Sunday, November 27, 2011

Miss España 2011

 Miss España 2011
SEVILLE, Spain - Andrea Huisgen Serrano (20, 1.81m, Barcelona) was crowned Miss España 2011 (Miss Spain 2011) at the Palacio de los Sueños in Seville. Aránzazu Estévez Godoy (22, 1.81m, Santa María de Guía) finished as the first runner-up or Primera Dama de Honor and is expected to represent Spain in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August. Ana Crespo Martínez was the second runner-up and will compete in Miss International 2012. Ainhoa García Roca, Lidia de Sousa Muñoz and Belinda Gutiérrez Tobe completed the Top Six.

 Miss Spain 2011, Andrea Huisgen Serrano

 First runner-up, Aránzazu Estévez Godoy is expected to compete in Miss World 2012

Second runner-up, Ana Crespo Martínez is expected to compete in Miss International 2012

PHOTOS SOURCE| Certamen Miss España

Mister España 2011

Mister España 2011
SEVILLE, Spain - Diego Otero Téllez (23, 1.90m, Toledo) won the Mister España 2011 title at the Palacio de los Sueños in Seville. Bartolomé Márquez Mora was the first runner-up and Nestor Acosta Arencibia was the second runner-up.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Miss Guatemala 2012

 Miss Universo Guatemala 2012
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - Laura Beatriz Godoy Calle (23, 1.74m, Guatemala City) was crowned Miss Universo Guatemala 2012 at the conclusion of the Miss Guatemala 2012 pageant. She will represent Guatemala in Miss Universe 2012. 

 Miss Mundo Guatemala 2012
Monique Georgette Aparicio (21, 1.78m, Guatemala City) won the Miss Mundo Guatemala 2012 title at the same event held at the Ilumina Convention Center in Guatemala City. She will represent Guatemala in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next August.

 Miss Internacional Guatemala 2012
Christa García (19, 1.70m, Guatemala City) is the new Miss Internacional Guatemala 2012 and will go to Miss International 2012. 

The Miss Guatemala pageant is organized by Belleza Guatemala SA, license holder of the three greatest international pageants.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Miss International Japan 2012

 Miss International Japan 2012
TOKYO, Japan - Ikumi Yoshimatsu (24, 1.70m, Saga) was crowned Miss International Japan 2012 in Tokyo. She will represent Japan in Miss International 2012. Miss World Japan was not crowned on the ceremony. Nozomi Igarashi, Yurie Iwata and Nana Kurobe finished second, third, and fourth, respectively. The International Culture Association will announce the Japanese representative for Miss World 2012 soon from the runners-up.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Señorita Colombia 2011/2012

 Señorita Colombia 2011/2012
CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia - Daniella Margarita Álvarez Vásquez (23, 1.73m, Barranquilla) was crowned Señorita Colombia 2011/2012 at the conclusion of the Concurso Nacional de Belleza de Colombia 2011/2012 celebrated at the Getsemaní Auditorium of the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena de Indias. She will represent Colombia in Miss Universe 2012. Melissa Carolina Varón Ballesteros finished in second place. Melina Ramírez Serna, Laura Marcela Cantillo Torres and Thael Osorio Redondo completed the Top Five.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012

Miss Universe Malaysia 2012
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Kimberley Leggett (19, 1.75m, Pulau Pinang) was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 at the Sunway Pyramid Hotel in Petaling Jaya. She will represent Malaysia in Miss Universe 2012.

Special thanks to Andre Sleigh!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

News from Angola

Edmilza Nicósia Mota dos Santos (20, 1.73m, Malanje) was supposed to compete in Miss World 2011 but withdrew because of visa problems. Comité Miss Angola recently announced that she will represent Angola in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia next July. The new Miss Angola Mundo pageant is scheduled for June/July 2012 and will be organized by Comité Miss Angola to select Angola's representative for Miss World 2013. The Miss Angola Universo 2012 pageant is scheduled for next December as customary.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Bodine Koehler Peña (18, 1.83m, Río Grande) was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012 at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan. She will represent Puerto Rico in Miss Universe 2012. The first runner-up is Vanessa de Roide Toledo (Carolina) and the second runner-up is Gabriela Berríos Pagán (Toa Alta). Jennifer Guevara Campos (Arroyo), Nadyalee Torres (Aguas Buenas) and Shaleyka Vélez Avilés (Aguada) completed the Top 6 finalists.

Verónica Rodríguez Hernández (Camuy), Sacha Valdés Orta (Loíza), Mara Liz Rivera Ramos (Mayagüez) and Darla Pacheco Montañez (Yabucoa) were the Top 10 semi-finalists.
Nicole Marie Pérez Aponte (Cayey), Beverly Álvarez Torres (Lajas), Raiza González Montes (Morovis), Sug Haley Torres Feliciano (Sábana Grande), Rahman Khalil Mohamed (Toa Baja) and Jennifer Luyando Cruz (Yauco) were the Top 16 quarter-finalists.
Nicole Marie Pérez Aponte (Cayey) won the Best National Costume Award, Nadyalee Torres (Aguas Buenas) won Miss Photogenic, Raiza González Montes (Morovis) won Miss Congeniality and Bodine Koehler Peña (Río Grande) won the Best JCPenney Style Award.
38 contestants competed for the national pageant broadcasted live on Telemundo.

PHOTOS SOURCE| Pipo Reyes/Primera Hora

Sunday, November 6, 2011



21 year-old, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares from Venezuela won the 61st Miss World pageant held at the Earls Court Two in London, England. She is the sixth winner from Venezuela. Gwendoline Gaelle Sandrine Ramos Ruais from the Philippines finished as the first runner-up and Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez from Puerto Rico finished as the second runner-up.

Alize Lily Mounter from England, Kyung Min Doe from Korea, Bokang Ramaredi Montjane from South Africa and Jennifer Karen Reoch from Scotland completed the Top 7 Finalists.

Astrid Ellena Indriana Yunadi from Indonesia, Nunziata Tania Bambaci from Italy, Zhanna Zhumaliyeva from Kazakhstan, Carla García Barber from Spain, Nicoline Artursson from Sweden, Yaroslava Kuryacha from Ukraine, Esonica Mictecia Veira from the United States Virgin Islands and Malaika Mushandu from Zimbabwe were the Top 15 Semi-finalists.

Amber Jade Greasley from Australia (20, tie), Karabo Sampson from Botswana (19), Juceila Graziele Bueno from Brazil (29), Riza Raquel Santos from Canada (30, tie), Gabriela Pulgar Luco from Chile (18), Lourdes Elisa Figueroa Araujo from Guatemala (20, tie), Linda Szunai from Hungary (26, tie), Kanishtha Dhankhar from India (26, tie), Midori Tanaka from Japan (25), Mianette Broekman from New Zealand (30, tie), Nicole Elizabeth Huber Vera from Paraguay (16, tie), Natalia Sergeyevna Gantimurova from Russia (20, tie), Johanna Sansano from Saint Barthélemy (16, tie), Milica Tepavac from Serbia (23), Pacharida Rodkongka from Thailand (26, tie) and Lee-Ann Forbes from Trinidad and Tobago (24) completed the 30 highest scores.

Miss World Sports 2011 was Marianly Tejada Burgos from the Dominican Republic, Miss World Beach Beauty 2011 was Alize Lily Mounter from England, Miss World Talent 2011 was Gabriela Pulgar Luco from Chile, Miss World Top Model 2011 was Zhanna Zhumaliyeva from Kazakhstan and Miss World Beauty with a Purpose was a tie between Astrid Ellena Indriana Yunadi from Indonesia and Stephanie Adwoa Adjeiwaa Karikari from Ghana.

The Queen of the Americas is Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares from Venezuela, the Queen of Asia and Oceania is Gwendoline Gaelle Sandrine Ramos Ruais from the Philippines, the Queen of the Caribbean is Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez from Puerto Rico, the Queen of Europe is Alize Lily Mounter from England and the Queen of Africa is Bokang Ramaredi Montjane from South Africa.

Host Nations
Invited Artists
Charity Dinner
Final Event and Tickets
Seating Plan at Earls Court Two
Live World Broadcast Times
Miss World on TV
Contestant Video Profiles
Miss World 2011 Final Scores
Fun Fast-Track Scorecard

Beach Beauty: 1. England, 2. Martinique, 3. Ukraine
Beauty with a Purpose: 1. Ghana and Indonesia, 2. Zimbabwe, 3. South Africa
Sports: 1. Dominican Republic, 2. Guatemala, 3. Scotland
Talent: 1. Chile, 2. United States Virgin Islands, 3. Puerto Rico
Top Model: 1. Kazakhstan, 2. Italy, 3. Philippines
World's Designer: 1. Turkey

(11/5) TANIA BAMBACI wins It's Your Choice poll for Miss World 2011
 (11/5) MOANA SARANN LUU named Best National Director of 2011
(11/4) Rehearsals, Beach Beauty and Top Model Videos
(11/3) MISS BULGARIA 2011 (No Frame Media/Producers) named Best National Pageant Production of 2011
(11/2) London Sightseeing
(11/2) Top Model and Beauty with a Purpose Finalists
(11/1) Miss World Charity Dinner and World Family Party
(10/31) Interviews Highlights Video
(10/31) Visit to the London Eye, Photo Call at River Thames
(10/31) Top Model Semi-finalists
(10/29) Beach Beauty Semi-finalists
(10/28) Visit to the University of Cambridge: Presentations and Debates
(10/28) Talent Finalists
(10/26) Scottish Dinner, Visit to Edinburgh Castle, Visit to the British School of Falconry and Melville Market Dinner
(10/25) Golfing at Gleneagles and Visit to Stirling Castle
(10/24) More Miss World 2011 Videos
(10/24) More Visa Problems...
(10/24) Miss World Sports Event
(10/22) Visa problems affecting contestants
(10/23) Arrival to Scotland
• (10/21) Sportswoman and Talent Semi-finalists

• (10/21) The First Days...
• (10/21) The Hellos and Goodbyes
• (10/18) First Departures

SWIMSUITS: Miss World Beach Beauty
EVENING GOWNS: Miss World Top Model

(11/6) The Miss World 2011 Finals
(11/2) London Sightseeing
(11/1) Miss World Charity Dinner and World Family Party
(11/1) Visit to the London Eye, Photo Call at River Thames
(10/31) Beach Beauty and Top Model Behind the Scenes and Initial Judging
(10/29) Visit to the University of Cambridge
(10/28) Visit to the British School of Falconry
(10/26) Visit to Edinburgh Castle
(10/26) Visit to Stirling Castle
(10/25) Golfing at Gleneagles
At the Crieff Hydro Hotel
(10/25) Miss World Sports Event
(10/23) Arrival to Scotland
(10/22) Miss World Talent Semi-finals
• (10/22)
Traditional Dance Rehearsals
• (10/22)
Miss World Sportswoman tryouts
• (10/24)
At the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel
• (10/20) Departures, Arrivals to London

Miss World 2011
Click on links to see the news articles
Albania - Isi Topçiu-Ulaj
Argentina - Antonella Cecilia Kruger Flores
Aruba - Gillain Alicia Berry
Australia - Amber Jade Greasley
Austria - Julia Hofer
Bahamas - Sasha Celesie Joyce
Barbados - Taisha Shaddai Carrington
Belarus - Anastasia Harlanova
Belgium - Justine De Jonkheere
Belize - Kadejah Kenifah Tunn
Bermuda - Jana Lynn Outerbridge
Bolivia - Yohana Vaca Guzmán
Bonaire - Benazir Berends Charles
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Snežana Kuzmanović
Botswana - Karabo Sampson
Brazil - Juceila Graziele Bueno
Bulgaria - Vania Detelinova Peneva
Canada - Riza Raquel Santos
Chile - Gabriela Pulgar Luco
People's Republic of China - Liu Chen
Cayman Islands - Lindsay Katarina Japal
Colombia - Mónica Andrea Restrepo Villamil
Costa Rica - Paola Mayela Chaverri Víquez
Côte d’Ivoire - Kohiman Betty Jeanine Kouadio
Croatia - Katarina Prnjak
Curaçao - Monifa Joanne-Marie Jansen
Cyprus - Orthodoxia Panagi
Czech Republic - Denisa Domanská
Denmark - Maya Celeste Padillo Olesen
Dominican Republic - Marianly Tejada Burgos
Ecuador - María Verónica Vargas Granja
Egypt - Donia Hamed
El Salvador - Karen Marcela Castro Quintanilla
England - Alize Lily Mounter
Finland - Sara Sieppi
France - Clémence Marie Oleksy
Georgia - Janeta Kerdikoshvili
Germany - Sabrina-Nathalie Reitz
Ghana - Stephanie Adwoa Adjeiwaa Karikari
Gibraltar - Michelle Gillingwater Pedersen
Greece - Eleni Miariti
Guadeloupe - Frédérique Grainville
Guam - Siera Robertson
Guatemala - Lourdes Elisa Figueroa Araujo
Honduras - Bessy Beatriz Ochoa López
Hong Kong - Hyman Chu
Hungary - Linda Szunai
Iceland - Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir
India - Kanishtha Dhankhar
Indonesia - Astrid Ellena Indriana Yunadi
Ireland - Holly Carpenter
Israel - Ella Ran
Italy - Nunziata Tania Bambaci
Jamaica - Danielle Crosskill
Japan - Midori Tanaka
Kazakhstan - Zhanna Zhumaliyeva
Kenya - Catherine Susan Anyango
Korea - Do Hyeong Min
Kyrgyzstan - Nazira Nurzhanova
Latvia - Alise Miškovska
Lebanon - Yara El-Khoury Mikhael
Liberia - Meenakshi Monica Subramani
Lithuania - Ieva Gervinskaitė
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Vesna Jakimovska
Malaysia - Chloe Chen Tien Nee
Malta - Claire Marie Busuttil
Martinique - Axelle Perrier
Mauritius - Joëlle Marie Justine Nagapen
Mexico - Gabriela Palacio Díaz de León
Moldova - Veronica Popovici
Mongolia - Buyankhishig Unurbayar
Montenegro - Maja Maraš
Namibia - Luzaan van Wyk
Nepal - Malina Joshi
Netherlands - Jill Lauren de Robles
New Zealand - Mianette Broekman
Nicaragua - Darling Janeth Trujillo Balmaceda
Nigeria - Sylvia Nduka
Northern Ireland - Finola Guinnane
Norway - Anna Larsen Zahl
Panama - Irene del Carmen Nuñez Quintero
Paraguay - Nicole Elizabeth Húber Vera
Peru - Odilia Pamela García Pineda
Philippines - Gwendolyn Gaelle Sandrine Ramos Ruais
Poland - Angelika Ogryzek
Portugal - Bárbara Franco
Puerto Rico - Amanda Victoria Vilanova Pérez
Romania - Alexandra Stănescu
Russia - Natalia Sergeyevna Gantimurova
St. Barthélemy - Johanna Sansano
Scotland - Jennifer Reoch
Serbia - Milica Tepavac
Sierra Leone - Swadu Natasha Beckley
Singapore - May Hsu
Slovakia - Michaela Ňurciková
Slovenia - Lana Mahnič Jekoš
South Africa - Bokang Ramaredi Montjane
Spain - Carla García Barber
Sri Lanka - Pushpika Sandamali Mahampitiya Arachilage De Silva
Sweden - Nicoline Artursson
Tanzania - Salha Israel
Thailand - Pacharida "Julie" Rodkongka
Trinidad and Tobago - Lee-Ann Forbes
Turkey - Gizem Karaca
Uganda - Sylvia Namutebi
Ukraine - Yaroslava Kuryacha
United States - Erin Cummins
United States Virgin Islands - Esonica Mictecia Veira
Uruguay - Karina Belén Sogliano Maldonado
Venezuela - Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares
- Victoria Phạm Thuý Vy
Wales - Sara Jessica Manchipp
Zimbabwe - Malaika Mushandu

Angola - Edmilza Nicósia Mota dos Santos
Armenia - Anna Arakelyan
Cape Verde - Tirzah Ellen Tomar Da Cruz Livramento Évora
Ethiopia - Melkam Michael Endale
Guyana - Arti Angelita Cameron
Lesotho - Nomazondo Mphakisoane
South Sudan - Atong Demach
Suriname - Stefanie Grace Gentle


Ecuador, María Fernanda Cornejo Alfaro
First runner-up: Venezuela, Jessica Cristina Barboza Schmidt
Second runner-up: Mongolia, Tugsuu Idersaikhan
Third runner-up: Puerto Rico, Desiree del Río de Jesús
Fourth runner-up: Panama, Keity Mendieta Britton

Top 15: Brazil, Netherlands, Latvia, Mongolia, Panama, Russia, Philippines, Lebanon, Ecuador, Sweden, Vietnam, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand.

Full report coming soon.

Special thanks to Nicole Giobbe!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Times of Beauty's Best National Director of 2011

For her commitment and passion in revamping pageantry in the island of Martinique and year after year bringing well prepared delegates to Miss World, for her initiative of bringing the island of Saint Barthélemy to international pageantry, for her openness and accessibility to the pageant community, The Times of Beauty is honored to announce our 2011 choice for Best National Director, Moana Sarann Luu.

Top Five National Directors (Nations in alphabetical order)
Milika Trott-Seymour, Bermuda
For opening the doors to Bermudan women to compete again in an international level.

Henrique Fontes, Brazil
For his commitment in boosting the Miss World brand in Brazil with a pageant that is an example of credibility, honesty and impressive organization.

Rose Foulger and Desmond Foulger, New Zealand
For their great charity work through their pageant and pageant activities in New Zealand.

Isidro de Brito, Portugal
For revamping pageantry in Portugal with the prestigious Miss República Portuguesa pageant.

All directors that sent their overall winner to Miss World were considered for this award.

Miss World 2011: Hosts

Jason Cook                                     Angela Chow

It's Your Choice 2011 - Your favorite for the crown!

Miss Mondo Italia 2011, Tania Bambaci, is the grand winner of the It's your Choice Poll. She is the The Times of Beauty's audience favorite for the Miss World crown. This magnificent lady certainly captivated many people with her beauty, personality and intelligence. Congratulations Tania!
Finishing in second place is Bárbara Franco, Miss Mundo Portugal 2011. In third place is Antonella Cecilia Kruger Flores, Miss Mundo Argentina 2011. Isi Topçiu-Ulaj, Miss World Albania 2011, finished in fourth place. Benazir Berends Charles, Miss Bonaire 2010/2011, completed the Top Five.

Final Results
1. Italy, Tania Bambaci
2. Portugal, Bárbara Franco
3. Argentina, Antonella Cecilia Kruger Flores
4. Albania, Isi Topçiu-Ulaj
5. Bonaire, Benazir Berends Charles
6. Montenegro, Maja Maras
7. Denmark, Maya Celeste Padillo Olesen
8. Serbia, Milica Tepavac
9. Botswana, Karabo Sampson
10. Philippines, Gwendoline Ruais

2nd The Times of Beauty Choice Awards

The Times of Beauty in collaboration with the Eye for Beauty Blog worked together to determine our choices in several special categories judging from the contestant performances during the Miss World 2011 pageant.  
This is the second year in a row that we work to determine the winners of the following categories: Best Catwalk, Best Hair, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Swimsuit, Best Personality, Eyes of the World, Face of the World, Model Look, Most Elegant, Most Fashionable, Smile of the World, Best in Africa, Best in the Americas, Best in Asia and Oceania, Best in the Caribbean and Best in Europe. 
We announced on November 3 the Best National Pageant Production which was awarded to Miss Bulgaria 2011 and its producers No Frame Media.
Coming soon we will reveal our choice for Best National Director.



The Times of Beauty Est. 2008