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Miss Universe Colombia 2024: Meet the contestants

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The Miss Universe Colombia 2024 selection and coronation night will be held on Sunday, June 2 at Centro de convenciones Puerta de Oro in Barranquilla. A preliminary competition will take place at the same venue on Friday, May 31 for the judges to determine who among the contestants will move forward to the semifinals. Thirty beauties representing different departments of Colombia are currently vying for the highly coveted national title currently held by last year's winner from Casanare,  Camila Avella . Camila was the first-ever mother to be crowned Miss Universe Colombia. She competed in Miss Universe 2023 and placed in the Top 5 last November in San Salvador, El Salvador. The next Miss Universe Colombia will go on to represent the country at the Miss Universe 2024 (73rd Miss Universe) pageant in Mexico later this year. Don't forget to vote for your favorite on mucolombia.choicely.com . The fan vote winner will automatically earn a spot in the Top 16 semifinalists. Who will t

Miss South Africa 2024 Top 30 officially announced

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The Top 30 semifinalists for the Miss South Africa 2024 competition have been officially announced on Wednesday, May 22. From 30, only 25 of them will get the chance to move on to the next round and continue their journey to the national crown. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss South Africa (@official_misssa) The Miss South Africa organization just also announced that public voting is now open. Voting will close next Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. (SAST). To help your favorite semifinalist advance to the Top 25, just go to the official Miss South Africa App and vote. Your first vote is free. Who will succeed Miss South Africa 2023 Natasha Joubert? Here are the names of the Top 30: Janeke Van Tonder Chidimma Vanessa Onwe Adetshina Nokulunga Zungu Nobuhle Langa Layla Zoubair Sinenhlanhla Mthethwa Kebalepile Ramafoko Danae Kukard Lethaukuthula Ayanda Maseko Madri Van Jaarsveld Shane Maloney Naledi Matlakala Andrea Morrison Lebohang Khoza Mia le Roux Ontsh

Miss Supranational Philippines 2025 is Tarah Valencia of Baguio City

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Baguio City's Tarah Valencia was crowned Miss Supranational Philippines 2025 shortly after the glittering Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant on Wednesday in Pasay City. The 23-year-old, who placed third runner-up, will be preparing to represent the Philippines at Miss Supranational 2025 possibly next summer in Poland. Tarah is a hospitality management graduate of the University of Baguio. Prior to her stint at this year's Miss Universe Philippines, she won the titles Miss Baguio Turismo 2023 and Miss HRAB 2023. The Philippines will be represented at Miss Supranational 2024, to be held this July in Nowy Sącz, by Alethea Ambrosio from Bulacan. Meet the new Miss Supranational Philippines: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tarah Valencia (@tarah.valencia) Photos: The Miss Philippines, Seven Barretto / Tarah Valencia / Instagram

Iloilo City's Alexie Mae Brooks crowned Miss Eco International Philippines 2025

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Alexie Mae Brooks was officially designated as Miss Eco International Philippines 2025 in a ceremony following the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant on May 22 in Pasay City. The 22-year-old national athlete from Iloilo City is now expected to represent the Philippines at Miss Eco International 2025 in Egypt on a date yet to be announced. She succeeds Cebu City's Chantal Elise Schmidt, who placed first runner-up at Miss Eco International 2024 which was held last month in Cairo. Before joining this year's Miss Universe Philippines where she was one of the heavy favorites, Alexie was crowned Miss Iloilo 2024 last January. Aside from her Top 10 finish among 53 contestants, she also went home with the Best in National Costume as well as special awards from sponsors such as Face of Avon, Miss Buscopan, Miss JellLife, and Miss Zonrox. Here's the new Miss Eco Philippines in her green Rian Fernandez gown: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexie C

Ahtisa Manalo to represent the Philippines at Miss Cosmo 2024

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Ahtisa Manalo was crowned Miss Cosmo International Philippines 2024 in a ceremony following the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 competition on Wednesday, May 22 in Pasay City. The first-ever Miss Cosmo Philippines will now represent her country at the Miss Cosmo 2024 pageant, the inaugural edition, in Vietnam. Hailing from Quezon Province, the 26-year-old entrepreneur is a former Binibing Pilipinas International (Miss International Philippines) who placed first runner-up at Miss International 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. A top favorite to win this year's Miss Universe Philippines title, Ahtisa finished as second runner-up to unexpected but deserving winner from Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo. Based in Vietnam, Miss Cosmo is the newest international pageant founded by Unimedia and its first edition is set to take place in Ho Chi Minh City later this year. With the slogan "Impactful Beauty", the pageant aims to create a platform to empower women around the world, where they can raise thei

FAVORITES: Best of the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 coronation night

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The Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant culminated on Wednesday, May 22 at a top-of-mind venue for entertainment and sports events in the Philippines, the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA). Bulacan's Chelsea Manalo took home the coveted crown from a field of 53 contestants following the highly competitive rounds of swimsuit, evening gown, and interviews. Her victory marked a historic milestone in Philippine pageantry as she became the first-ever Filipina-African American woman to hold the Miss Universe Philippines title. She was crowned by outgoing queen Michelle Dee as her country's official representative to Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico possibly this November. Now talking about the best of the night, if we were to hand out some special awards, here are our winners: --- FACE OF THE COMPETITION 1st - Baguio, Tarah Valencia 2nd - Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo 3rd - Quezon Province, Ahtisa Manalo --- BEST IN SWIMSUIT 1st - Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo 2nd - Quezon Province, Ahtisa Manalo 3rd - Ca

Miss Kentucky USA 2024 is Connor Perry

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Miss Heart of Lexington, Connor Perry, was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2024 on Sunday, May 19 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The 23-year-old neuroscience and dance graduate of the University of Kentucky succeeds last year's winner Madalyne Kinnett. Connor will now prepare to represent Kentucky at Miss USA 2024 this August in California. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Connor Perry (@connorjperry) FINAL RESULTS Miss Kentucky USA 2024 - Connor Perry (Heart of Lexington) 1st runner-up - Julia Long (Keeneland) 2nd runner-up - Hannah Harrison (Tri County) 3rd runner-up - Caelin Taylor (Capital City) 4th runner-up - Veronica Chrisholm (North Central Kentucky) 5th runner-up - Tania Sigler-Orihuela (Woodford County) TOP 12 Ann Benning Jones (Glasgow) Rabiya Syed (Greater Lexington) Lativia Bryan (Mt. Washington) Hannah Klein (Nicholasville) Victoria Kabungulu (Northern Kentucky) Ava Van Schaick (Versailes) Apart from the new Miss Kentucky U

Miss Universe Philippines 2024 is Chelsea Manalo of Bulacan

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Chelsea Manalo was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2024 during the grand coronation night on Wednesday, May 22 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila. The 24-year-old model from Meycauayan, Bulacan bested over 50 other contestants to win the coveted national title. She will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico later this year. Stacey Gabriel of Cainta was named first runner-up while the representatives of Quezon Province, Maria Ahtisa Manalo, Baguio City, Tarah Valencia, and Taguig, Christi McGarry were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. This year's pageant was hosted by former Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel, Emmy award-winning host Jeannie Mai, and actor Alden Richards with Gabbi Garcia and Tim Yap. Last year's winner and Miss Universe 2023 Top 10 finalist Michelle Dee of Makati crowned her successor at the end of the event. The new Miss Universe Philippines will be the first-ever woman of color (Filipino-

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe Philippines final competition results

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Tonight, one lucky Filipina will be crowned the new Miss Universe Philippines at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Michelle Marquez Dee will pass her crown to her successor who will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico later this year. Tonight's live show will feature 53 of the country's most beautiful and empowered women with one goal in mind, to fulfill their dreams of conquering the universe. Hosted by Jeannie Mai, former Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel and actor Alden Richards with Gabbi Garcia and Tim Yap, the show will stream live on the  Empire Philippines  YouTube channel. You also don't want to miss musical performances from Lola Amour, RuPaul's Drag Race superstar Marina Summers, and Thai celebrity Win Metawin Opas-iamkajorn. Former titleholders Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Ariella Arida are among the esteemed panel of judges. Fans (11th judge) may also vote in real-time on the official MUPH app. Who will be crowned Miss U

Here's where to watch Miss Universe Philippines 2024 final livestream

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The much-awaited Miss Universe Philippines 2024 grand coronation night is happening tonight at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. One deserving Filipina will walk away with the coveted title and the opportunity to represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico this November. If you can't make it to the official venue, you can still watch the final show in the comfort of your own home, anywhere you are in the world. To watch the live streaming of the competition from 8 p.m. local time, just go to the Empire Philippines official YouTube channel. Here's where to watch it: Photo: Miss Universe Philippines

FAVORITES: Miss Universe Philippines 2024 FINAL 12 favorites

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In less than 24 hours, the new Miss Universe Philippines will be crowned at the much-awaited coronation night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The preliminary competition for Miss Universe Philippines 2024, which took place on Sunday, May 19 at the Fiesta Pavilion in Manila Hotel, helped us identify the true standout among the contestants. Reigning Miss Universe Philippines and Miss Universe 2023 Top 10 finalist Michelle Marquez Dee hosted the event with Filipino actor Marco Gumabao. More than 50 empowered Filipinas from across the country and Filipino communities abroad strutted on stage in their swimsuits and evening gowns. Aside from the main crown, the Miss Universe Philippines organization has also announced that four more national titles are up for grabs in this year's competition. But, who will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024? Based on their preliminary performances and interviews, meet our FINAL 12 favorites: TOP 12 (in alphabetical order) Albay

Miss Universe Zimbabwe 2024 is Sakhile Dube

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Pageant veteran Sakhile Dube was crowned Miss Universe Zimbabwe 2024 in a national competition held on Saturday, May 18 in Harare. The 27-year-old fashion model from Bulawayo will now prepare to represent Zimbabwe at the Miss Universe 2024 competition in Mexico later this year. Lisa Sibanda was named first runner-up while Ruvimbo Tafadzwa finished as the second runner-up. This year's pageant marked the second edition since former beauty queen Tendai Hunda took over the Miss Universe license, 22 years after Zimbabwe last joined the prestigious international pageant. Last year's winner Brooke Bruk-Jackson, the silver finalist in the Miss Universe 2023 "Voice for Change" challenge, passed the crown to her successor at the end of the event. The new Miss Universe Zimbabwe is no stranger to pageantry, having joined Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines and placed in the Top 8. She also went to Miss Supranational 2023 in  Nowy Sącz, Poland where she earned a Top 24 placement an