Miss Indonesia crowned "Miss Grand International 2016"
Fai, Supaporn Malisorn delighted Thai people by winning the 2nd Runner-up!!
Such a big boom over Las Vegas! Miss Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand Indonesia was crowned Miss Grand International 2016 with her outstanding beauty in every round of the competition until she could pass into the top 5 finalists to give a speech under the campaign STOP THE WAR & VIOLENCE and could answer the question of the panel of judges impressively and wittily. As the result, she could undoubtedly win the pageant title and becomes the first Miss Indonesia ever who wins the title in the international beauty pageants. DIRECTV channel 2076 broadcasted live from The US. The fans around the world including Thai fans could watch live via Facebook Live: Missgrandinternational on October 26, 2016 at 9:30 am throughout 2 hours of the show.
For overall atmosphere of Miss Grand International 2016 Final Show at Westgate International Theatre, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in central city of colorful and joyous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, which was the first year that Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil, President and Founder of Miss Grand International Organization with his team from Thailand along with the great cooperation of the team from USA created the phenomenon of Thai brand’s beauty pageant to amaze the international fans after remaining in creating the quality pageant and this has made Miss Grand International become No. 3 best beauty pageant of the world in just two years.
It is not surprising, at the final night, that the crowd of MGI’s fans from around the world would flock to support the representatives from their own countries at Westgate International Theatre. The show was started with the fabulous opening show led by Claire Elizabeth Parker, Miss Grand International 2015 among the contestants from 75 countries worldwide rocking the stage with their overfull dancing and introducing themselves in the presence of the panel of judges and pageant fans.
The famous actor, Mr. Brian J. White, serving as the MC for the show that night, announced the winner for the first special title “Best National Costume Award” which went to Miss Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand Indonesia, then announced the top 20 semi-finalists that included Jamaica, Bahamas, Thailand, Ukraine, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Venezuela, United States of America, Malaysia, Cuba, Peru, Australia, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Tahiti, Wales, Philippines, and Macau before their appearance on the stage again in colorful MGI swimsuits.
Then, the MC announced the winners for another 3 special titles including “Best in Swimsuit Award” which was Miss Selvinique Wright, Miss Grand Bahamas, “Miss Social Media Award” which went to Dianne O. Brown, Miss Grand Jamaica and “Best in Evening Gown” which went to Cherelle Rose Patterson, Miss Grand England. After that, the MC announced the top 10 finalists which included Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Ukraine, United States of America, Macau, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and Korea who won the title for “Miss Popular Vote Award” which was automatically qualified into top 10 finalists. Then, the top 10 finalists delivered their very touching speeches on the campaign “Stop the War and Violence” among the loud cheering of the pageant fans.
Afterwards, the audiences gave a big round of resounding applause to welcome Miss Claire Elizabeth Parker, Miss Grand International 2015 for her final walk expressing her love, impression, and responsibilities during her duties with Miss Grand International Organization throughout the passing year. A few moments later, the crown of Miss Grand International 2015 was returned to the President of Miss Grand International Org., Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil to crown the new Miss Grand International that night.
Subsequently, the top 10 finalists appeared again on the stage in their glamorous evening gowns before the most exciting announcement for the top 5 finalists which included Puerto Rico, United States of America, Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. The top 5 finalists had to answer the only one question from the judging panel which was the following:
“If you had to choose one of these two people to help you stop the war and violence, who would you choose between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton?”
This question undoubtedly called for a massive buzz over the hall because it currently involves intensive political situation of the United States. For the answers, Miss Grand United States of America and Miss Grand Philippines chose Donald J. Trump while Miss Grand Thailand, Miss Grand Puerto Rico and Miss Grand Indonesia chose Hillary Clinton because they believed that the power of women might help stop the war and violence much better than men if everyone offered helping hands and moved forward together.
When the question session ended, the most exciting moment began again among the thrill of everyone in the hall. The MC announced the 4th runner-up which went to Miss Grand United States of America, the 3rd runner-up went to Miss Grand Puerto Rico followed by the 2nd runner-up, Miss Grand Thailand.
Now, only 2 names of the finalists left to be announced that were Miss Grand Philippines and Miss Grand Indonesia holding each other’s hands full of thrill and excitement. The MC announced the winner for Miss Grand International 2016 which is the fourth Miss Grand International of the world which went to Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand Indonesia who was crowned the golden crown decorated with 21 carat diamond and the 1st runner-up was Miss Nicole Cordoves, Miss Grand Philippines. The new Miss Grand International, Ariska revealed, "This is such a wonderful night for me! It is the happiest moment of my life to be crowned Miss Grand International 2016. This is the first time ever for Indonesia to win the title in the international beauty pageants, I am the first (tearing). Thank you all pageant fans for your great support. After this, I’m ready to move forward on MGI’s mission and advocacy, “STOP THE WAR & VIOLENCE” along with Miss Grand International Organization everywhere and see you in Thailand!”
Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil, Miss Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016, and Fai, Supaporn Malisorn, Miss Grand Thailand 2016, will arrive Thailand on October 29, 2016 at 11:35 am via Eva Air, flight No. BR67. The press and all fans are cordially invited to welcome the new Miss Grand International together by 12.30 pm, at the arrival hall (Gate 3) Suvarnabhumi International Airport.