An entrepreneur from Lima, Maria Jose Lora, Miss Grand Peru has just won the crown of Miss Grand International 2017 becoming the 5th Miss Grand International. Seventy sev en women representing their countries competed for the coveted crown and in the end, it was Maria, a big favourite for the crown, who took the crown from the outgoing queen, Ariska Putri Pertiwi of Indonesia. The pageant took place at Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Villas, in Phu Quoc island, Vietnam.
The 1st runner-up was Miss Venezuela, Tulia Aleman, the 2nd runner-up was Miss Philippines, Elizabeth Durado Clenci, the 3rd runner-up was Brenda Jimenez, Miss Puerto Rico, and Nikola Uhlirova, Miss Czech Republic, the 4th runner-up.
Top 10 semi-finalists were Indonesia, South Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam.The quarter-finalists (top 20) were representatives from Australia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Laos, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay and Russia.
The winner of special awards were Miss Grand Indonesia who won Best in National Costume and Popular Voting award; Miss Grand Costa Rica, Best in Swimsuit; Miss Grand Vietnam, Miss Health and Beauty and Miss Grand Paraguay, Best in Social Media.
Maria besides winning the coveted crown won US$ 40,000 in cash, one year residence at Movenpick Residences Ekamai and will be travelling all across the world as an ambassador of to Stop The War campaign to spread love and peace.
Categories: WORLD PAGEANT