A pageant veteran was crowned the new Miss Ecuador at the conclusion of the contest’s 63rd edition held May 5 at the Hotel Oro Verde in Machala.
Virginia Limongi, a 24-year-old model and nutrition student from Portoviejo, bested 21 other candidates for the right to represent the country in the next edition of the Miss Universe competition. She receieved the crown from last year’s winner Daniela Cepeda.
Limongi also bagged the lion’s share of special awards including Miss Popularidad and Mejor Traje Nacional.
This won’t be the first time that Limongi will wear the Ecuador sash in an international contest. In 2014, she competed at the Miss World pageant in England.
Michelle Huet finished first runner-up while Norma Tejada was second runner-up. The rest of the Top 6 were (in order) Blanca Arambulo, Hezsen Johts, and Ximena Arroyo.
25-year-old 5’5″ tall Varsha Ragoobarsing was crowned Miss Universe Mauritius 2018 held on May 5, 2018, at the Angsana Hotel in Balaclava, Mauritius. She bested 19 other beauties and will now represent her country at Miss Universe 2018 competition. She also succeeded last year’s Mauritius representative at Miss Universe, Angie Callychurn.
The Miss Israel Organization has announced that 18 year old Nikol Reznikov is Miss Israel 2018. She stands 1.75m and is a high school student. Reznikov will represent her country at Miss Universe 2018.
The gorgeous beauty queen will go on to represent China at the prestigious Miss Universe 2018 pageant where Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will crown her successor.
The beauty queen has been a part of the pageant world before as she was previously crowned 2nd runner up at the Miss Universe China 2017 pageant.
NEPAL’S representatives to four of the Big5 beauty pageants were crowned at the conclusion of the Miss Nepal 2018 pageant on April 11.
Shrinkhala Khatiwada, who hails from Hetaunda, was crowned Miss Nepal World 2018. Aside from bagging Miss Beautiful Hair and Face of Fascino awards, she will also represent the country at the 2018 Miss World pageant.
Manita Devkota was crowned Miss Nepal Universe 2018 and will compete at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant. She also bagged the Miss Glamour special award.
The Miss Nepal Earth 2018 title went to Priya Sigdel, who will travel to the Philippines for the 2018 Miss Earth competition. She also won the Miss Beauty with a Purpose award.
Ronali Amatya, who was earlier named Miss Talent, won the Miss Nepal International 2018 title and will compete in Japan for the Miss International 2018 crown.
A total of 25 ladies competed during the finals held at Hotel Annapurna in Durbarmarg. The other winners of special awards were:
Beauty with a Purpose: Priya Sigdel
Miss Athlete: Megha Shrestha
Miss Best Hair: Shrinkhala Khatiwada
Miss Confident: Aastha Sakha
Miss Fascino: Shrinkhala Khatiwada
Miss Friendship: Sayara Lama
Miss Glamour: Manita Devkota
Miss Intellectual: Ashma Dhungana
Miss Photogenic: Mahima Singh
Miss Popular Choice: Sandhya Adhikari
Miss Punctual: Laxmi Poudel
Miss Talent: Ronali Amatya
Miss Universe Sri Lanka Christina Peiris graces the cover of COSMOPOLITAN Sri Lanka. She talks openly about her personal life including her clothing brand X.TINA, and why she donates a percentage of profits to Maharagama Cancer Hospital.