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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

Miss Universe Malta 2022 is Maxine Formosa Gruppetta

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Maxine Formosa Gruppetta was officially announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 in a special press conference and crowning ceremony held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's on Sunday, April 10. The 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's was second runner-up during last year's Miss Universe Malta competition. She succeeds Jade Cini and will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. "I am so grateful to the [Miss Universe Malta] organization for giving me this wonderful opportunity to represent my country at [Miss Universe]. I promise to make Malta proud," she shared on social media after her coronation. Photos: Lindsey Bahia / Miss Universe Malta

Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 Top 15 official finalists announced

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The Top 15 official finalists of Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 were officially announced in a closed-door event held last March 29 at the MyEG auditorium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. After last year's national competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MUMO national director Datin Elaine Daly said they are back bigger, better and stronger this year. Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 pageant week and final are expected to be held this June. The winner will succeed Francisca Luhong James and represent Malaysia at Miss Universe 2022 later this year. Meet the Top 15 finalists: Wong Siu (Siu Jane) 25, Selangor, 171 CM, Banker Siu Jane graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science in Accounting and Finance and currently works in the banking industry. An inquisitive, goal-driven, and hardworking person, she supported herself in her studies through part-time jobs and an education scholarship. Academic excellence comes naturally to Siu Jane, as evidenced by her re

Miss Universe Colombia 2022 is María Fernanda Aristizábal

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Former Señorita Colombia María Fernanda Aristizábal has been announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Colombia 2022 in a press conference held at Hotel Dann Carlton Medellin on Wednesday, April 6. The 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio succeeds Valeria Ayos and will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. "I am absolutely convinced that in life everything happens correctly, that we are the result of a perfect chance that places each one of us in the place, time, and situation that we must go through," she shared on social media after being named Miss Universe Colombia 2022. "Today I feel happy and proud to call myself once again: COLOMBIA, although I never stopped feeling the flag in my heart, I had a hunch that this cycle still had pending and I was not wrong," she added. "I want to thank God for being so generous and for giving me the honor of being an ambassador of my country to the Un

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu wins Global Millennial of the Year award

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu was awarded Global Millennial of the Year at Grazia Millennial Awards 2022 on Thursday, March 31 in Mumbai. The 22-year-old Indian beauty queen received the award looking gorgeous in a metallic one-shoulder gown by Gaurav Gupta. "I just won Grazia's award and it's out of this world. It is something that's very close to my heart and I got to speak in front of incredible artists who have been inspiring me throughout my journey," she said in an interview shortly after winning the award. "It was really nice to share the stage with them and share my words," she added. Harnaaz is currently back in India for her official homecoming celebration across her country after winning the 70th Miss Universe title last December. Photos: Keegan Crasto / Miss Universe

Newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 to be revealed on April 10

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Miss Universe Malta national organizers announced today that the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 will be revealed on Sunday, April 10. Who will succeed last year's winner Jade Cini (photo above) and represent Malta at Miss Universe 2022 later this year? The crowning ceremony takes place in a press conference which will be held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's. Photo: SnapArt Photography / Miss Universe Malta

Madame Tussauds Singapore launches former Miss Universe Catriona Gray's wax figure

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After 3 years, Catriona Gray's wax figure was finally unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore on Wednesday, March 30. During the launching of the first and so far the only Filipino wax figure to be featured in the Singapore museum, the former Miss Universe looked stunning in a metal assemblage dress by Jaggy Glarino. "I'm so honored and flattered to be the only Filipino wax figure here in MT Singapore," Catriona shared on social media. Filipino fashion designer Mak Tumang created a replica of the iconic Miss Universe lava gown for the figure with only small differences on the neckline to hide the seams where the head of the wax figure fit onto the body. The iconic ensemble was completed with a replica of the Miss Universe sash with the name of the country that the Filipino-Australian beauty represented in 2018, the Philippines. "We chose the "final walk" look from [Miss Universe] sans MU sash and crown

Miss Belgium 2022 is Chayenne van Aarle

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Chayenne van Aarle, 23, bested 29 other finalists to be crowned Miss Belgium 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, March 26 at the Proximus Theater in De Panne. The bilingual flight attendant from Antwerp succeeds last year's winner Kedist Deltour and will either represent Belgium at the next Miss Universe or Miss World edition. Real estate agent Elle Leclercq, 22, from Lokeren was named the first runner-up while Silvana Spyros, 25, from Maasmechelen finished as the second runner-up. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MISS BELGIUM ORGANISATION (@missbelgium_official) Photos: Miss Belgium Organization

Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow to host Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April

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Former Miss Universe winners Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow were announced to host the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final show. The exciting announcement was made on the Miss Universe Philippines official social media accounts on Saturday, March 26 with a caption: "You’re in for a phenomenal show, Universe!" Pia, Iris and Demi were winners from 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively representing the Philippines, France, and South Africa. The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 coronation event will take place on April 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo: Miss Universe Philippines

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu returns home, launches 'menstrual equity' initiative

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India has returned home for her official homecoming celebrations across her country. Prior to her arrival, the reigning queen shared a series of videos talking about her culture, fashion, humanitarian issues, and more, and where the Miss Universe Organization has defended her from the negative comments on social media about her weight. The Miss Universe pageant and the people behind the prestigious competition continue to stand as an inclusive organization that celebrates all women from different cultures and backgrounds. In a comment on its official page, MUO wrote: "The Miss Universe Organization does not tolerate bullying of any kind. We are a community built to champion, encourage and uplift one another. There is no room for hate here. #StopBullying" Harnaaz has been busy all week traveling to various destinations in India for her nationwide homecoming celebrations. One of the highlights of her trip was the launching of an initiative t

FAVORITES: Meet the early favorites for Miss Universe Philippines 2022

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On Monday, February 28, the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Top 50 list of official delegates has been officially announced on social media of the Miss Universe Philippines organization. The national organization has also released the initial photos of this year's roster of Filipina beauties who are vying for one of the most prestigious crowns in the Philippines. Meet the early favorites: Photos: Miss Universe Philippines

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Top 50 delegates officially announced

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The game is officially on for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 as the Top 50 official delegates have been announced today on the pageant's official social media page. From 50, only 30 will move on to the final competition on April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila. The winner will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2022. Several beauties who have previously held national titles were spotted on the list including former Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina Llegado, Miss Earth Philippines Celeste Cortesi, and Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee. Former Miss Universe Philippines third runner-up Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol also made a comeback in the national pageant. Here are the names of the official Top 50 delegates with the cities or provinces they represent: Jona Sweett, AKLAN Julia Eugenie Augustias Saubier, ALBAY Marinel Tungol, ARAYAT, PAMPANGA Ghenesis Latugat, BAGUIO CITY Kevyn Alessandrea Mateo, BATAAN Elsa Sally Schumacher, BATANES Bianc