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Miss USA 2022 contestants' headshots are officially out, vote for your favorites

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Miss USA Organization has officially released the headshots of the contestants vying for the coveted title of Miss USA 2022. The 51 beauties dipped into the water and posed in their wet looks for Houston-based fashion and beauty photographer Grant Foto. To see all the contestants' headshots and vote for your favorites, just go to the Miss USA official website . The People’s Choice winner will automatically advance to the Top 16 during the final show. Miss USA 2022 will air live from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on FYI and Hulu Live TV on October 3 at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss USA (@missusa) Photos: Grant Foto / Miss USA

Miss Universe Australia 2022 final date and venue announced

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Miss Universe Australia will hold its first live national final since 2019 on Friday, September 9 at the Warner Bros. Movie World in Gold Coast, Queensland. The exciting news from "the land down under" has been officially announced on social media today. Tickets for the final show are now on sale at pinktankevents.com.au . Reigning Miss Universe Australia Daria Varlamova will crown her successor at the end of the event. The next titleholder will compete at Miss Universe 2022, possibly later this year. Australia boasts two Miss Universe winners in history. They are Miss Universe 1972 Kerry Anne Wells and Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins. Photo: Miss Universe Australia

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela to judge Miss Universe Bahrain 2022

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Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe India, Urvashi Rautela, has been officially announced as one of the judges for the upcoming Miss Universe Bahrain 2022. Officially the Kingdom of Bahrain,  an island country in Western Asia, debuted at the Miss Universe pageant last year with Manar Nadeem Deyani, the first-ever woman to wear a burkini during the swimsuit competition. Headed by Dubai-based entrepreneur and multi-awarded Filipino writer Josh Yugen, the second edition of Miss Universe Bahrain will take place on August 26 and the show will be broadcast on September 11. Urvashi, who was also part of the selection committee for Miss Universe 2021, will be joined at the judges' table by Egyptian actress Mai Omar, celebrity doctor Dr. Nader Saab, and model Natalia Barulich. "We want to crown a winner with an empowering soul that can summon the universe," the Indian superstar shared her social media with over 50 million followers. The next Miss Universe Bahrain will be se

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss South Africa 2022 final competition Top 5 Q&A

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Miss South Africa 2022 has already concluded on Saturday, August 13 with the crowning of Ndavi Nokeri and we still can't get over how powerful the question and answer portion of the pageant was. The new Miss South Africa together with the rest of the Top 5 finalists Ayanda Thabethe, Lebogang Mahlangu, Luvé Meyer, and Tamsyn Jack gave compelling answers to the questions from the all-female selection committee. With Miss Supranational, Miss World, and Miss Universe titles under its belt, South Africa is undeniably one of the forces to reckon with in pageantry not only for their beauty but also their brains. The speaking abilities of these empowered South African women can't be ignored. Here are the tough questions in the nerve-racking round and their answers: On this stage right now, you have an opportunity to speak truth to power. What truth do you want those who are there in power right now who are leading our country to hear? Luvé Meyer (Top 5 finalist): "Suicide is the

SPOTLIGHT: Miss Nicaragua 2022 Norma Huembes - 'I want to be the face that brings joy and excitement to Nicaraguans'

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Nicaragua will be represented at the 71st Miss Universe edition (Miss Universe 2022) by Norma Huembes, a 24-year-old public accountant from San Marcos, Carazo. Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the Central American country is known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches. Since its Miss Universe debut in 1955, only four women successfully placed in the competition courtesy of Beatriz Obregón in 1977 (Top 12), Xiomara Blandino in 2007 (Top 10), Nastassja Bolívar in 2013 (Top 16), and Ana Marcelo in 2020 (Top 21). This year's Miss Nicaragua / Miss Universe Nicaragua, who won her national title on August 6, is preparing to win her country's first Miss Universe later this year. In her own words, "I want to be the face that brings joy and excitement to Nicaraguans." After winning her national pageant, Norma took to social media and wrote in Spanish: "Thank you is the key word for this whole experience that I am living at this moment

Miss Universe Jamaica 2022: Get to know the 20 contestants

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Miss Universe Jamaica 2022 final competition will take place on Saturday, September 3 at the Grand Ball Room of the AC Hotel by Marriot in Kingston. Last year's titleholder Daena Soares will crown her successor among 20 beauties at the end of the event. Jamaica first joined Miss Universe in 1961 but has yet to win the crown. Its highest placement was in 2010 when Yendi Phillips finished as first runner-up. The next Miss Universe Jamaica will represent the Caribbean island nation at Miss Universe 2022. Meet this year's official contestants: Kasey Graham - Miss Alletia's Beauty Retreat, 23, from Kingston, a marketing strategist Shante Jarrett - Miss Pier 1, 21, from St. James, student, model Celine Walters - Miss Klean Skin & Spa, 21, from Kingston, a biotechnology student Zasha-Kae Dennis - Miss Toyota Jamaica, 21, from St. Catherine, online reporter, producer, presenter Pershenia McGann - Miss Rafting on the Martha Brae, 26, from St. James, office court assistant c

Miss USA 2022 will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 3

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The 71st edition of the Miss USA pageant will be held on October 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Produced by The Miss Brand Corporation, under the leadership of Crystle Stewart, the venue was chosen to honor Cheslie Kryst's memory and keep her legacy alive, as this is where she was crowned in 2019. The tragic passing of the beauty queen-turned lawyer at the age of 30 in January shocked the entire pageant community. Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst Miss USA 2022 will air LIVE on FYI and Hulu Live TV at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. The delegates from all 51 states have already been chosen. One of them will succeed Elle Smith of Kentucky and represent the USA at Miss Universe 2022. Here are the 51 state titleholders vying for this year's national title: Miss Alabama USA - Katelyn Vinson Miss Alaska USA - Courtney Schuman Miss Arizona USA - Isabel Ticlo Miss Arkansas USA - Rylie Wagner Miss California USA - Tiffany Johnson Miss Colorado USA - Alexis Glover Miss Conn

Miss Universe Nepal 2022: Meet the official Top 20 contestants

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The Top 20 semi-finalists vying for the title of Miss Universe Nepal 2022 have been officially revealed. This year's edition will take place on Thursday, August 25 at Nepal's finest 5-star luxury Hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu and the winner will compete in Miss Universe 2022. Reigning Miss Universe Nepal Sujita Basnet will crown her successor among the 20 beauties at the end of the event. Here are the official Top 20 contestants: 1032 Monalisha Parajuli 1004 Bipana Adhikari 1033 Reeju Khadka 1018 Srishti Hada 1025 Monika Chaudhary 1005 Diksha Khati 1049 Rupsi Shrestha 1039 Dr. Aayushnova Dhungana Chhetri 1021 Jasmine Khadka 1015 Samana Karki 1010 Aakriti Manandhar 1029 Shristi Tamang 1040 Renuka Chaudhary 1030 Anu Anmol Chettri 1061 Ashma KC 1044 Sophiya Bhujel 1059 Prativa Maharjan 1016 Priyanshu Mahat 1045 Sefina Joshi 1048 Rajani Mishra The most voted contestant via  Khalti or Miss Universe Nepal app will automatically advance to the final Top 10. Photos: Miss Universe

Miss Universe Belize 2022 is Ashley Lightburn

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Ashley Lightburn was crowned Miss Belize 2022 (Miss Universe Belize) on Saturday, August 13 at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City. The 25-year-old mathematician is an adjunct math lecturer at the University of Belize and a project management officer at a bank. She holds a degree in pure mathematics and currently pursuing her master's in international business administration. Alina Scott and Samantha Singh were the first and second runners-up, respectively. A total of six finalists participated in this year's Miss Belize competition. Last year's titleholder Iris Salguero crowned her successor at the end of the event. The new Miss Belize will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ashley Lightburn (@ashleyklightburn) Photos: Miss Universe Belize, Vanessa Edwards Photography

Miss Universe Norway 2022 is Ida Anette Hauan

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Ida Anette Hauan bested five other finalists to be crowned Miss Norway 2022 (Miss Universe Norway) on Saturday, August 13 at Samfunnssalen in Oslo. The 26-year-old model from Malvik, Trondheim succeeds last year's titleholder Nora Emilie Nakken and will represent Norway at Miss Universe 2022. Romée Dahlen, Julie Dahlen Børresen, Leni Kvalvåg, and Ida Sofie Skinlo Seater were respectively named the first, second, third, and fourth runners-up while Charlotte Bøhn-Bore completed the six finalists. The new Miss Norway is an animal welfare advocate. As a member of the organization Noah, she worked hard to prevent the exploitation and mistreatment of animals throughout her country. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ida Anette Hauan (@idahauan) Photos: Tani Films / Brother Robin, Miss Norway Organization

Miss Universe Iceland 2022: Meet the 16 official contestants

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Miss Universe Iceland 2022 final competition is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 24 at Gamla Bíó in downtown Reykjavik. Sixteen beauties from across the country vie for the honor of becoming the next Icelandic representative to the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant. Meet the official contestants: Miss Akranes - Erika Bjarkadóttir | Miss Akureyri - Kolbrun Perla Þórhallsdóttir | Miss Central Reykjavík - Elsa Rún Stefánsdottir | Miss Diamond Beach - Sylwia Sienkiewicz | Miss East Reykjavik - Hrafnhildur Haraldsdottir | Miss Grafarholt - Þorbjörg Kristinsdottir | Miss Gullfoss - Elva Björk Jónsdóttir | Miss Hafnarfjordur - Tinna Elísa Guðmundsdóttir Miss Midnight Sun - Karen Ósk Kjartansdóttir | Miss Mosfellsbaer - Elísabet Tinna Haraldsdóttir | Miss Njardvik - Maríanna Líf Swain | Miss Northern Iceland - Alexandra Andreyeva Tomasdottir | Miss Northern Lights - Isabella Þorvaldsdóttir | Miss Reykjavík - Jónína Sigurdardottir | Miss Southwestern Iceland - Jóna Vigdís

Miss South Africa 2022 is Ndavi Nokeri

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Ndavi Nokeri bested nine other finalists to be crowned Miss South Africa 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, August 13 at the SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria. The 23-year-old beauty hails from Tzaneen in Limpopo. She holds a degree in investment management from the University of Pretoria and currently works for an asset management firm in Cape Town. Ayanda Thabethe from KwaZulu-Natal and Lebogang Mahlangu from Gauteng were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Western Cape's Luvé Meyer and Tamsyn Jack completed the Top 5 finalists. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu from India was a special guest at the event and was part of the all-female selection committee. She was joined in the panel by former queens Zozibini Tunzi and Rolene Strauss. The new Miss South Africa succeeds last year's titleholder and reigning Miss Supranational Lalela Mswane and will go on to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022, Miss World 2022, or Miss Supranational 202

LIVE UPDATES: Miss South Africa 2022 Final Results

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Miss South Africa 2022 final competition is taking place tonight from 6:30 p.m. at the SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria. This year's edition will be hosted by South African television personality, presenter, and author Anele Mdoda; and comedian, TV personality and YouTube sensation Moshe Ndiki while guest performers include Nadia Nakai, Boity Thulo, Rouge, Heavy-K, Elaine, Makhadzi, Lloyiso, and Ndoni. An all-female selection committee includes advocate and professor of law Thulisile Madonsela; Miss Universe 2021 from India Harnaaz Sandhu; media personality and entrepreneur Thando Thabethe; Miss South Africa 1990 Suzette van der Merwe; investigative television journalist Devi Sankaree Govender; Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss; and Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi. The show is broadcasting on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161), Mnet (DStv Channel 101), and live streaming on the Miss South Africa app . Reigning Miss South Africa and recently crowned Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela M

FAVORITES: Who will be crowned Miss South Africa 2022?

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Miss South Africa 2022, the 64th Miss South Africa edition will take place tonight at Time Square's SunBet Arena in Pretoria. A remarkable group of 10 finalists will be vying for the crown and the opportunity to represent South Africa at Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational. An all-female selection committee including the reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, and Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss will have the most difficult task in choosing the most deserving winner. Who will succeed the reigning Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane? Meet our FINAL 5 favorites for the crown: Anarzade Omar Keaoleboga Nkashe Luvé Meyer Luyanda Zuma Ndavi Nokeri Miss South Africa 2022 will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. local time on Mzansi Magic, Mnet, and live streaming via Miss South Africa app for the international audience. Photos: Miss South Africa

Miss Haiti 2022 is Mideline Phelizord

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Mideline Phelizord was crowned Miss Haiti 2022 (Miss Universe Haiti 2022) on Friday, August 12 at Hotel Villa Cana in Cap-Haitien. The 27-year-old law science graduate and entrepreneur from Port-au-Prince edged out seven other finalists to win her title. She succeeds last year's titleholder Pascale Bélony and will represent her Caribbean country at Miss Universe 2022. Valierie Alcide and Murielle Brunache were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Haiti is no stranger to pageantry. In 2018, she was first runner-up in Miss World Haiti and was also named Miss Supranational Haiti. She went on to participate in Miss Supranational 2018 where she was awarded Top Model Caribbean. Mideline is the owner of the Silhouette Agency for aspiring professional models and she also founded the Silhouette Foundation to help her community. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Haiti Org (@misshaitiorg) Photos: Miss Haiti