a more inclusive world. And that is exactly what I am committed to. Inclusivity, power, acceptance," she added. The 26-year-old presenter and the rest of the Top 10 finalists will now continue to battle it out to win the natio

Miss Universe Vietnam accepts first-ever transgender contestant

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Another beauty was surprisingly added to the official Top 70 contestants of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 competition. The emotional announcement was made during the first episode of the reality TV show "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" which aired on Saturday, April 16. Do Nhat Ha from Ho Chi Minh City made history as the first-ever transgender woman to be accepted as an official contestant after she received an honorary golden ticket from the organizing committee. No stranger to pageantry, Ha was Miss Tiffany Vietnam 2018 and a Top 6 finalist at Miss International Queen 2019, the biggest international beauty pageant for transgender women which is based in Thailand. The 71 official contestants will now continue to battle it out to secure a place in the Top 41. You can vote your favorite to enter straight to the Top 16 at  https://hoahauhoanvuvietnam.bvote.vn/ Watch “I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022” every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. local time on the UNI NETWORK YouTube channel, V

Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 Top 70 contestants announced, final to be held in June

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The Top 70 official contestants who are vying for the title of Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 have been officially announced. Every Saturday starting April 16, the "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" reality TV show will air on VTV9, local channels, and exclusively on the UNI NETWORK Youtube channel. The first episode "CATCH YOUR CHANCE" will start at 8:15 p.m. local time. Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 final competition will take place this June and the winner will represent Vietnam at the 71st Miss Universe edition (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. Former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova has arrived in Ho Chi Minch City to help mentor the contestants and be part of the judging panel who will have the important task of choosing the next deserving woman to wear the "Vinawoman" crown. Meet the Top 70 official contestants: Photos: Nguyen Van Anh Tuan / Miss Universe Vietnam