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Miss CosmoWorld 2022 is Meiji Cruz of the Philippines

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Meiji Aculana Cruz of the Philippines beat over 20 other contestants to be crowned Miss CosmoWorld 2022 on Wednesday, November 30 at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Uzbekistan's Amaliya Shakirova and Thailand's Onnapun Na Chiangmai were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively. Zara Amalina of Indonesia and Cecilia Kongwa of Zambia rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss CosmoWorld is a 28-year-old TV host and brand ambassador. No stranger to pageantry, she represented the city of Valenzuela at Binibining Pilipinas 2021 where she finished as second runner-up. A graduate of three bachelor's degrees and currently pursuing her master's, Meiji is an advocate for education. She shared: "My life has transformed through the power of education. Thus, I want to emphasize the importance of quality and free access to education. As we educate our youth we provide them a tool to be empowered, be independent and be productive individuals of the so

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Earth 2022 Final Competition Results

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Miss Earth 2022, the 22nd edition of the Miss Earth pageant culminates tonight at Okada Manila in the Philippines. This year's event marks the return of its live competition following two virtual editions in 2020 and 2021. Over the last two weeks, 80 eco-warriors from all over the Earth participated in preliminary events and activities, and toured various tourism destinations of the Asian tropical paradise, making memories of a lifetime. Hosted by Filipino-British television host and automotive journalist James Deakin, the show will be streaming live from 6 p.m. (Filipino time) on the Miss Earth official Facebook, YouTube, and Kumu around the world, and Globovision for Venezuela, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Co-hosting the event are former winners consisting of Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, and Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel. The panel of judges includes Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim; Forbes 30 Under 3

Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Long Gown Competition

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The Miss Earth 2022 Long Gown Competitions were held in the Municipality of Brooke's Point in Palawan, Province of Tarlac, Ligao City, and Dumaguete City. Meet the winners per group: AIR GROUP KOREA - Mina Sue Choi (Gold) PUERTO RICO - Paulina Aviles Freshold (Silver) PHILIPPINES - Jenny Ramp (Bronze) --- FIRE GROUP CUBA - Sheyla Ravelo Perez (Gold) PERU - Gianella Paz (Silver) COLOMBIA - Andrea Aguilera (Bronze) --- E CO GROUP CHILE - Daniela Riquelme (Gold) PORTUGAL - Maria Rosado (Silver) HAITI - Paul Anne Estima (Bronze) --- WATER GROUP ECUADOR - Susan Toledo (Gold) SPAIN - Aya Kohen (Silver) USA - Brielle Simmons (Bronze) --- Photo: Miss Earth RELATED POSTS: Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Talent Competition Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Beach Wear Competition Miss Earth 2022 beauties went to Zamboanga City, swimsuit competition pushed through despite heavy rain Miss Earth 2022: Australia, Colombia, Netherlands, and Nigeria win press presentatio

Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Talent Competition

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The Miss Earth 2022 Talent Competitions were held in the Municipality of Romblon, Municipality of Siaton in Negros Oriental, Rotary Club of Quezon Avenue Central, and Tikme Dine at the RoyalCare Venue in Quezon City. Meet the winners per group: FIRE GROUP CUBA  - Sheyla Ravelo Perez (Gold) PANAMA  - Valerie Solis (Silver) FRANCE  - Alison Carrasco (Bronze) --- AIR GROUP RUSSIA  - Ekaterina Velmakina (Gold) NEW ZEALAND  - Simran Madan (Silver) AUSTRIA  - Katharina Sarah Prager (Bronze) --- WATER GROUP IRELAND - Alannah Larkin (Gold) ZIMBABWE - Sakhile Dube (Silver) SLOVENIA - Lea Prstec (Bronze) --- E CO GROUP NIGERIA - Esther Ajayi (Gold) MONGOLIA - Nandin Sergelen (Silver) PORTUGAL - Maria Rosado (Bronze) --- Photo: Miss Earth RELATED POSTS: Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Long Gown Competition Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Beach Wear Competition Miss Earth 2022 beauties went to Zamboanga City, swimsuit competition pushed through despite heavy rain Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Beach Wear Competition

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The Miss Earth 2022 Beach Wear Competitions were held at Pontenfino in Batangas City, Aqua Planet in Mabalacat (Pampanga), Municipality of Tuburan in Cebu, and Estancia de Lorenzo in Rizal. Meet the winners per group: AIR GROUP KOREA  - Mina Sue Choi (Gold) POLAND  - Julia Baryga (Silver) VENEZUELA  - Oriana Pablos (Bronze) --- FIRE GROUP COLOMBIA  - Andrea Aguilera (Gold) CUBA  - Sheyla Ravelo Perez (Silver) AUSTRALIA  - Sheridan Mortlock (Bronze) --- WATER GROUP BRAZIL  - Jessica Pedroso (Gold) NETHERLANDS  - Merel Hendriksen (Silver) USA  - Brielle Simmons (Bronze) --- ECO GROUP CHILE  - Daniela Riquelme (Gold) PORTUGAL  - Maria Rosado (Silver) THAILAND  - Chawanphat Kongnim (Bronze) --- Photo: Miss Earth RELATED POSTS: Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Long Gown Competition Miss Earth 2022: Meet the winners of the Talent Competition Miss Earth 2022 beauties went to Zamboanga City, swimsuit competition pushed through despite heavy rain Miss Earth 2022: Australia, Colombia, Ne

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 Top 40 contestants officially revealed

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The Top 40 contestants vying for the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 (Jewel of the Philippines) pageant have been officially presented to the press on Wednesday, November 23 at the Citadines Bay City Manila. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national competition was not held in 2020 and 2021. The winner of the upcoming 52nd edition is expected to represent the Philippines at Miss Asia Pacific International 2023 on a date and venue yet to be announced. Klyza Castro, the titleholder from 2019 and the longest reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas, will crown her successor on Sunday, December 4 at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City. In addition to the main winner, six other titles are at stake consisting of Mutya ng Pilipinas - World Top Model, Tourism International, Overseas Communities, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Here are the names of the 40 contestants representing various municipalities, cities, provinces of the Philippines, and overseas Filipino communities: View this post on Instagra

FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2022 Top 12 favorite headshots

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Eighty-six eco-beauties are vying for Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines and one of them will walk away with the coveted title on Tuesday, November 29 at Cove Manila, Okada Manila. They are currently touring various destinations in the tropical Asian paradise, enjoying the hospitality of the Filipino people, meeting sponsors, and participating in pre-pageant competitions. Based entirely on their official headshots on missearth.tv , meet our Top 12 favorites: TOP 12 Chile - Daniela Riquelme Colombia - Andrea Aguilera Dominican Republic - Nieves Marcano Ethiopia - Hiwot Yirga Mexico - Indira Meneses Netherlands - Merel Hendriksen Nigeria - Esther Oluwatosin Ajayi Russia - Ekaterina Velmakina South Sudan - Melang Kuol USA - Brielle Simmons Venezuela - Oriana Pablos Vietnam - Thach Thu Thao Special mentions: Argentina, Belgium, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Serbia Photos: Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2022 beauties went to Zamboanga City, swimsuit competition pushed through despite heavy rain

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For the first time, all of the Miss Earth competitors were flown out to Zamboanga City, the "City of Flowers" in the Mindanao region of the Philippines as part of their eco-tours and the much-awaited swimsuit competition. Together with reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner and Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel, over 80 beauties visited the city’s historic, eco-tourism, and cultural sites, including the 115-year-old city hall and the Grande Santa Cruz Island, a small inhabited island in the southern region known for its pink coralline sand, where they planted mangroves. Supported by the city government headed by Mayor John Dalipe, the necessary preparation for the security and safety of the contestants was put in place. The contestants were accommodated at the Garden Orchid Hotel and they not only experienced local cuisines and the natural beauty of Zamboanga but also received the kindness and warm hospitality of its people. Despite the unprecedented weather conditions, the swimsui

Send-off party held for Miss International Philippines Hannah Arnold

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Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 (Miss International Philippines) Hannah Arnold received her official send-off party for Miss International 2022 on Tuesday, November 15 at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City, Cubao. Over a year after winning her national title, the 26-year-old Filipino-Australian beauty will finally be heading to Tokyo, Japan for the international competition which is scheduled to be held on December 13 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Her sister queens including former Miss International Lara Quigamanwere present during her send-off to share support and words of encouragement as she tries to bring home her country's 7th Miss International crown. Wearing a beautiful Manny Halasan creation, Hannah gracefully answered questions from the members of the press. Here are some photos from the special event: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Binibining Pilipinas (@bbpilipinasofficial) Photos: Bruce Casanova / Binibining Pilipinas RELATED PO

Miss Earth 2022: Australia, Colombia, Netherlands, and Nigeria win press presentation

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Over 80 eco-warriors made it to the Miss Earth 2022 official press presentation on Monday, November 14 at the Cove Manila (Okada Manila) in Parañaque City. The contestants strutted their stuff down the runway wearing their official swimwear sponsored by Ricky Abad in front of the local and international media. Standouts were beauties from Australia, Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Four continental medalists were voted "Darling of the Press" and they are Australia's Sheridan Mortlock for Asia and Oceania, Colombia's Andrea Aguilera for the Americas, Netherlands' Merel Hendriksen for Europe, and Nigeria's Esther Ajayi for Africa. The event was hosted by former Miss Earth Karen Ibasco of the Philippines and reigning queen Destiny Wagner of Belize. Former Miss Earth from Puerto Rico, Nellys Pimentel was also present at the same venue where she was crowned in 2019. Since

Miss Earth 2022: Contestants officially depart for Manila, Philippines

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It's departure time for the Miss Earth 2022 contestants as they head to Manila, Philippines to compete in the biggest international pageant dedicated to the protection and preservation of our planet Earth. Around 90 eco-warriors from all corners of the world are expected to arrive in the host country this weekend and kick off their official in-person events and activities. Check out their updated profiles and bios on the Miss Earth official website . The reigning Miss Earth from Belize, Destiny Wagner, has for the first time since winning last year's virtual edition arrived at the Miss Earth headquarters on November 8. Unfortunately, she faced a bit of a health issue while in transit and needed to rest in order to bounce back better. Several beauties went ahead of time to train with the Filipino pageant camp Kagandahang Flores. Joining the host delegate Jenny Ramp for training were early birds from India, Vanshika Parmar, from Nigeria, Esther Oluwatosin Ajayi, from the Netherla