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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

Miss Universe Vietnam 2021 Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen official crowning

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Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen has finally been officially crowned as Miss Universe Vietnam 2021 during her send-off event held on Saturday, November 20 prior to her departure for the Miss Universe competition in Israel. The 26-year-old business administration graduate from Can Tho received her official crown and sash from her predecessor and Miss Universe Top 21 semi-finalist, Nguyen Tran Khanh Van. Kim Duyen was appointed as Miss Universe Vietnam 2021 last May. She will soon depart for Israel to compete with over 70 other beauties from around the world during the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat on December 12. Photos: Miss Universe Vietnam

Miss Earth 2021 is Destiny Wagner, first major crown for Belize

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Destiny Wagner, representing Belize, bested over 80 contestants from across the world to be crowned Miss Earth 2021 during the virtual final aired on Sunday, November 21. The 25-year-old entrepreneur from Punta Gorda, Toledo, made history for becoming the first-ever woman from her country to win the Miss Earth pageant and the first Belizean to win a major international beauty title. "I am overwhelmed right now with emotions. The words and the gratitude, it’s very hard to express but I am thankful. I am thankful for the Miss Earth organization and thankful for my team as well," she said after being announced the new queen. USA's Marisa Butler was crowned Miss Earth - Air 2021 while Chile's Romina Denecken van der Veen and Thailand's Baitong Jareerat Petsom completed the Top 4 and were respectively named Miss Earth - Water and Miss Earth - Fire 2021. The rest of the Top 8 were the representatives from the Netherlands, Saartje Langstraat, Philippines, Naelah Alshorba

Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey graces cover of Her World Vietnam's 13th Anniversary issue

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Lindsey Coffey, a Miss Earth who never stopped being a Miss Earth, is the cover story of Her World Vietnam’s 13th Anniversary issue. The American model, activist, and beauty queen who became USA's first-ever Miss Earth winner told the publication about her winning moment, her wonderful reign, and what's next for her after that. Lindsey will relinquish her reign during the virtual Miss Earth 2021 final competition this Sunday, November 21. "Although my reign has come to an end, there is still more work to do. From this point on I will think bigger, speak louder, and love harder. Our potential is limitless," she said. Full interview here: https://bit.ly/3DAcvdh Photographer: Sophie Cécil Xu | Hair: Kia Sterling | Makeup: Seiya Libuchi using M.A.C cosmetics | Stylist: Kevin Parker | Associate stylist: Kerry Scott | Assistant stylist: Ayumi Perry, Devon Moyer | Editor: Vincent Tran | Outfits: Cory Couture & Khang Le | Producer: Cory Couture Productions with FTL Moda

FAVORITES: Miss Earth 2021 final Top 7 favorite contestants

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In just a few hours, contestants from 89 countries and territories will be vying for the coveted title of Miss Earth 2021 in a virtual finale to be aired on Sunday, November 21. This is the second time that the pre-pageant activities and coronation night are conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Who will succeed Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey of the USA as the next queen who will champion the preservation and protection of our planet? Meet our final Top 7 favorites for the crown: BELIZE - Destiny Wagner CHILE - Romina Denecken NETHERLANDS - Saartje Langstraat PHILIPPINES - Naelah Alshorbaji THAILAND - Baitong Jareerat Petsom USA - Marisa Butler VENEZUELA - María Daniela Velasco Honorable mentions: Puerto Rico, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Russia, Belarus Photos: Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2021: Meet the final's distinguished panel of judges

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After weeks of online activities and preliminary competitions, the Miss Earth 2021 pageant will hold its final competition on Sunday, November 21. The virtual event will air live on Miss Earth official streaming platforms and channels across the world. Over 80 beauties will be vying for the coveted title currently held by USA's Lindsey Coffey. Meet the judges who will have the most difficult task in selecting the next Miss Earth: International pop star, singer and songwriter, Amel Rose. Allan Wu, actor and host of The Amazing Race Asia and The Amazing Race China. Davonna Finley, women’s advocate, pageant analyst and social media’s The Sovereign. Atty. Roel Refran, a seasoned lawyer, capital markets executive and an educator in law and business. TV host, model and actress, Adrienne "AJ" Janic, also known as "AJ" from the hit TV show Overhaul. Desmound Majekodunmi, a Radio Host, Musician, Documentary Producer, Farmer and a Creation Care Evironmentalist. Photos: Mi

Reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza visits holy sites in Israel

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The reigning Miss Universe from Mexico, Andrea Meza, toured around Israel ahead of the upcoming 70th Miss Universe competition to be held in the country this December. Her itinerary included a visit to holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, November 17. Amid boycott calls and pressures on contestants, Israel pushes through its historic hosting of the Miss Universe pageant in Eilat. Over 70 beauties from around the world will soon arrive to compete for the prestigious title. According to Andrea, the pageant shouldn’t be politicized. The Mexican beauty will relinquish her crown on December 12 in the southern Israeli resort city. "Everyone with different beliefs, with different backgrounds, with different cultures, they all come together and when you are in there you forget about politics, about your religion," she told the press. Photos: Gilad Tidhar Photography / Miss Universe

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

Puerto Rico's Michelle Marie Colón shows off national costume for 70th Miss Universe

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Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 Michelle Marie Colón showed off her national costume for the 70th Miss Universe pageant on the "Viva la Tarde" program of Wapa TV. The national costume called "Protectora de Nuestras Costas” not only pays tribute to the Puerto Rican Afro-descendants but also carries a message of awareness for the conservation of the environment. Recycled materials such as plastic bottles, caps, and bags, some of the most common and harmful pollutants in the seas, were collected and transformed into art and music elements for this beautiful creation. Inspired by Puerto Rico's first indigenous music "la bomba" the costume is a collaborative work of Dominican designers Leonel Lirio and plastic artist Luis Rivas. “I wanted a dress that had color, movement, and that transmitted energy. I am extremely happy to be able to bring not only these elements to the universal stage but also to be able to represent the wealth of our Afro-descendants. The dres

FAVORITES: Best-dressed at Miss Grand International 2021 sash ceremony

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Miss Grand International 2021 contestants' orientation and sash ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 17 at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort in Thailand. The reigning Miss Grand International from the United States of America, Abena Appiah, led the traditional MGI event. Out of 56 contestants present during the ceremony, our team picked Miss Indonesia, Sophie Louise Rogan as best-dressed. Special mentions for the beauties from Thailand, Venezuela, Japan, Myanmar, Brazil, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Photos: Miss Grand International

FAVORITES: Miss USA 2021 Top 11 best headshots

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(Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch) Miss USA 2021 will be held on Monday, November 29 at the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 70th edition of the competition will be hosted by American TV personality Zuri Hall and Hollywood's top makeup artist Patrick Ta, while media personality Nicole Adamo to serve as a lounge host. At the end of the event, Asya Branch of Mississippi will crown her successor, who will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. This will be the second consecutive year to be broadcast on FYI, and the first to be streamed live on Hulu. The edition will mark the first year of the competition under Crystle Stewart's directorship. Here are our Top 11 favorite headshots displayed on missusa.com : Arizona California Delaware Florida Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Special mentions: Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio

Señorita Colombia 2021 is Valentina Espinosa of Bolívar

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Valentina Espinosa, the representative of the Bolívar department, was chosen as the new Señorita Colombia 2021 (Miss Colombia 2021) in a ceremony full of color, music, and a lot of Colombian talent on Sunday, November 14 at the Auditorio Getsemaní del Centro de Convenciones Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala in Cartagena. The 23-year-old social communication and journalism professional triumphed over 24 other beauties to win her national title. She succeeds María Fernanda Aristizábal Urrea and is expected to represent her country at the next Miss Supranational edition in Poland. Natalia López Cardona of Quindío place second and was named Virreina Nacional while Karen Julieth Ortiz Díaz finished as first princess. Chocó’s María Lucía Cuesta Arias and Sucre’s Yamile Dajud Zuluaga were the second and third princesses, respectively. The new Señorita Colombia describes herself as "a brave, fighter, persevering, kind and happy and fair woman who seeks equality and equity. Someone who always focus

Sweden's Moa Sandberg reveals her national costume for the 70th Miss Universe pageant

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Sweden's Moa Sandberg will be wearing the majestic national costume designed by Miss Universe Sweden's Creative Director & Official Designer, Aviad Arik Herman. The national costume is a regal tribute to the Kingdom of Sweden's beloved monarchy and in honor of the 70 years of diplomatic relationship between Sweden and Israel as well as the 70th edition of the Miss Universe competition. Moa will compete with over 70 other beauties from around the world during the 70th Miss Universe pageant on December 12 in Eilat, Israel. Concept and Design: Aviad Arik Herman | Design Assistant: Sarit Herman | Photography: Peter Håkansson | Make Up: Emanuel Hareb | Hair: Tara Ahmed | Videography: Shir Musan | Music: Tomer Adaddi | Location: Gunnebo Castle