Thursday, March 30, 2017

Unconfirmed Report: Miss World 2017 will return to Sanya, China

Sanya's official tourism website reported that the 67th Miss World final will be held in Sanya, Hainan Island for the 7th time later this year. Initial reports stated that the grand final will take place on Saturday, December 2nd. The Miss World Organisation has not yet confirmed that this year's pageant will indeed take place in the People's Republic of China again. The report also stated that the New Silk Road Fashion Organisation has been given the rights to run the Miss World China Pageant. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Anika Conolly crowned Miss Cayman Islands 2017

26 year old Anika Conolly was recently crowned Miss Cayman Islands 2017. She is expected to represent the Cayman Islands at Miss Universe 2017 and also Miss World 2017 if she meets the age requirement. The first runner-up was Kristin Amaya and the second runner-up was Mahalia Seymore.

She's beautiful. Great choice for the Cayman Islands! 

If I were a judge: Puteri Indonesia 2017

The Puteri Indonesia 2017 Pageant will take place on March 31st. The winner of the pageant will represent Indonesia at Miss Universe 2017. The second and third placers will be awarded the titles of Miss International Indonesia and Miss Supranational Indonesia. The third runner-up will represent her country at Miss Grand International 2017. Who will be crowned the next Puteri Indonesia? If I were a judge:

Puteri Indonesia 2017: Nadya Maudy, DKI Jakarta 3 

Puteri Indonesia International 2017: Karina Nadila, Nusa Tenggara Timur 

Puteri Indonesia Supranational 2017: Puji Chegana, Sumatera Barat

3rd runner-up (Miss Grand Indonesia): Evelyn Yuliessia, Sulawesi Barat

4th runner-up: Karina Nandia, DKI Jakarta 1 

5th runner-up: Bunga Jelitha Ibrani, DKI Jakarta 5 

Gituen Miracline, Kalimantan Timur 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Day 1 as Miss SA 2017 for Demi-Leigh

21 year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters started her reign as Miss South Africa on a high as she woke up at The Palace of the Lost City to a day packed with interviews, meetings and getting used to wearing the crown as South Africa's most beautiful. One of the highlights of her day was an interview with SABC 2 breakfast show, Morning Live. Nel-Peters also graced the official handover ceremony of the car that she won. After a day filled with excitement, the new Miss SA returned to Johannesburg, where she will be based for the duration of her reign.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Miss South Africa 2017: Crowning Photos of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

21 year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of Sedgefield in the Western Cape was crowned the 59th Miss South Africa last night. She stands 1.72m tall and will represent South Africa at Miss World and Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters became the first woman from the Western Cape to win the crown since Jo-ann Strauss took home the title in 2000.

Such a gorgeous girl and what a lovely reaction filled with genuine emotion. She was truly the best. I am sure she will do very well internationally.  It's always great when the best girl wins. 
On a side note, I did not like the first runner-up's reaction at all. I totally understand disappointment and it's natural to be disappointed, but all the eye rolling and head shaking was in bad taste. Someone needs to tell that girl that you can't win if you don't know how to lose. 

Miss South Africa 2017: Unstoppable Queen Demi Takes the Crown

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (21) from Sedgefield in the Western Cape took home the title of Miss South Africa 2017 at the Sun City Superbowl last night. Seen as the hot favorite to win the title throughout the competition, Nel-Peters is the first Miss South Africa from the Western Cape since 2000. The 1.72m beauty will spend the next year of her life working full-time for the Miss South Africa organisation. She took home the largest cash prize in the history of the pageant, R1 milllion. Nel-Peters will also represent South Africa at Miss World and Miss Universe.

The first runner-up was Ade van Heerden and the second runner-up was Boipelo Mabe. Priyeshka Lutchman and Shane Naidoo completed the top 5. Iman Mkwanazi, Nicole van Niekerk and Odirile Sepeng made the top 8.

Great winner. We all knew that she should win. Thank goodness the judges made the right decision. They decided to put two personality queens in 2nd and 3rd though.