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Romania to skip the Miss Universe 2022 pageant due to 'new events that we could not anticipate'

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The Miss Universe Romania organization has released an official statement that they will not send a representative to the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant. "After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that we had to put a pause on this year's edition of Miss Universe Romania," the organization wrote. "We were looking forward to the boot camp week, the grand final, and choosing our 3rd consecutive queen, after Miss Bianca and Miss Carmina. Unfortunately, due to new events that we could not anticipate, our plans have changed," the organization further explains. Miss Universe Romania plans to return to the Miss Universe competition next year. The reigning titleholder is a history student and model from Cluj-Napoca, Carmina Elena Olimpia Coftas. She competed during the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel last December. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Romania (@missuniverseromania.official) P

Miss Universe Curacao 2022 is Gabriela Dos Santos

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Gabriela Dos Santos was crowned Miss Universe Curacao 2022 in a glittering event held at Renaissance Wind Creek Curacao Resort in Willemstad on Saturday, May 28. The 20-year-old beauty from Willemstad edged out two other finalists to win her national title. She succeeds last year's titleholder, Shariengela Cijntje. Mariana Pietersz and Andreina Pereira were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. Former Miss Universe Colombia and Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Valeria Ayos, and Miss Universe Colombia national director Natalie Ackerman were special guests at the recently held competition. The new Miss Universe Curacao will now prepare to represent Curacao at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant, whose date and venue have yet to be announced. Gabriela founded the Light4change foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness against cyberbullying. Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island known for its beaches, has yet to win the Miss Universe pagea

Puteri Indonesia 2022: Laksmi Shari De Neefe Suardana to represent Indonesia at Miss Universe 2022

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Miss Bali, Laksmi Shari De Neefe Suardana, was crowned Puteri Indonesia 2022 (Miss Universe Indonesia) on Friday, May 27 at the Jakarta Convention Center. The 26-year-old marketing manager bested 43 other contestants to win her title. She succeeds Puteri Indonesia 2020 Ayu Maulida Putri and will represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. Cindy May McGuire of Jakarta was named Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2022 while Adinda Cresheilla of East Java clinched the title Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata 2022. They will be sent to Miss International and Miss Supranational pageants, respectively. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss International Sireethorn Leearamwat, and Miss Supranational first runner-up Karla Guilfú graced the glittering event. The new Miss Universe Indonesia holds a degree in fashion business. She enjoys reading books and social activities, and considers herself inspired, driven and resilient. Miss International Indonesia 2022 Cindy May McGuire, Miss Universe Indonesia

Miss Universo Panamá 2022 is Solaris Barba

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Solaris Barba was officially named Miss Universo Panamá 2022 (Miss Universe Panama) in a press presentation that took place on Wednesday, May 25 in Panama City. The 23-year-old psychology student, model, TV host and businesswoman from Arraiján edged out nine other beauties to clinch the title. She succeeds last year's titleholder Brenda Smith and will now prepare to represent Panama at Miss Universe 2022. "Today officially marks the beginning of a path full of change and hope for all, this is the moment to break a pattern in the contests, truly celebrating women. Not only to its beauty but to its essence and the strength that transcends facing fears to touch hearts through dreams," Solaris shared on social media after being named Miss Universe Panama. "From the bottom of my little heart I thank immensely each of the souls that have been part of the path that brought me here and what continues from it," she added. The new Miss Universe Panama is no stranger to pa

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu to attend Puteri Indonesia 2022 with Miss International and Miss Supranational runner-up

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss International 2019 Sireethorn Leearamwat, and Miss Supranational 2021 first runner-up Karla Guilfú will be gracing the final of Puteri Indonesia 2022. The reigning queens arrived in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on Wednesday, May 25 ahead of the national competition to be held this Friday, May 27 at Jakarta Convention Center. Puteri Indonesia 2022, the 25th Puteri Indonesia pageant, will be crowning a new set of winners who will represent their country at Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Supranational. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PUTERI INDONESIA (@officialputeriindonesia) Photos: Puteri Indonesia

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