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Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 official contestants revealed

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The 23 contestants of the Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2022 pageant were officially presented in a special event held at the Palacio Provincial Hotel in Old San Juan on Thursday, May 5. Meet the beauties who are vying for the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico at the next edition of Miss International, Miss Supranational and Miss Grand International: Joceleen Velázquez Morales (Aguadilla) Taís Del Mar Serrano (Arecibo) Lissette Santiago (Arroyo) Georymar Cotto (Bayamón) Mónica Lisete Hernández (Cabo Rojo) Jaimar Cruz (Caguas) Hailey Borrero (Cataño) Oxana Rivera (Dorado) Lismari Ortiz (Guánica) Sarahi Figueroa (Guaynabo) Angely Rivera (Las Piedras) Ana Karina Badillo (Moca) Pamela Texidor (Morovis) Janmarie Fuentes (Naranjito) Ariette Nathalia Banchs (Ponce) Lityaret Hernández (Río Grande) Aleshka Rivera (Sabana Grande) Yomaira Eliss Cruz (Salinas) Lilliriel Rivera (San Juan) Paola C. González (San Sebastián) Adlin Fortes (Toa Alta) Andrea P. Pabón (Vega Baja) Gabriela Cintrón (Yauco)

FAVORITES: Final Top 7 favorites for Miss World 2021

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After more than two years of waiting, a new queen will finally succeed the longest-reigning Miss World from Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh. Who will be crowned the 70th Miss World? The Top 40 semi-finalists will be vying for the coveted title during tonight's final competition that will stream live at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST from the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Predicting who will win the pageant is quite a challenge but taking into account Miss World's criteria for judging, we came up with our list of favorites based on the contestants' performances during the pre-pageant events. Here are our final Top 7 favorite contestants to win the coveted crown: Cote D'Ivoire India Philippines Puerto Rico South Africa United States Venezuela TOP 21: Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, England, France, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Paraguay Photos: Miss World

Former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle Diaz: 'I will not be participating in the Miss World 2021 final'

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Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz has made an announcement on Monday, February 28 that she will not be participating in the Miss World 2021 final, which is scheduled to be held this March 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican model, singer, actress, and philanthropist took to social media to post a statement for her "dear Puerto Rico and fans around the world." "It is unethical and against my moral principles to continue working with an organization that has acted in a defamatory, frivolous, and unfair manner; solely for the purpose of harm. Something I still can't understand. That is why, with great sadness, I make a decision that I never thought I would reach. I share with you that I will not participate in the events related to the organization of the MW 2021 contest," she wrote in her statement. Her decision came after Puerto Rico With a Purpose L3C, a company contracted to help organize Miss World 2021 on the Caribbean island, sued her founda

Former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle Diaz releases statement on 'defamatory allegations' against her and her foundation

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Following a "frivolous and malicious lawsuit" filed against her and her Reignite Puerto Rico foundation, Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle Diaz took to social media to release an official statement. Last year, the Puerto Rican beauty was appointed by Miss World CEO Julia Morley to lead the negotiations for the hosting of the 70th Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico, whose aim was to generate exposure to the island, attract events of economic impact and help major social causes. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 concerns, the final show was canceled last December and rescheduled to be held this March with only the Top 40 semi-finalists are expected to return to compete for the coveted title. Puerto Rico With a Purpose L3C, the company that was subcontracted to help organize Miss World 2021 on the island, cried out "lack of payments" worth at least $1.2 million. According to the allegations, Stephanie and her foundation have "committed embezzlement or illegal approp

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Puerto Rico, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Puerto Rico, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam: PUERTO RICO - Aryam Diaz - Aryam is studying Journalism and is currently working as a TV Presenter and a Model, she would like to pursue a Master’s Degree and work as a TV Journalist. She enjoys writing poetry and enjoys telling stories, reading, and traveling around Puerto Rico. Her favorite film is ‘Avatar’ and she enjoys listening to Electronic and Jazz music. Aryam’s Beauty with a Purpose “Para esto Naci” (I was Born For This) works with low-income children in Puerto Rico, most of whom are orphans or children without family support. The children are offered free courses in self-esteem, catwalk, crafts, diction, acting, and photography. Aryam’s goal is to teach children a sense of responsibility, toleranc

Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 is Paulina Avilés

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Miss Earth Carolina, Paulina Avilés, was crowned Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 in a national competition held on Sunday, January 30 at the Centro de Bellas Artes de San Sebastián. The 20-year-old architecture student at the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras bested 20 other contestants to win her beauty title. She succeeds last year's winner, Cristina Mariel, and will now prepare to represent Puerto Rico at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. Miss Earth Coamo, Natalia Andrea, Miss Earth Cayey, Annais Rojas, and Miss Earth Arecibo, Valeria Classen, completed the Top 4 finalists / elemental court. "Grateful for all the love and support I have received, thank you and I hope you are ready for what is to come," the new Miss Earth Puerto Rico shared on social media. Reigning Miss Earth from Belize, Destiny Wagner, and former Miss Earth Nellys Pimental of Puerto Rico were the special guests at the event. Photos: Maridalis Negrón / Maludot Films

Miss World 2021: Official Top 40 contestants announced

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Miss World Organization has officially announced the remaining 25 contestants who were chosen by the judges to join the 15 fast track winners back in Puerto Rico this March. They will arrive in the host country on March 12 while the rest of the 97 contestants will only be featured in the broadcast of the 70th Miss World final, which will air live on March 16 at 8 p.m. ET (local time) from the Coliseo De Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan. Meet the official Top 40 contestants: Argentina – Amira Hidalgo Bahamas – Sienna Evans Botswana – Palesa Mofele Brazil – Caroline Teixeira Cameroon – Audrey Monkam Canada – Svetlana Mamaeva Chile – Carol Drpic China – Jiang Siqi Colombia – Andrea Aguilera Cote D'Ivoire – Olivia Yacé Czech Republic – Karolína Kopíncová Dominican Republic – Emmy Pena Ecuador – Ámar Pacheco England – Rehema Muthamia France – April Benayoum Guinea – Nene Bah Hungary – Lili Tótpeti Iceland – Hugrún Birta Egilsdóttir India – Manasa Varanasi Indonesia – Carla Yu

Miss World 2021: Only Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico this March

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Miss World Organization will announce today the official Top 40 contestants who will return to compete at the 70th Miss World final in Puerto Rico this March. Fifteen contestants have already secured their places in the Top 40 after winning the fast track events such as the Head to Head Challenge, Talent, Top Model, Sports, and Beauty With A Purpose, while the 25 remaining contestants who were chosen by the judges will be revealed within the day. The 15 contestants are from Botswana , Palesa Mofele, Cameroon , Audrey Monkam, Cote D'Ivoire , Olivia Yacé, England , Rehema Muthamia, India , Manasa Varanasi, Kenya , Sharon Obara, Mexico , Karolina Vidales, Mongolia , Burte-Ujin Anu, Nepal , Namrata Shrestha, Nicaragua , Sheynnis Palacios, Paraguay , Bethania Borba, Philippines , Tracy Perez, South Africa , Shudufhadzo Musida, United States , Shree Saini, and Venezuela , Alejandra Conde. Miss World 2021 final competition was supposed to be held last December but had to be rescheduled to

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner to visit Puerto Rico

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Following her trip to the United States of America as a special guest at Miss Earth USA, the reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner has been announced to visit Puerto Rico this January 30. The Belizean beauty was invited to grace the Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 finale and coronation in the Caribbean island's capital city of San Juan. This will be Destiny's second official trip abroad since winning the Miss Earth 2021 title last November. Source: Miss Earth

70th Miss World rescheduled to March 16 in Puerto Rico

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Miss World announces new Pageant Finale and Coronation Date; Globally Televised event stays in Puerto Rico! SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Miss World Organization is pleased to announce March 16, 2022, as the rescheduled date for the Miss World 2021 global telecast and its 70th anniversary finale live from the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot! “We are so excited that we are staying in Puerto Rico to crown the new Miss World!” said Julia Morley, president of Miss World Ltd. “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the people here! The countdown and final planning has begun. Our team is thrilled that we will show all the wonders that Puerto Rico has to offer as a premier tourism destination to the entire world. We love Puerto Rico.” Contestants from around the globe will return to the Isle of Enchantment to compete for the coveted Miss World crown in March. The pre-recorded content that has been taped throughout Puerto Rico during the past 4 weeks demonstrating its rich culture,

Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones final show in Puerto Rico

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Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interests of contestants, staff, crew, and general public. The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision has been made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days. As of yesterday, additional safety measures were implemented in the best interest of the contestants, production team, and spectators, understanding the event increased risks on the stage and in the dressing room. However, after additional positive cases were confirmed this morning after consulting with health officials and experts, the postponement decision was made. The nex

Miss World 2021: Several contestants test positive for COVID-19

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Several Miss World 2021 contestants have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be permitted to appear on stage this Thursday at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While none of those who tested positive required hospitalization, they have to follow a mandatory 10-day isolation period according to the spokesperson of Puerto Rico's health department. Julia Morley, CEO of the Miss World Organization, also said they are following national guidelines and if the contestants don't produce a negative molecular PCR test, they won't be on stage for the final show. MWO assured the contestants will not be excluded from the competition and the committee is working to make their performances taken into account during the final. Photo: Miss World

Miss World 2021: Beauty With A Purpose Top 10 announced

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The Top 10 finalists of the Miss World 2021 Beauty With A Purpose have been officially announced on Monday, December 13. Beauty With A Purpose is an event established in the 70s that is celebrated during the activities prior to the Miss World pageant. It awards the contestant with the most relevant and important charity project in her nation. Since 2005 the winner automatically advances to the quarter-finals. The Top 10 finalists are the following contestants: Czech Republic – Karolína Kopíncová England – Rehema Muthamia India – Manasa Varanasi Kenya – Sharon Obara Madagascar – Nellie Anjaratiana Nepal – Namrata Shrestha Philippines – Tracy Perez South Africa – Shudufhadzo Musida Sri Lanka – Sadé Greenwood United States – Shree Saini Don't miss watching the 70th Miss World final competition live this Thursday, December 16 from the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photos: Miss World

Miss World 2021: Head to Head Challenge winners announced

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After a busy couple of weeks interviewing each contestant in this year's Miss World Head to Head Challenge and the public votes have been tallied, the winners were finally revealed on Thursday, December 9 at the Capitolio De Puerto Rico in San Juan. The winners are contestants from Botswana , Palesa Mofele, Cameroon , Audrey Monkam, Cote D'Ivoire , Olivia Yacé, Nepal , Namrata Shrestha, Nicaragua , Sheynnis Palacios, Paraguay , Bethania Borba, Philippines , Tracy Perez, and Venezuela , Alejandra Conde. Miss World Cayman Islands, Colombia, Haiti, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam were the rest of the Top 16. This year broke records on the Mobstar Voting platform with 1.4 billion views and 70 million votes, making it busier this year than the last few years put together. The Head to Head Challenge winners will automatically advance to the Top 30 in the Miss World 2021 final on Thursday, December 16 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. Photos: Miss Worl

Miss World 2021: Cote D'Ivoire's Olivia Yacé wins Top Model

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Olivia Yacé of Cote D'Ivoire has won the Miss World 2021 Top Model competition held on Monday, December 6 where each contestant had the opportunity to showcase their best catwalk while wearing both national dress and designs made by Puerto Rican designers. The 23-year-old beauty will automatically advance to the quarter-final of the 70th Miss World final on Thursday, December 16 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cameroon's Audrey Monkam and Puerto Rico's Aryam Díaz were in second and third places, respectively, while the representatives of Bahamas, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Venezuela, and Vietnam completed the Top 13. Also awarded in the same event was the Top Designer Dress winner, Tara Hong of Korea, followed Cote D'Ivoire in second place and Iraq in third place. Photos: Miss World

Miss World 2021: Contestants visit Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals

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Miss World 2021 contestants' adventure in sunny Puerto Rico continued with a visit to the Sala sinfónica Pablo Casals in San Juan to attend a classical concert. Los Cuentos De “Mi Madre La Oca” translated as the Stories of Mother Goose was directed by the talented Karlo Flores, who took the beauties on a journey with both vocal and musical storytelling. The reigning Miss World Toni-Ann Singh also joined the contestants together with Mr World Jack Heslewood and former Miss World winners Stephanie Del Valle and Vanessa Ponce. “The comedic ending was fun to watch. Certain folk tale endings were twisted, for example in the Princess and the Pea, the pea turned to soup. It was a very original Puerto Rican twist that I enjoyed,” Toni-Ann said about her favorite part of the concert. Source: Miss World

Miss World 2021: Head to Head Challenge Draw

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Following their exciting arrival on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and check-in at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve, the contestants' Head to Head challenges commenced on Tuesday, November 23. According to Miss World, the Head to Head Challenge is "a great way for each country to practice their interview skills as they speak about their passions and Beauty with a Purpose projects." The results of each group order are as followed below: Group One : Peru, Nepal, USA, Malaysia, Portugal, Bahamas Group Two : Indonesia, El Salvador, Albania, England, South Africa, Mauritius Group Three : Namibia, Slovakia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Singapore Group Four : Poland, Sri Lanka, Cayman Islands, Scotland, Serbia, Honduras Group Five : Angola, Bolivia, Ukraine, Japan, Sweden, Venezuela Group Six : Norway, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Guadeloupe, Belize Group Seven : Jamaica, Czech Republic, Argentina, Netherlands, Mongolia, Equatorial Guinea Group Eight : Eston

Puerto Rico welcomes Miss World 2021 contestants from over 100 countries and territories

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After months of preparation, the sunny Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico started welcoming the Miss World 2021 contestants from across the world. This is the first time that the prestigious competition is taking place in a Spanish-speaking territory. Renowned for local gems such as El Yunque National Forest, exquisite mountain ranges such as Cordillera Central, Sierra de Cayey, Sierra de Luquillo, and Sierra de Bermeja, and hundreds of miles worth of stunning shoreline, the contestants are excited to enjoy all that this tropical paradise has to offer. Over 100 beauties will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve in Rio Grande, a municipality on the east coast of the island, where they will enjoy exploring the tremendous lagoon-style pool, unique architecture, and experience the wonderful local hospitality that Puerto Rico has to offer. The 70th Miss World final will air live across the world from the  Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan on Thursday, December 16.

Miss World 2021: Over 100 contestants depart for 70th edition in Puerto Rico

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Over 100 contestants from around the world will soon arrive in Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment, for the prestigious 70th edition of the Miss World pageant. The beauties will be accommodated at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico in Río Grande, their official residence for the next four weeks of competition. Miss World 2021 final will be held on Thursday, December 16 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot where the reigning queen and Jamaica's very own Toni-Ann Singh will crown her successor. Photos: Miss World

FAVORITES: Best-dressed at Miss Grand International 2021 welcome ceremony and press conference

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Miss Grand International 2021 welcome ceremony and press conference was held on Thursday, November 18 at the Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand. Fifty-eight contestants wearing their stunning evening gowns and respective crowns arrived at the venue in a sports car. They raised a toast with the reigning queen Abena Appiah and MGI executives during the glittering event. Miss Puerto Rico, Vivianie Diaz Arroyo topped our list of best-dressed contestants followed by representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Colombia, and Myanmar. Special mentions for Indonesia, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Japan, Venezuela and India for making it to our Top 12 list. Photos: Miss Grand International