Miss Grand International 2017 will be hosted in Vietnam this year with the finals slated to take place at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort & Villas Convention Hall in the island of Phu Quoc. The interesting development in this edition is the confirmed hosting duties for last year’s First Runner-Up and our very own Bb. Pilipinas Nicole Cordoves who was present during the formal announcement held last month at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Hanoi.
Watch the teaser of the 2017 edition where Elizabeth Clenci will represent the Philippines, and who will most likely be the first among the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens to wage her beauty battle overseas.
courtesy of Hot Picks
Five Asian winners in the international pageant stage for 2016 so far
Even in male pageants, Asian men are not lagging behind
Thailand won Miss Tourism Metropolitan International as well
To date, 2016 has been a harvest-filled year for Asians in the global pageant stage – both female and male categories. Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International, The Miss Globe, Miss United Continents and Miss Tourism Metropolitan International have reigning winners from the continent courtesy of Kylie Verzosa, Srinidhi Shetty, Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Dimple Patel, Jeslyn Santos and Chalisa Amanda respectively.
On the other side, Mister World, Mister Model International, Mister Tourism World and Man of the Year are also now being held by Asians via Rohit Khandelwal, Narapat Sakunsong, Okkar Min Maung and Karan Singhdole respectively.
And the year is not over yet. With three more finals coming in soon – Miss World, Miss Tourism International and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International – I bet the number will increase.
And mind you, I did not even include Miss Asia which has a Filipina titleholder as this contest is continent-focused.
Truly, Asia is in its best year of performance in international pageantry. 🙂