The first edition of Miss Grand International 2013 was held in Thailand from 3rd of November to 19th of November. Live Streaming of Press Conference, Preliminary Competition and Final Night events were televised from Channel 7 and Youtube channels. 75 beauty pageants came to compete and 4 contestants left during the competition. Miss Ukraine had to go back due to her father's health while Miss Denmark and Miss Sweden left because of the “cultural differences” (according to Miss Sweden’s Facebook status). Miss Singapore also had to resign from the competition after breaking the pageant’s rules and regulations.
Final Coronation NightThe final coronation night was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 19th November 2013. 22-year old Janelee Chaparro from Puerto Rico was crowned on that night. (She also competed in Miss World 2012 and placed Top30, Top 40 Beach Fashion, Top 47 Top Model and Top 10 World Fashion Designer Dress.)
|Janelee Chaparro, MGI2013|
|Miss Grand Inter 2013 with the MGI Founder|
The runner-ups were
~ 1RU: Chantel Martinez from Dominican Republic (my fav)
In addition to 1RU, she won "Best in Evening Gown" award and placed Top20 Best in Swimsuit. ( She is also a crossover from Miss Supranational 2012 where she placed Top20, and Miss Global Team International placing 4RU & Caribbean Queen)
I noticed her only on the final night and she was amazingly gorgeous in her black gown. She also placed Top10 "Best in Evening Gown" and Top20 "Best in Swimsuit". (She is a crossover from Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 where she won Miss Bikini of the world.)
|At MGI2013 Press Conference|
~ 3RU: Ali Forbes from Philippines
She was great on final night. When her name was called out as a third runner-up, she seemed to be disappointed .
She also placed Top10 Best in Evening Gowns, Top20 Best in Swimsuit and Top10 Best in National Costume.
~ 4RU: Kelly Maguire from Australia.
She placed Top10 Best in Evening Gown
(Crossover from Miss International 2009 and Miss Earth 2010)
Below are collage and group photos of Top5 finalists.
|L to R: MGI2013, 1RU, 4RU, 2RU, 3RU|
The Top10 semi-finalists excluding Top5 finalists were from Brazil, Cuba (My Fav), Latvia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela (My Fav).
The Top20 out of Top10 finalists came from China, Ecuador, Macedonia (My Fav), Netherlands (My Fav), Pakistan, Myanmar( My native country girl), Thailand, Colombia, Zimbabwe and USA (My Fav).
|Miss Myanmar, Htar Htet Htet (Top20 Finalist)|
|Top20 finalists before calling out the Top10|
(1) Best in Swimsuit~ Miss Latvia, Kristine Rancane won the "Best in Swimsuit" award.
( She is also a Top10 Finalist and Top10 Best in Evening Gown.)
|Miss Cuba in SS|
(2) Best in National Costume~ "Best in National Costume" award went to Miss China, Jie Pan. She is also a Top20 Finalist.
|Miss Myanmar's National Costume|
(3) Best in Evening Gown
As for this award, Miss Dominican Republic won it.
(4) Miss PopularMiss Myanmar, Htar Htet Htet received this award. ^^
Congratulations to all winners. The news for Miss Grand International 2013 ends here. However, as a bonus, I would like to give some more information about our Miss Myanmar. ;)
She is a beautiful Arakan (Rakhine ethic) girl with an attractive face. Needless to say she has a great body as she is a gymnastic girl. She played acrobatics since she was 6 and played it for 10 years. After that, due to her health problem, she stopped playing it and working as an acrobatics instructor for children. She is also a BE (IT) holder as well. Among MM misses who went for international competition, her catwalk is the best and I find her really great. It would be better if she is bolder than this and a little bit taller. :)
In my opinion, Nang Khin Zay Yar (Miss Myanmar International 2013) has the best personality so far. But, among all Myanmar misses, I find Htar Htet Htet is the best. She has beauty pageant material. She's the very first Myanmar Miss that I gave so much time to support. I have hoped that she would be in Top10 semi, but, she ended up with Top20.
Whatever it is, without the help of Internet votes, Htar Htet Htet is the first Miss Myanmar who could go into quarter finalist at an international competition.
( Khin Wint Wah got Miss Internet and this brought her into quarter finalist at Miss Supranational 2013 (Top20 = Top19 + Miss Internet), the owner of Supra org nevertheless said KWW would be in even if she didn't get Miss Internet. However, there is no official news for that.)
Below are a few photos of Htar Htet Htet during Miss Grand International 2013 competition activities.
|Arrived BKK Airport on Nov 3|
|Posing for MGI official photo shoot|
|At Press Conference|
Thank you for reading this post. :)
witch83 (26/11/2013; 8:09PM; GMT+8)