15:41 | 27/10/2017 Society
Maria Jose Lara, 27 years old from Peru, was crowned Miss Grand International 2017 in a ceremony held on Phu Quoc Island, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on October 25.
|The new Miss Grand International 2017 comes from Peru - Photo: nld.com.vn|
She beat out 76 competitors to become the world’s newest beauty icon. As Miss Grand International, she will travel the world to spread the message of peace, she said when received the crown.
Miss Venezuela finished in second place while Miss Philippines, Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Czech Republic came second, third and fourth runners-up.
Host country beauty Miss Vietnam Nguyen Tran Huyen My finised in the top 10, winning the Miss Healthy and Beauty title.
The pageant also handed out awards such as Best National Costume to Miss Indonesia, Best in Swimsuit to Miss Costa Rica, Best in Evening Gown to Miss China, Best Social Media to Miss Paraguay and Miss Paradise Cave Heritage to Miss Thailand.
Miss Grand International is among the world’s leading international beauty pageants and one of the five Gland Slam Beauty contests along with Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Supranational. This year’s event took place in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Binh province and Phu Quoc island over the course of three weeks.