Myana Welch crowned Miss Universe Guam 2017

30 Oct 2017 | Angelopedia

At the conclusion of the grand finale of Miss Universe Guam 2017 held at the Guam Museum Auditorium on 29th October 2017, Myana Welch was crowned as Miss Universe Guam 2017 and she will now represent her country in Miss Universe 2017 pageant to be held on 26th November 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the same event, Diliana Tuncap was declared as Miss International Guam 2017 and is expected to represent her country in Miss International 2017 to be held on 14th November 2017 and Maricia Mariano was declared as first runner-up. She succeeds and was crowned by Miss Universe Guam 2016 Muneka Taisipic.

Myana is 28 years of age and stands tall at an age of 175 cm. She is a resident of Tamuning and an accomplished swimmer. The beauty is the owner of the local hair and makeup business at Color Me Pure. A self-proclaimed nutritionist, Welch said she would like to share her experience by advocating for better health during her reign, among other missions.

“It’s such an honour, honestly. I’m so excited to represent Guam in Las Vegas. Hopefully, I do justice!” Welch said after being crowned. “I’m also a businesswoman, so I’d also like to inspire locals to be ambitious and to really go after things because we are a minority and we are not represented in the states. I think we can bring more awareness and strength to our people,” she furthur said.


Myana Welch crowned Miss Universe Guam 2017


The organizers claimed that due to territory's tension with North Korea, they initially planned not to have a pageant but changed their minds and crowned their representative for the 66th edition of Miss Universe. Only 3 contestants participated and the pageant took place with some close family and friends with a crowd of around 50 people. 

We were kind of thinking of not having one, but then, as we thought more and more about it, with the situation we’re in, it’s best if we go and tell the world, ‘Hey, Guam is good. Guam is still here, we’re not going anywhere,’” said Joyce Bamba, GBO National Director, referring to the region’s tensions with North Korea.