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.
Lezly Diaz was crowned Miss Grand Mexico 2018 during the preliminaries of Miss Mexico 2018 recently. She stands 1.73 m and will represent Mexico at Miss Grand International 2018 on October 25 in Myanmar.
Maria Vasilevich took over the Miss World Belarus reign from Ekaterina Savchuk, on Staurday 5th May. Maria is 20-years-old and from Minsk. She is a student of the Belarusian State Economic University and fluent in Belarusian and Russian. Her ambition is to become a TV presenter.
Maria was competing with 30 other finalists for the white gold, cubic zirkonia and topaz crown. She also received 12,000 Belarusian rubles ($6000 USD) prize money and a SUV Geely Atlas 4×4 car.
There were approximately 3,500 spectators at the 11th edition of the contest. The National Final is run by the Head of State and the President of Belarus attends. It is a culmination of three weeks of beneficial, hard work.
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.
Yurika Nakamoto, a 23-year-old volleyball player and model from Okinawa, Japan’s only sub-tropical prefecture, wins the Miss Supranational Japan 2018 title. She bested 28 other delegates from all over Japan who vied for the crown. The pageant was held in Tokyo for the very first time.
Adjudged as Miss Asia Pacific Japan 2018 is Momoe Yada (20) who represented Kanagawa, while the bet of Higashi Tokyo, Haruka Komagata (26) was crowned Miss Continentes Unidos Japon 2018. 1st Runner-up was Miss Osaka, Yuho Ohtomo, and 2nd Runner-up was Miss Ibaraki, Nanami Tomita.
Magician Cyril and TV commercial model Dante Carver were among of the judges, which was headed by Miss Supranational 2017, Jenny Kim of Korea.
The full-packed event was sponsored by Liberalis Jewelry Shop, Ebisu Beauty Clinic, Shimada Chiaki Make-up Academy and Lycee Glamorous.
Miss World was welcomed by the hosts of this visit, Arnold Vegafria, Miss World Philippines’ Licence Holder, and the team from Resorts World.
Manushi was the first Miss World to try Resorts World’s new Project Runway. It gives direct access from the airport terminal to the Hotels at Resort World. “That’s the easiest and fastest arrival I’ve experienced anywhere in the world. It’s taken less than 30 minutes from stepping off the aircraft, to being in my hotel,” she explained.
Miss World later attended a special event before a private dinner at the Resort. Manushi will enjoy some of the sites of Manila with Miss World Philippines, Laura Lehmann, before they meet the Miss world team to discuss Laura’s Beauty With A Purpose project. Laura’s aim is to build a milk bank for the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Centre’s Maternity Ward.
25-year-old Jessica Tyson was crowned Miss World New Zealand 2018 at the Sky City Convention Centre on May 5, 2018.
Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi descendant and Rereātea co-presenter, Jessica speaks Te Reo Maori and plans to do a poi dance when she takes the stage in China for the Miss World pageant. Jessica, who succeeded last year’s winner Annie Evans, has previously been a representative of New Zealand at two international pageants in China and Japan.