María José Lora from Peru crowned Miss Grand International 2017

25 Oct 2017 | Angelopedia

At the splendid finale of Miss Grand International 2017 recently concluded, María José Lora from Peru was declared as the winner and crowned Miss Grand International 2017. She becomes the first beauty from South America to win Miss Grand International title. She succeeds and was crowned by her predecessor Ariska Putri Pertiwi of Indonesia, Miss Grand International 2016 and the first Asian winner of Miss Grand International pageant. She was part of our Top 12 favourites to win the title.

María, who is 27 years of age, stands at a prominent height of 180 cm. The beautiful new queen is an entrepreneur and proudly owns La' Belle Model Management, an agency for new and established models based in Los Angeles. She has modelling experience of over eight years. She can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently, and is also learning Italian. An outgoing and confident person, María likes to read about personal growth and motivation to gain a perspective on life and get inspired. Exploring different cultures and countries, she all dreamed of travelling all around the world, well now her dream has come true after winning the pageant. She was asked the final question at the end of the pageant whether she is ready to travel the world and she said, “Oh Yes! I am so ready.” This tall and independent queen has finally done it!

Her court included -

First runner-up - Tulia Rosa María Alemán Ferrer (Venezuela)

Second runner-up - Elizabeth Durado Clenci (Philippines)

Third runner-up - Brenda Azaria Jiménez (Puerto Rico)

Fourth runner-up - Nikola Uhlírová (Czech Republic)

Winners of major special awards at the finale were -

Best in Swimsuit - María Amalia Matamoros (Costa Rica)

Best National Costume - Dea Goesti Rizkita Koswara (Indonesia)

Most Popular Vote - Dea Goesti Rizkita Koswara (Indonesia)

Best in Social Media - Lia Duarte Ashmore (Paraguay)

Best in Evening Gown - Xuejiao Chen (China)


Miss Grand International 2017 Winners

(Photo Courtesy: MGI Official FaceBook)



Top 10 finalists also included -

Dea Goesti Rizkita Koswara (Indonesia)

Eyga Mojus (South Sudan)

Pamela Pasinetti (Thailand)

Snizhana Tanchuk (Ukraine)

Nguyen Tran Huyen My (Vietnam)

All of the Top 10 finalists were in our list of Top 25 favourites, and eight of the Top 10 finalists were in our list of Top 12 favourites.

Remaining Top 20 finalists were Kassandra Kashian (Australia), Caroline Venturini (Brazil), Xuejiao Chen (China), María Amalia Matamoros (Costa Rica), Anukriti Gusain (India), Chinnaly Norasing (Laos), Yoana Gutiérrez Vazquez (Mexico), Kelly Van Den Dungen (Netherlands), Lia Duarte Ashmore (Paraguay) and Svetlana Khokhlova (Russia).