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Femina Miss India 2023 is Nandini Gupta of Rajasthan

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Miss Rajasthan, Nandini Gupta, bested 29 other competitors to win Femina Miss India 2023 on Saturday, April 15 at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal, Manipur. The 19-year-old model and business management student at Lala Lajpat Rai College received her crown from last year's winner Sini Shetty of Karnataka. She is now expected to represent India at the Miss World 2024 pageant. Miss Delhi, Shreya Poonja, and Miss Manipur, Thounaojam Strela Luwang were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. Rounding out the Top 7 were representatives of Chhattisgarh, Aditi Sharma, Karnataka, Megan Edward, Kerala, Christeena Biju, and Maharashtra, Apurva Chavan. The rest of the Top 12 semifinalists were from Assam, Anushka Lekharu, Himachal Pradesh, Nikeet Dhillon, Sikkim, Zaanvii Sharma, Uttar Pradesh, Tanya Sharma, and West Bengal, Shaswati Bala. Hosted by actor, TV personality, and stand-up comedian Maniesh Paul with actress co-host Bhumi Pednekar, the Femina Miss India 2023 grand f

Miss Nepal 2023: Meet the 24 contestants

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Miss Nepal 2023, the 27th edition of the Miss Nepal pageant presented by Dabur Vatika will be held on May 27 at the Godavari Sunrise Convention Center in Lalitpur. Following rounds of auditions across all provinces of the country, a total of 24 contestants were officially sashed last March 31 by The Hidden Treasure Director Diwakar Rajkarnikar at Park Village Resort, Budalinkantha. Three new titleholders will be crowned by outgoing queens Miss Nepal World 2022 Priyanka Rani Joshi, Miss Nepal Earth 2022 Sareesha Shrestha, and Miss Nepal International 2022 Nancy Khadka at the culmination of this year's event. Their respective successors will go on to represent Nepal at international competitions — Miss World 2024, Miss Earth 2023 (Vietnam), and Miss International 2023 (Japan) pageants. The grand coronation show of Miss Nepal 2023 will be broadcast exclusively on Kantipur Television (KTV) and live streaming on the pageant's official YouTube channel. Meet the 24 contestants:

Femina Miss India 2023 Awards Night: Meet the sub-contest winners

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The start-studded Femina Miss India 2023 Awards Night was held on Wednesday, March 22 at the Time Virtual Studio in Vile Parle, Mumbai. Reigning Miss World Karolina Bielawska, who just arrived in Mumbai, attended the red carpet event wearing a beautiful traditional lehenga by Falguni Shane Peacock India. The glittering show also featured breathtaking performances and the Top 30 state winners' presentations in front of the judges consisting of former Miss India Neha Dhupia, fashion designers Sahil Kochhar and Pallavi Mohan, and director and choreographer Bosco Martis. Here are the sub-contest winners: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Femina Miss India (@missindiaorg) Times Miss Body Beautiful - Delhi, Shreya Poonja Times Miss Rampwalk - Kerala, Christeena Biju Bennett University Miss Sudoku - Union Territory, Navya Naveen Kalra Bennett University Miss IQ - Haryana, Meharmeet Kaur Niine Miss Congeniality - Telangana, Urmila Chauhan INIFD Miss Tal

Miss World Montenegro 2023 is Andjela Vukadinovic

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Andjela Vukadinovic (Anđela Vukadinović) was crowned Miss Crne Gore 2023 (Miss Montenegro / Miss World Montenegro) in a national pageant held last March 11 at the Regent Porto Montenegro. The 22-year-old model and economics student from Tivat bested 11 other finalists to win her title. She also bagged two special awards — Miss Photogenic and Face of the Regent Hotel. Katarina Lukovac and Maša Žugić were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Anastasija Dragović and Monika Radović rounded out the Top 5 finalists. Out of hundreds of applications, a total of only 12 contestants were selected to take part in this year's final competition. The new Miss Montenegro is now expected to represent her country at the 71st Miss World (Miss World 2023) edition in India on a date yet to be announced. Meet the new Miss Montenegro: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Andjela Vukadinovic (@angeevuk) Photos: Miss Montenegro, Andjela Vukadinovic / Inst

Miss Uganda 2023 is Hannah Karema Tumukunde

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Hannah Karema Tumukunde has been crowned Miss Uganda 2023/2024 in a glittering show held on Saturday, March 18 at UMA Multipurpose Hall in Kampala, Uganda. The 20-year-old model from Nakaseke bested 20 other competitors to win her national title. She succeeded Elizabeth Bagaya and will prepare to represent Uganda at the 71st Miss World in India later this year. Whitney Martha Ademum and Premah Prossy Agwang were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Jesca Sserwadda and Jerusha Muwanguzi were the rest of the Top 5 finalists. Hosted by Mitch Egwang and Anita Fabiola, this year's final event marked the return of the Miss Uganda pageant following a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Uganda, an east African country, has yet to win the Miss World crown since its debut in 1967. Its highest placement was Top 5 in 2018 with Quiin Abenakyo. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐒 𝐔𝐆𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐀 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 (@missugandaoffi

Miss World Barbados 2023 is Ashley Carrington

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Ashley Carrington edged out five other contestants to win Miss World Barbados 2023 on Saturday, March 11 at The Walled Garden Theatre, Barbados Museum & Historical Society in Bridgetown. The 23-year-old animal lover, model, and management student at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, will now prepare to represent Barbados at the 71st Miss World edition in India later this year. She succeeded Miss World Barbados 2019 Che Amor Greenidge who participated in the Miss World 2019 pageant held in London, United Kingdom. Rhenea Gaskin, Chloe Millar, Katiana Worrell, Cya Layne, and Junia Harris were the rest of the six finalists. The new Miss World Barbados also works in the medical field and volunteers regularly at a veterinary clinic. Her advice for her younger self: "Do what makes you happy and do not let anyone live their life through you. Love yourself first always." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ashley Carrington (@ashley.d.carri

Former Miss Malaysia Michelle Yeoh wins Oscars 2023 Best Actress

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Malaysian actress and former beauty queen Michelle Yeoh bagged the Best Actress award at Oscars 2023 for her notable performance in the 2022 sci-fi/adventure/comedy film Everything Everywhere All at Once. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 95th Academy Awards aired on Monday, March 13, and was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Michelle made history by becoming the first person of Asian descent to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won the same recognition at the Golden Globes for the same film last month. The 60-year-old played the role of Evelyn Quan Wang, an overwhelmed but optimistic laundromat owner who saved the universe. She beat Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie), Cate Blanchett (Tar), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans), and Ana de Armas (Blonde). Before becoming an award-winning international actress, Michelle was crowned Miss Malaysia (Miss World Malaysia) in 1983 and went on to represent her country at the Miss World 1983 pageant which was held at the Ro

Miss Ukraine 2023 winner will be chosen through online voting

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For the first time in history, the next Miss Ukraine who will represent her country at Miss World 2023 will be chosen only through online voting. The announcement was made in Kyiv by the chairperson of the Miss Ukraine Committee, Veronika Shchiptsova, who also mentioned the importance of running the competition despite the military aggression in the country. According to Veronika, it will be an opportunity for the next Ukrainian representative on the prestigious global stage to draw attention to the ongoing conflict. The casting was done in person and online as some aspirants were forced to travel abroad. A total of 15 selected finalists, yet to be announced, will be vying for the national title. Here are 5 interesting facts about Miss Ukraine 2023: 1. For the first time, Ukrainians will be the sole jury. 2. The winner will go to the 71st Miss World in the United Arab Emirates. 3. Funds raised from online voting will benefit the children affected by the war. 4. For the safety of all pa

Femina Miss India 2023: Meet the 30 contestants

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Following several rounds of auditions across the country, the Top 30 state winners of Femina Miss India 2023 have been officially revealed. The national pageant is expected to hold its 59th edition this April at Imphal, Manipur, but the exact date of the final competition is yet to be announced. Last year's winner Sini Shetty of Karnataka, who will represent India at the 71st Miss World edition (Miss World 2023), will crown her successor at the end of the event. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Femina Miss India (@missindiaorg) After two years of online pageant activities due to the pandemic, this year's pageant will be held entirely in person. This is also the very first time in history for the grand coronation of Femina Miss India to be hosted in northeast India. The next Femina Miss India is expected to represent her country at the 72nd Miss World pageant. Meet the contestants: ANDHRA PRADESH - Gomathy Reddy ARUNACHAL PRADESH - Tana Puniya

70th Miss World Karolina Bielawska visits Monterrey, Mexico

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70th Miss World Karolina Bielawska touched down in Monterrey, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León at the start of her 5-day visit to the country. The Polish beauty queen was also reunited with her Miss World sister Karolina Vidales (the reigning Miss World Mexico and 70th Miss World Top 6 finalist). They both took the opportunity to catch up while enjoying the afternoon sunshine in the beautiful Santa Lucia Park which hosts the annual Santa Lucia International Festival. The famous festival is the biggest cultural event in Nuevo León. It is a celebration of young performers, artists, and international cultural activities with exhibits and performances not only taking place in the park but throughout the surrounding streets. Karolina's visit to Mexico is another addition to her record-breaking number of visited countries during her remarkable year as Miss World titleholder. She will crown her successor at the upcoming 71st Miss World final (Miss World 2023) in