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Miss Scotland 2022 is Lucy Sophia Thomson

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Lucy Sophia Thomson bested 10 other finalists to be crowned Miss Scotland 2022 on Friday, July 29 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. The 23-year-old beauty representing Fife from Dunfermline succeeds last year's winner Claudia Todd and will represent Scotland at the 71st Miss World pageant. Olivia McPike from Kirkintilloch and Ailsa Black from Edinburgh were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Scotland took to social media to thank her friends, family, and supporters who inspired and helped her succeed in her journey to the national crown. "My smile says it all. What a whirlwind the last 48 hours have been. I don't think it's sunk in yet," she wrote. Lucy holds a master's degree in business management from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in international management from the University of Strathclyde. She is active in her community and founded a non-profit organization The BRAvery Trust, a bra and menstrual product donation cha

Binibining Pilipinas 2022: Nicole Borromeo, Gabrielle Basiano, Chelsea Fernandez and Roberta Tamondong bagged the titles

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Binibining Pilipinas 2022, the 58th Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation night took place on Sunday, July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. A new set of Filipina beauty queens were crowned and they will represent the Philippines at Miss International 2023 in Japan, Miss Intercontinental 2022 in Egypt, Miss Globe 2022 in Albania, and Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia. Meet the winners: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Binibining Pilipinas (@bbpilipinasofficial) Binibining Pilipinas International 2022 Nicole Borromeo is a 21-year-old interior design student from Cebu City. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Binibining Pilipinas (@bbpilipinasofficial) Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2022 Gabrielle Basiano is a 24-year-old professional model and businesswoman from Borongan, Eastern Samar. She also competed during last year's edition and finished as first runner-up. View this po

LIVE UPDATES: Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Coronation Night Results

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Binibining Pilipinas 2022, the 58th Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation, is taking place tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. Hosted by former queens Catriona Gray (Miss Universe 2018), Nicole Cordoves (Miss Grand International 2016 first runner-up), Samantha Bernardo (Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up), and Filipino-British actor and host Edward Barber, the event will showcase 40 beauties who are vying for the coveted titles at stake. The panel of judges includes Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, Miss Globe 2015 Ann Colis, and Miss International 2018 first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo. Filipino boy band SB19 consisting of Josh, Pablo, Stell, Ken, and Justin, and actress, singer, television host, and model Maymay Entrata will be the guest performers. Who will be the next set of Filipina queens who will represent the Philippines at Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe, and Miss Grand International? Reigning queens Hannah Ar

FAVORITES: Who will win Binibining Pilipinas 2022?

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After several weeks of pre-pageant activities, the 58th Binibining Pilipinas competition will culminate during tonight's coronation event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. Forty "binibinis" representing different towns, cities, and provinces of the Philippines will be vying for the coveted national titles at stake and the opportunity to represent their country at Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe and Miss Grand International. Who will win Binibining Pilipinas 2022? Meet our FINAL 9 favorites for the crowns: From left to right: Chelsea Fernandez, Cyrille D. Payumo, Diana Mackey From left to right: Gabrielle Basiano, Jashmin Lyn Dimaculangan, Karen Laurrie Mendoza From left to right: Nicole Borromeo, Herlene Nicole Budol, Roberta Tamondong Alternatives:  Annalena Lakrini, Stacey Daniella B. Gabriel, Graciella Sheine Lehmann, Christine Juliane Opiaza Photos: Binibining Pilipinas

Miss Universe Thailand 2022 is Anna Sueangam-iam

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Anna Sueangam-iam bested 28 other contestants to be crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2022 in a glittering event held on Saturday, July 30 at True Icon Hall, Iconsiam, in Bangkok. The 23-year-old beauty succeeds last year's winner Anchilee Scott-Kemmis and will represent Thailand at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) pageant. Nicolene Limsnukan and Kanyalak Nookaew were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Suchata Chuangsri and Renita Veronica Pagano completed the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss Universe Thailand received the new "Power of Resilience" crown by renowned luxury jeweler Mouawad and prizes including 1 million baht, a condominium, and a brand new car. Anna was born and raised in Bangkok and is a daughter of a garbage collector. Despite the hardships she faced growing up, she pursued her education and graduated from Kasetsart University with a bachelor's degree in hotel and tourism management. Thailand has won Miss Universe twice with Ap

Miss International Haiti 2022 is Angélique François

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Angélique François is the newly appointed Miss International Haiti 2022 and will represent her country at the 60th Miss International (Miss International 2022) in Japan later this year. The Haitian-American professional model and medical assistant, 25, holds a degree in health science from Florida Atlantic University. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Reach One to be Won Foundation. Earlier this year, she held the title Reina del Cafe Haiti 2022 and went on to compete in Reinado Internacional del Café 2022 which was held in Colombia. "The tallest tree says that it sees far, but the seed that travels says that it sees even further. When you explore the world, the world gives you more possibilities than staying where you are," she wrote on social media as a caption to the photos of her wearing the official Miss International Haiti sash. "For many years the world want to keep Haiti in a world of grief, sorrow, and pain. We are an island of beauty, strength, l

FAVORITES: Who will be crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2022?

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In just a few hours, Anchilee Scott-Kemmis will crown her successor who will represent Thailand at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant. A total of 29 contestants are vying for the coveted national title and the new "Power of Resilience" crown by Mouawad tonight at True Icon Hall, Iconsiam, in Bangkok. The highly-anticipated final competition will be broadcast live on PPTV HD 36, TrueID, and TPNG YouTube channel from 8:30 p.m. (local time). Who will be crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2022? Meet our final favorites for the title: TOP 8 : Anna Sueangam-iam (Ann), Kanyalak Nookaew (Eye), Nicolene Limsnukan (Nicolene), Nitthakan Aksornwan (Nita), Renita Veronica Pagano (Renée), Suchata Chuangsri (Opal), Swita Promsrisawat (Angie), Patraporn Wang (First) Alternatives:  Nichamon Beutelspacher (Cait), Warangkhana siristhaphornap (Fern), Thitaree Kasorn (Nook) Photos: Miss Universe Thailand

SPOTLIGHT: Miss Universe Honduras 2022 Rebeca Rodriguez Mora

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Rebeca Rodriguez Mora was named Miss Universe Honduras 2022 in a national competition held on June 30 at Plaza de las Banderas in San Pedro Sula. The 20-year-old model, who was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, is a digital marketing student. She lives in Miami, USA for her studies. "I assume with great pride, humility, and with the same commitment that characterizes me the responsibility of representing with dignity the Miss Universe Honduras organization and my beloved country, HONDURAS," she wrote in a post on social media.  "I want to thank everyone who trusted me and supported me unconditionally from day one," she added. Rebeca will represent Honduras at the 71st Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2022) possibly later this year. The official date and venue for the competition are yet to be announced. Photos: Irvin Vallecillo Fotografia | Hair and Makeup: Kriz Reales Guzmán / Kriz Reales Studio, Angelo Studio | Swimsuit: Cac Lam / Cacdemode Swim | Crown: Ricardo Pat

South Africa's Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela Mswane returns home

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Miss Supranational 2022 from South Africa, Lalela Mswane, has returned to her home country two weeks after winning her international title in Poland. The 25-year-old arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday, July 29. She was warmly welcomed by her friends, family, acting CEO of Brand South Africa Sithembile Ntombela, and the Miss South Africa organizers. At a press conference, Lalela reiterated that her win was not only for herself but for South Africa as a whole. She reaffirmed her commitment to working harder than ever on her projects, which will be focusing on issues surrounding unemployment. With the full support of the Miss Supranational Organization, she will also start addressing the issue of cyberbullying which is something that is affecting many people the world over. Lalela bested 68 other contestants to win her country's first-ever Miss Supranational in a glittering competition held at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska,

Miss Grand Brasil 2022 is Isabella Menin of Alto Cafezal

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Miss Alto Cafezal, Isabella Menin, was crowned Miss Grand Brasil 2022 (Miss Grand Brazil 2022) on Thursday, July 28 at Teatro da Caesb in Águas Claras, Brasília. The 26-year-old succeeds last year's winner and Miss Grand International second runner-up Lorena Rodrigues and will represent her country at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia this October.  Grabriela Borges of Paraná and Vitória Brodt of Rio Grande do Sul were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while the representatives of Norte-Matogrossense, Bárbara Reis, and Mato Grosso, Maythe Varzoni completed the Top 5. The new Miss Grand Brazil holds a degree in economics and a master's in finance. She speaks fluent English and Spanish and can communicate well in French and Italian. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Isabella Menin (@isanm) Photos: Ricardo Siviero / Miss Grand Brasil, Concurso Nacional de Beleza

Miss Earth Japan 2022 is Manae Matsumoto

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Manae Matsumoto bested 24 other finalists to be crowned Miss Earth Japan 2022 on Tuesday, July 26 at Hotel Chinzanso in Tokyo. The 25-year-old beauty representing Saitama succeeds last year's winner Konatsu Yoshida and will now prepare to represent Japan at Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines. Airi Higa of Okinawa, Narumi Ota of Hyogo, and Riko Kato of Kagawa were the rest of the Top 4 and were respectively named Miss Earth Japan Air, Water, and Fire. Photos: Miss Earth Japan

Philippines' Celeste Cortesi and Indonesia's Laksmi Shari De Neefe Suardana discuss cyberbullying with Paula Shugart

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Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi and Miss Universe Indonesia 2022 Laksmi Shari De Neefe Suardana sat down with Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart in another #UniverseUnited, a conversation series initiated by MUO to bring our global community together to talk about important issues. The Miss Universe 2022 contenders discuss cyberbullying, its impact on the women in our community, and how we can spread kindness. Promoting the hashtag #kindnesscampaign, the important conversation streamed live on the Miss Universe official YouTube channel on Wednesday, July 27. Pageant fans from the Philippines and Indonesia are some of the world's most passionate countries when it comes to pageantry. The "rivalry" has led to the nasty bullying of their representatives across social media in recent years. Watch Celeste and Laksmi speak out on this timely and relevant issue wrecking our community: