Friday, August 31, 2012

Miss Venezuela 2012

Miss Venezuela 2012
CARACAS, Venezuela - María Gabriela de Jesús Isler Morales (24, 1.79m, Maracay) was crowned Miss Venezuela 2012 at the Naiguatá Ballroom of the Tamanaco Intercontinental Hotel in Caracas. She will represent Venezuela in Miss Universe 2013. Nicelín Elián Herrera Vásquez finished in second place and earned the Miss Venezuela Internacional 2012 title and will compete in Miss International 2013.

Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2012

Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2012
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - María Elena Chagoya Triana (18, 1.81m, Poza Rica) was crowned Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2012 at the conclusion of the semifinals of the Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2012 pageant held at the Centro de Convenciones y Polyforum Chiapas in Tuxtla Gutiérrez on August 30. She will represent Mexico in Miss World 2013 in Bogor, Indonesia on September next year. The remaining contestants will advance to the grand final of Nuestra Belleza México 2012 on September 1. Lucero Miroslava Montemayor Gracia finished as the runner-up.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Monic Marie Pérez Díaz (22, 1.75m, Arecibo) was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center in San Juan on August 29. She will represent Puerto Rico in Miss Universe 2013. Génesis María Dávila Pérez (Arroyo) was the first runner-up and Desirée Del Rio De Jesús (Cayey) was the second runner-up. Cristina María Franceschini Sánchez (Mayagüez) and Amanda Ortiz Rosado (Orocovis) completed the top five.



Miss Universe Sweden 2012

Miss Universe Sweden 2012
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Hanni Beronius (21, 1.74m, Gothemburg) was crowned Miss Universe Sweden 2012 at the Café Opera in Stockholm on August 26. She will represent Sweden in Miss Universe 2012 next December. Katarina Konow placed second and received the Miss International Sweden 2012 title.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Miss Hong Kong 2012

Miss Hong Kong 2012
HONG KONG - Carat Cheung (24, 1.63m, Hong Kong) was crowned Miss Hong Kong 2012 at the TVB Studios on August 26. The first runner-up is Jacqueline Wong Sum Wing and the second runner-up is Tracy Chu.  First runner-up, Jacqueline Wong Sum Wing (23, 1.63m, Hong Kong) will represent Hong Kong in Miss World 2013 in Bogor, Indonesia on September 28.

 
Jacqueline Wong

Friday, August 24, 2012

Miss Angola Mundo 2013

Miss Angola Mundo 2013
LUANDA, Angola - Maria Castelo was crowned Miss Angola Mundo 2013 at the Cine Atlântico in Luanda on August 24. She will represent Angola in Miss World 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia on September next year. Claudia Daniela dos Santos and Vanilde Martins finished second and third, respectively. This is the first edition of Miss Angola Mundo. The pageant is organized by Comite Miss Angola who also run the Miss Angola pageant that will take place next December.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Miss Colombia Internacional 2012/2013

 Miss Colombia Internacional 2012/2013
BOGOTA, Colombia - Daniela Ocoró Mejía (22, 1.72m, Cali) was crowned Miss Colombia Internacional 2012/2013 at the Centro de Eventos Opa! in Bogota. Melissa Velásquez Moncada and Shary Rosa Vellojin were the runners-up. Ocoro is expected to represent Colombia in Miss World 2013 in Indonesia on September 2013.

Changes in New Zealand

Miss Universe New Zealand 2012
Talia Bennett, first runner-up of Miss Universe New Zealand 2012, received the national title after the original winner, Avianca Bohm, faced citizenship issues. Bennett will now represent New Zealand in Miss Universe 2012 next December.

Miss Universe Lithuania 2012

Miss Universe Lithuania 2012
Greta Mikalauskytė (19, 1.74m, Šiauliai) will represent Lithuania in Miss Universe 2012 next December. She is the first runner-up of Mis Lietuva 2012.

Miss British Virgin Islands 2012/2013

Miss British Virgin Islands 2012/2013
ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands - Sharie Bianca Ylina de Castro (21) was crowned Miss British Virgin Islands 2012/2013 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town on August 4. She will represent the British Virgin Islands in Miss Universe 2013.

PHOTO | BVI Platinum

Miss Universe Serbia 2012

Miss Universe Serbia 2012
Branislava Mandić (20, 1.78m, Novi Sad) will represent Serbia in Miss Universe 2012 next December. She was the second runner-up of Miss Serbia 2011.

Miss Namibia 2012

 Miss Namibia 2012
WINDHOEK, Namibia - Tsakana Nkandih (22, 1.79m, Tsumeb) was crowned Miss Namibia 2012 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort in Windhoek on August 4. She will represent Namibia in Miss Universe 2012 next December. Monique Peters was the second runner-up and Patricia Hanstein was named first runner-up.

Miss Bahamas 2012

Miss World Bahamas 2013
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - De'Andra Bannister (23, 1.73m) was crowned Miss World Bahamas 2012 during the Miss Bahamas 2012 finals held at the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island on July 29. She will represent Bahamas in Miss World 2013 in Indonesia on September next year. 

Miss Universe Bahamas 2012
Celeste Marshall (19, 1.78m) was crowned Miss Universe Bahamas 2012 at the same event. She will represent Bahamas in Miss Universe 2012 next December.


Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2012

Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2012
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sabrina Herft (24, 1.75) was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2012 at the Hilton Colombo in Colombo on July 22. She will represent Sri Lanka in Miss Universe 2012 next December. Madusha Mayadunne was crowned Miss International Sri Lanka 2012. Aushani Samarasinghe, Nicola Dabrera and Luckme Perera completed the top five.

Eesti Miss Estonia 2012

Eesti Miss Estonia 2012
TOOMPEA, Estonia- Kätlin Valdmets (24, 1.74m Tallinn) was crowned Eesti Miss Estonia 2012 in a ceremony held in the town of Toompea on July 12. Natalie Korneitsik and Margreta Joosep finished second and third, respectively. First runner-up, Natalie Korneitsik (23, 1.75m, Tallinn) will represent Estonia in Miss Universe 2012 next December.



PHOTOS | Miss Estonia Organization

Saturday, August 18, 2012

MISS WORLD 2012


MISS WORLD 2012 

ORDOS, People's Republic of China - Yu Wen Xia (23, 1.80m, Harbin) from the People's Republic of China won the 62nd Miss World pageant held at the Dongsheng National Fitness Center Stadium in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. She is the second winner from the People's Republic of China. Sophie Elizabeth Moulds from Wales finished as the first runner-up and Jessica Michelle Kahawaty from Australia finished as the second runner-up.

Completing the Top 7 Finalists were Atong Demach from South Sudan who finished in fourth place, Mariana Notarângelo da Fonseca from Brazil who finished in fifth place, Deanna Robins from Jamaica who finished in sixth place and Vanya Mishra from India who finished in seventh place.
Charlotte Holmes from England, Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra from Indonesia, Shamim Fauz Ali Nabil from Kenya, Mariana del Carmen Berumen Reynoso from Mexico, Nathalie Den Dekker from the Netherlands, Queenierich Rehman from the Philippines, Aránzazu Estévez Godoy from Spain and Claudine Book from the United States were the Top 15 Semi-Finalists.

The Top 30 Quarter-Finalists were Bárbara Turbay Ridao from Colombia, Iris Reuben Adler Thomsen from Denmark, Sally Aponte Tejada from the Dominican Republic, Brigitte Ramassamy Golabkan from Guadeloupe, Jeneva Bosko from Guam, Monique Georgette Aparicio López from Guatemala, Shani Hazan from Israel, Yevgeniya Klishina from Kazakhstan, Shristi Shrestha from Nepal, Damiete Charles-Granville from Nigeria, Tiffany Brien from Northern Ireland, Maricely del Carmen González Pomares from Panama, Melanie Vicente from Portugal, Janelee Marcus Chaparro Colón from Puerto Rico and Sanna Jinnedal from Sweden.
Miss World Sports 2012 was Sanna Jinnedal from Sweden; Miss World Beach Fashion 2012 was Sophie Elizabeth Moulds from Wales; Miss World Talent 2012 was Yu Wen Xia from the People's Republic of China; Miss World Top Model 2012 was Atong Demach from South Sudan; and Vanya Misha from India won the Miss World Multimedia 2012 and Miss World Beauty with a Purpose 2012 awards.

The Queen of the Africa is Atong Demach from South Sudan, the Queen of the Americas is Mariana Notarângelo da Fonseca from Brazil, the Queen of Asia and Oceania is Yu Wen Xia from the People's Republic of China, the Queen of the Caribbean is Deanna Robins from Jamaica and the Queen of Europe is Sophie Elizabeth Moulds from Wales.

Individual Scores - Preliminary Interview plus Challenge Events

Individual Scores - Preliminary Interview




Albania - Floriana Garo 
Angola - Edmilza Nicósia Mota dos Santos  
Argentina - Josefina Herrero  
Aruba - Lucianette Verhoeks  
Australia - Jessica Kahawaty  
Austria - Amina Dagi  
Bahamas - Daronique Young Barbados - Marielle Wilkie Belarus - Julija Skalkovič Belgium - Laura Beyne Belize - Chantae Chanice Guy Bermuda - Rochelle Minors Bolivia - Mariana García Mariaca Bonaire - Ana Gisel Maciel Bosnia and Herzegovina - Fikreta Husić Botswana - Tapiwa Anna-Marie Preston Brazil - Mariana Notarângelo da Fonseca Bulgaria - Gabriela Valerieva Vasileva Canada - Tara Teng Chile - Camila Recabarren People's Republic of China - Yu Wen Xia Colombia - Bárbara Turbay Ridao Costa Rica - Silvana Sánchez Jiménez

Côte d'Ivoire - Hélène-Valerie Djouka Croatia - Maja Nikolić Curaçao - Stephanie Rose Chang Cyprus - Georgia Georgiou Czech Republic - Linda Bartošová Denmark - Iris Reuben Adler Thomsen Dominican Republic - Sally Aponte Tejada Ecuador - Cipriana Correia Macias El Salvador - Maria Luisa Vicuña
England - Charlotte Holmes Equatorial Guinea - Jennifer Riveiro Ilende
Ethiopia - Melkam Michael Endale Fiji - Koini Vakaloloma Finland - Sabina Särkkä France - Delphine Wespiser Gabon - Marie-Noëlle Ada Meyo Georgia - Salome Khomeriki Germany - Martina Ivezaj Gibraltar - Jessica Louise Baldachino Guadeloupe - Brigitte Ramassamy Golabkan Guam - Jeneva Bosko Guatemala - Monique Georgette Aparicio Guyana - Arti Angelita Cameron Honduras - Jennifer Giselle Valle Morel Hong Kong - Kelly Cheung Hei-Man Hungary - Tamara Cserháti Iceland - Íris Telma Jónsdóttir India - Vanya Mishra Indonesia - Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra Ireland - Rebecca Maguire Israel - Shani Hazan Italy - Jessica Bellinghieri
Jamaica - Deanna Robins Japan - Nozomi Igarashi
Kazakhstan - Yevgeniya Klishina Kenya - Shamim Nabil Korea - Sung Min Kim Latvia - Anastasija Skibunova Lebanon - Sonia-Lynn Gabriel Lithuania - Rasa Vereniūtė Macau - Winnie Sin Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Aneta Stojkoska
Malawi - Susan Sonia Mtegha Malaysia - Yvonne Lee Malta - Daniela Darmanin Martinique - Andy Govindin Mauritius - Shalini Panchoo Mexico - Mariana Berumen Reynoso Mongolia - Bayarmaa Khuselbaatar Montenegro - Nikolina Lončar Nepal - Shristi Shrestha Netherlands - Nathalie Den Dekker New Zealand - Collette Lochore Nicaragua - Lauren Gabrielle Lawson Guerrero Nigeria - Damiete Charles-Granville Northern Ireland - Tiffany Brien Norway - Karoline Olsen Panama - Maricely del Carmen González Pomares Paraguay - Fiorella Migliore Llanes Peru - Giuliana Myriam Zevallos Roncagliolo Philippines - Queenierich Rehman Poland - Weronika Szmajdzińska Portugal - Melanie Vicente Puerto Rico - Janelee Marcus Chaparro Colón Russia - Elizaveta Golovanova St. Kitts and Nevis - Markysa Krisan Javen O'Loughlin Scotland - Nicole Treacy Serbia - Bojana Lečić Seychelles - Sherlyn Ferneau Sierra Leone - Vanessa Ethleen Yvonne Williams Singapore - Karisa Sukamto Slovakia - Kristína Krajčírová Slovenia - Nives Orešnik South Africa - Remona Moodley South Sudan - Atong Demach Spain - Aránzazu Estévez Godoy Sri Lanka - Sumudu Prasadini Suriname - Stefanie Grace Gentle Sweden - Sanna Jinnedal Tanzania - Lisa Jensen Thailand - Vanessa Poung Herrmann Muangkod Trinidad and Tobago - Athaliah Tizrah Samuel Turkey - Açelya Samyeli Danoğlu Uganda - Phiona Bizzu Ukraine - Karina Zhyronkina United States - Claudine Book United States Virgin Islands - Taiesa Annique Lashley Uruguay - Valentina Henderson Venezuela - Gabriella Ferrari Peirano Vietnam - Vũ Thị Hoàng My Wales - Sophie Moulds Zambia - Christine Mwaaba
Zimbabwe - Bongani Dlakama

The Times of Beauty - In the Spotlight v.Final - Miss World 2012

THE TIMES OF BEAUTY
In the Spotlight v.Final
Miss World 2012
Ordos, People's Republic of China

Saturday, August 4, 2012

MARTINIQUE | 2012 Meet the Misses e.50 - Miss Monde Martinique 2012

 Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Its eastern coastline borders the Atlantic Ocean while its western coast is flanked by the Caribbean Sea. Martinique has a surface area of 1101 square kilometers. The rugged mountainous landscape to the north is geologically young. Mount Pelée is the island’s highest peak. The north is characterized by dense forests, rivers and waterfalls. In the center, the Lamentin Plain transitions to the south’s gentler and geologically older landscape of rolling hills. The southern coast is dotted with many picturesque bays and coves. In the southernmost part of the island, a savanna of petrified trees is an unusual geological sight. Martinique has a fairly mild climate and the heat is never excessive. Martinique has a multiethnic population. This diversity stems from the cultural mixing of the island’s successive inhabitants: Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, Indians, Levantines and Asians. The island has been marked by multiple influences and cultural mixing; its eventful past is evidenced by its architecture, historic monuments and museums. Approximately one quarter of the population resides in the administrative capital, Fort-de-France. Martinique debuted in Miss World 2005 and reached the semifinals in 2009. This year Andy Govindin, is the face of Martinique in Miss World 2012.


The Times of Beauty proudly presents Andy Govindin, Miss Monde Martinique 2012, in an exclusive interview for our interview series, Meet the Misses.

1. Give us an introduction of yourself, your country and your hometown.
I'm Andy Govindin, I'm 23 years old. I have a Masters degree in History and creation of cultural projects and I would like to be a events organizer to make tourism promotion of countries all over the world.
From the 19th of July to the 19th of August, I represent Martinique with pride and honor during one month in Miss World 2012.
Martinique is a beautiful island by the Caribbean sea. We have beautiful landscapes like the Morne Larcher, a mountain which form a woman sleeping. We say Martinique is the Pearl of Caribbean and the Island of Flowers also.
We can see ten small islands near my hometown. The Robert is located in the east of the Island, and with my boat I can make you visit the Ilet Madame (Madame Island) or Ilet Chancel, the longest.
If you want discover my island, it will be a pleasure, you are welcome!


2. What are your plans for the future?
It's important for me to travel, to learn several languages like Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian.
Because I would like people to present me their culture, gastronomy, history by themselves, how they living each days.
And then, with more knowledge, I could create events faithful to their culture and traditions.

3. What are you most proud of?
I'm proud of me, because I have been chosen to be the ambassadress of my country in Miss World 2012 in China. It was a long trip from Martinique, almost twenty hours to arrive to Ordos in Inner Mongolia and each day I give the best of me.


4. Which activities make you lose track of time?
I like the Logimage, it's at the same time a fun and logical game. You have to make a drawing thanks to numbers. I always surprised to discover my drawing ! Then, I use Internet to chat with my friends, looking fashion pictures, listening to music and reading true stories.


5. If somebody was describing your personality what would they say?
My friends describe me like a person determined who know what she want, always ready to realize her goals, very serious, funny also, because I like to make laugh in Creole, one of the languages of my country. My accent is so funny when I am speaking it. I'm friendly, smiling and sweet with everybody.


6. What is something you know you do differently than the most other people?
I stay true, I don't change my personality because I want people see me how I am, to see inside of my heart, my inner personality, like a decent person, well brought up who respect the others. To make the difference I stay natural.

7. Have you done anything memorable lately?
During the adventure of Miss Word, we visited the Singing Sand Gorge in Ordos. We took a cable car to go up.
We arrived at 5:30 am It was just amazing to look at the sun up on the sky in the desert. Everybody keep silent to leeward.


8. Which is worse, failing or never trying? Why?
The worse for me is never trying because if you don't take risks in your life, you will never know your capacities, your abilities. We learn by failing also.
Life is a part of win and failing. The most important is to be continued the way you want to do.

9. If you could teach anyone anything, what would that be?
In the world we have so many different people with their own traditions and often we have negative judgments without trying to understand. For me any country have the monopole of beauty, of gastronomy etc.… We are just different because we didn’t have the same past. Finally, accept differences to eliminate racism.


10. How do you define beauty?
Beauty is a question of personality, a good education, talented, completed and friendly. Physical is just a part of beauty and a natural beauty is the most important.

11. Share a message to your supporters and readers of The Times of Beauty.
I’m living a amazing human adventure to Miss World 2012. I send big kiss to everybody who followed me and who believes on me. Martinique is represented!
Big Kiss to all readers of The Times of Beauty, thank you for your attention! 
And thank you to The Times of Beauty for the interview!

and finally...
Personal Motto: Accept cultural difference to a better world
Favorite Food: I like the “TI NAIN LANMORI” one of traditional food of my Martinique. Bananas are cooked in hot water and spices. Then, you add some codfish to have a salty taste and don’t forget avocado and chili. It’s very simple to cooking and so delicious.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Song: Born to die, LANA DEL REY
Favorite Movie: The Color Purple of Steven Spielberg. I always felt the same emotions when I look this movie one again.
Favorite Book: I like reading true and dramatics stories of Europeans and Africans societies.
My last book was “Slave to 11 years old” by Fatima, the hero. It’s a true story. Her aunt constrained to get married at 11 years. I’m very sensitive to this kind of story.
Favorite Singer/Band: Lana de Rey, Cesaria Evora,
Favorite Actor/Actress: Aishwarya Rai, the beautiful actress of Bollywood movies, she remind me my Indians origins. She was Miss World 1994.

SPECIAL THANKS
Moana Sarann, National Director of Miss World in Martinique
Andy Govindin, Miss Monde Martinique 2012

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