Two years after my last somewhat disastrous outing to Sanya, I will make my way there again on Thursday to attend Miss World 2017. I was really disappointed last time about the way we were treated and hopefully this time around things will be better. This time I will not only be representing Eye For Beauty Blog but also Global Beauties, so I am very excited about that. It will be my fourth Miss World and I hope it will be a pleasant experience and that the best girls do well.
Keep checking www.globalbeauties.com and our Instagram and facebook pages. I can't write for both sites at the moment, so I am mostly focusing on Global Beauties. I'll try to get interesting updates and news while I am there.
Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, left South Africa last night with one mission: to bring home the Miss Universe crown for the second time ever. Nel-Peters is one of the favourites in this year's competition and she has worked hard with her trainer and mentor, Werner Wessels, to achieve her goal.
The reigning Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, presented some of the attire she will be wearing during her bid to become the 66th Miss Universe in Las Vegas to the press yesterday during her official sendoff party. Nel-Peters presented her national costume, which this year will be a fantasy creating celebrating South Africa's national flower, the protea. While the gown she will be wearing for the final night of Miss Universe is being kept a closely guarded secret, Nel-Peters did model one of the gowns she will be taking for an event leading up to the crowning of Miss Universe 2017. During the event, she thanked Sun International, her family, and her trainer and stylist, Werner Wessels for their support. She also promised to do South Africa proud.
The Miss Grand International 2017 Preliminary Competition took place last night in at the Vinpearl Resort in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The 77 young women competing for the 5th Miss Grand International title competed in swimwear and evening wear during a spectacular show. I must say that Miss Grand International is putting all the other pageants to shame this year. Let's hope the final is just as fantastic as the final. The contestants scores in these two rounds will be added to their interview scores to determine the top 20. I scored each of the delegates as they competed in their stunning gowns and here are my top 20 in the Miss Grand International 2017 Evening Gown Competition:
20: Mexico (9.200)
Mexico looked amazing in her red gown. The colour really worked for her and she worked that stage. 19: China (9.210)
For a moment, I wasn't sure if this gown was totally OTT or just plain fabulous. Within an instant, I started leaning towards the latter. This is why I am starting to love Miss Grand. It reminds me of the good old days of pageantry!!! 18: Paraguay (9.220)
I loved this colour on Lia and she worked it with all that she had in her! She commanded that stage. 17: Thailand (9.230)
Thailand's gown was spectacular. I think there are stronger Asians but she is one of the sexiest girls this year. 16: Fiji (9.240)
Nadine looked elegant in this stunning gown. She was very polished on stage too. 15: Argentina (9.245)
I am in two minds about this. On the one hand, I think this was one of the most eye catching gowns of the night. It was a 'WOW' moment when she came on stage. On the other hand, I was distracted by her styling. 14: Sri Lanka (9.248)
Sri Lanka is so gorgeous but so over the top... still love her though. 13: South Sudan (9.260)
Eyga looked super sexy in this gown. 12: Philippines (9.270)
I loved Elizabeth's gown, I loved her in it and I loved how she worked the stage. A job well done! 11: Australia (9.280)
Bombshell! Australia looked fantastic in this white gown with the just the right mix of sexiness, drama and elegance. 10: England (9.290)
What she lacks in height, she sure makes up for in beauty and stage presence. I hope this is not her last pageant. Would love to see her at Miss World too. 9: Laos (9.295)
Laos, applaud your girl. She gave it her all last night. I am just so impressed by how well she did!!! 8: Vietnam (9.300)
I didn't love this gown... but she worked it. 7: Tanzania (9.320)
Sometimes there's just plenty of beauty in simplicity. This gown looked much better on stage than it looked in photos. I thought she was very strong in both rounds last night. 6: Netherlands (9.340)
I think Kelly has one of the most beautiful faces in the competition and definitely the most beautiful eyes. If she won, she would be an amazing Miss Grand International. 5: Indonesia (9.360)
Indonesia is just getting stronger and stronger all the time. They are well on their way to becoming a powerhouse. Representing the country of the outgoing title holder is not always easy, but Dea showed that she was more than up for the challenge. 4: Belgium (9.390)
Oh the drama on stage... I loved it! 3: Venezuela (9.460)
For a moment, I thought to myself, " Is this it?" and then... Boom... just like that she brought the drama. 2: India (9.480)
Love this girl. She had fire on stage but she also radiates light and inner peace! and our winner of the evening gown competition... PERU (9.500)
This is one of the most beautiful gowns that I have seen in a while and she looked sensational in it. It looked like it was glued on. The first, the hair, the makeup... everything worked. It's hers to lose.