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Miss Northern Ireland 2022 is Daria Gapska

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Daria Gapska was crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2022 in a national final held at Europa Hotel in Belfast on Monday, May 23. The 20-year-old nursing student from Co Antrim bested 23 other contestants to win her title. She succeeds last year's winner Anna Leitch and will now prepare to represent Northern Ireland at the 71st Miss World pageant. Lucy Johnston and Poppy Smith were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Reigning Miss World Karolina Bielawska was a special guest at the event. Photos: Brendan Gallagher / Miss Northern Ireland

Miss World Philippines 2022: Meet the finalists for Head to Head Challenge and Talent Competition

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Maria Gigante of Cebu and Charyzah Esparrago of Taguig have been announced the Top 2 finalists at the conclusion of the Miss World Philippines 2022 Head to Head Challenge final round that took place on Monday, May 23 at Twin Lakes Hotel.  Angela Teng of Baliway, Bulacan, Ashley Subijano Montenegro of Makati, and Erika Kristensen of Carmona, Cavite were the rest of the Top 5. For the Talent Competition, 5 contestants emerged at the top from their presentations on Tuesday, May 24 at Hotel Lucky China Town. They are Alison Black of Las Piñas, Gwendolyne Fourniol of Negros Occidental, Paula Madarieta Ortega of Albay, Cassandra Bermeo Chan of San Juan, and Tsina Jade Chu of Iloilo Province. The winners will be announced during the coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on June 5. Photos: Miss World Philippines Organization

FAVORITES: Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Glam Shots

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The official glam shots of the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 contestants channeling their inner ice princesses were released online on Monday, May 23. Taken by Raymond Saldana and Owen Reyes, the photos are also displayed in an exhibit at Gateway Mall in Araneta City. Here are our Top 16 favorite shots: Karen Laurrie Mendoza Nicole Budol Patricia Tan Nyca Mae D. Bernardo Chealsea Fernandez Ma. Isabela David Nicole Borromeo Anna Valencia Lakrini Cyrille D. Payumo Gabrielle Basiano Jashmin Dimaculangan Yllana Marie S. Aduana Anne De Mesa Mary Justinne Punsalang Christine Juliane Opiaza Diana Mackey Binibining Pilipinas 2022 will be held on July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The winners are expected to represent the Philippines at Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe, and Miss Grand International.

Miss Universe Croatia 2022 is Arijana Podgajski

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Arijana Podgajski was crowned Miss Universe Croatia 2022 in a glittering competition held at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb on Monday, May 23. The 19-year-old economics student and model from Krapina bested 12 other finalists to win her beauty title. She speaks English, likes to train at home, practice yoga, walk in nature, and read a good book. Klaudija Krezić from Sesvete and Veronika Đerek from Ivanić Grad were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Antonela Zvonković was awarded Miss Congeniality. The new Miss Universe Croatia succeeds Ora Antonia Ivanišević and will represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. As the titleholder, she wants to advocate for mental health, women's rights, and abandoned animals. Photos: Miss Universe Croatia

Mister of the Netherlands 2022 is Niek Muilerman

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Niek Muilerman (left) was named Mister of the Netherlands 2022 in a national competition held at Event Plaza in Rijswijk on Saturday, May 21. The 23-year-old "Most Handsome Man of The Netherlands" from Deventer succeeds last year's titleholder from Putten, Tjardo Vollema. Thijn Flesch took home the title Mister Teenager Netherlands 2022 while Jort Runia, Sil Jorna, Dylan Delano, and Rick Pruim were proclaimed runners-up. The winners of the competition are expected to represent the Netherlands at international male pageants such as Man of the World, Mister Global, and Manhunt International. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Niek Muilerman (@niek.muilerman) Photos: Li Yuan Photography / Misters of the Netherlands

Mexicana Universal 2022: Irma Miranda of Sonora to represent Mexico at Miss Universe 2022

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Irma Miranda, representative of the state of Sonora, was crowned Mexicana Universal 2022 (Miss Universe Mexico 2022) at the Centro de Convenciones de San Luis Potosí (San Luis Potosi Convention Center) on Saturday, May 21. The 25-year-old TV host and business administration graduate bested 31 other contestants to win her title. She succeeds Débora Hallal of Sinaloa and will represent Mexico at Miss Universe 2022 later this year. Itzía Garcia of Colima clinched the title Mexicana International 2023 (Miss International Mexico 2023) and will be sent to next year's Miss International pageant in Japan. Diana Robles of Guanajuato and Verónica Gamboa of Nayarit were named Mexicana Hispanoamericana 2022 and Mexicana Latinoamericana 2023, respectively, while Mayra Valencia of Nuevo León became first runner-up. "Follow your dreams, don't let anyone limit you, let no one tell you who to be, much less who to become," the new Miss Universe Mexico shared on social media after winni

Miss International 2022: The 60th Miss International pageant takes place in Tokyo on December 13

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It's officially confirmed that the 60th Miss International beauty pageant will be held on December 13 in Tokyo, Japan. The international pageant organization announced the final date and venue on Monday, May 23 after canceling for 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 60 contestants have already been selected to participate in the upcoming edition with new countries are expected to debut such as Cape Verde and Uzbekistan while Seychelles is set to return after last competing in 1995. Miss International 2019 Sireethorn Leearamwat from Thailand, the longest-reigning Miss International in history, will finally relinquish her reign after 3 years at the end of the event at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Photo: Miss International

Miss Philippines Earth 2022 official delegates announced

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The 41 official delegates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2022 pageant were officially announced last Tuesday, May 18. This year's competition, themed "ME Loves Fauna" is expected to take place this July. The final date and venue are yet to be revealed by the national pageant organization. Here are the 41 official delegates representing their cities, municipalities, provinces, and communities abroad: Merhyl Kit Paraluman (Alabel, Sarangani) Dayzeree Kent Gonzales (Angono, Rizal) Princess Cruz (Antipolo City) Trisha Van Eldik (Balagtas, Bulacan) Vallery Paulite (Bauang, La Union) Nice Lampad (Bayugan City) Jayra Aliyah Olivinada (Cadiz City) Hannah Shenneil Arellano (Calatagan, Batangas) Kiara Liane Wellington (Cebu City) Lavinia Marquez (Dagupan City) Michele Angela Okol (Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte) Rache Santos (Dipolog City) Chrisdalyn Abrenica (Filipino Community of Dubai, UAE) Jasmine Paguio (Filipino Community of Toronto, Canada) Renee Coleen Sta. Teresa (Ibaan, Bat

Miss Supranational Malaysia 2022 is Melisha Lin

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A 24-year-old model, Melisha Lin, was named Miss Supranational Malaysia 2022 after gaining the highest position in the overall fan vote last May 14. The Malaysian representative to the upcoming Miss Supranational 2022 competition in Poland this July, edged out another contender for the title, Vinthiya Vasu. Melisha holds a degree in marketing management from the University of Greenwich. She is expected to be crowned in a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur this June with the renowned actress and former Miss Supranational Malaysia Sanjna Suri as a special guest. "One thing I hereby promise each and every one of you is that I will do better than my very best in Poland to make Malaysia proud," she wrote on social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Melisha Lin (@melishalin_) Photos: Ezad Photography / Melisha Lin / Instagram

Thailand's representatives for Miss and Mister Supranational 2022 crowned

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The Miss and Mister Supranational Thailand 2022 national pageant was held on Friday, May 20 at Show DC's Ultra Arena Hall in Bangkok. Praewwanich Ruangthong, 29, was named Miss Supranational Thailand 2022 while Yoyo Teenarupakorn Muangmai, 27, clinched the Mister Supranational Thailand 2022 title. They will represent their country at Miss and Mister Supranational 2022 in Poland this July. "Finally I’ve reached my dream, and I promise that I will do my best for Thailand in [Mister Supranational] 2022," the new Mister Supranational Thailand shared on social media after winning his title. The new Miss Supranational Thailand also took to social media to share a photo of her crowning moment and wrote "I did it" in the caption. "I AM SUPRA and I’m from Thailand. Next station is Poland," she said in another post. Reigning Miss Supranational Chanique Rabe, and former Miss Supranational queens Mutya Datul and Anntonia Porsild, were special guests at the event.

71st Miss World: Meet the delegates from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Honduras and Venezuela

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Over 20 beauties have already been confirmed as representatives of their respective countries and territories for the 71st Miss World edition. The final competition and official venue of the prestigious pageant are yet to be announced by the Miss World Organization. Reigning queen Karolina Bielawska of Poland, the second Polish to win Miss World, will crown her successor at the end of the event. Here are the delegates from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Honduras, and Venezuela: Miss World Bolivia 2021 Fernanda Rivero is 20 years old and currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in International Trade. She won the title Miss Bolivia Mundo 2021 while representing Beni during the national competition held in August last year. Miss World Costa Rica 2022 Krisly Salas, a 24-year-old nutrition student and founder of the social project “Cuenta Conmigo” was named Señorita Costa Rica last February. The purpose of the project is to be a voice of encouragement to those who suffer from anxiety

60th Miss International: Meet the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic and Honduras

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After cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 60th Miss International is finally taking place in Japan later this year. Over 50 delegates have already been confirmed to participate in the final whose date and venue have yet to be announced by the organization. Meet the recently confirmed delegates from Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, and Honduras: Miss International Canada 2022 Madison Kvaltin from northern Ontario is a 24-year-old entrepreneur who started her own body confident athletic brand, Skilla Athletics, and website design business. She holds a degree in sociology and business from Queen's University. Miss International Colombia 2022 Natalia Lopez Cardona is a 23-year-old model and law student from Quindio. She was second place during last year's Señorita Colombia competition in Cartagena and was named Virreina Nacional de Belleza. Miss International Czech Republic 2022 Adela Maderycova, a 23-year-old children's recorder teacher and model,

Send-off event held for Miss and Mister Supranational Vietnam 2022, national competition launched

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A send-off event was held for Miss Supranational Vietnam 2022 Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen and Mister Supranational Vietnam 2022 Dat Kyo who will represent their country at Miss and Mister Supranational 2022 in Poland this July. This year's national competition was also officially launched. The press conference took place at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, May 17. Unimedia in collaboration with Leading Media will organize a special reality TV format for the pageant which is expected to run for several months and the final will take place later this year. Gerhard Parzutka Von Lipinsky, founder and president of the Miss and Mister Supranational pageants, was a special guest during the event. The event was also attended by Vietnam's very own Mister International Trinh Van Bao and Miss Universe 2018 Top 5 finalist H’Hen Nie. Photos: Miss Supranational Vietnam

Miss World Philippines 2022 Beach Beauty Competition Top 10 announced

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The 36 Miss World Philippines 2022 contestants showcased their runway skills during the pageant's Beach Beauty Competition held at Boracay Newcoast on Tuesday, May 17. Meet the Top 10 finalists officially announced by the Miss World Philippines Organization: Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulakan, Bulacan), Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulakan, Bulacan), Cassandra Chan (San Juan), Alison Black (Las Piñas), Maria Gigante (Cebu) Paula Maderieta Ortega (Albay), Blessie Villablanca (Iloilo City), Gwendolyn Furniol (Negros Occidental), Ingrid Santamaria (Parañaque City), Justine Beatrice Felizarta (Marikina City) The winner will be revealed during the Miss World Philippines 2022 coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 5. Photos: Charvin Valdez Torne / Miss World Philippines Organization

Miss Universe 2022: Meet the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta and the Philippines

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Miss Universe 2022 will be the 71st edition of the Miss Universe pageant and around 10 delegates have already been selected to represent their respective countries and territories. Who will succeed India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu as Miss Universe? Here are the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta, and the Philippines: Miss Universe Canada 2022 is Chinese-Canadian Amelia Tu who hails from Vancouver, BC. She is 20-year-old biology and business student at Universe of California, Berkeley who enjoys exploring different genres of dance. Miss Universe Colombia 2022 María Fernanda Aristizábal is a 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio. She won the Señorita Colombia title in 2019 and was expected to compete in Miss Universe 2020 but unfortunately, the national franchise changed owners and a first-ever Miss Universe Colombia competition took place in Barranquilla. Miss Universe Malta 2022 Maxine Formosa Gruppetta is a 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's. She was