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- 10/07/17--21:27: _Miss Universe Canad...
- 10/08/17--08:18: _Miss Grand Internat...
- 10/11/17--15:53: _Miss Universe India...
- 10/19/17--13:54: _Miss Universe China...
- 10/22/17--20:21: _Miss Earth South Af...
- 10/25/17--14:49: _Peru Wins Miss Gran...
- 10/29/17--12:03: _Miss Egypt Universe...
- 11/01/17--19:10: _2017 Miss Nebraska ...
- 11/01/17--19:30: _Miss Universe Trini...
- 11/03/17--18:32: _Miss Universe Iraq ...
- 11/04/17--20:08: _Vietnam Wins Miss G...
- 11/05/17--06:01: _Philippines Wins Mi...
- 11/05/17--15:05: _Philippines Crowned...
- 11/10/17--15:59: _New Venezuelan Quee...
- 11/14/17--15:07: _Indonesia Wins Miss...
- 11/14/17--20:09: _Faroe Islands To Ho...
- 11/19/17--04:10: _India Wins Miss Wor...
- 11/19/17--05:40: _Miss Faroe Islands ...
- 11/25/17--10:29: _Miss Universe Submi...
- 11/26/17--21:09: _South Africa Crowne...
- 11/30/17--18:55: _Brazil Wins Miss As...
- 12/01/17--19:48: _Korea Crowned Miss ...
- 12/02/17--20:16: _Venezuela Wins Mist...
- 12/05/17--18:46: _Miss Universe Beaut...
- 12/06/17--15:20: _Philippines Wins Mi...
- 10/07/17--21:27: Miss Universe Canada 2017
- 10/08/17--08:18: Miss Grand International 2017 Kicks Off In Vietnam
- 10/11/17--15:53: Miss Universe India 2017 & Miss Supranational India 2017
- 10/19/17--13:54: Miss Universe China 2017
- 10/22/17--20:21: Miss Earth South Africa Gets The Short End Of The Stick
- 10/25/17--14:49: Peru Wins Miss Grand International 2017
- 10/29/17--12:03: Miss Egypt Universe 2017
- 11/01/17--19:10: 2017 Miss Nebraska Contestant Commits Suicide
- 11/01/17--19:30: Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago 2017 Dethroned
- 11/03/17--18:32: Miss Universe Iraq 2017
- 11/04/17--20:08: Vietnam Wins Miss Globe 2017
- 11/05/17--06:01: Philippines Wins Miss Earth 2017
- 11/05/17--15:05: Philippines Crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017
- 11/10/17--15:59: New Venezuelan Queens For 2018
- 11/14/17--15:07: Indonesia Wins Miss International 2017
- 11/14/17--20:09: Faroe Islands To Hold Its First Official Pageant
- 11/19/17--04:10: India Wins Miss World 2017
- 11/19/17--05:40: Miss Faroe Islands 2017 Crowned
- 11/26/17--21:09: South Africa Crowned Miss Universe 2017
- 11/30/17--18:55: Brazil Wins Miss Asia Pacific International 2017
- 12/01/17--19:48: Korea Crowned Miss Supranational 2017
- 12/02/17--20:16: Venezuela Wins Mister Supranational 2017
- 12/05/17--18:46: Miss Universe Beauties To Promote Philippines
- 12/06/17--15:20: Philippines Wins Miss Tourism International 2017
|Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016|
Michelle Leon, 4th runner up, Miss Grand International 2016, served as the co-host with Phuong Uyen Le to invite Mr. Tran Minh Tien, Chief Executive Officer of LASTA Multimedia Co., Ltd. and Let's Viet TV Channel and the head of the management team of Miss Grand International 2017 Vietnam to give the opening speech and Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil, President and Founder of Miss Grand International Organization expressed his thanks to the host country for the warm welcome, Mr. Tran Minh Tien gave Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil some souvenirs; a Vietnamese bamboo palm leaf conical hat (Non La) and blue and white scarf which are the symbol of Vietnam.
After leaving the stage, there was a self-introduction of 75 beautiful contestants wearing their long evening dresses amid the cheers of each country. The ceremony was ended with the beautiful presence of Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 wearing her beautiful evening dress on the stage. After the reception, 75 beautiful ladies joined the gala dinner on the 1st floor of Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel which some contestants had the chance to show their singing and dancing talents on stage including Premika Pamela Miss Grand Thailand 2017. For this year, the contestants of Miss Grand International 2017 have to participate in the pageant together for 20 days with the following major competitions:
- On October 12, 2017, Best National Costume Competition in Quang Binh
- On October 17, 2017, Best in Swimsuit Competition by the luxurious swimming pool of Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf, Phu Quoc Island
- On October 23, 2017, Preliminary Show at Musical Water Fountain Stage, Vinpearl Land
- On October 25, 2017, Final Show at Musical Water Fountain Stage, Vinpearl Land
For the Thai and worldwide fans, you can watch all live events via Facebook Live: Miss Grand International or www.missgrandinternational.com.
Information courtesy of Public Relations Department, Miss Grand International 2017
Scandal rocked the Miss Earth 2017 pageant that is currently being held in the Philippines when pageant organizers decided to eliminate Miss Earth South Africa, Irini Moutzouris (above), from the competition because she failed to meet the minimum height requirement of 5'4" (165 cm).
On the official Facebook page of Miss Earth South Africa, the national director Ella Bella Leite posted the following statement:
“Our delegate will not compete at the international event, and the decision has been made to bring her home. The international body have a different set of rules to our local programme, their event is governed by rules and requirements on height and weight, and they made the decision to not allow Irini to compete in the final leg of the competition based on the height requirement. We accept this as their prerogative and have decided to rather bring our ambassador back home to support our end-of-year programe”
Pageant fans are divided on how they feel about Irini's disqualification. Some blame the national director Leite for sending Irini to the pageant despite the height regulation, and/or that Leite had neglected to inform Irini of the minimum height requirement. Some fans argue that Carousel Productions, the owner of Miss Earth, should have bent its rules this one time alone instead of giving the boot to Irini when the pageant has already entered its third week. On the Critical Beauty Facebook page, former national director of Australia, Kelly Louise Maguire (Miss Earth Australia 2010), posted that she was annoyed by the pageant's seemingly arbitrary rules; she also posted a photo of herself with a much shorter Miss Earth Denmark who apparently had not met the minimum height requirement but nevertheless was allowed to compete:
|CREDIT: CRITICAL BEAUTY FACEBOOK|
The new Miss Earth will be crowned on November 4 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Meanwhile, the country of South Africa will not get to see its earthly representative shine on stage just because she's petite.
Yvonne Clarke, who was disqualified from representing T&T at the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant, responds to questions from the media during yesterday’s press conference. |
At left is soca artist Fay-Ann Lyons. PICTURE SHIRLEY BAHADUR
Sarah Abdali Idan was crowned the new Miss Universe Iraq 2017 on November 1st in a special ceremony held at Miss Iraq Organization headquarters in Qadisiya, Baghdad. She has been chosen via an open casting in consultation with Miss Universe Organization after the dethronement of the original winner of Miss Iraq. Former Miss Iraq 2015 and Miss Universe 2016 designate, Shaymaa Qasim, did the honours of crowning the new winner.
Sarah is 27 years old, 5'7" tall and was raised in Baghdad, but her parents originally hail from the city of Hillah in Babylon. She is a singer, songwriter and musician by profession and graduated with a degree in performance arts.
After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Sarah worked with the American led coalition forces in Baghdad in 2009 through which she received the opportunity to travel to United States. She is also the reigning Miss Iraq USA having won the title last year in Michigan.
Sarah will make history as the first Iraqi woman in over 40 years to participate in the Miss Universe contest this year which is slated to be held on 26 November 2017 at the AXIS Theater of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, USA. Iraq last participated in this prestigious international beauty contest in 1972 when our country was represented by Wejdan Sulyman in Puerto Rico.
About Miss Iraq:
Miss Iraq national beauty pageant was founded in 1972 by Hotel & Tourism Association of Iraq under former governor of Mosul, Aladdin Bakri. Before 1972, the pageant was known was Miss Baghdad (created in 1947) until it was renamed as Miss Iraq by the Hotel & Tourism Association. It is one of Iraq’s oldest surviving national cultural event. Miss Iraq is the only official national beauty pageant of Iraq including Iraqi Kurdistan as recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Antiquities of Iraq. It is also the only national beauty pageant authorized by the Ministry to send representatives to international contests: Miss World and Miss Universe from Iraq (including Iraqi Kurdistan).
Information provided by the Miss Iraq Organization, 11/3/2017
Ngan's court includes first runner-up Nelda Ibe of the Philippines, second runner-up Elena Latypova of Siberia, third runner-up Alessia Çoku of Albania, and fourth runner-up Simone Heijligers of Cape Verde.
Completing the Top 15 semifinalists were Lilit Martirosyan (Armenia), Amberly Jantzi (Canada), Emma Ostergren (USA), Chatchadaporn Kimakorn (Thailand), Lady Russell Panaguiton (Denmark), Denise Portone (Italy), Jekaterina Petsonkina (Estonia), Csillag Szabo (Hungary), Andrijana Ilioska (Macedonia) and Leah Addo Brown (Ghana).
Ibasco's victory marks her country's fourth Miss Earth crown. Karla Henry won in 2008, followed by Jamie Harrell in 2014 and Angelia Ong in 2015.
1. Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco was not on my list of favorites for the crown at all. At best, she was number 20 on my list. Like many pageant fans, I just don't find her facially attractive, as evidenced by the fact that she failed to make the top 15 of the Beauty and Poise category) and that I was totally turned off by her severe acne problem. However, I cannot deny that Karen's performance was consistently outstanding throughout the entire competition.
2. When Karen was crowned the winner, I didn't see any contestant on stage displaying any kind of resentment, bitterness or anger. Everyone - at least most of them - seemed happy with her victory. No one seemed to have stormed off the stage, and this suggests that she was well liked by the girls. I read that Karen's closest friend at the pageant was Miss Colombia Juliana Franco ("I am always with her," she quipped). "Always" being the operative word.
3. I watched the final Q & A segment several times, and it was clearly Karen's portion to lose. But it was obvious that she gave the best response. She was eloquent, articulate, and spoke with passion. The others could not hold a candle to her outstanding speaking skills. It seems that Miss Earth - like Miss America - is one pageant that determines the results based on the quality of the answer of each finalist. "Make it or break it," the old saying goes.
4. As it happens every year, the results did not please everyone, and that's okay. It comes with the territory. If you think Philippines did not deserve to win, that's okay. But your opinion counts little in the grand scheme of things, so you can bitch and whine and scream until hell freezes over and that still will not change the results. Nor will it convince the judges to recast their votes. It's a done deal. Move on.
5. So in the last 17 years, Miss Earth has produced winners whose facial beauty ranges - and this is just my opinion - from as low as a 4 (2017), to an average 6 (2001-2002, 2006, 2011, 2014), to a perfect 10 (2012). What does this suggest? That Miss Earth constantly rethinks its idea of beauty and recycles a particular type of beauty - perhaps to reduce the risk of being labeled as a superficial pageant and consequently to gain respect from unforgiving critics who reuse their vitriolic language every chance they get.
- Rafa Delfin, 11/5/2017
The Faroe Islands, a self-governing territory of Denmark, will hold its first official beauty pageant on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the capital city of Torshavn. The pageant is one of multiple events - such as boxing, weightlifting, power lifting, crossfit, kettleball and men's and women's fitness - that will take place starting Friday, November 17. The events are produced and organized by Burn Fitness.
Turið Elinborgardóttir is the national director for Miss Faroe Islands. Turið was Miss Earth Denmark 2015 and competed in Miss Earth 2015 pageant in Austria.
Meet the 8 official contestants for Miss Faroe Islands 2017 (Miss Føroyar 2017):
Sissal Magnussen, Miss Streymoy, 18Maria Andreasdóttir Sørensen, Miss Gjógv, 24Birgit Johannessen, Miss Klaksvík, 18Sólja Johannessen, Miss Tórshavn, 18Monika Nolsøe, Miss Suðuroy, 18Hananja Dánjalsdóttir, Miss Kollafjørður, 20Benita Winther Jensen, Miss Sandoy, 18Leyvoy Í Gerðinum, Miss Vestmanna, 18
Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.
Ms Chhillar's profile also says she is a trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping.
Replying to the question, Ms Chhillar said it was not a question about a person's salary and that a mother was worthy of the highest respect.
"I think a mother is of highest respect. I don't think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect."
The winner of last year's title, Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle passed on her crown to Ms Chhillar.
Benita Winther Jensen, Miss Sandoy, 18, was crowned as the first official Miss Faroe Islands 2017 on November 18 in Torshavn. The first runner-up is Monika Nolsøe, Miss Suðuroy, 18, and the second-runner-up is Birgit Johannessen, Miss Klaksvík, 18. The winner of Miss Critical Beauty Faroe Islands was Leyvoy Í Gerðinum, Miss Vestmanna, 18.
Jensen was crowned by Turið Elinborgardóttir, Miss Earth Denmark 2015, who is also the owner and director of the pageant. Elinborgardóttir launched the pageant with the hope of sending the winner to Miss Universe next year, pending license approval.
Eight young women from all over the country competed in the first edition of the pageant. The remaining four contestants included: Sissal Magnussen, Miss Streymoy, 18; Maria Andreasdóttir Sørensen, Miss Gjógv, 24; Hananja Dánjalsdóttir, Miss Kollafjørður, 20; and Sólja Johannessen, Miss Tórshavn, 18.
The judging panel included Klaudia Parsberg, Miss Earth Denmark 2016 and Rafa Delfin, director of Critical Beauty which is the official media partner of Miss Faroe Islands.
The pageant was one of multiple events - such as boxing, weightlifting, power lifting, crossfit, kettleball and men's and women's fitness - that took place during the weekend of November 17. The events - collectively promoted under the name Burn Showdown - were produced and organized by Burn Fitness.
Semi-finalists were the representatives of Malta, Justin Axiak (6th place and Mister Supranational Europe), India, Altamash Faraz (7th place and Mister Supranational Asia and Oceania), United States, Cody Ondrick (8th place and Mister Supranational Americas), Poland, Jan Dratwicki (9th place), Indonesia, Gilbert Pangalila (10th place). Indonesia was the winner of the Vodi Fan Vote.
Among the 20 quarter-finalists were Chile (11th), Romania (12th), Puerto Rico (13th), Japan (14th), Suriname (15th), Panama (16th), Afghanistan (17th), Myanmar (18th), Netherlands (19th) and Philippines (20th).
"Close shots", who did not make it to the top 25 by very little were: Pakistan (21st), Germany(22nd), Jamaica (23rd), China (24th) and Gibraltar (25th).
Correa was crowned by Miss Supranational 2017, Jenny Kim of Korea, who was crowned the night before. (SOURCE: MISTER SUPRANATIONAL)
MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and selected candidates of the Miss Universe pageant will be tapped as ambassadors of Philippine tourism as they are set to promote some of the country’s tourist destinations during their four-day visit this week.
Nel-Peters of South Africa, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France and candidates of Canada, China, Great Britain, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the US will start arriving today.
They will be joined by Philippines’ bet Rachel Peters, who returned to the country yesterday.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is still awaiting confirmation from Miss Thailand.
The beauty queens will stay in the country until Dec. 10, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will not be able to join them as she is still in the US, according to Teo.
The beauty queens’ Philippine visit will start with a tour around Rizal Park and the walled city of Intramuros tomorrow, Teo said.
They will also attend the DOT’s Christmas party and charity ball on Dec. 7.
The beauty queens will visit Batanes, Bohol and Camiguin on Dec. 8.
Teo said they chose the three provinces because these were not part of the destinations visited by the Miss Universe candidates during the 2016 pageant in Manila.
Teo said the beauty queens would attend the “Women of Significance” gala night and a fashion show in Pasay City on Dec. 9.
The gala night costs P50,000 per table. Teo said 20 tables are available during the event.
The beauty queens’ Manila visit is part of the DOT’s “Bring Home a Friend” campaign, which encourages Filipinos and other tourism ambassadors to promote the country’s tourism industry.
Philippines eyed as Miss Universe 2018 host
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has expressed interest in getting back the Philippines to host the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, Teo told reporters.
“They wanted us to host the Miss Universe again this year,” she said.
Teo said the MUO appreciated how the Philippines hosted the Miss Universe 2016 pageant.
After hosting the Miss Universe 2016 earlier this year, the DOT said the country’s tourism arrival increased by 11 percent from January to August.
Teo expressed hope that the candidates’ visit this week would help them reach the DOT’s tourist arrival target for this year.
Source: Philstar.com, 12/5/2017