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Nehal Chudasama is Miss Diva 2018 (Miss Universe India)

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Nehal Chudasama came out as the winner of the 6th edition of Miss Diva which took place on 31st August 2018 where 19 contestants vied for the coveted crown and a chance to represent India internationally. Shraddha Shashidhar crowned Nehal as her successor. She will now represent India at the 67th Miss Universe 2018 pageant to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 16th December 2018.

At the same event, Aditi Hundia was crowned as Miss Diva – Supranational 2018 and Roshni Sheoran was crowned as Runner-up. Hannah Reji Koshy and Lavina Israni

Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was a member of the jury. Miss Supranational 2017, Jenny Kim also graced the event.

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Dominika Grecová is Miss Slovakia 2018

MISS SLOVAKIA 2018 Dominika Grecová

Dominika Grecová from Humenné was named Miss Slovakia 2018 during the 23rd Miss Slovakia event broadcast by TV JOJ on April 28, 2018. Radka Grendová from Revúcej was adjudged as first runner-up while Jasmina Taty of Trnava took the second runner-up title.

The winner, Dominika Grecová, won the chance to represent Wales at the Miss World 2018 competition, a coveted contract, a luxury car and other interesting prizes.

MISS SLOVAKIA 2018

The first runner-up,  Radka Grendová ,will be competing in Miss International 2018 in the second half of the year and the second runner-up,  Jasmina Taty, will represent Slovakia at the Miss Supranational 2018 competition.

The Gala dinner program offered the audience an elegant fashion show and several musical numbers by Dary Rolins, Emma Drobná, Tomáš Buranovský and Elán, who premiered the new song Lúbim te. The evening’s moderator was Libor Bouček.

Estefania Chavez Garcia from Mexico wins Miss Glam World 2018

Miss Glam World 2018from  Mexico  was crowned as the first ever Miss Glam World in the 1st edition presented by Indulge, an event directed by Dr. Ajit Ravi at the Adlux International Convention Centre, Kochi. She bested thirty eight other beauty queens become the first Miss Glam World winner.

Ms.Fahima Kulow Muhumed Abdi  from Kenya and Aileena Catherine Amon from India  were the first and second runner up respectively.   His Excellency Shaikh Khaliffa Bin Duaij Al Khalifa of the kingdom of Bahrain  crowned the overwhelmed Miss Glam World 2018 winner.

The competition which was organised by the Pegasus Event Production Company with the support of the Indulge, took place in 3 rounds; national costume, red cocktail and white gown.

Special Award winners: 

Miss Beautiful Smile – YosumanKholova (Tajikistan)
Miss Beautiful Hair -Romona Maria (Romania)
Miss Beautiful Skin – SokainaJbari (Morocco)
Miss Beautiful Face – DoriherMarioly Suarez Rodriguez (Venezuela)
Miss Beautiful Eyes – TsonkaMilcheva (Bulgaria)
Miss Talen   – Aileena Catherine Amon (India)
Miss Personality  – Inna Patricia Gita (Philippines)
Miss Catwalk – Estefania Chavez Garcia (Mexico)
Miss Photogenic  – YosumanKholova (Tajikistan)

“To me, feminism means equals to both genders,” Mary Khyriem, Femina Miss India Meghalaya 2018

Mary Khyriem is here to make her state proud of her achievements. After winning Miss Shillong, she took part in Sunsilk Mega Miss Northeast 2017 winning the crown. She is now ready to conquer Miss India which she says is her passion. Calm and composed, she is in a every true sense a beauty queen. It isn’t just her beauty and brain everyone finds attractive in her, but also her captivating personality.

1. How has your life been post winning Femina Miss India Meghalaya 2018 title?
After post winning FBB Femina Miss India Meghalaya well a simple 20 year old wanderlust has responsibilities to her State, especially to represent it with it’s fullest potential, filled with Diversity.
Being a part in the East Crowning has been nothing but enlightening and enriching; learning  and in taking so much from each and every aspect during the whole process.
And the life of a college girl has now elevated  to a point where she is blessed and honoured with a chance of encouraging people, which is indeed and overwhelming and honourable feeling.

2. How would you introduced yourself to the world?
A 20 year old wanderlust, seeking to experience, to learn new things in life and embracing the adventures life has to offer with her roots and values closely intact.

3. You’re not just Mary now, but also Miss Meghalaya. How does it feel to be called and known as Meghalaya in a national pageant like Miss India?
Firstly it’s a big honour to be represingting the Abode of clouds, Meghalaya , a place I call Home. Meghalaya is filled with diversity and to enculcate  that, well, in a platform as big as Miss India, well honestly it’s terrifying. For a girl who was just a part of it, Now is representing the State itself gives immense pleasure but mostly filled with Pride .

4. How would you show Meghalaya to the rest of India’s state representative and to the world?
As I said with it’s diversity there are certain things that I would like to highlight. But if there’s one thing that strikes most is it’s matriliniel system, where woman carry on their generations;  which signifies the life they have carried and brought to existence which indeed is a beautiful aspect of life . Both  woman and men are given equal opportunities and rights.  And I have experienced it first hand and there’s nothing  more beautiful then being able work together hand in hand.

5. What are the good things about Meghalaya that you would like impart to your competitors?
There are certain things I would like to highlight and impart to my fellow contestants, that is to stand out in the crowd and say what I am because of my roots and values . Being from Meghalaya where  it’s diversity prevails, all I  do want to say is never lose the person you are because it’s our diversity that is with us that distinguishes and makes us different from the other. Never lose it because not everyone can be you so celebrate it.  My state celebrates it’s diversity

6. You’ve been crowned Miss Shillong and won Mega Miss Northeast 2017 title. Are you ready to conquer the hearts and minds of India?
Miss shillong was an emotional cherished journey where my elder sister had been crown before me. Sunsilk Mega Miss NorthEast is something I ventured ahead.  But when it comes to Miss India it is the passion, the hidden force inside of me that pushes me and says yes I am ready, ready to push my zest and push my limits .

7. Which India winner do you admire the most and why?
Honestly, all the representatives have touched millions and I am one such life who has been touched .  As I haven’t met all of them, but was fortunate enough to have met Pooja Chopra my Mentor. Although our interaction was a short one but was enough to captivate and inspire us and i strongly believe  my fellow contestants would agree. An amazing personality ,with an impeccable aura, one who has guided and will be guiding us and one who showed her real self to all of us . It’s admirable because she did not just show me Miss India herself but the genuine person that she is. And meeting such a dynamic and genuine soul inspires me .

8. Feminism has seen a revival since a couple of years and has been misconstrued a lot. Do you regard yourself as a Feminist? And do you equate pageant like Miss India as a part of Feminism movement?
Feminism has varied definitions, to me feminism means equals to both genders.  To share something that I have experienced first hand, I come from  a state that men and women are given equal rights and opportunities. To say I am a feminist would be wrong but depending on my beliefs I am a feminist who believes in equality . And to talk about Miss India if taken with what I believe in, I would say Yes, because it empowers women; giving them an opportunity to fully encouraged them to take chances and grab opportunities of a lifetime .

9. The #MeToo movement has become a worldwide phenomenon. Do men and boys have a different role to play than women and girls in fighting sexual harassment? If so, how? If not, why not?
No, Men and woman do not have different roles to play in fighting sexual harassment. I strongly believe charity begins at home and no matter what the crime is, all of us including men, woman and children needs to fight the same battles of awareness by keeping ethics in mind ,by knowing our values , being alert to our inner consciences and most importantly not to steal the innocence of a child; only then will a child grow up to keep his or her values firmly  intac .

10. Can you tell us about your Beauty With a Purpose project for Femina Miss India 2018 contest?
I haven’t started on it just yet only because there are many issues I want to work on. Frankly having a hard time deciding so, but all I do is, if once I initiate on it I will continue to work on it  even after the competition. I believe in working for something you believe in and for the right reasons .

11. You’ve impressed many fans with your beauty and intelligence. Does that give you any pressure?
I grew up watching beauty pageants and I use to think it’s all about  beauty and intelligence and to tell you the truth , there’s more than what meets the eye. There are 29 other fellow contenders eyeing for the same crown; lead by the same dream and inner passion to live the opportunity of a lifetime to represent the country . So henceforth  tell me if you feel the pressure?

12. Thank you, Mary for giving Indian and World Pageant your time for this interview. Wish You all the very best for the contest. Any last words for your fans and supporters?
To everyone who’s been constant and also supporting and guiding all throughout Thankyou. It is through all of this that I get constant encouragement and motivation. I can’t thanked each one of  you enough  but you all are in my prayers and I strongly believe prayers work miracles and the best gift one can give. And please do keep supporting and praying for me.

Kein R Artero from Guam is Mister Global Teen 2018

Image Credits: Thai Runway

16 years old Kein R Artero from Guam is the winner of Mister Global Teen 2018. The 3rd edition of Mister Global Teen was held on 19 March, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand with 9 handsome teens from different countries taking part in the competition. The  5′ 8″ tall teenager was fans favourite to win the title. He succeeds Joaquin Rudolfo Rosallosa from Philippines as the new Mister Global Teen.

In the same competition, Yehwan Lee from Korea was adjudged first runner-up and second runners up in the competition was Pasan Weerasekara from Sri Lanka

Special Awards
Internet Popularity:  MYANMAR Saw YanPaing
Best in National Costume:  MYANMAR Saw YanPaing
Best in Talent:  NEPAL Raj Khadka

Nat Natchanon is the winner of Mister National Thailand 2018

The second edition of Mister National Thailand was held on  on 3rd March 2018 at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok  where two title Mister National Universe & Mr. Universe Tourism 2018 were awarded to chosen ones to represent Thailand interntionally. 20 handsome Thai men competed for the right to represent Thailand at international male pageants but in the end only the best would be selected.

Contestant No 1 Nat Natchanon emerged as the best and was annnounced as the winner. He took home the title of Mister National Thailand 2018 and will represent Thailand at Mister National Universe 2018. Contestant No 19 Dome Nitat was declared as Mister Universe Tourism Thailand 2018. Dome will compete in Mister Universe Tourism later 2018.

The Winners :
Mister National Universe Thailand:  NAT NATCHANON
Mister Universe Tourism Thailand: DOME NITAT
*1st runner-up: TAO TANASIT
*2nd runner-up:  PUN SUPAKIT
*3rd runner-up: MIKE CHANATIP

Special Awards:
People’s Choice Award MNT 2018: TIM TIMTUMRONG
Charity Vote by Kevina: DOME NITAT
Mister Photogenic: 12 CHOK SUPACHOK
Mister fly twitz: CHAN WICHAN
Extreme Guy by Ceresa: SUPHAKIT WISITSEN

 

Dipankar Talukdar is Mr INDIA Model of the World 2018

In the recently held Mr INDIA Model of the World 2018, Dipankar was elected as the winner of the contest and crowned as Mister India MODEL OF THE WORLD 2018. The host of the Pageant was Akshay’s MARK management. The show was directed by Akshay Raichurkar who also groomed the models and is National Director of India for Mister Model of the World and 18 other International beauty pageants for India.

Dipankar Talukdar is from Guwahati, Assam and completed his education in BE mechanical Engineering. He is a model and actor by profession who is also an Entrepreneur. The handsome man from Guwahati is a signed model, who has completed his Modeling course in Akshay’s MARK Modelling Management, Banglore

Dipankar Talukdar is now all set to represent India in Mister Model of the World Pageant to be Held at Yangon, Myanmar from April 20-28th 2018. He is being groomed by Mr Akshay Raichurkar and working hard to Make Indian flag fly at International Pageant.

Dipankar Talukdar Basic info:
Age : 25
Height : 5.10″
Chest : 41
Waist : 30
Qualification : BE in Mechanical engineering
Profession : Actor, Model and entrepreneur
●Completed modelling course from Akshay’s MARK modeling agency.

Wangxin Xing is Miss Grand China 2018

Image Credits: Miss Grand International Organisation

Miss Grand International 2017 recently concluded with Maria Jose Lora from Peru winning the contest. The next year edition of Miss Grand International already has an early confirmed contestant. And she is from China. 23 year old Wangxin Xing from Beijing was crowned Miss Grand China 2018 this past weekend in Guangzhou.

The 1.75m model will represent the People’s Republic of China at the next Miss Grand International Pageant in 2018. The reigning Miss Grand International, Maria Jose Lora, attended the event alongside MGI Vice-President, Teresa Chaivisut. Together with Miss Grand China 2017, Maria crowned the new winner, Wangxin Xing.

Mrs Earth International 2016 Maadhuri R Sharma – an inspiring beauty queen!

Women have so many responsibilities in the society – as a wife, mother, daughter, friend and sometimes as a leader in the society. So many things depend upon them for the betterment of the society. She may not ask for it, she is naturally given that role since she is compassionate, kind, emotional and has a sound mind to understand the world beyond her. Such is the trait of women that makes her a multi-talented and multi-tasker. One such woman who defined the essence of women is Maadhuri R Sharma. She is beautiful, confident, achiever and a role model for many.

Maadhuri R Sharma has been a model, T.V show host and has acted in TV serials whilst walking the ramp for various designers in India and abroad, She has been the main lead in TV ads for Dove, citizen watches to name a few. she is Mrs.India Earth 2015 and is the first Indian to be crowned Mrs.Earth International 2016 in Jamaica. She won the crown besting women from 20 countries. Her personality and intelligence won her the title of Miss Congeniality and Best in Interview round. She is a practicing Nutritionist and gives nutrition tips on her show Living it Up wth Maadhuri on Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana. She firmly believes in helping the underprivileged and is a volunteer wth Light of Life Trust, which helps in educating children in rural India.

The strong independent beauty Queen is a recipient of the Nari Ratna Award 1997 and Women of Wonder Award 2016. She is appointed as the States Committee Chairperson for health Coaching for Maharashtra by the ALL. Recently she was invited by the Ahemdabad Literature Festival as a moderator and panelist. Another milestone in her life was when she was warded Outstanding Professional Woman of the year 2016 by the International Summit and Society.

Besides winning the crown of Mrs Earth International, Maadhuri has been crowned Mrs.Cosmic 2017 this June in Las Vegas. This sums up her confidence in her dreams and to always believe in dreams. She is an example of ‘Dreams do come true.’

VOTE: Who Should Win Miss Supranational 2017

The 2017 edition of Miss Supranational will be taking place in two countries, Poland and the Slovak Republic where contestants will be travelling to different parts of the two countries for different activities. The preliminary competitions will be held in the beautiful resort of Aquacity Poprad in Poprad city in Slovak.

The finale will be held on on December 1st 2017 in the spa resort city of Krynica Zdroj, Poland. The reigning Miss Supranational, Srinidhi Shetty of India, will crown her successor at the end of the finale. This will the 9th edition of Miss Supranational which was started in 2009.

So who will succeed Srinidhi Shetty? Who is your favourite for the crown? Do take part in the poll and tell us who should win Miss Supranational 2017?

VOTE: Who should win Mr Supranational 2017? (with contestants pictures)

Mister Supranational 2017 is about to start in few days with contestants from all around the world landing at Slovak Republic and Poland for the second edition of the contest. At the end of the contest, Diego Garcy from Mexico will crown his successor. Around 40 handsome men from different countries are expected to compete at contest.  The finale show will be televised on 2nd December 2017 from the Polish resort city of Krynica – Zdroj in the beautiful Malopolska region.

One of these men will be the next Mister Supranational 2017. Check out their pictures and vote for your favourites at the end of the gallery for who should win Mister Supranational 2017?

Indian and World Pageant Readers’ Choice for Miss Grand International 2017 is Chinnaly Nolasing, Miss Grand Laos 2017

After a month of conducting a poll where Indian and World Pageant readers were asked to vote for their favourite queens and who they thought would win Miss Grand International 2017. The result is out now. And Indian and World Pageant readers choice for Miss Grand International 2017 is Miss Grand Laos, Chinnaly Nolasing. With a big fan base, Chinnaly is making a great wave in the competition. She is the first ever Miss Grand Loas. 18 years old Chinnaly recently graduated from Kiettisack International School (secondary school) and plans to study in Singapore next academic year

Second in the poll is Miss Grand Haiti, Jennifer Alexis, third in the poll is Miss Cambodia, Khloem Sreykea, in fourth is Miss Philippines, Elizabeth Lasted Clenci  and in fifth place is Miss Grand Peru, María José Lora.

Check out the full result of the poll here POLL RESULT of Who will win Miss Grand International 2017

Thank you to each and everyone of you who participated in the poll.

Opinion: Is it justified to disqualify Miss Earth South Africa 2017 Irini Moutzouris over height requirement?

Miss Earth South Africa 2017 Irini Moutzouris has been disqualified from taking part in the finals of Miss Earth 2017 pageant due to height requirement. The international pageant is already in its midway with Miss South Africa Irini already attending half of the pageant activities.

The Miss Earth South Africa organization took to the social media i.e. their official Facebook page to release a press statement about the whole fiasco and mentioned that they are prepared to received Irini home earlier than anticipated due to different set of rule.

Read the statement of the organization below:

“The Miss Earth South Africa organization prepares to receive Irini Moutzouris, the current ‘Green Queen’, home earlier than anticipated. “Our delegate will not compete at the international event, and the decision has been made to bring her home. The international body have a different set of rules to our local programme, their event is governed by rules and requierements on height and weight, and they made the decision to not allow Irini to compete in the final leg of the competition based on the height requirement. We accept this as their prerogative and have decided to rather bring our ambassador back home to support our end-of-year programmes”, says Ella Bella Leite, National Director of Miss Earth South Africa.

She further stated, “As an organization we were aware of these regulations and we took a chance as the mavericks that we are to send our ambassador anyway. It has however not worked out and we have been denied our chance to participate any further in this year’s Miss Earth Event. The team, together with Irini, accept the decision, we understand their stance and we accept this, it was a chance we were willing to take.”

IAWP Opinion: It’s hard to say who is to be blamed for this unfortunate incident. Miss Earth South Africa was aware of the requirements but they took a chance and send their candidate to Miss Earth. I am sure Miss Earth org must have received Irini bio including her height, weight and stats before the competition started. It’s unfortunate this had to happen now with Irini already being in Manila. Miss Earth org. should have let her stay with a reminder that she won’t be able to enter the top 16 come what may because of the rules. This way an embarassment or unnecessary controversay could have been avoided. And also send a strongly worded letters to national franchiser of Miss Earth about their rules.

Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 Nguyen Thi Loan apologize to Kyle Verzosa and filipino fans over a remark she made a year ago

Miss Vietnam 2016 Nguyen Thi Loan was recently appointed Miss Universe Vietnam 2017. Right after her appointment, there came a controversy which let her to apologize over a comment she made a year ago. Some fans took to social media to show their displeasure about the said comment by her.

A year ago,  Nguyen Thi Loan had commented ”ugly”on Kylie’s photo in swimwear during Miss International 2017. Following the outrage of Filipino fans, the newly appointed Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 expresses her sincere apology to Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa and “Filipino beauty fans.” She blamed her limited knowledge of English for the comment.

She took to Instagram to apologize and clarify her statement.

Dear Kylie and Filipino Beauty Fans,
I would like to clarify a comment that I made last year. Please give me a minute to explain.
A year ago, when I was checking information on social media, I saw a picture of Kylie, Miss International 2016. Just by natural reaction, I thought that it was not a good picture of her and I commented based on my honest feelings. You would agree with me that sometimes, even the most beautiful person, could have a non-really photogenic picture… due to the angle, lighting or a wrong moment. Perhaps, I could have stated things more clearly but due to my limited English I made you all misunderstood me. I want to emphazise that i don’t judge or comment about people just like that. Instead of being more explanative about my meaning, after realizing that I did not use my words correctly, I immediately deleted the comment.
After that, I decided to keep silent because I did not want to cause any more misunderstandings or accidentally hurt anyone’s feelings (including Kylie’s ones if she would have noticed about that).
I am so sorry for any inconvenience caused. I sincerely apologize for hurting Kylie and you by accident. This is a lesson for me and I will take more care in the future.
I wish all Filipino fans good health and happiness… and congratulations Kylie for your successful year term as Miss International 2016. Best wishes for you!!

IWAP Opinion: Time to let go of the mistake she made and move on. People make mistakes. We learn and we grow. A person can”t be judged for remark she made or the opinion she expresses though I would say one should be careful  of the word they use while expressing their thoughts and opinions. I am sure Kylie will forgive her and show the world the grace and warmth of Filipinos. Wish Loan Nguyen the best of luck for her international pageant.

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