Monday, 29 July 2013

Martinique Queens 2013


Julie Anne-Laure LeBrasseu, 19 year old from Ducos, was crowned as Miss World Martinique at an event held at he Pottery Village in Les Trois-Îlets on July 27. She will represent Martinique at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September.

Rani Charles was crowned Miss Earth Martinique 2013 and will represent Martinique at Miss Earth 2013. Cindy Jolie finished third place and will compete at Miss Supranational 2013 on Belarus this September.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Pageant Vixen Talks: Camilla Hansson

UBC: Give us a short introduction
Camilla: I am the current winner of Miss Earth Sweden as well as being a model and working in property. I grew up in Stockholm, the beautiful capital city of Sweden but have since then travelled and lived in different countries.

UBC: Who is Camilla Hansson on a normal day?
Camilla: I’m a busy girl working in property and doing modelling. Both industries keep my life varied and interesting which is good as I don’t like routine too much. I believe in living your life to the fullest and making the most of everyday.

UBC: What/Who pushed you to join Miss Universe Sweden 2012?
Camilla: I am very proud to be Swedish and I liked the idea of representing Sweden on a world stage. I am a person who jumps at an opportunity if I see one. I also liked the idea of being Miss Sweden as it is so much more than just the pictures that you do in modelling. Being Miss Sweden you have to represent your country, yourself. You have to be able to communicate well, be smart and you get involved in different charitable causes.

UBC: Were there any disappointments that you ended Miss Earth Sweden and not Miss Universe Sweden?
Camilla: Not really I wanted to be either Miss Universe Sweden or Miss Earth Sweden. I think that the Miss Earth competition stands for a lot more than just beauty which I liked. Also considering there are so many beautiful girls in Sweden and in the competition I felt very honoured to have won this title.

UBC: First day of being Miss Earth Sweden, what were the first things you did?
Camilla: First day I just took it all in, and I called the people close to me and told them about it as I hadn’t really told anyone that I was going to be in the competition in case I wouldn't do well.

UBC: Were the preparations for Miss Earth, intense? Tell us more!
Camilla: There was quite a lot that had to be done, more than some people might expect. I had to put a lot of things on hold in my life for a while. The preparations included some obvious things like working out and eating healthy but also getting my wardrobe put together as well as creating my environmental project Healthy You, Healthy Planet. You also have to prepare mentally. But there is only so much you can do to prepare yourself the rest is not in your control.

UBC: First impression of the Philippines!
Camilla: My first impression of the Philippines was that the people there are just so kind and warm. Everyone made me feel so welcome from the minute I landed in Manila.

UBC: Top 3 unforgettable experiences in the Philippines
Camilla: I loved the Binangonan Elementary School that we visited where I did a lecture for a school class about the environment the kids there were so amazing, the second one was winning bronze in the evening gown competition, and the third was when we had a whole day with the Litre of Light foundation when we made these eco-friendly solar bottle bulbs and went into some of the low income communities in Manila and saw how they were installed.

UBC: Did you expect to be in the Top 16? What was the feeling when you were not called as one?
Camilla: Of course I would have hoped to be in the top 16 but I honestly think I did my very best. I was not as experienced as some of the other girls and I didn’t have as much training prior to going to the competition which is important, and you need to have good sponsors. I was a bit disappointed and quite frankly surprised at some of the girls that were chosen as the top 16. But this industry is very unpredictable.

UBC: In 3 words, how would you describe Miss Earth 2012?
Camilla: Beauty, purpose, responsibility

UBC: What's the next Miss Earth Sweden should possess? What advice would you give her?
Camilla: She needs to be someone who is compassionate and good with people. A confident strong woman who can be a good role model for young girls. She needs to be resilient and be able to take pressure as well as being very graceful and feminine. In terms of advice I would say don’t get distracted by comparing yourself to the other girls in the competition stay focused on yourself and remember you are unique in your own way. And be confident at all times because this is what people will notice. And remember to form good relationships with the other girls because some of these friendships will last forever.

UBC: What's next for Camilla? Is she going to join another pageant? (Like in Miss World Sweden?)
Camilla: I don’t think I will join another pageant as I think it is time for me to move on to the next stage in my life but it has been a great experience I’ve met some incredible people and girls from the competition who has really inspired me, I’ve been able to travel and also getting involved in some important causes. I think it has also raised my confidence as we were constantly put under pressure to speak on stage in front of a lot of people and got put through different challenges.

UBC: Can you share a beauty tip? 
Camilla: Avoid chemicals wherever possible and try to eat natural and healthy as well as using only natural products on your skin.

UBC: Message to you fans! 
Camilla: Live in the moment and follow you dreams. Do your best and make the most of every experience that comes your way. Thank you for your kind messages they mean a lot to me.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Miss Haiti 2013


Haiti crowned it's Miss World representative for this year with Ketsia Iciena Lioudy. She was crowned at the Karibe Convention Center in Pétionville on July 25. She will represent Haiti in Indonesia this September. Clara Luce Lafond finished in second place and received the Miss International Haiti 2013 title and will compete in Miss International 2013 later this year. Daina Augustin finished in third place.


1st Guinea's national finals for Miss World


Guinea will make it's debut on the Miss World stage with the 22-year old Miriam Dallo. Dallo was appointed by COMIGUI (Comité Miss Guinée) the new license holders of Miss World for the Republic of Guinea in association with Victor Yapobi, President of COMICI (Comite Miss Cote D'Ivoire).

She previously won the Miss CEDAO title, a traditional beauty contest in west Africa. She will travel to Indonesia this September.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Miss Jamaica World 2013

18-year old Gina Hargitay was hailed as the new Miss Jamaica World 2013 at Montego Bay Convention Center on July 21. She will represent Jamaica at the Miss World pageant this September in Indonesia. Jenaee Jackson was the first runner-up and Amanda McCreath was the second runner-up.

Miss Ireland 2013

Aoife Rose Walsh, 23 years old from Clomel, was crowned as the new Miss Ireland at Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on July 20.. She will travel to Indonesia this September to represent Ireland at the Miss World pageant.

Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2013

Anna Ebiere Banner, 18 years old, was crowned as MBGN World 2013 and will represent Nigeria at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. 19-year old Stephanie Okwu was crowned as MBGN Universe 2013 and will travel this September for Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Miss Aruba 2013

Amy Willerton, Miss Universe Great Britain 2013, with the new Miss Aruba

Stefanie Guillen, 24 years of age, was crowned as Miss Aruba 2013 at Grand Ballroom of the Westin Aruba in Palm Beach on July 19. She will represent Aruba at Miss Universe 2013 competition in Moscow, Russia this November.

1st Runner Up is Jarnely Martinus and the Runner Up is Giorgina Martinus. One of the runners up might represent Aruba at Miss Earth this year. 

Miss Universe Italy 2013

25-year old Luna Isabella Voce was crowned as the new Miss Universe Italy at Great Theater of the Rainbow Magic Land in Valmontone last 20th of July. She will represent Italy at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this September.

Luna already competed in some international pageants. In 2008, she competed in Miss International and in 2009, she competed in Miss Earth. She won Top Model of the World 2011 competition and also joined Miss Netherlands on the same year.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Miss World Australia 2013

Erin Holland, 24 years old, was crowned Miss World Australia 2013 at an event held at the Mansion Hotel in Werribee. She will travel to Indonesia this September for Miss World 2013. Natalia Kalinowski and Yasmin Kassim were the runners up.

Miss Chile 2013

22-year old Camila Andrade was crowned as the new Miss Chile. She will represent Chile at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. Renata Barchiesi and Romina Lancelott were the runners up.

Miss Barbados World 2013


Regina Ramjit, 18 years old, gained the right to represent Barbados at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia by winning the Miss Barbados World 2013 title and crown at Savannah Beach Hotel in Hastings. Janine Hinkson and  Shanica Prescod were the runners up.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Miss China 2013

Yu Wei (25) was crowned Miss China 2013 at Galaxy SOHO in Beijing by Wen Xia Yu, Miss World 2012. She will represent China PR at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. 1st Runner Up is Chen Huining and the 2nd Runner Up is Jiang Yuanyuan

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Miss World Kosovo 2013


Antigona Sejdiu (21) was crowned Miss World Kosovo 2013 at the Square 21 in Pristina. She will represent Kosovo at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. Sidorela Dauti and Dafina Bislimi are the runners up, respectively. 

This is the first Miss World Kosovo pageant replacing the Miss Universe Kosovo pageant. It was previously announced by Art Motion, the official license holder of Miss Universe and Miss World in Kosovo, that Kosovo will not participate in this year's Miss Universe but there are reports circulating that Kosovo will participate in Miss Universe after all and will be taken care of Fadil Berisha, the official photographer of Miss Universe Organization.

Miss Earth Ghana 2013


Amabel Klutse , a 20 year-old Building Technology student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been crowned Miss Earth Ghana 2013. Klutse beat 11 other contestants to the top prize, in the early hours of Saturday, at a well-attended ceremony held at the National Theatre in Accra.

An event that saw the reigning Miss Earth Tareza Fajsova in attendance and her 1st Runner Up, Stephany Stefanowitz, the 2013 finals also saw some musical performances from EL, Eazzy, and Yaayaa among a host of other entertainers.

Miss Uganda 2013

Stella Nantumbwe (22) was crowned Miss Uganda 2013. She was crowned at the Serena Hotel in Kampala. She will represent Uganda at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. 1st Runner Up is Anita Kyarimpa  and the 2nd Runner Up is Sandra Amongin.

Miss Costa Rica 2013

Fabiana Granados (23) was crowned as Miss Costa Rica 2013 at the Marco Picado Studio. She will represent Costa Rica at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. She previously placed Top 16 at Miss Earth 2012. 1st Runner Up is Meribeth Duran and the 2nd Runner Up is Alba Rodriguez.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Miss World Kenya 2013


Wangui Gitonga (23) was crowned as the new Miss World Kenya at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. She will travel to Indonesia this September for Miss World 2013. Leah Tesfamariam and Sophia Umwanza completed the top three.

Miss Universe Australia 2013

Olivia Wells (19) was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013 at the Sofitel Melbourne. She will represent Australia at Miss Universe 2013 this November in Moscow, Russia. 1st Runner Up is Tegan Martin who was 2nd to Scherri-Lee Biggs at Miss Universe Australia 2011, 2nd Runner Up is Marsi Fernandez. 

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Siyatha Lux Miss Sri Lanka 2013


Iresha Asanki De Silva (22) was crowned as Siyatha Lux Miss Sri Lanka 2013 at Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Colombo. She will represent Sri Lanka at Miss World 2013 this September in Indonesia. Chulakshi Ranathunga and Sharon Huyghebaert were the runners up. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Miss Universe Singapore 2013

Shi Lim (24) was crowned as Miss Universe Singapore 2013. She will represent Singapore at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this November. Cheryl Desiree Chan and Cordelia Low finished as the runners up.

Miss World Ecuador 2013

Laritza Párraga (19) was crowned as the very first Miss World Ecuador at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art in Guayaquil. She will represent Ecuador at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. 1st Runner Up is Daniela Guerrero and the 2nd Runner Up is Stefanía Camacho. 

The Miss World franchise Ecuador was previously held by Miss Ecuador Organization. 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Miss World Slovenia 2013


Maja Cotič (24) is the new Miss World Slovenia. She was crowned at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center and will represent Slovenia at Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this September. 1st Runner Up is Laura Škvorc and the 2nd Runner Up is Eva Matijašević. 

Monday, 1 July 2013

Miss Mauritius 2013


Pallavi Gungaram (19) was crowned Miss Mauritius 2013 at the Johnson and Johnson Auditorium in Vacoas-Phoenix. She will represent Mauritius at Miss Universe 2014. Miss World Mauritius 2013 crown went to Sheetal Khadun (24) who will be representing Mauritius at Miss World 2014. Shiksha Matabadul was crowned Miss International Mauritius 2013 and will represent Mauritius at Miss International 2013 later this year.