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Miss Supranational Netherlands 2022 is Serena Darder Aguilar

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Serena Darder Aguilar was named Miss Supranational Netherlands 2022 during the 12 Months of Beauty final show held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in Amsterdam last April 24. The 21-year-old model and integration officer at Erasmus Student Network in The Hague succeeds last year's titleholder, Swelia da Silva Antonio. She will now prepare to represent the Netherlands at Miss Supranational 2022 this July in Poland. Photos: Marcel Schwab

Miss World Australia 2022 is Kristen Wright

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Former national gymnast Kristen Wright was named Miss World Australia 2022 at Palazzo Versace on Queensland's Gold Coast on Friday, April 29. The 23-year-old beauty who hails from Mornington, Victoria is a biomedical student and a scuba diving instructor. She succeeds Miss World Australia 2019 Sarah Marschke and will now prepare to represent her country at Miss World 2022 later this year. This year's national competition was held after a 2-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia has won the Miss World title twice with Penelope Plummer (Miss World 1968) and Belinda Green (Miss World 1972). Photos: Miss World Australia

Miss Grand Netherlands 2022 is Marit Beets

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Marit Beets was crowned Miss Grand Netherlands 2022 in a national competition held at Leonardo Royal Hotel in Amsterdam last April 24. The 22-year-old human resource management student who hails from the fishing town of Volendam succeeds Nathalie Yasmin. "The news has now landed a bit, every morning when I enter the living room I see the beautiful crown then a kind of shiver always goes through my body, because it is really true," she shared on social media. "I will do everything I can to get the best out of it and the Netherlands as best as possible put it on the map," she added. Marit will now prepare to represent the Netherlands at the Miss Grand International 2022 pageant to be held in Indonesia this October. Photos: Marcel Schwab

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)

Thailand's Miss Earth - Fire 2021 Baitong Jareerat Petsom officially crowned

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Five months after Miss Earth 2021 virtual final, reigning Miss Earth - Fire 2021 Baitong Jareerat Petsom of Thailand has been officially crowned at Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok on Sunday, April 24. Miss Earth Thailand Organization headed by Dr. Sirikan Onsonkarn invited former queens Lindsey Marie Coffey of the USA (Miss Earth 2020), Michala Petrovna Rubinstein of Denmark (Miss Earth - Fire 2020), and reigning Miss Earth - Air from the USA, Marisa Butler as special guests at the coronation gala. Baitong was named Miss Earth - Fire 2021 during the virtual Miss Earth 2021 final competition held in November last year. She is reigning along with Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner of Belize, Miss Earth – Air 2021 Marisa Butler of the USA, and Miss Earth – Water 2021 Romina Denecken van der Veen of Chile. Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey Miss Earth Thailand Organization's Dr. Sirikan Onsonkarn with Miss Earth - Fire 2020 Michala Petrovna Rubinstein and Miss Earth - Air 2021 Marisa Butler

Miss Supranational and Mister Supranational 2022 finals return to Nowy Sacz, Malopolska this July

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Miss and Mister Supranational Organization has officially announced today that the 13th Miss Supranational and the 6th Mister Supranational competition will return to the city of Nowy Sacz in Małopolska, Poland this June and July. “Last year, our contestants truly enjoyed the beauty of the spectacular landscapes of Malopolska in the summer as well as the warmth of the local people. During the Festival of Beauty, we enjoyed a variety of activities that we showed proudly to our global audience. We are planning even more exciting adventures this year,” the organization president Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski said in a statement. The Miss Supranational 2022 final show will be broadcast from the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater on Friday, July 15 while Mister Supranational 2022 is on Saturday, July 16. Namibia's Chanique Rabe and Peru's Varo Vargas will relinquish their reigns at the conclusion of the globally televised events. View this post on Instagram A post shar

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

Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Top 40 official candidates announced

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The Top 40 official candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2022 have been announced during the final screening held at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta City on Friday, April 22. Reigning queens Binibining Pilipinas International Hannah Arnold, Miss Grand Philippines Samantha Panlilio, Miss Intercontinental Cindy Obenita, and Miss Globe Maureen Montagne were present at the event. This year's pageant, whose final date and venue are yet to be announced, will be the 58th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) national competition. The winners are expected to represent the Philippines in Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe, and Miss Grand International pageants. Meet the Top 40 official candidates: Anna Valencia Lakrini Anne de Mesa Chelsea Fernandez Christine Juliane Opiaza Cyrille Pamuyo Diana Mackey Diana Pinto Eiffel Rosalita Elda Louise Aznar Esel Mae Pabilaran Ethel Abellanosa Fatime Kate Bisan Gabrielle Basiano Gracia Elizabeth Mendoza Graciella

Miss Supranational Guatemala 2022 is María Fernanda Milián

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María Fernanda Milián was officially announced as Miss Supranational Guatemala 2022 in a special coronation ceremony held last April 8. The 24-year-old beauty succeeds Jansodin Zuñiga who will not be able to represent Guatemala at Miss Supranational 2022 due to medical conditions. "My feeling for honoring the name of my country will be one of joy, love, sacrifice, responsibility, and identity," the newly appointed Miss Supranational Guatemala shared on social media. "Personally, I want to thank God, my family, for the organization of Miss Supranational Guatemala, friends, sponsors, and the different social network pages that promote the beauty of Guatemalan women, for their support, and for the vote of confidence to represent them," she added. María Fernanda is a physician, surgeon, and professional model who hails from Cobán, Alta Verapaz. She will represent her country at the 13th Miss Supranational edition to be held in Poland this July. Photos: Miss Supranationa

Miss Madagascar 2022 is Antsaly Rajoelina

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Miss Analamanga, Antsaly Rajoelina, was crowned Miss Madagascar 2022 in a national competition held at the Arena Ivandry in Antananarivo on Monday, April 18. The 23-year-old beauty who holds a degree in management bested 18 other contestants to win her title. She succeeds last year's winner and Miss World Top 40 semi-finalist, Nellie Anjaratiana. Lisimonde Rabemananjara of Fitovinany and Christelle Dolsain of Boeny were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Madagascar will represent her island country at the Miss World 2022 pageant later this year. Photos: Miss Madagascar Ofisialy

Miss Universe Philippines unveils brand-new La Mer En Majesté crown

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A new crown was unveiled by Miss Universe Philippines Organization (MUPH) at its gala night held at Hilton Manila in Pasay City on Tuesday, April 19. The pageant organization partnered with international luxury brand Jewelmer to envision the La Mer En Majesté crown as an homage to the sea. It features the South Sea Pearl, the national gem of the Philippines. A new queen will wear the illustrious masterpiece during the final competition of Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Last year's winner Beatrice Luigi Gomez will crown her successor among 32 contestants. The next queen will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu will be present at the event as a special guest. She will be joined by former queens Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow. The coronation night will stream live on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, iWantTFC, and The Filipino Channel from

Transgender woman enters Top 10 of Miss Nederland 2022

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A transgender woman, Solange Dekker, made history after entering the Top 10 of Miss Nederland 2022 (Miss Universe Netherlands 2022) in a casting held in Amsterdam on Saturday, April 16. The casting event took place at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Former Miss Nederland winners Zoey Ivory, Rahima Dirkse, and Denise Speelman were part of the judging panel. "I really can't describe in words how proud I am of myself, how incredibly grateful I am for the organization for this opportunity as the first trans woman in NL, and how happy I am with all the girls I've met," Solange shared on social media. "Beauty contests are all about connection and change, not about competition and being better than the rest. You are committed to a better world, a more inclusive world. And that is exactly what I am committed to. Inclusivity, power, acceptance," she added. The 26-year-old presenter and the rest of the Top 10 finalists will now continue to battle it out to win the natio

Miss Universe Vietnam accepts first-ever transgender contestant

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Another beauty was surprisingly added to the official Top 70 contestants of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 competition. The emotional announcement was made during the first episode of the reality TV show "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" which aired on Saturday, April 16. Do Nhat Ha from Ho Chi Minh City made history as the first-ever transgender woman to be accepted as an official contestant after she received an honorary golden ticket from the organizing committee. No stranger to pageantry, Ha was Miss Tiffany Vietnam 2018 and a Top 6 finalist at Miss International Queen 2019, the biggest international beauty pageant for transgender women which is based in Thailand. The 71 official contestants will now continue to battle it out to secure a place in the Top 41. You can vote your favorite to enter straight to the Top 16 at  https://hoahauhoanvuvietnam.bvote.vn/ Watch “I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022” every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. local time on the UNI NETWORK YouTube channel, V

Former Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon ties the knot in California

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THE SECRET IS OUT | Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon has recently got married in California, USA. The Mexican beauty took to social media to share several photos with her mystery husband from the wedding that took place in Carmel Valley. One secret remains as of this writing, who is he? Email us the tip! Former Miss World America, Miss World runner-up, and now reigning Miss Earth Air, Marisa Butler, was also present during the important occasion. Marisa took to her social media account and wrote: "Now that the secret is out… CONGRATULATIONS to one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met on this new and exciting journey!" "From zipping up your Miss World competition evening gown to tying you into your wedding gown - you can always count on me to have your back! I love you [Vanessa Ponce de Leon]." Vanessa replied in a comment: "Thanks for walking with me and loving me no matter how crazy I am! I love you." On December 8, 2018, Vanessa made history

Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 Top 70 contestants announced, final to be held in June

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The Top 70 official contestants who are vying for the title of Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 have been officially announced. Every Saturday starting April 16, the "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" reality TV show will air on VTV9, local channels, and exclusively on the UNI NETWORK Youtube channel. The first episode "CATCH YOUR CHANCE" will start at 8:15 p.m. local time. Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 final competition will take place this June and the winner will represent Vietnam at the 71st Miss Universe edition (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. Former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova has arrived in Ho Chi Minch City to help mentor the contestants and be part of the judging panel who will have the important task of choosing the next deserving woman to wear the "Vinawoman" crown. Meet the Top 70 official contestants: Photos: Nguyen Van Anh Tuan / Miss Universe Vietnam

Miss Earth Portugal 2022 is Maria Rosado

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Miss Ribatejo, Maria Rosado, was crowned Miss Queen Portugal 2021 (Miss Earth Portugal 2022) in a national competition that took place between April 7 and 10 in Castro Daire, Viseu. The 21-year-old beauty from Ourém succeeds Miss Queen Portugal 2020 Gabriella Rodriguez and will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. Miss Viana do Castelo, Soraia Barbosa, Miss Braga, Inês Fernandes, and Miss Porto, Esmeralda Moreira, were the first, second, and third runners-up, respectively. The 10th year anniversary of the Miss Queen Portugal pageant was participated by 45 finalists from all the districts of mainland Portugal, Azores, Madeira, and the Portuguese Community of France. Miss Teen Leiria, Raquel Libório, and Mrs Viseu, Cristiana Giroto, were named  Miss Teen Portugal 2021 and Mrs Portugal 2021, respectively. Portugal has yet to win the Miss Earth crown. Its highest placement was Top 8 with Telma Madeira in 2018. Photos: Maria Rosado / Instagram

Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska travels to Romania and the USA

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Following her successful homecoming in Poland, Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska went to Bucharest, Romania as a special guest for the charity called "Close to Ukraine" organized by the Romanian Hotel Industry Federation. The charity event was held to raise funds to support the Ukrainian refugees coming to the country as well as to help children with cancer and their families through the Magic Foundation. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss World (@missworld) After her successful visit to the Romanian capital city, the reigning Miss World who celebrated her birthday on April 11, flew to New York City, USA where she was honored to meet with the Polish Consul General Adrian Kubicki and discuss the Miss World Beauty With A Purpose. Karolina also visited the Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union in NYC where she met with the board members and the Polish community. "I felt extremely welcomed by all of them! I also received a very beautiful and