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Meet first transgender contestant at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023

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Daniela Victoria Arroyo González becomes the first-ever transgender contestant at Miss Universe Puerto Rico pageant Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 pre-qualified contestants were recently announced and one of the most talked about is Daniela Victoria Arroyo González. The transgender beauty and advocate for the rights of her own community made history by qualifying as one of the contestants in one most prestigious national pageants in Puerto Rico. "Following my intuition most definitely and manifesting this is a start. I trust my heart and what the universe has written for me," she wrote on her social media. "I have felt your support and I know that your emotion is just as strong as mine. I thank you all for the unconditional love," she added. "Grateful and excited to take you with me on this journey. Let's make history together," she wrote in another post. If Daniela succeeds in winning Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023, she will be the second transgender

Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen recovers from heart attack

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India's first Miss Universe winner Sushmita Sen went to social media to share her ordeal with a heart attack earlier last week. In her post, she revealed undergoing angioplasty which is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease. Talking about the good news following her big heart's life-threatening experience, she said "all is well and I am ready for some life again." The former beauty queen turned famous actress also shared wise words from her father, "Keep your heart happy and courageous, and it’ll stand by you when you need it the most Shona." Thousands of fans and supporters stormed her social media with heartwarming messages that she had to post a video to thank them all. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sushmita Sen (@sushmitasen47) Source: Sushmita Sen / Instagram

Miss Teen Universe 2023 is Mariana García of Mexico

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Miss Teen Universe Mexico, Mariana García, was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2023 in a glittering final gala held on Tuesday, February 28 at the Gran Teatro CaixaBank Príncipe Pío in Madrid, Spain. The 17-year-old business owner and advocate of Mas Vida foundation from Nayarit, Mexico succeeded last year's winner from the USA, Morgan Claycomb. She became the second Mexican representative to win the international pageant. Vanessa Smith of the USA and Carlota Pop of Spain were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. In addition to the crown, Mariana also bagged the Best in National Costume award wearing the beautiful creation of Mexican designer Paco Gaona. Her costume called "Arcoíris" means rainbow and was inspired by Guerrero's low mountain, a state on Mexico's Pacific coast where the designer came from. Following the event, Miss Preteen Universe 2023 Kennedy Ryan of the USA, and Miss Teen Universe Petite 2023 Sofía Anaelí Paoli Vargas of Puerto Rico w

Miss Eco International 2023 is Nguyen Thanh Ha of Vietnam

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Miss Eco Vietnam Nguyen Thanh Ha bested over 40 other contestants to win Miss Eco International 2023 on Friday, March 3 at the Triumph Luxury Hotel in Cairo. The 19-year-old beauty from Ben Tre Province succeeded last year's winner from the Philippines, Kathleen Paton. She is the first Vietnamese representative to win the Egypt-based international competition. Rounding out the Top 5 finalists were first runner-up from Nigeria, Odum Nnena, second runner-up from Mauritius, Yuvna Gookool, third runner-up from Cambodia, Ratana Sokhavatey, and fourth runner-up from Ecuador, Génesis Guerrero Cabrera. The representatives from Brazil, Belarus, Paraguay, USA, Venezuela, and Costa were the rest of the Top 11 while Malaysia, Mexico, Egypt, Australia, Belgium, Nepal, China, Philippines, Panama and South Africa completed the Top 21 semifinalists. Meet the new Miss Eco International: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Eco International (@missecointernational)

Camila Sanabria to represent Bolivia at Miss Supranational 2023

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Promociones Gloria has confirmed that Maria Camila Sanabria Pereyra will represent Bolivia in Miss Supranational 2023 in Poland this July. The 27-year-old holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in commercial management. She took part in Miss Bolivia 2022 representing Santa Cruz and bagged the Miss Supranational Bolivia 2023 title. Last October, she was designated as Miss Grand Bolivia and went on to compete in Miss Grand International 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. Following MGI, she was named Miss Universe Bolivia and went to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 71st Miss Universe pageant. After her unsuccessful participation in Miss Grand International and Miss Universe, is Camila destined for Miss Supranational? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝗖 𝗔 𝗠 𝗜 𝗟 𝗔 🇧🇴 (@camilasanabriap) Photos: Promociones Gloria, Camila Sanabria / Instagram

Miss Germany 2023: Meet the Top 10 finalists

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Miss Germany 2023 grand final will be held this Saturday, March 4 at the Europa-Park Arena in Rust, Germany. Hosted by famous German presenter Frauke Ludowig and her daughter Nele Ludowig, the upcoming show will feature a total of 10 finalists selected from all walks of life. A distinguished panel of judges who are tasked to pick the winner consists of American choreographer and model Bruce Darnell, bestselling author and model Monica Meier-Ivancan, TV presenter Ruth Moshner, TV personality Nicolas Pushmann, and corporate speaker and twitch host Jil Andert. Miss Germany organizers no longer consider its annual competition a traditional beauty pageant but a movement that anchors female empowerment and equality in the mainstream. Who will be Miss Germany 2023? Meet the contestants: View this post on Instagram A post shared by MISS GERMANY® (@missgermany_official) Audrey Boateng - anti-discrimination commissioner Catharina Convents - fashion designer and model Chant

Herlene Budol to join Miss Grand Philippines 2023

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TV host, vlogger, artist and influencer Herlene Nicole Budol has confirmed in her latest interview that she will participate in Miss Grand Philippines 2023. The 23-year-old represented her birthplace Angono, Rizal during Binibining Pilipinas 2022 where apart from her first runner-up finish, she also bagged seven special awards. Last November, she went to Kampala, Uganda to compete in Miss Planet International but due to some unfortunate incidents with the organizers, she withdrew from the competition. The pageant was postponed and later moved to Cambodia. Miss Grand Philippines 2023 will be the first edition of a standalone national pageant for Miss Grand International since Binibining Pilipinas dropped the license late last year. Details for the upcoming competition are yet to be announced. Could Herlene be the next Miss Grand Philippines? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Herlene Nicole Budol (@herlene_budol) Photos: Herlene Nicole Budol / Instagram

Miss Supranational South Africa 2023 is Ayanda Thabethe

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Miss South Africa 2022 first runner-up Ayanda Thabethe has been officially announced on Tuesday, February 28 as Miss Supranational South Africa 2023. The 23-year-old entrepreneur and model hails from Pietermaritzburg and is pursuing a degree in dietetics and human nutrition from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her campaign "Project Khulisa" aims to improve the future of all South Africans through nutritional intervention and innovation by mobilizing food solutions through initiatives such as community vegetable gardens, food parcels, and education about diet. “After visiting a KZN orphanage, I was surprised at how little consideration is taken by those preparing and funding the meals into providing the children with nutrient-dense meals as most of their meals are supplied by their schools during the day," she wrote on social media. "I hope to transform the standard of food given to children in schools under the National School Nutrition Programme as well as start a

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023: Meet the 38 pre-selected contestants

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Following rounds of auditions, thirty-eight contestants have been pre-selected to take part in the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 competition. This year's pageant will be the 67th edition whose winner will represent the Caribbean island later this year at Miss Universe 2023 in San Salvador, El Salvador. For the first time in history, a transgender contestant (Daniela Arroyo González) qualified to compete for the coveted national title. Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 and Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Ashley Cariño will crown her successor at the end of the competition with the final date and venue yet to be announced. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ashley Cariño (@ashleyanncarino) Here are the pre-selected contestants: Andrea Sofía Collazo Molina Karina M. Rivera Camacho Natalia Elena Zayas Morales Gabriela Veguilla Cotto   Camila Yari Molina García Luisa A. Vázquez Fiorella Medina Angela Escalera Kiara Rivera Rocío del Mar Avilés Juanita Polanco Ir

Femina Miss India 2023: Meet the 30 contestants

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Following several rounds of auditions across the country, the Top 30 state winners of Femina Miss India 2023 have been officially revealed. The national pageant is expected to hold its 59th edition this April at Imphal, Manipur, but the exact date of the final competition is yet to be announced. Last year's winner Sini Shetty of Karnataka, who will represent India at the 71st Miss World edition (Miss World 2023) in the UAE, will crown her successor at the end of the event. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Femina Miss India (@missindiaorg) After two years of online pageant activities due to the pandemic, this year's pageant will be held entirely in person. This is also the very first time in history for the grand coronation of Femina Miss India to be hosted in northeast India. The next Femina Miss India is expected to represent her country at the 72nd Miss World pageant. Meet the contestants: ANDHRA PRADESH - Gomathy Reddy ARUNACHAL PRADESH - T