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Miss Belarus 2021: Daria Goncharevich to represent Belarus at 70th Miss World in Puerto Rico

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Daria Goncharevich bested 28 other beauties to be crowned Miss Belarus 2021 at the Palace of Sports in Minsk last Friday, September 10. The 18-year-old model and runway instructor from Minsk fluently speaks Russian and English. She will represent her country at the 70th Miss World pageant to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Yulia Mishchenko and Alexandra Popok were named first and second runners-up, respectively. Photos: Miss Belarus

Miss Ireland 2021: Pamela Uba to represent Ireland at 70th Miss World

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Miss Galway, Pamela Uba, claimed the coveted Miss Ireland 2021 title at the Lakeside Manor Hotel in Virginia, Co. Cavan last September 5. The 25-year-old beauty has just completed her master's in clinical chemistry and works at University Hospital Galway. Her "Beauty with a Purpose" project focuses on education. She launched a fundraiser entitled “Make Education A Superpower.” The funds raised go towards educational equipment, such as upcycled iPads, for children living in direct provision, a system of asylum seeker accommodation. Pamala made history as the first-ever black woman to be crowned Miss Ireland. She traveled from Johannesburg, South Africa at a young age and seek asylum to start a new life in Ireland. The new Miss Ireland will represent her country at the 70th Miss World pageant to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Photo: Miss Ireland

Miss Turkey 2021 crowns queens for Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational

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Miss Turkey 2021 has crowned its official representatives for the next Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational pageants on Wednesday, September 8 in Istanbul. Dilara Korkmaz, 23, Cemrenaz Turhan, 23, and Şira Sahilli, 21, were announced as Miss Turkey World 2021, Miss Turkey Universe 2021, and Miss Turkey Supranational 2021, respectively. Su Bige Korucu was named Miss Farmasi Turkey. While master's student Dilara will go on to represent Turkey at Miss World 2021 pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, engineering student Cemrenaz will travel to Eilat, Israel for Miss Universe 2021. Industrial engineering student Şira will go to Miss Supranational 2022 in Poland next year. Photos: Miss Turkey

Miss Turkey 2021: Dilara Korkmaz to represent Turkey at the 70th Miss World

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Dilara Korkmaz, 23, was crowned Miss Turkey World 2021 in a glittering competition held in Istanbul on Wednesday, September 8. The second-year master's degree student at Ankara University bested 19 other beauties to win her national title. Dilara will represent Turkey at the 70th Miss World pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Turkey has won the Miss World crown for the first time in 2002 courtesy of Azra Akın. Photo: Miss Turkey

Miss Mundo Dominicana 2021 is Emmy Peña

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Miss Duarte, Emmy Peña, was crowned Miss Mundo Dominicana 2021 (Miss World Dominican Republic) in a glistening national pageant held at the Barceló Grand Resort in Punta Cana on Saturday, September 4. The 24-year-old professional model from Duarte province bested 24 other beauties to win the competition. She succeeds Alba Marie Blair and will represent the Dominican Republic at the 70th Miss World pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. As her Beauty with a Purpose project, Emmy is celebrating the diversity of people, especially those with Down Syndrome. Her mission is to educate to destroy prejudice and the myth that this condition has limits. Photos: Stanley De la Cruz

Miss Northern Ireland 2021 is Anna Leitch

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Anna Leitch was crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2021 in a dazzling competition held at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Monday, September 6. The 27-year-old teacher from Cookstown bested 22 other beauties to win her title. She succeeds Miss Northern Ireland 2019 Lauren Leckey. Miss Crumlin, Ruth Armstrong, and Miss Antrim, Bernadette Hagans, were respectively announced as the first and second runners-up. Anna will represent Northern Ireland at the highly anticipated 70th Miss World pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Photos: Miss World

Miss World 2021 will be held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan

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At a packed press conference today, it was announced that due to exceptional demand for tickets, the Miss World Final had been moved to Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot the largest indoor venue in the country! Tickets for the 16th December final are expected to go on sale from September 17th. The Coliseum, in San Juan is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico and is dedicated to entertainment. Opened in 2004, ‘Choliseo’ as it is nicknamed, can accommodate up to 18,500 spectators. It has been voted as one of the top 10 arena venues in the world. At the Press Conference, Julia Morley Chairman and CEO of Miss World was joined by reigning Miss World – Toni-Ann Singh, Stephanie Del Valle - Miss World 2016 and Vanessa Ponce De Leon - Miss World 2018.  Julia spoke of her deep pride in Puerto Rico being the host of the 70th Final. She thanked Puerto Rico’s two Miss World winners Wilnelia Merced Forsyth and Stephanie Del Valle for bringing the spirit of Puerto Rico in to her own life

Miss World Kenya 2021 is Sharon Obara

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Sharon Obara bested 15 other contestants to be crowned Miss World Kenya 2021 in a national competition held last Saturday, August 28 at the Trademark Hotel in Nairobi. The 19-year-old beauty succeeds Miss World Kenya 2019 Maria Nyamai Wavinya and will represent her East African country at the 70th Miss World pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Chantou Kwamboka and Mwihaki Njogu were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively. "I'm humbled to have been the one bestowed the honor to represent Kenya at Miss World. I am still in awe of the support and love that is still coming my way. The journey has just but began," Sharon said. "I vow to do my best, lead with my heart, continue the Miss World legacy, and most importantly touch twice as many lives through my Beauty with a Purpose project," she added. Photos: Miss World / Facebook

Miss England 2021 is Rehema Muthamia

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Miss Bedforshire, Rehema Muthamia was crowned Miss England 2021 in a glittering competition held at the Heart of England Conference and Event Centre in Coventry last Friday, August 27. The 25-year-old genetics graduate of the University of Sussex grew up in Kenya and speaks four languages. She is advocating against domestic abuse of women in her Beauty with a Purpose project. Miss Lancashire, Jessica Gagen and Miss Worcester, Erin Smith were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss England succeeds Bhasha Mukherjee, an NHS doctor who won the national title in 2019. She will represent England at the 70th Miss World (Miss World 2021) pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Photos: Miss England

Miss Honduras Mundo 2021 is Dayana Bordas

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Miss Gracias a Dios, Dayana Bordas, was crowned Miss Honduras Mundo 2021 (Miss Honduras World) in a national competition held in Utila, Islas De La Bahia on Saturday, August 28. The 21-year-old medical student from Ahuas succeeds Ana Romero and will now prepare to represent Honduras at the 70th Miss World (Miss World 2021) pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Photos: Miss Mundo Honduras Belleza Nacional / Facebook

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