On Friday, October 25, in the Poliedro de Caracas hall in Venezuela took place the Miss Grand International 2019 final. The winner of competition was 19-year-old Valentina Figuera from Venezuela, who beat 59 competitors from all over the world. The 1st Runner-Up of Miss Grand International 2019 title was won by 22-year-old Maria Malo from Mexico. Coco Arayha Suparurk from Thailand, Carmen Drayton from Panama and Marjorie Marcelle from Brazil took the next places in TOP 5. Patrycja Woźniak from Poland did not get promotion to TOP 20.
The grouping of Miss Grand International 2019 competition started on October 9-10 and lasted for two weeks. During this time candidates for the crown took part in a number of events and activities, i.e. photo sessions, cultural trips, charity events or shopping. What’s more, the candidates had many opportunities to present themselves to a wider audience and the jury, because during the grouping there were: welcome ceremony and press conference (October 15), swimsuit competition (October 17), talks with jurors (October 18), National Costume Competition (October 21) and preliminaries during which judges selected a group of 20 finalists (October 23).
During the grand finale in Poliedro de Caracas hall in the capital of Venezuela, the candidates performed in flimsy red and gold dresses, swimwears and evening gowns.
The winner of the Miss Grand International 2019 pageant was 19-year-old Venezuela’s representative – Valentina Figuera! Lourdes Valentina Figuera Morales is 184 cm tall and comes from Puerto la Cruz in Anzoátegui state. She is an architecture student. She work as a model. Her hobbies are modeling, reading, yoga and teaching methodology classes.
(Valentina Figuera during the Miss Grand International 2019 final, photo: Miss Grand International/Facebook)
(Miss Grand International 2019 coronation, photo: Miss Grand International/Facebook)
In December last year Valentina won the El Concurso By Osmel Sousa reality show created by Osmel Sousa – former director of Miss Venezuela. In the jury of competition, which was the Venezuelan elimination for the Miss Grand International pageant was former beauty queens – Lupita Jones (Miss Universe 1991) and Alexandra Braun (Miss Earth 2005).
(Valentina Figuera as Miss Grand Venezuela 2019, photos. Andrew Guacaran, Victor Guillen)
The second place and 1st Runner-Up of Miss Grand International 2019 title was attended by 22-year-old Mexican girl – María Malo from Huixquilucan.
(from the left: Valentina Figuera and María Malo just before the results announced, photo: Miss Grand International/Facebook)
Just behind her were 24-year-old Coco Arayha Suparurk from Thailand (2nd Runner-Up of Miss Grand International 2019), 23-year-old Carmen Drayton from Panama (3rd Runner-Up of Miss Grand International) and 24-year-old Marjorie Marcelle from Brazil (4th Runner-Up of Miss Grand International 2019).
(from the left: Carmen Drayton, María Malo, Valentina Figuera, Coco Arayha Suparurk and Marjorie Marcelle, photo: Miss Grand International/Facebook)
TOP 10 was completed by 24-year-old Taylor Marlene Curry from Australia, 24-year-old Mara Topić Verduga from Ecuador, 21-year-old Camila Escribens from Peru, 22-year-old Hazel Marie Ortíz from Puerto Rico and 19-year-old Nguyễn Hà Kiều Loan from Vietnam (chosen in popular vote).
In addition to the above-mentioned candidates promotion to the TOP 20 got Francisca Lavandero from Chile, Maria Boichenko from the Czech Republic, Stéphanie Bustamante from the Dominican Republic, Dannia Guevara Morfín from Guatemala, Ainara de Santamaría from Spain, Sudawan Kumdee from Ireland, Adeline Minatoya from Japan, Génesis Andrea Quintero Pérez from Colombia, Brenda Castro Madrigal from Costa Rica, Milena Rodríguez from Paraguay and Belindé Bella Schreuder from South Africa.
In the Miss Grand International 2019 pageant also took part the Polish representative, 20-year-old Patrycja Woźniak. Unfortunately, the beautiful student of administration and 2nd Runner-Up of Miss Polonia 2018 has not been promoted to the group of twenty semi-finalists.
(Patrycja Woźniak during the pre-elimination of Miss Grand International 2019, photo: Miss Grand International/Facebook)
Photo. Miss Grand International/Facebook