Friday, June 23, 2017

Miss World Arrives in Mumbai for Miss India Finals

Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico, was welcomed to Mumbai, India by Mr World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal, who is from the country. Del Valle is on a 5 day visit to India and will act as a judge at the Femina Miss India finals on June 25. The CEO of Miss World, Julia Morley, and the company's Events Director, Steve Douglas are also part of delegation.

It's NOT Going to be More Fun in the Philippines for Miss Universe

JOKE'S ON YOU: The Miss Universe is homeless again and the 2017 edition might roll over to 2018 again

The Miss Universe Organization has once again hit their heads against a brick wall as the Tourism Secretary of the Philippines, Wanda Teo, announced on Thursday that the country won't host the 2017 edition of the pageant. The 2016 edition was staged in the country in January 2017 and the organization offered another hosting opportunity to the Philippines in November 2017. Now it will be back to the drawing board for Miss Universe, with no host country and an unconfirmed date. 

A Day at the Races for Miss World

The reigning Miss World, Stephanie Del Valle, joined the other former Miss World title holder from Puerto Rico, Lady Wilnelia Forsyth for the first day of the Royal Ascot horse-racing event. Following tradition, the Royal Family, including the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, attended the event.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If I were a judge: Miss World Guyana 2017

One of Guyana's strongest groups of finalists will battle it out for the Miss World Guyana 2017 title on June 25. Ten young women will compete for the crown and the opportunity to represent Guyana at Miss World 2017 in China. Who will be Miss World Guyana 2017? If I were a judge:

Miss World Guyana 2017: Ariell Ghanie 

1st runner-up: Manisha Wong 

2nd runner-up: Vena Mookram 

3rd runner-up: Nitifah Thompson 

4th runner-up: Crystal Wills 

If I were a judge: Femina Miss India 2017

Femina Miss India 2017 will be crowned on June 25th. This year, the pageant is bigger and better than ever. In an exciting new format, 30 state representatives have been crowned for the first time ever and they will battle it out for the main title. Femina Miss India 2017 will represent her country at the 67th Miss World final in China. The reigning Miss World, Stephanie Del Valle, as well as Mr. World, Rohit Khandelwal from India and Miss World CEO, Julia Morley, will be guests of honour at the pageant. The runners-up might be called upon to represent India at other international pageants. Who will be Femina Miss India 2017? If I were a judge:

Femina Miss India 2017: Miss Uttarakhand, Anukriti Gusain

1st runner-up: Miss Maharashtra, Aishwarya Devan 

2nd runner-up: Miss Rajasthan, Aditi Hundla

3rd runner-up: Miss Delhi, Maira Chowdhury 

4th runner-up: Miss Jharkhand, Vamika Nidhi 

Miss Uttar Pradesh, Shefali Sood 

Miss West Bengal, Shivankita Dixit 
Photos courtesy of Femina Miss India! 

Miss World's Trip to Chicago

Stephanie Del Valle, Miss World 2016, recently visited Chicago for the annual Puerto Rican Festival in the city where she was a guest of honor. She was greeted by the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and members of his office. Some of the highlights of Del Valle's trip included a visit to the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and a trip to the Casa Central Early Learning Academy and Casa Central Adult Wellness Center. The trip ended with the 35th Annual People's Parade, which was celebration of her Puerto Rican heritage and culture.

Photos courtesy of Miss World!