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Miss Universe Switzerland 2023 is Lorena Santen

Lorena Santen was crowned Miss Universe Switzerland 2023 in a national competition on Saturday, September 23 at the Hilton Hotel in Geneva. The 26-year-old economics graduate from Aargau beat 14 other competitors to win the title. She succeeds last year's winner Alia Guindi and will soon represent her country at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador. Marisa Varunee Kappenthuler and Emilie Bovier were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while  Jessica Alice Schmid and Dalia Del Valle Kramer rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The rest of the Top 10 were Gaia Bertoncini, Marine Sayard, Sol Cristina Von Allmen, Vanessa Williams, and Virginie Monney. Before winning the competition, the new Miss Universe Switzerland shared: "Aspiring to attain the prestigious title of Miss Universe Switzerland and representing Switzerland on an international stage is a dream I have cherished in my heart for as long as I can remember. It is woven into the very fabric of who I am." "I l

Mister Grand International 2022 is Michael Pelletier of Switzerland

Michael Pelletier, representing Switzerland, was proclaimed Mister Grand International 2022 on Friday, November 25 at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. The 28-year-old fashion model from Perly, Geneva, succeeded last year's winner from Puerto Rico, Fernando Ezequiel Padin. He became the first representative from his country to win the international title. Rounding out the Top 6 finalists were first runner-up from the Philippines, Kristzan Karlo Delos Santos; second runner-up from Singapore, Aaron Tan; third runner-up from Trinidad and Tobago, Aquil Ramsahai; fourth runner-up from Vietnam, Nguyen Vu Linh; and fifth runner-up from Tahiti, Teaniva Dinard.  No stranger to pageantry, the new Mister Grand International was named Mister Suisse Francophone 2020 and went on to win the Mister Globe 2021 virtual edition. "It is an immense honor for me to receive such a reward for a long-term work and the trust you have placed in me

Miss Universe Switzerland 2022 is Alia Guindi

Alia Guindi bested 13 other finalists to win Miss Universe Switzerland 2022 on Friday, September 2 at La Marive in Yverdon-les-Bains. The 19-year-old model and dance teacher from Fully was a finalist at Top Model Europe 2020 and a Top 6 finalist at Miss Suisse Francophone 2021. She will now prepare to represent Switzerland at the 71st Miss Universe pageant.  Nicole Zimmermann and Tiphaine Sagne were respectively the first and second runners-up while Zolanny Encarnación and Sashi Chiesa completed the Top 5. Former Miss International from Puerto Rico Lauri Simpson graced the event as part of the international panel of jury. She was joined by former Miss Universe Spain Sofía del Prado, former Mister Colombia International Rey Rodríguez and reigning Miss Mundo Colombia Camila Andrea Pinzon. Switzerland last competed in Miss Universe with Jastina Doreen Riederer in 2018. Since its debut in 1953, the country has not won the international title yet. So far its highest placement was second run

Miss Universe Switzerland 2022: Meet the 14 finalists vying for this year's title

After a 3-year hiatus, Switzerland is returning to the Miss Universe pageant this year. Fourteen finalists will be competing for the title of Miss Universe Switzerland 2022 on Friday, September 2 at La Marive in Yverdon-les-Bains. Switzerland last joined Miss Universe in 2018 with Jastina Doreen Riederer. Since its debut in 1953, no Swiss representative has won the coveted crown yet. The country's highest placement was second runner-up in 2006 with Lauriane Gilliéron. The next Miss Universe Switzerland will represent her country at Miss Universe 2022, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Meet this year's official finalists: Mélanie Haldemann Pamela Tropea Zolanny Encarnación Nicole Zimmermann Lauren Bonny Tiphaine Sagne Brenda Huguet Elisa Esteve Shadya Chagna Sashi Chiesa Alia Guindi Marie Terreaux Jessica Chassot Aurore Keim Visit the official website of Miss Universe Switzerland to book your tickets for the gala evening. Photo: Miss Universe Switzerland