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Miss Brasil Mundo 2021 is Caroline Teixeira of Distrito Federal

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Miss Distrito Federal, Caroline Teixeira, was crowned Miss Brasil Mundo 2021 (Miss World Brazil) in a national competition held in Brasilia on Thursday, August 19. The 23-year-old beauty, who holds a degree in law, succeeds Miss Mundo Brasil 2019 Elís Miele. She will represent her country at the 70th Miss World (Miss World 2021) pageant to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Miss Rio Grande do Sul, Alina Furtado, and Miss Espirito Santo, Gabriela Botelho, were in second and third places, respectively. The representatives of Piauí, Larissa Barros, Mato Grosso do Sul, Dandara Queiroz, and Pernambuco, Guilhermina Montarroyos, completed the Top 6 finalits. Caroline is the 61st Miss Brasil Mundo and the fourth representative of Distrito Federal to hold the national title. "I know there will be many challenges but, with effort and dedication, I am convinced that I will achieve my best performance," she shared on social media. "Thanks to all partners who were with m

Miss Mundo Colombia 2021 is Andrea Aguilera

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Miss Antioquia, Andrea Aguilera, was crowned Miss Mundo Colombia 2021 in a national competition held at Hall 74 on Saturday, August 14 in Bogota. The 23-year-old social communicator and early childhood care technician holds a diploma in neuro-linguistic programming. Her Beauty with a Purpose project “Nutrir Neuronas” tackles child malnutrition and she works with “Othello Nutrition” to give specialized nutritional food to hundreds of children with chronic malnutrition. Andrea succeeds Miss Mundo Colombia 2019, Sara Arteaga, and she will now prepare to represent Colombia at the 70th Miss World (Miss World 2021) pageant later this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photos: Santhos Moreno

Miss Slovensko 2021 is Sophia Hrivňáková

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Sophia Hrivňáková bested 11 other finalists to be crowned Miss Slovensko 2021 on Saturday, August 7 in Bratislava. The 21-year-old pharmacy student and dancer from Banská Štiavnica succeeds Leona Novoberdaliu. She is expected to represent Slovakia at the Miss World 2022 pageant. Sylvia Šulíková and Jana Vozárová were the first and second runners-up, respectively. They will be sent to Miss International and Miss Supranational competitions. The new Miss Slovensko took home interesting prizes that include a one-year car rental, an exclusive holiday for two, and a fully furnished 3-room apartment for one year. Photo: Miss Slovensko

Miss South Africa 2021 Top 10 finalists announced

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The Top 10 finalist of the Miss South Africa 2021 national competition was virtually announced on Tuesday, August 3 on the pageant's online platform. Four finalists are from Gauteng, three from Western Cape, two from Eastern Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal. They are Zimi Mabunzi, Jeanni Mulder, Bianca Bezuidenhout, Cheneil Hartzenberg, Kgothatso Dithebe, Catherine Groenewald, Moratwe Masima, Kaylan Matthews, Lalela Mswane and Tiffany Francis. The distinguished panel of judges includes former Miss South Africa titleholders Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Liesl Laurie (2015), Melinda Bam (2011), and Tamaryn Green (2018). Miss South Africa 2021 will take place at Sun International's Grand West Arena in Cape Town on October 16. Three winners will be chosen to represent South Africa at Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational pageants. Photo: Miss South Africa / Instagram

Miss Mundo Chile 2021 is Carol Drpic

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Miss Patagonia, Carol Drpic, was crowned Miss Mundo Chile 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Santiago last June 26. The 21-year-old kinesiology student and classical ballet dancer will represent Chile at the Miss World 2021 pageant to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. "Thank you for helping me make this dream possible. Today I am crowned Miss Chile World 2021 and I will have the honor and responsibility to represent you on December 16 in Puerto Rico," Carol shared on her social media page. "Thanks to those who trusted me and the great team that for two years has been in charge of my evolution, it was hard and honest work that today makes me feel safe in front of this wonderful event," she added. "Now to continue preparing, learning, and enjoying this experience that I am sure that together with you and your support we will achieve great results. Infinite thanks to all of you, I am very happy to wear the name of Chile on my chest. I will giv

Filipina beauty queens grace Harper's Bazaar Vietnam 10th anniversary cover

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Four former Filipina beauty queens appeared on the 10th anniversary cover of Harper's Bazaar Vietnam. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa have gathered for the first time on the fashion magazine cover. The Philippines is the second country after Venezuela with the highest number of winners on major beauty competitions in the world including four Miss Universe, one Miss World, six Miss International, and four Miss Earth. Photos: BJ Pascual / Harper's Bazaar Vietnam

Miss Gibraltar 2021 is Janice Sampere

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Janice Sampere was officially crowned as Miss Gibraltar 2021 in a special ceremony held at the Mayor's Parlour at City Hall on Tuesday, July 6. The 23-year-old tax associate was first runner-up during the Miss Gibraltar 2019 pageant. She was appointed to succeed Celine Bolaños as a national competition will not be held this year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Janice will now prepare to represent Gibraltar at the Miss World 2021 pageant to be held later this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo: Miss Gibraltar / Facebook

Miss Slovenije 2020/2021 is Maja Čolić

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Maja Čolić was crowned Miss Slovenije 2020/21 in a national competition that took place last June 27 in Hrastnik. The 21-year-old beauty from Ribnica is a student of economics and international business. She bested 14 other contestants to win the national title. Lina Jenšac and Neža Simčič were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Maja succeded Miss Slovenije 2019 Špela Alič and will now prepare to represent Slovenia at the Miss World 2021 pageant later this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photos: Miss World - Slovenia / Facebook

Miss Mexico 2021 is Karolina Vidales of Michoacán

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Michoacán representative Karolina Vidales was crowned Miss Mexico 2021 at Lago Di Como in Chihuahua on Saturday, July 3. The 24-year-old beauty holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. She bested 31 other contestants from across Mexico to win the national competition.  Karolina will represent her country at Miss World 2021 to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Jalisco's Mariana Macías was named Miss Mexico Grand 2021 and will be sent to the Miss Grand International 2021 later this year. Previous winners, Ashley Alvídrez Estrada and Angela Yuriar crowned their respective successors at the end of the event. The reigning Miss Grand International, USA's Abena Appiah has attended the glittering competition. Photos: Miss Mexico Organization / Facebook

Miss Lesotho 2021 Tiisetso Seliane to compete at the 70th Miss World final in Puerto Rico

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Tiisetso Seliane bested 10 other finalists to be crowned Miss Lesotho 2021 at the Manthabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru last May 29. The 24-year-old aspiring teacher from Hlotse is currently an education student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Poelano Mothisi was named the first princess while Rapelang Ntsane became the second princess. The new Miss Lesotho will represent her southern African country at the 70th Miss World (Miss World 2021) pageant later this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "I have always known that life will lead me to a career that will put me in front of people. I enjoy the freedom to be myself, loving, caring, crazy and loud," she said. The annual Miss Lesotho pageant was launched in 1978. Last year, the competition was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos: Miss Lesotho

Miss Slovensko 2021 finalists announced, final to be held in August

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The official finalists of the 26th Miss Slovensko competition (Miss Slovensko 2021) were revealed last month at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bratislava. Twelve beauties will be vying for the national title during the final competition on August 7. The prestigious event will be broadcast live on TV JOJ. The next Miss Slovensko will succeed Leona Novoberdaliu and is expected to represent Slovakia at the Miss World 2022 pageant. Meet the 12 official finalists: Soňa Matiová Barbora Minárová Sophia Hrivňáková Sylvia Šulíková Gréta Sobeková Ester Porubcová Jana Vozárová Júlia Ivanová Barbora Matejková Soňa Vysocká Lucia Nováková Lujza Kalčoková Photos: Petra Ficová / Miss Slovensko

Miss Namibia 2021 is Chelsi Shikongo

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Chelsi Shikongo edged out 14 other finalists to be crowned Miss Namibia 2021 on Saturday, June 5 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino. The 23-year-old beauty from Walvis Bay is an international model, full-time creator, and activist who founded I Can Say No, an empowerment campaign that promotes inclusive education. "I'm overwhelmed, I did not expect this, honestly, and I'm just excited to be representing Namibia as a goodwill ambassador," she said in an interview shortly after winning her title. Annerrie Mare and Michelle Mukuve were the first and second princesses, respectively, while Aurelia Samuyenga and Chane Ann Marshall finished in the Top 5. Miss Namibia organizers have yet to announce if Chelsi will be representing Nambia at Miss Universe or Miss World. Her predecessor, Nadja Breytenbach, was sent to the Miss Universe 2019 pageant. Photos: Miss Namibia

Miss World Cayman Islands 2021 is Rashana Hydes

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The 3rd annual Miss World Cayman Islands pageant took place on Saturday, May 29 at the Harquail Theatre, George Town in Grand Cayman. Rashana Hydes bested four other beauties to be crowned Miss World Cayman Islands 2021. She succeeded Miss World Cayman Islands 2019 Jaci Patrick. The 24-year-old mental health advocate from West Bay holds a bachelor's degree in hospitality management. She can be described as ambitious, fair-minded, and artistic, who is passionate about various forms of creative expression. Sydonie Barrett and Alyssa West were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Krista Ebanks and Jesika Calderin-Ebanks completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss World Cayman Islands will be sent to compete at the Miss World 2021 pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico later this year. "It’s still a little surreal, but a few days later it’s now starting to sink in. The hours of effort, the practice, the support, the encouragement, and the grace of God made this possible,

Miss South Africa pageant now open for transgender women

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For the first time in history, the Miss South Africa pageant is now open for transgender women to participate. According to the Miss South Africa organization, interested applicants need to have a valid South African ID document that shows "female" as their amended sex in order to be eligible to compete. South Africa has been blazing a trail in a continent where many countries still consider homosexuality taboo. The rainbow nation was the fifth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Out of the 54 states recognized by the United Nations or African Union or both, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association stated in 2015 that homosexuality is outlawed in 34 African countries. Spain's Angela Ponce became the first-ever transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Since then, several other national pageants that traditionally only accept naturally born female changed their rules. Photo: Miss South Africa / Facebook

Miss South Africa 2021 applications are officially open

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Miss South Africa organizers have announced that applications are now officially open for Miss South Africa 2021 competition. For interested applicants, you may submit your entries until midnight of June 24 and here are the easy steps to follow on how to apply: 1. Complete a few questions via online entry form. 2. Submit 2 photographs in colour (1x head & shoulders & 1 x full body). 3. Post your introduction video on social media to complete your entry. Tell who you are and why you should be #MissSA2021? 4. After you posted your 45 seconds video on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, copy and paste your video post link in your online entry form. 5. Ensure to use #MissSA2021 in your video post and tag @official_misssa. The winners of Miss South Africa 2021 will have the opportunity to represent the rainbow nation at Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational pageants. You can follow Miss South Africa on its official social media pages or visit its  official website for mo