The gorgeous Frida Fornander was crowned Miss Sweden Universe 2017 two weeks ago. She will have the opportunity to compete at Miss Universe 2017 later this year. The 21-year-old entered the Miss Universe Sweden competition in 2013 and was crowned  Miss Earth Sweden in 2014. She also held the titles of Miss Teen Sweden in 2011 and Miss Teen Universe in 2012. Sweden has not placed into the semifinals since 2009, but the nation is one of the most successful at Miss Universe with three crowns.
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She comes from the world’s powerhouse for pageant queens. Rose Flores will compete for the title of Miss World Philippines 2017 in a few weeks. In just a span of 3 years, the Philippines claimed all the Big 4 crowns, Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

Beauty pageants are very much embedded in Philippines society. They fill the calendar all year round from small time local competitions to more colourful carnival competitions. There are pageants for straight and gay men and women, for transgenders, for housewives and grandmothers. Pia Wurtzbach encouraged many young Filipino women to dream of becoming a beauty queen. For some, the celebrity status that comes with winning a pageant meant better opportunities for the candidate and her family.

In a way, a beauty queen's victory somewhat symbolizes another woman's hopes and dreams.

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The gorgeous Tiffany Pisani was crowned Miss Universe Malta 2017. She will have the opportunity to represent her country at the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant later this year.

The Miss Malta Universe Contest is organised by Glow Promotions. Before creating Miss Universe Malta, the Miss Malta winners participated in the Miss Universe pageant in 1968 to 2001. Rosalie Theuma was the last Maltese representative in Miss Universe.

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The gorgeous Alexandra Curtis, who'll be competing in Miss World America 2017 in a few days, is all about breaking stereotypes to set the record straight on so-called pageant girls. She is currently pursuing a career in the Rhode Island Army National Guard as a Human Resources Specialist. Her previous work experience has been in politics. 

Her Beauty With a Purpose project is “Leading Ladies: Equipping Young Women With the Skills to Lead.” She started this project four years ago to address the gender gap of women in political leadership on college campuses and build a pipeline of qualified women to run for office from the local level to federal government. It has turned into a greater effort to equip young women with leadership skills in a variety of fields, especially where women have been underrepresented.

 Alexandra first began competing in pageants in 2006 with National American Miss. In 2013 she began competing with the Miss America Organization where she won Miss Upstate New York 2013. In May 2015, she represented West Warwick and won the title of Miss Rhode Island 2015. The beauty queen was Rhode Island's representative at the Miss America 2016 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015.

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She would like to use her crown to provide emotional support to families and children during their battle against cancer. The gorgeous Louina Lafalaise will compete for the title of Miss World America 2017 in Orlando, F.L. August 8-13, 2017.

Louina is currently pursuing her nursing degree from Pasco State College, Galen College of Nursing. She currently works as a nursing assistant and hopes to continue her education to become a neotatal nurse practitioner. She believes it’s important to set an example for others so that more people will come together with loving, caring, and helpful actions. 

The winner of America's Miss World will have the opportunity to represent the United States at the prestigious Miss World Contest! The United States have won the Miss World crown three times in 1973, 1990 and 2010. Currently, America's Miss World is the official national pageant that selects the contestant from the United States to Miss World.

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Maria Poonlertlarp Ehren was crowned Miss Universe Thailand on July 29, 2017. She will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2017 later this year. This 5’11” model is born to a Thai mother and a Swedish father. She  speaks a number of languages: English, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese. 

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