SASHES AND TIARAS…..Miss Grand International 2017 Finals: Winner Miss Grand Peru
Great top 5, beautiful host country, excellent staging and perfect winner. No complaints!
1st runner-up: MISS GRAND
2nd runner-up: MISS GRAND PHILIPPINES
3rd runner-up: MISS GRAND PUERTO RICO
4th runner-up: MISS GRAND CZECH REPUBLIC
“PARADISE CAVE HERITAGE” AWARD GOES TO… MISS GRAND THAILAND
“BEST SOCIAL MEDIA” award goes to MISS GRAND PARAGUAY
“BEST IN EVENING GOWN” award goes to MISS GRAND CHINA
Grand Beauty: The newly crowned Miss Grand International 2017 “Miss Grand Peru” Maria Jose Lora (center) flanked by her Runners-up (L to R) 4th Runner-up “Miss Grand Czech Republic” Nikola Uhlirova, 2nd Runner-up “Miss Grand Philippines” Elizabeth Durado Clenci, 1st Runner-up “Miss Grand Venezuela” Tulia Aleman, 3rd Runner-up “Miss Grand Puerto Rico” Brenda Jimenez
Finally, the complete package had been crowned. She was the best choice. Truly Beautiful Inside and Out, inspirational and challenging queen. Congratulations on your victory Miss Peru.
I was so happy to see Venezuela do a complete, from last year and become a force to be reckoned with as the pageant powerhouse should be.
This past Wednesday night was the Finals of the “Miss Grand International 2017” Beauty Pageant, taking place at the Vinpearl Convention Center in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. 77 contestants from all over the world competed for the coveted title in a MARVELOUS production. The winner was “Miss Grand Peru” Maria Jose Lora.
A favorite to win the crown by many pageant observers, the 27 year-old, 180 cm (5′ 11″) tall model bested all the other contestants with her beauty, confidence, intelligence, perfect English (it helps in an international beauty pageant), sexiness, her OUT OF CONTROL figure and THAT WOW of a gown (which I will discuss below).
Maria Jose was originally scheduled to compete in this year’s “Miss Universe Peru” contest but eventually the pageant’s organizer–a former “Miss Peru”, Jessica Newton–chose her to be “Miss Grand Peru” instead. Good thing she did because…SHE WON! The beauty–who actually resides in the US and represented the “USA Dept.” (Peruvians living abroad in the USA) at the “Miss Universe Peru” pageant–will now travel all over the world promoting the “Creating Peace and Stopping War” message of “Miss Grand International”. The actual “Miss Universe Peru 2017” pageant never happened and instead the national director designated a Runner-up to last year’s pageant to be the new “Miss Universe Peru 2017”.