20-year-old Begimay Karybekova from Naryn will represent Kyrgyzstan at the annual Miss Universe pageant this year. Begimay, who was crowned Miss Kyrgyzstan 2017 and was supposed to represent her country at the Miss World 2017, will be her country’s representative to the Miss Universe for the first time in history. The 5’7″ tall beauty is a student at the International University of Kyrgyzstan taking up Faculty of International Relations.
The reigning Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, touched down in Manila last weekend for the second visit of her reign to the Philippines. She was also reunited with her two sister queens, 2016 winner Iris Mittenaere from France and the Philippines’ Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach.