The year 2018 marks 6th anniversary of the MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL Beauty Pageant
"Mingalaba!" Let the Journey Begin!
This year, Miss Grand International 2018 with our great activities is awaiting the candidates around the world competing in three fabulous cities of Myanmar during 5-25 October. Get ready to catch us with a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience in Yangon, Bagan, and Kawthaung and our 6th edition will make everything possible to provide our candidates and pageant fans with the most rewarding and enjoyable experience.
The candidates' arrivals will be at Yangon International Airport between October 5th-6th and will be transferred to our official host hotel in Yangon "Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon", the hotel that shines as one of the city’s topmost hotels for pure luxury and rich colonial-style heritage. Then, the Welcome Ceremony and Press Conference (October 8th) will be held at Karaweik Palace on the eastern shore of Kandawgyi Lake as well as visiting some tourist attractions such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Karaweik Palace, Bogyoke Aung San Market and so others and the official portraits will also be taken place at the beginning of the pre-pageant activities in Yangon.
On October 12th, candidates and MGI team will move to Bagan, our second host city and will stay at Bagan Myanmar Treasure Resort.
Most importantly, on October 15th, our National Costume Competition will take place here at Bagan Golden Palace. It's the time when the colors and cultures from around the world will be displayed in Myanmar. Moreover, our candidates will experience Bagan like no other by taking city tour and sightseeing to Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the oldest and most beautiful monuments on the plains of Bagan, Ananda Temple, Bupaya Pagoda and Dhammayangyi Temple.
On October 16th, we will move to our 3rd destination: Kawthaung and our home in Kawthaung is a 5-star Grand Andaman Hotel where the Best in Swimsuit Competition and the Preliminary Interviews will take place.
All candidates and MGI staff will head back to Yangon for a final week on October 20th. There will be many hours of rehearsals for our important Preliminary Competition (October 23rd) and spectacular and amazing Final Show (October 25th), when Miss Grand International 2018 will be crowned. The One Entertainment Park will serve as our official venue for the Preliminary Competition and the fantastic Final Show of our 6th anniversary.
The final night of the competition in which the delegates with the highest scores from the interview, activities, and preliminary competitions to be judged in advance (top 20 semi-finalists) and the delegates will be chosen to top 10 finalists and top 5 finalists respectively, and the new Miss Grand International is chosen according to rules and procedures determined by the Miss Grand International Organization in its sole discretion.
During the telecast, the following special awards (cash and trophy awarded) will be given out according to rules and procedures determined by the Miss Grand International Organization.
1. Best National Costume
2. Best in Swimsuit
3. Best in Evening Gown
4. Best Social Media
5. Miss Popular Vote Award
The host country Myanmar, a land that has an undefinable quality to make you fall in love with its mountains, beaches, islands, lakes, food and culture and of course the people that bring these places to life. A collective of diverse cultures and traditions woven together to form a mesmerizing landscape of wonder.
It's a new era for this extraordinary and complex land, where the landscape is scattered with gilded pagodas and the traditional ways of Asia endure.
‘It will be quite unlike any land you know about.’ Amazingly, over a century later, Myanmar retains the power to surprise and delight even the most jaded of travellers. Be dazzled by the 'winking wonder' of Shwedagon Paya. Contemplate the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Stare in disbelief at the Golden Rock at Mt Kyaiktiyo, teetering impossibly on the edge of a chasm. These are all important Buddhist sights in a country where pious monks are more revered than rock stars.
In a nation of multiple ethnic groups, exploring Myanmar can sometimes feel like you've stumbled into a living edition of National Geographic. For all the recent changes, Myanmar remains at heart a rural nation of traditional values. You'll encounter men wearing the sarong-like longyi and chewing betel nut, spitting the blood-red juice onto the ground, women with faces smothered in thanakha (a natural sunblock), and cheroot-smoking grannies. Trishaws still ply city streets, while the horse or bullock and cart is common rural transport. Drinking tea – a British colonial custom – is enthusiastically embraced in thousands of teahouses.
CHATRIUM HOTEL ROYAL LAKE YANGON
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is a beautiful 5-star luxury city hotel in the heart of Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar’s premier city, located just 30 minutes from Yangon International Airport and pleasantly sited along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park.
Situated among lush greenery and beside the famous Kandawgyi Lake, the hotel provides plenty of views that are simply a few stunning and spectacular. Every guestroom is spaciously designed and furnished to reflect the luxurious surroundings, with breathtaking views of Shwedagon Pagoda. The candidates can choose from six restaurants and bars for delicious dining, relax by the beach-styled swimming pool, work-out at the Fitness Centre and rejuvenate at Nemita Spa.
Built in colonial style and one of Myanmar’s heritage hotels, the property has been revived with Asian and Eastern architectural design features, and offers full amenities of true international standard. In ambience, the hotel has the concept of a city resort, reflecting the ease and comfort of a bygone era in Burma, while service is distinguished by the traditional warm hospitality of the people of Myanmar to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.
MYANMAR TREASURE RESORT BAGAN
One of the beauties of the Myanmar Treasure Resort, Bagan is that it is situated inside the Bagan Archaeological Preservation zone, within easy reach of all surrounding tourist destinations of this ancient and rich area. Surrounded by swaying palms and landscaped gardens, the hotel complex is a graceful blend of traditional and contemporary elegance. Its traditionally crafted bamboo-tiled lobby has its walls and columns lavishly adorned with lacquer artwork. Imposing teak columns and beams provide a majestic style restaurant, overlooking the terrace bar and swimming pool.
Our candidates will have the freedom to explore this vast and fascinating area at a leisurely pace, exploring off the beaten track can offer most fun.
GRAND ANDAMAN HOTEL KAWTHAUNG
On October 16th, we will move to our 3rd destination: Kawthaung and our home in Kawthaung is a 5-star Grand Andaman Hotel where the Best in Swimsuit Competition and the Preliminary Interviews will take place. The Grand Andaman Hotel, the 5-star luxury hotel with exclusive use of Thahtay Kyun island, features a casino, an outdoor pool set in a tropical landscape and a world-class spa. Rooms feature large private balconies overlooking the sea or garden, and luxurious Thai-style decor. Yuzana Spa offers a range of relaxing Thai massages, scrubs and body treatments. The hotel provides transport to the private beach. Our candidates will take some sightseeing tours and diving excursions. Dining options include Victoria Café which serves Thai, Burmese and international dishes with a selection of wine and refreshing cocktails or juices. The Seafood Terrace serves barbecued seafood with views of the Andaman Sea.
HOST VENUE FOR PRELIMINARY COMPETITION AND FINAL SHOW
The One Entertainment Park will serve as our official venue for the Preliminary Competition and the fantastic Final Show of our 6th anniversary. The One Entertainment Park is the biggest event venue in Yangon, Myanmar where big concerts and festivals are usually conducted. And this is where more than eighty delegates from all over the world will converge to select the successor of Maria Jose Lora, our reigning queen.