PHU QUOC, VIETNAM – The 27 year old entrepreneur from Peru has won the Miss Grand International crown in the annual pageant held this year in Vietnam hosted by Filipino celebrity Xian Lim and Miss Grand International 2016 First Runner-Up Nicole Cordoves.
Maria Jose Lora said on Wednesday ‘that she would bring the criminals of war and violence to a refugee camp so that they would feel the pain, the suffering and the devastation the families go through because of war and violence’ in reply to the final question: “If you have to issue a law to punish criminals of war and violence, how would you punish these people and why?”
Venezuela’s Tulia Ferrer was named First Runner-Up while Philippines’ Elizabeth Clenci was 2nd Runner-Up. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico’s Brenda Jimenez and Czech Republic’s Nikola Ulirova clinched 3rd and 4th Runners-Up respectively.
Lora has been the 5th crown holder since Miss Grand International’s first pageant in 2013 joining Puerto Rico’s Janelee Chaparro (2013), Cuba’s Lees Garcia (2014), Australia’s ClaIre Elizabeth Parker (2015), and Indonesia’s Ariska Putri Pertiwi (2016).
Miss Grand International beauty pageant commits itself to spread the message of happiness and takes a stand to stop the war and violence.
Here’s the complete list of the results.
Miss Grand International 2017 Official Results
Miss Grand International 2017 – Peru
1st Runner – Up – Venezuela
2nd Runner- Up – Philippines
3rd Runner-Up – Puerto Rico
4th Runner-Up – Czech Republic
Best in Evening Gown – China
Best in Social Media – Paraguay
Best in National Costume – Indonesia
Miss Popular Vote – Indonesia
Best in Swimsuit – Costa Rica
Miss Paradise Cave – Thailand
Miss Healthy and Beauty – Vietnam