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Miss Russia 2022 Anna Linnikova to participate in the 71st Miss Universe pageant

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Anna Linnikova bested 24 other finalists to be crowned Miss Russia 2022 in a virtual ceremony held on Monday, July 25 in Moscow. The 22-year-old public relations student and professional model hails from the southwestern Russian city of Orenburg. She succeeds Alina Sanko and is expected to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant, possibly later this year. Anna Budaeva from Chuvashia and Daria Nemaeva from Khabarovsk Region were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Miss Russia is one of the most well-known and prestigious national beauty pageants, which is backed by Russia’s Culture Ministry. The winner receives a white gold tiara, a cash prize as well as a chance to represent Russia at international competitions. Russia won Miss Universe 2002 with Oxana Fedorova at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was dethroned a few months later and the first runner-up from Panama, Justine Pasek, took over the title. View

Miss Universe Colombia 2022 María Fernanda Aristizábal officially crowned

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Miss Universe Colombia 2022 María Fernanda Aristizábal has been officially crowned by last year's titleholder and Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Valeria Ayos. The glittering coronation event was held on Saturday, July 23 at Catedral de Sal (Salt Cathedral) in the central Colombian city of Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca. María Fernanda was appointed as Miss Universe Colombia last April and the announcement took place at a press conference held at Hotel Dann Carlton Medellin. The 25-year-old beauty from Quindío is now more than ever prepared to represent her country at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant, three years after winning Señorita Colombia and unfortunately lost her chance to compete in Miss Universe 2020. "You always have to fight to achieve dreams, you never have to give up, you always have to inspire people to achieve what they have always wanted so much and I think that has been me, an example, because I have wanted to materialize that dream and here I am

Miss Lebanon 2022 is Yasmina Zaytoun

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A 20-year-old journalism student from Kfarchouba, Yasmina Zaytoun, won Miss Lebanon 2022 in Beirut on Sunday, July 24. A total of 17 contestants participated in the national competition which was held after a 4-year hiatus. Maya Reaidy who won in 2018 and went on to compete during the 67th Miss Universe edition in Bangkok, crowned her successor at the end of the event. The runners-up were Maya Aboul Hosn (first runner-up), Jacintha Rached (second runner-up), Lara Hraoui (third runner-up), and Dalal Hoballah (fourth runner-up). Former Miss USA Rima Fakih, who is now the national director of Miss Universe Lebanon, announced that the winner will be sent to the next edition of Miss Universe and Miss World. If the dates of both international pageants coincide, the winner will solely represent Lebanon in the next Miss World, while the first runner-up will be sent to Miss Universe 2022. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Yasmina Zaytoun | ياسمينا (@yasminazaytoun

Binibining Pilipinas 2022: 'Parade of Beauties' took place at Araneta City after 3 years

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After three years, the traditional Binibining Pilipinas grand "Parade of Beauties" made a comeback at Araneta City, formerly called Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City. Wearing their floral printed one-shoulder one-piece swimsuits by fashion stylist Justine Aliman and floral headdresses, the 40 beauties who are vying for this year's coveted national titles paraded the streets on Friday, July 23. Binibining Pilipinas 2022, the 58th edition of the national competition, will take place next Sunday, July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The show will air on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channe, A2Z, TV5, IWantTFC, and YouTube. Former Miss Universe Catriona Universe Gray will be the presenter together with former queens Nicole Cordoves and Samantha Bernardo. At the end of the event, Hannah Arnold (Binibining Pilipinas International 2021), Samantha Panlilio (Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2021), Maureen Montagne (Miss Globe 2021), and Cinderella Obeñita (Mi

Miss Universe Thailand 2022 unveils 'Power of Resilience' crown by Mouawad

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A new crown for Miss Universe Thailand 2022 was unveiled during the "Ignite the Night" gala dinner and jewelry fashion show at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Bangkok on Friday, July 22. The "Power of Resilience" crown by Mouawad features the peacock feather and lotus flower, to symbolize the interlocking harmony of the community. Its peridot gemstones' green hues radiate fresh beginnings and growth. The masterpiece is encrusted with 43 pear-shaped peridots and one marquise peridot, weighing 101.08 carats. These are nestled among 158.24 carats of marquise-cut and round white topaz gems and 4.19 carats of round white diamonds to evoke purity and honesty. Miss Universe Thailand 2022 will take place next Saturday, July 30 at True Icon Hall, Iconsiam, in Bangkok. Last year's winner Anchilee Skott-Kemmis will crown her successor at the end of the event and the next queen will represent Thailand at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant

Miss Universo Brasil 2022 is Mia Mamede of Espírito Santo

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Mia Mamede, the representative of Espírito Santo, bested four other finalists to be crowned Miss Universo Brasil 2022 (Miss Universe Brazil 2022) on Tuesday, July 19 in São Paulo. The 26-year-old graduate in audiovisual journalism and socio-economics from the University of New York hails from the city of Vitória and is multilingual. She hosts a program about travel and entertainment broadcast on YouTube. Rebeca Portilho of Amazonas and Isa Murta of Minas Gerias were respectively in second and third places while the representatives of Ceará, Luana Lobo, and Rio Grande do Sul, Alina Furtado, were the rest of the five finalists. The newly crowned Miss Universe Brazil succeeded last year's titleholder Teresa Santos and will now prepare to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022. "Everything still feels like a dream. What happiness to be the first capixaba to take the crown to Espírito Santo," she wrote in a statement on social media. View this post on Instagram

Miss Polski 2022 is Aleksandra Klepaczka

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Aleksandra Klepaczka bested 23 other finalists to win Miss Polski 2022 on Sunday, July 17 at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska. The 22-year-old beauty from Bukowiec is a violinist and engineering student at the Lodz University of Technology. She is expected to represent Poland at Miss Universe 2022 and possibly Miss Supranational 2023. Sylwia Stasińska was named first runner-up while Patrycja Krzywoń, Natalia Konofalska, and Aleksandra Gronowska were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Last year's winner Agata Wdowiak, who placed Top 12 in the recently concluded Miss Supranational 2022, crowned her successor at the end of the event. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aleksandra (@ola_klepaczka) Photos: Seweryn Cieślik / Miss Polski, Aleksandra Klepaczka / Instagram

It's official, Vietnam to host Miss Earth 2023

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Vietnam has been officially announced as host country of the 23rd Miss Earth (Miss Earth 2023) competition. The deal between Nova Entertainment President Truong Ngoc Anh and Carousel Production / Miss Earth Executive Vice President Lorraine Schuck was signed at the Gem Center in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, July 18. Reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner and Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey were also present during the special event. The details of the competition including the final date and venue are yet to be announced. Vietnam first hosted the Miss Earth pageant during its 10th anniversary edition held at the Vinpearl Land Amphitheater in Nha Trang. India's Nicole Faria won the historic event. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth (@missearth) Source: Hoa hậu các Dân tộc Việt Nam / Miss Earth

Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2022 is Nong Thuy Hang, second runner-up Thach Thu Thao to compete in Miss Earth 2022

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Nong Thuy Hang was crowned Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2022 in a glittering event held on Saturday, July 16 in Ho Chi Minh City. The 23-year-old beauty from the Tay ethnic group in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang is a graduate of the National Economics University. Luong Thi Hoa Dan, a 21-year-old student from the Kinh ethnic group in the northern province of Hai Duong, was named first runner-up. A 21-year-old student from the Khmer ethnic group in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, Thach Thu Thao, finished as second runner-up and was chosen to compete in Miss Earth 2022, possibly in the Philippines later this year. Reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner from Belize, former Miss Earth Lindsey Coffey from the USA, and Miss Universe 2018 Top 5 finalist from Vietnam H’Hen Nie were the special guests and were part of the judging panel. National pageant director Truong Ngoc Anh said that from the very beginning "the opportunity to compete in Miss Earth has been divided equally amo

Miss Grand International 2022: Meet the delegates from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua and South Africa

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Over 30 delegates have already been confirmed to compete in the 10th-anniversary edition of the Miss Grand International pageant this October in Indonesia. Meet the delegates from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and South Africa: Miss Grand Colombia 2022 Priscilla Londoño is a 28-year-old US-based model and entrepreneur with an associate's degree in communications and public relations. Miss Grand Costa Rica 2022 Brenda Muñoz Hernández is a 28-year-old renowned model and influencer in Central America. She is a public relations student who hails from the province of Guanacaste. Miss Grand Ghana 2022 Priscilla Bossman-Pinkrah is a 20-year-old model and postgraduate student who holds a master's degree in brand and communications management. Miss Grand Honduras 2022 Saira Cacho is a 21-year-old beauty from Tegucigalpa. She is a Garifuna dancer, model and medical student. Miss Grand Nicaragua 2022 Maycrin Yuliet Jaenz is a 23-year-old accounting and marketing studen

Miss Bolivia 2022: Cochabamba's Fernanda Pavisic to represent Bolivia at Miss Universe 2022

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The Miss Bolivia 2022 pageant took place on Saturday, July 16 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. A total of 24 contestants competed for the three national titles at stake. Fernanda Pavisic, a 23-year-old psychology student from Cochabamba, was crowned Miss Bolivia Universo 2022 and will represent her country at the 71st edition of the Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant. Camila Sanabria of Santa Cruz was named Miss Supranational Bolivia 2022 while María Jesús Jimenez of Tarija clinched the title Miss Bolivia Hispanoamericana 2022. They will be sent to Miss Supranational 2023 and Reina Hispanoamericana 2022 pageants, respectively. María Jesús Jimenez for Reina Hispanoamericana 2022 Camila Sanabria for Miss Supranational 2023 Fernanda Pavisic for Miss Universe 2022 Photos: David Condori / Promociones Gloria

Mister Supranational 2022 is Luis Daniel Gálvez of Cuba

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Luis Daniel Gálvez, representing Cuba, was named Mister Supranational 2022 during the 6th edition of the international male pageant held at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland. The 27-year-old model who hails from Havana, Cuba bested 33 other contestants to win his title. He succeeds last year's winner from Peru, Varo Vargas. Indonesia's Matthew Gilbert Wibowo was proclaimed first runner-up while the representatives of Greece, Leonidas Amfilochios, Mexico, Moises Peñaloza, and Puerto Rico, Heriberto Rivera were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Completing the Top 10 were Brazil, Guilherme Werner, El Salvador, Adrián Itzam Monge, France, Pierre Bondon, Thailand, Teenarupakorn Muangmai, and Vietnam, Bui Xuan Dat. Argentina, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Italy, Korea, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela were the rest of the Top 20. The new Mister Supranational made history by becoming the first-ever representa

LIVE UPDATES: Mister Supranational 2022 Final Competition Results

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The 6th edition of the Mister Supranational pageant is taking place tonight at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland. Mister Supranational 2021 Varo Vargas of Peru will crown his successor among 34 supra men from across the globe at the end of the event. Hosted by Ivan Podrez, presenter of the Mister Supranational challenges and competitions, Anita Nneka Jones, presenter for Sky News, BBC Radio London and Premier League, Martin Fitch, Polish presenter and actor, and Izabela Janachowska, Polish TV presenter and YouTuber, the competition goes live at 8 p.m. local time on Mister Supranational Official YouTube channel. The panel of experts includes Anntonia Porsild (Miss Supranational 2019 from Thailand), Varo Vargas (Mister Supranational 2021 from Peru), Gerhard Patzutka Von Lipinski (President of the Miss and Mister Supranational Organisation), Lalela Mswane (Miss Supranational 2022 from South Africa), and Paulina Krupińska (Miss Polonia 2012 from Poland). FINAL

CROWNING MOMENT: Lalela Mswane, first South African and woman of color to win Miss Supranational

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South Africa's Lalela Mswane has last night made history not only for winning her country's first Miss Supranational but also for becoming the first woman of color to win the coveted title. "I’m simply at a loss for words," the newly crowned Miss Supranational 2022 said in a statement on social media the day after winning the glittering competition at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Lalela succeeded last year's titleholder, Chanique Rabe of Namibia, after beating 68 other women during the 13th edition of the Poland-based pageant. "With this crown I carry the hopes, dreams of women who have come before me and those to come. It serves as affirmation that no dream is too small, no journey insurmountable to conquer. May it be a constant reminder to allow your feet to lead you to wherever it is your heart desires," the 25-year-old shared with a video of her emotional crowning moment. Lalela hails from Richards Bay, in the KwaZulu-Natal prov