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Miss Universe Philippines unveils brand-new La Mer En Majesté crown

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A new crown was unveiled by Miss Universe Philippines Organization (MUPH) at its gala night held at Hilton Manila in Pasay City on Tuesday, April 19. The pageant organization partnered with international luxury brand Jewelmer to envision the La Mer En Majesté crown as an homage to the sea. It features the South Sea Pearl, the national gem of the Philippines. A new queen will wear the illustrious masterpiece during the final competition of Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Last year's winner Beatrice Luigi Gomez will crown her successor among 32 contestants. The next queen will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu will be present at the event as a special guest. She will be joined by former queens Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow. The coronation night will stream live on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, iWantTFC, and The Filipino Channel from

Transgender woman enters Top 10 of Miss Nederland 2022

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A transgender woman, Solange Dekker, made history after entering the Top 10 of Miss Nederland 2022 (Miss Universe Netherlands 2022) in a casting held in Amsterdam on Saturday, April 16. The casting event took place at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Former Miss Nederland winners Zoey Ivory, Rahima Dirkse, and Denise Speelman were part of the judging panel. "I really can't describe in words how proud I am of myself, how incredibly grateful I am for the organization for this opportunity as the first trans woman in NL, and how happy I am with all the girls I've met," Solange shared on social media. "Beauty contests are all about connection and change, not about competition and being better than the rest. You are committed to a better world, a more inclusive world. And that is exactly what I am committed to. Inclusivity, power, acceptance," she added. The 26-year-old presenter and the rest of the Top 10 finalists will now continue to battle it out to win the natio

Miss Universe Vietnam accepts first-ever transgender contestant

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Another beauty was surprisingly added to the official Top 70 contestants of the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 competition. The emotional announcement was made during the first episode of the reality TV show "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" which aired on Saturday, April 16. Do Nhat Ha from Ho Chi Minh City made history as the first-ever transgender woman to be accepted as an official contestant after she received an honorary golden ticket from the organizing committee. No stranger to pageantry, Ha was Miss Tiffany Vietnam 2018 and a Top 6 finalist at Miss International Queen 2019, the biggest international beauty pageant for transgender women which is based in Thailand. The 71 official contestants will now continue to battle it out to secure a place in the Top 41. You can vote your favorite to enter straight to the Top 16 at  https://hoahauhoanvuvietnam.bvote.vn/ Watch “I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022” every Saturday at 8:15 p.m. local time on the UNI NETWORK YouTube channel, V

Former Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon ties the knot in California

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THE SECRET IS OUT | Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon has recently got married in California, USA. The Mexican beauty took to social media to share several photos with her mystery husband from the wedding that took place in Carmel Valley. One secret remains as of this writing, who is he? Email us the tip! Former Miss World America, Miss World runner-up, and now reigning Miss Earth Air, Marisa Butler, was also present during the important occasion. Marisa took to her social media account and wrote: "Now that the secret is out… CONGRATULATIONS to one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met on this new and exciting journey!" "From zipping up your Miss World competition evening gown to tying you into your wedding gown - you can always count on me to have your back! I love you [Vanessa Ponce de Leon]." Vanessa replied in a comment: "Thanks for walking with me and loving me no matter how crazy I am! I love you." On December 8, 2018, Vanessa made history

Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 Top 70 contestants announced, final to be held in June

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The Top 70 official contestants who are vying for the title of Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 have been officially announced. Every Saturday starting April 16, the "I am Miss Universe Vietnam 2022" reality TV show will air on VTV9, local channels, and exclusively on the UNI NETWORK Youtube channel. The first episode "CATCH YOUR CHANCE" will start at 8:15 p.m. local time. Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 final competition will take place this June and the winner will represent Vietnam at the 71st Miss Universe edition (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. Former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova has arrived in Ho Chi Minch City to help mentor the contestants and be part of the judging panel who will have the important task of choosing the next deserving woman to wear the "Vinawoman" crown. Meet the Top 70 official contestants: Photos: Nguyen Van Anh Tuan / Miss Universe Vietnam

Miss Earth Portugal 2022 is Maria Rosado

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Miss Ribatejo, Maria Rosado, was crowned Miss Queen Portugal 2021 (Miss Earth Portugal 2022) in a national competition that took place between April 7 and 10 in Castro Daire, Viseu. The 21-year-old beauty from Ourém succeeds Miss Queen Portugal 2020 Gabriella Rodriguez and will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. Miss Viana do Castelo, Soraia Barbosa, Miss Braga, Inês Fernandes, and Miss Porto, Esmeralda Moreira, were the first, second, and third runners-up, respectively. The 10th year anniversary of the Miss Queen Portugal pageant was participated by 45 finalists from all the districts of mainland Portugal, Azores, Madeira, and the Portuguese Community of France. Miss Teen Leiria, Raquel Libório, and Mrs Viseu, Cristiana Giroto, were named  Miss Teen Portugal 2021 and Mrs Portugal 2021, respectively. Portugal has yet to win the Miss Earth crown. Its highest placement was Top 8 with Telma Madeira in 2018. Photos: Maria Rosado / Instagram

Miss World 2022 Karolina Bielawska travels to Romania and the USA

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Following her successful homecoming in Poland, Miss World 2021 Karolina Bielawska went to Bucharest, Romania as a special guest for the charity called "Close to Ukraine" organized by the Romanian Hotel Industry Federation. The charity event was held to raise funds to support the Ukrainian refugees coming to the country as well as to help children with cancer and their families through the Magic Foundation. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss World (@missworld) After her successful visit to the Romanian capital city, the reigning Miss World who celebrated her birthday on April 11, flew to New York City, USA where she was honored to meet with the Polish Consul General Adrian Kubicki and discuss the Miss World Beauty With A Purpose. Karolina also visited the Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union in NYC where she met with the board members and the Polish community. "I felt extremely welcomed by all of them! I also received a very beautiful and

Miss Grand Guatemala 2022 is Andrea Radford

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Andrea Radford, 27, was officially named Miss Grand Guatemala 2022 on Friday, April 8. She succeeds last year's titleholder, María José Sazo. The 5-foot-8-inches tall beauty is a professional model and lawyer. She has previously held the title Miss Supranational Guatemala and placed in the Top 25 at Miss Supranational 2019 in Poland. "This is the beginning of the path towards a dream, it will not be easy, but with the support and determination that defines us as Guatemalans, it will take us far and near our goal, and that goal will be to bring the first golden crown to our precious country," she shared on her social media. "Together we will do this dream come true and with the [Miss Grand Guatemala] team I am sure that we will meet that goal, now more than ever we are united and that will make us strong and unstoppable," she added. The newly appointed Miss Grand Guatemala enjoys motocross and playing guitar as her hobbies. She will now prepare to represent her c

Miss Universe Malta 2022 is Maxine Formosa Gruppetta

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Maxine Formosa Gruppetta was officially announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Malta 2022 in a special press conference and crowning ceremony held at InterContinental Malta in St. George's Bay, St. Julian's on Sunday, April 10. The 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's was second runner-up during last year's Miss Universe Malta competition. She succeeds Jade Cini and will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe pageant (Miss Universe 2022) later this year. "I am so grateful to the [Miss Universe Malta] organization for giving me this wonderful opportunity to represent my country at [Miss Universe]. I promise to make Malta proud," she shared on social media after her coronation. Photos: Lindsey Bahia / Miss Universe Malta

Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 Top 15 official finalists announced

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The Top 15 official finalists of Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 were officially announced in a closed-door event held last March 29 at the MyEG auditorium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. After last year's national competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MUMO national director Datin Elaine Daly said they are back bigger, better and stronger this year. Miss Universe Malaysia 2022 pageant week and final are expected to be held this June. The winner will succeed Francisca Luhong James and represent Malaysia at Miss Universe 2022 later this year. Meet the Top 15 finalists: Wong Siu (Siu Jane) 25, Selangor, 171 CM, Banker Siu Jane graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science in Accounting and Finance and currently works in the banking industry. An inquisitive, goal-driven, and hardworking person, she supported herself in her studies through part-time jobs and an education scholarship. Academic excellence comes naturally to Siu Jane, as evidenced by her re

Miss Universe Colombia 2022 is María Fernanda Aristizábal

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Former Señorita Colombia María Fernanda Aristizábal has been announced as the newly appointed Miss Universe Colombia 2022 in a press conference held at Hotel Dann Carlton Medellin on Wednesday, April 6. The 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio succeeds Valeria Ayos and will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. "I am absolutely convinced that in life everything happens correctly, that we are the result of a perfect chance that places each one of us in the place, time, and situation that we must go through," she shared on social media after being named Miss Universe Colombia 2022. "Today I feel happy and proud to call myself once again: COLOMBIA, although I never stopped feeling the flag in my heart, I had a hunch that this cycle still had pending and I was not wrong," she added. "I want to thank God for being so generous and for giving me the honor of being an ambassador of my country to the Un

Miss Mississippi USA 2022 is Hailey White of Southern Magnolia

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Miss Southern Magnolia, Hailey White, bested 43 other contestants to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2022 in a glittering state competition held on Saturday, April 2 at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Mississippi. The 23-year-old beauty from Hattiesburg succeeds last year's winner, Bailey Anderson. She will represent the southern state at the Miss USA 2022 national pageant. Hanna Perrigin of Lowndes County was named the first runner-up while Michaela Lian from South Mississippi finished as the second runner-up. Lauderdale County's Sydney Russel and Heart of Oxford's Maggie Ulmer were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The newly crowned Miss Mississippi USA took to social media to share that winning her title was a dream and she is so proud to wear Mississippi across her chest and represent such an amazing state. "It is such a humbling experience to be chosen from the amazing group of women I spent the past several days getting to know. I hope to make eve

Indonesia's Nadia Tjoa wins Miss Face of Humanity 2022

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Nadia Tjoa of Indonesia was crowned Miss Face of Humanity 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, April 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada. The 27-year-old old architecture graduate, model, and entrepreneur bested 16 other contestants to win the international pageant. As its global ambassador, she will advocate youth and women empowerment around the world. Rwanda's Rita Ngarambe, USA's Kerri Jade Shapiro, and Hong Kong's Juliette Louie were the first, second, and third runners-up, respectively. Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Afghanistan, Comores, and Mexico completed the Top 10. The winner was crowned by former Miss Universe Thailand and Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Paweensuda Drouin. Miss Face of Humanity is a global platform that focuses on amplifying the voices of female change-makers who are creating an impact in the world. The pageant aims to share and spread love, uplift humanity, and promote world peace and education. Photos: Mi

Julita Kitwe Mbangula crowned Miss Supranational Namibia 2022, Jean-Louis Knouwds named first-ever Mister Supranational Nambia

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The second edition of the Miss Supranational Namibia pageant was held last Saturday, March 26 at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) in Windhoek. Julita Kitwe Mbangula, a 26-year-old junior medical doctor was crowned Miss Supranational Nambia 2022 while a 3-year-old radio presenter from Windhoek, Jean-Louis Knouwds, was named Mister Supranational Namibia 2022. They will represent their Southern African country at the next Miss Supranational and Mister Supranational competitions in Poland this July. Fresh from attending her country's National Day celebration at Expo Dubai 2022, the reigning Miss Supranational and Nambia's very own Chanique Rabe, joined reigning Mister Supranational Varo Vargas of Peru as special guests at the glittering event. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Supranational Namibia (@miss_supranational_namibia) Photos: Southern ☓ Studio, Miss Supranational Namibia / Instagram