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Latvia returns to Miss Universe after 16 years

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Latvia is set to return to the Miss Universe stage this January in New Orleans, Louisiana after missing the pageant for a decade and a half. The European country which is situated on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia last joined the international pageant in 2006 after its debut in 2005 with the then 19-year-old Ieva Kokoreviča who managed to place in the Top 10. Inga Raduga Model Management now holds the license for Miss Universe Latvia and a national final is expected to take place soon. A total of 10 contestants have been announced as shortlisted to participate in the upcoming competition. Meet them: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Latvia (@missuniverse.latvia) Photos: Miss Universe, Miss Universe Latvia / Instagram

8 things to know about Miss USA 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel

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Miss Texas USA, R'Bonney Gabriel was proclaimed Miss USA 2022 last night at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Here are 8 things to know about the new Miss USA: 1. She is the 10th Miss Texas USA to win Miss USA next to Crystle Stewart (2008) and the first Filipino-American in history to win both the state and the national pageant. View this post on Instagram A post shared by R’Bonney Nola (@rbonneynola) 2. She was born to an American mother from Beaumont, Texas, and a Filipino father who left the Philippines for the US as a young student. 3. She is originally from Missouri City, Texas, and grew up in Houston with three older brothers. As the only girl of four siblings, she considers herself the baby of the family and often joked about being the favorite child. View this post on Instagram A post shared by R’Bonney Nola (@rbonneynola) 4. At age 28, she is the oldest Miss USA winner in the pageant's 71-year history. Bu

Miss USA 2022 is R’Bonney Gabriel of Texas

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Miss Texas USA R’Bonney Gabriel was crowned Miss USA 2022 in a glittering final show that took place on Monday, October 3 the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The 28-year-old fashion designer and model who runs her own eco-friendly clothing line made history by becoming the first ever Filipino-American woman to win the Miss USA pageant. Morgan Romano of North Carolina finished as the first runner-up while Natalie Pieper of Nebraska, Sir'Quora Carroll of Ohio, and Angel Reyes of Illinois were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. The representatives of Connecticut (Cynthia Dias), Kansas (Elyse Noe), Minnesota (Madeline Helget), New Hampshire (Camila Sacco), New Mexico (Suzanne Perez), Tennessee (Emily Suttle), and Vermont (Kelsey Golonka) rounded out the Top 12. California (Tiffany Johnson), the District of Columbia (Faith Porter), Missouri (Mikala McGhee), and West Virginia (Krystian Leonard) were the rest of the Top 16 semi-finalists. This year's competit

LIVE UPDATES: Miss USA 2022 Final Competition Results

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Miss USA 2022 final show, the 71st Miss USA pageant, is taking place tonight live from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Hosted by American entertainment reporter Zuri Hall together with fellow TV personalities Julissa Bermudez, Micah Jesse, and FYI correspondent Christian Murphy, tonight's event features 51 of the country's most incredible young women vying for the most coveted national title of Miss USA. This year's panel of judges tasked to select the next Miss USA consists of American businesswoman and producer Ashlee Clarke; South Korean table tennis player and model Soo Yeon Lee; American fitness trainer Kirk Myers; American model and social media influencer Olivia Ponton; American fashion designer Aaron Potts; and Canadian fashion designer and model Nicole Williams-English. Who will succeed  Elle Smith of Kentucky? Watch the show live exclusively on FYI. In order to watch the live show, check to see if you're already subscribed to FYI and if not

FAVORITES: Miss USA 2022 final Top 16 favorites

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Today someone's life is about to change as the Miss USA 2022 pageant culminates tonight at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Fifty-one contestants from across the country have worked diligently to get to the Miss USA final stage but only one of them will become the successor of Elle Smith of Kentucky and represent the USA at the 71st Miss Universe 2022 this January in New Orleans, Louisiana. An esteemed panel of judges determines who enters the Top 16. Fifteen will be selected based on their interviews, preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competition, and one spot is reserved for a contestant with the highest fan votes on missusa.com . Who will be the next Miss USA? As we did not have access to their interviews, our list of favorites is based entirely on the contestants' preliminary swimsuit and evening gown performances. Meet our final favorites (in alphabetical order): Top 16 California - Tiffany Johnson District of Columbia - Faith Porter Florida - Taylor

Miss Universe Argentina 2022 is Bárbara Cabrera

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Bárbara Cabrera has been officially announced on Sunday, October 2 as Miss Universe Argentina 2022. The 26-year-old textile entrepreneur and model from Buenos Aires will now prepare to represent Argentina at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA this January. No stranger to pageantry, Bárbara was named Miss Eco Argentina 2020 and went on to compete in Miss Eco International 2021 in Egypt where she placed in the Top 20 and bagged the Best in Evening Gown award. "My heart explodes with happiness to be able to officially tell you that I will proudly represent Argentina in Miss Universe 2022," she wrote in Spanish on social media. "Those who know me know that it was always my big dream. Today thanks to a lot of work and the team that accompanies me, I am fulfilling it," she added. Argentina has won Miss Universe once with Norma Beatriz Nolan in 1962. Its last placement was in 2020 with Alina Luz Akselrad who finished in the Top 21. Meet the new M

Miss Universe Malaysia 2022: Meet the Top 15 finalists

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Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 final gala will be held on Friday, October 7 at the M Resort & Hotel in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. A total of 15 finalists were chosen in March to take part in this year's competition. The winner will represent Malaysia at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA this January. Who will succeed Francisca Luhong James as Miss Universe Malaysia? Meet the Top 15 finalists: Ajunee Simreet Kaur Khangura (Ajunee) - 20, from Kuala Lumpur, a law student Annatasha Shanty Jeremiah (Asha) - 25, from Sabah, an engineering student, and project supervisor Buganna S. Saravana Kumar (Buganna) - 24, from Melaka, a community dietitian Catherine Lai Hui Yi (Kate) - 27, from Melaka, a research assistant Chantal Yuen Ting (Chantal) 27, from Penang, a master's student Cheam Wei Yeng (Lesley) - 26, from Selangor, an assistant manager Clarissa Tay Wei Qi (Clarissa) - 24, from Selangor, a business development executive Joann Tiong Hau Ping (Joan

Miss Universe Myanmar 2022 is Zar Li Moe

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Zar Li Moe beat 15 other finalists to be crowned Miss Universe Myanmar 2022 on Saturday, October 1 at the Grand Ballroom of the Novotel Hotel in Yangon. The 20-year-old commercial model from Bhamo also bagged Miss Royal by Lucky Diamond, Miss Beautiful Smile, and Face of Pan Aesthetics awards. She will now prepare to represent Myanmar at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA this January. Completing the Top 5 finalists were first runner-up Ya Mone, second runner-up Thinzar Min Htet, third runner-up Kendra and fourth runner-up Kay Zin Khant. Myanmar has yet to win the Miss Universe pageant. The country's highest placement was in 2020 with Thuzar Wint Lwin who placed in the Top 21. Meet the new Miss Universe Myanmar: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Zar Li Moe (@zar.li.moe) Photos:  Studio Paparazzi / Miss Universe Myanmar , Aw Ya Tha Soe / Zar Li Moe / Instagram