21-year-old Haruka Yamashita was crowned Miss World Japan 2017 last September 4. She succeeds Priyanka Yoshikawa, her country’s first ever half-Indian national winner who made the Top 20 in Miss World 2016. The artistically-inclined Tokyo native beat 30 other contestants for the national title … Continue reading Haruka Yamashita crowned Miss World Japan 2017
In what was considered one of the most highly-disputed competitions in Miss World Philippines‘ 7-year history, former Bb. Pilipinas runner-up Laura Victoria Lehmann (#15) became the proud bearer of the recently-unveiled “Pearl of the Orient” crown. The former court-side reporter and … Continue reading Laura Lehmann wins Miss World Philippines 2017
22-year-old Victoria Stein of Puerto Montt was crowned Miss Mundo (World) Chile 2017 at the Bahia Ballroom of the Casino Enjoy in Coquimbo last July 30. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and is currently a Business Administration … Continue reading Victoria Stein is Miss World Chile 2017
26-year-old Louise Victor was crowned Miss Universe St. Lucia 2017 last August 1. She is expected to compete in Miss Universe 2017, which has yet to officially announce its date and venue. This marks her Caribbean nation’s return to the pageant after a year’s absence.
Yenisei Kyrgyz model and beauty queen Zhibek Nukeeva, who represented Kyrgyzstan in Miss World 2013, passed away last July 29 after battling myxoid chondrosarcoma. It’s a rare form of cancer that affects bones and joints. She was only 22.
17-year-old Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff of Kansas City, Missouri was crowned Miss Teen USA 2017, at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on July 29. During her Top 5 interview, the Girl Scout Gold awardee discussed the importance of sustainable projects and revealed that she had been working with her state’s legislators to “change the lives of adults with developmental disabilities“. With her win, Sophia is now the Show Me State’s second Miss Teen USA titleholder, after Marissa Whitley in 2001.