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Reina Hispanoamericana 2021 is Andrea Bazarte, back-to-back win for Mexico

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Andrea Bazarte of Mexico bested 26 other contestants to be crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2021 in a gleaming competition held on Saturday, October 30 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The 28-year-old model who holds a degree in marketing was able to achieve a historic back-to-back win for her country. She succeeds her fellow Mexican, Regina Peredo. Panama's Ana Lucia Tejeria was named Virreina Hispanoamericana 2021 while Colombia's Maria Alejandra Vengoechea and Venezuela's Andrea Romero were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The beauties from the Philippines, Emmanuelle Vera, Brazil, Bruna Zanardo, and Portugal, Theresa Matos, completed the Top 7 finalists. Finishing the Top 12 semi-finalists were the representatives from Bolivia, Carolina Fernández, Chile, Paula Hernandez, Haiti, Winy Lundi, Puerto Rico, Auda López, and Dominican Republic, Karibel Pérez. Reina Hispanoamericana is a competition founded in 1991 as Reina Sudamericana. It is participated by de

Miss Universe Nepal 2021 is Sujita Basnet

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Sujita Basnet was crowned Miss Universe Nepal 2021 in a national competition held on Saturday, October 30 at the Hotel Yak & Yeti in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu. The 28-year-old US resident is a management consultant who holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical/medical engineering. She was last year's runner-up to her predecessor, Anshika Sharma. Nina Kant Mandal was named first runner-up while Rakchya Upreti secured the second runner-up finish. Pratiksha Chhetri and Keshu Khadka were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Nepal is the founder of LiberatED, a program that aims to empower and uplift the youth from under-resourced communities through education, leadership training, and access to resources. Sujita will now prepare to represent Nepal at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. Photos: Studio Mero Works, Milan Lama / Miss Universe Nepal

Miss Universe Cambodia 2021 is Marady Ngin

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Marady Ngin was crowned Miss Universe Cambodia in a gleaming national competition held on Thursday, October 28 in Phnom Penh. The 22-year-old model, actress, and host edged out 17 other beauties to win the pageant. She succeeds Sarita Reth and will now prepare for the international Miss Universe 2021 (70th Miss Universe) pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. Neth Son and Margaret Sim were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Cambodia shared on her social media account that winning her title "seems like a dream" and she thanked everyone who supported her from the beginning. "I promise I will do my best for Cambodia," she added. Photos: Miss Universe Cambodia

Philippines' Cinderella Faye Obeñita wins Miss Intercontinental 2021

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Miss Philippines, Cinderella Faye Obeñita, was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2021 during the glittering 49th edition of the pageant on Friday, October 29 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The 25-year-old tourism officer who hails from Cagayan de Oro bested over 70 other contestants to win the international title. She succeeded Hungary's Fanni Mikó. Mexico's Paulina Uceda was named first runner-up while United Kingdom's Romy Simpkins was awarded the second runner-up. The representatives from Seychelles, Kelly-Mary Anette, Canada, Kaitlyn Li, and Colombia, Maria Paula Castillo, were the third, fourth, and fifth runners-up, respectively. "I would like to be that source of hope, that source of inspiration on the true power of beauty, and that is felt in the kindness of our hearts and definitely in the sincerity of our loving actions," the new Miss Intercontinental said in her answer to the final question. Cinderella is the second woman from the Philippines to hold the Miss I

Miss Venezuela 2021 is Amanda Dudamel

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Miss Región Andina, Amanda Dudamel, bested 17 other beauties to win the glittering Miss Venezuela 2021 competition held on Thursday, October 28 in Caracas. The 21-year-old model, tennis player, and fashion designer is the daughter of former national soccer team goalkeeper and coach, Rafael Dudamel. She was crowned by last year's winner, Mariángel Villasmil, and will now prepare to represent Venezuela at Miss Universe 2022. Miss Cojedes, Ariagny Daboín, was named Miss Venezuela World 2021. The 24-year-old clinical psychologist succeeds Alejandra Conde and will be sent to the Miss World 2022 pageant. Fabiana Rodríguez of Distrito Capital and  Migleth Cuevas of Yaracuy were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Rosángel Requena of La Guaira and Selene Delgado of Miranda completed the Top 5 finalists. Photos: Yeshismar Mejias / Miss Venezuela

Miss Costa Rica 2021 Valeria Rees officially crowned

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Valeria Rees was officially crowned as Miss Costa Rica 2021 in a special ceremony held at the Estudio Marco Picado on Thursday, October 28. The 28-year-old law student was appointed as Miss Costa Rica last August 30. She succeeds Ivonne Cerdas and will now prepare to represent her country at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. In addition to wearing a crown handcrafted by designer George Bakkar, Valeria also receives a car, three million colones, and other sponsored prizes. Costa Rica has yet to win the Miss Universe crown since joining the prestigious international competition in 1954. Photo: Miss Costa Rica

Miss Ukraine 2021 is Aleksandra Yaremchuk

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Aleksandra Yaremchuk was crowned Miss Ukraine 2021 in a glittering national competition held last October 21 in Kyiv. The 22-year-old professional dancer from Vinnytsia holds a degree in business management from University of Kyiv. She bested 24 other beauties to win her title. "An unforgettable day in my life, unsurpassed emotions. Thank you Miss Ukraine for this opportunity," she said. The new Miss Ukraine will represent her country at the 70th Miss World pageant in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Marina Litvin and Olga Shamrai were named Miss Earth Ukraine and Miss International Ukraine 2021, respectively. They will be sent to the international Miss Earth and Miss International competitions. Photos: Miss Ukraine / Міс Україна

Miss World Korea 2021 is Tara Hong

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Tara Hong was crowned Miss World Korea 2021 at the spectacular virtual event held last October 18. The online event was shown on LG U Plus which has 13 million users. The 23-year-old UC Berkeley University student and K pop idol singer said: "Being a representative requires courage, faith, and empathy. It’s a duty of honor as I will be representing almost 52 million Koreans, and that’s not including those across the globe." "Until the final competition, I plan to spend some quality time deepening my understanding of the world, listening to the voices of my country, and reflecting on my own values in life,” she added. Tara succeeds Ji-Yeon Lim and will now prepare to represent Korea at the 70th Miss World pageant to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico this December. Photos: Miss World

Miss Universe Bulgaria 2021 is Elena Danova

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Elena Danova has been officially named Miss Universe Bulgaria 2021 on October 28 following an online casting among 48 applicants from all over the country. The 21-year-old public relations student at Sofia University hails from Krichim. She is also a model, actress, and singer who speaks English and German fluently. "I can not describe the joy I feel. I am honored to carry this title and to represent Bulgaria at the most prestigious competition," she shared on her social media account. Elena succeeds Radinela Chusheva and she will now prepare to compete in the 70th Miss Universe pageant to be held in Eilat, Israel this December. Photos: Kostadin Krustev - Koko / Miss Universe Bulgaria

International pop star Noa Kirel to perform at 70th Miss Universe pageant

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The Miss Universe Organization has just announced that singer and international pop star Noa Kirel is set to perform at the 70th Miss Universe pageant. MUO also confirmed that the competition will air live around the world from Eilat, Israel on Sunday, December 12 at 7 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements! Photo: Miss Universe

Noa Cochva to represent Israel at 70th Miss Universe pageant

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Noa Cochva was crowned Miss Israel 2021 in a glittering national pageant held on Sunday, October 24 in Tel Aviv. The 22-year-old model and entrepreneur from Bnei Atarot edged out 11 other finalists to win her title. She succeeds Tehila Levi and will now represent Israel at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat this December. Noa aspires to become a pediatrician someday. She studied confectionery at Estella in Tel Aviv and also served in the Israel Defense Forces as a commander in a medic course. Photo: Miss Israel

Miss Universe Thailand 2021 is Anchilee Scott-Kemmis

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Anchilee Scott-Kemmis bested 29 other contestants to be crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2021 in a glittering national competition held on Sunday, October 24 at the NICE Pattaya, Convention and Exhibition Center. The 22-year-old Thai-Australian model and social researcher holds a bachelor's degree in sociology. She succeeds last year's winner and Miss Universe Top 10 finalist, Amanda Obdam. Tharina Botes and Nanthiya Suwansawaeng were named first and second runners-up, respectively, while Kasama Suetrong and Pimnara Vonzurmuehlen completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss Universe Thailand will now prepare to represent her country at the 70th Miss Universe pageant to be held in Eilat, Israel this December. "Thank you everyone for sending me power on this beautiful night. I am honored to represent Thailand and will do everything in my power for you all. To everyone reading this who doesn’t the standard: Tonight, we made our own and we did it for our young girls growing up to

Miss Ukraine Universe 2021 is Anna Neplyah

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Anna Neplyah was crowned Miss Ukraine Universe 2021 in a national competition held in Kyiv last Friday, October 15. The 27-year-old model succeeds Yelyzaveta Yastremska and will now represent Ukraine at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. Victoria Apanasenko was the first runner-up while Diana Dudka and Nelya Popovich were respectively named Miss Charm Ukraine and Miss Eco International Ukraine 2021. "I want to become Miss Ukraine Universe to show by example to all the girls that everything is possible and everything is in our head. I want women to learn to love themselves and not deny their power in femininity," said the new Miss Ukraine Universe. Photo: Miss Ukraine Universe.

Miss Universe Australia 2021 is Daria Varlamova

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Daria Varlamova was announced Miss Universe Australia 2021 in a national final held in Melbourne on Tuesday, October 19. The 26-year-old mental health advocate from Victoria succeeds Maria Thattil. She will now prepare to represent Australia at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel in December. Mia Brooks and Jasmine Stringer were named first and second runners-up, respectively, while Ally Draper and Tiana Meehan completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss Universe Australia is a student advisor at a university and currently working towards becoming a psychotherapist. "I am incredibly grateful for this platform and what lies ahead. I am also immensely proud of each and every woman that has been a part of this beautiful journey with me," she wrote on her social media account. Australia won Miss Universe twice with Kerry Anne Wells in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004. Photos: Miss Universe Australia

Miss Universe Colombia 2021 is Valeria Ayos

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Miss Cartagena, Valeria Ayos, was crowned Miss Universe Colombia 2021 in a glittering national final held at the Chamorro Entertainment City Hall in Bogotá on Monday, October 18. The 27-year-old model and international relations professional bested 23 other contestants to succeed Laura Olascuaga and earn the opportunity to represent her country at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. Miss Risaralda, Maria Alejandra López, and Miss Risaralda, Francelys Santoya, were named first and second runners-up, respectively. "From this night I take with me the hugs of my companions, the cries of joy, the nerves on stage, the support of my family and friends," the new Miss Universe Colombia shared on her social media account shortly after winning the competition. Valeria is no stranger to pageantry as she was previously Miss Earth Colombia and participated in Miss Earth 2018 in the Philippines where she earned a Top 4 placement. Photos: Alex Fandiño / Miss Univer