Venezuela wins Miss Grand International 2019


VENEZUELA – Venezuela’s Lourdes Valentina Figuera was named Miss Grand International 2019 when the final competition concluded in Poliedro de Caracas, Venezuela, besting candidates from 59 other countries and bringing her home country to a festive frenzy.

In the final question, the final five were asked about what is the best thing they can think of from Venezuela to tell the world, and why, to which Miss Venezuela replied: “About the people, it’s you. Because we are friendly and lovely. We Venezuelans are always happy to show to the world how we work and give our best, and having the Miss Grand International in Venezuela is a great opportunity to demonstrate that even now we can be part of a positive message for Miss Grand International.”

Meanwhile, Miss Mexico bagged First Runner-Up, Miss Thailand clinched Second Runner-Up, Miss  Panama was Third Runner-Up and Miss Brazil went away with Fourth Runner-Up title.

Other countries who made it into the Miss Grand International 2019 Top 10 include:

  • Australia
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ecuador
  • Brazil
  • Vietnam (Miss Popular Vote)

The countries who made the Top 20 cut include the following:

  • South Africa
  • Guatemala
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Japan
  • Paraguay
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ireland

Best in Evening Gown is Miss Peru, Best in Swimsuit is Miss Panama and Best in National Costume is Ecuador.

Miss Philippines Samantha Ashley Lo,  failed to make past the first cut of the competition.

Miss Grand International is an annual international beauty contest run by MGI based in Thailand that highlights the “Stop the War and Violence” campaign.

Venezuela is the seventh (7th) crown holder of the pageant. Former winners of the seven-year-old pageant include Paraguay (2018), Peru (2017), Indonesia (2016), Australia (2015), Cuba (2014) and Puerto Rico (2013).

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