The 51 contestants taking part in the “Miss USA 2011″ pageant gathered in Las Vegas this weekend to kickstart the activities that will last for two weeks, concluding with the crowning of a new titleholder on June 19th. On Sunday, the beauties took part in a photoshoot at the Palms Place pool in the Palms hotel.
Special thanks and credits to Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Source: Global Beauties.
Estefani Chalco is the first woman from Ecuador to be crowned Miss Latin America in the World 2011 in 27 years of the pageant’s history. The event took place in the Dominican Republic, with 30 participant countries.
Estefani Chalco, Miss Latin America 2011
Andrea Sandoval, Miss Venezuela, was the 1st runner-up; Cintya Regert, Miss Brazil, was the 2nd runner-up; Joanna Diaz, Miss Colombia, was the 3rd runner-up; and finally, Yaneth Garcia, Miss Mexico, was the 4th runner-up.
The semifinalists were the representatives of Guatemala, Portugal, Bolivia, Spain, Uruguay, Philippines and the Dominican Republic.
Special thanks and credits to GlobalBeauties & Oscar Flores
Irina de Giorgi was crowned Miss Earth Schweiz 2011/Miss Earth Switzerland 2011 on June 5, 2011 at the gala held in Zurich. Irina de Giorgi was 22 year old and stands 1.73 m. She will represent Switzerland in Miss Earth 2011 pageant in Pattaya, Thailand. Runners-up in the contest were Melika Sghiar, Miss Fire; Angelina Rau, Miss Air; and Selina Weber, Miss Water.
Emilie Maillot was crowned Queens Réunion 2011 at the pageant held on June 4, 2011 at the Daniel Narcisse Complex in La Possession. Emilie Maillot of La Montagne is 22 year old and stands 1.79m. The national organization and the local newspapers announced that the winner of the pageant will represent Réunion in Miss World 2011 in London, England on November 6. She will be the first representative from the African island in the international pageant.
Representing the city of Marília, 22-year old model Rafaela Butareli was crowned Miss Sao Paulo Universe 2011 during an event held at the América Latina Memorial in Sao Paulo.
The 1.78 m beauty who is a nursing student, was elected one of the 10 semifinalists by votes emmited through sms and internet. The 1st runner-up was Araraquara (Mariana Silvestre)and the 2nd runner-up was Mairipora (Nathalia Bernardes).
Butareli will now compete in the Miss Brazil Universe pageant to be held on 23rd July. The winner will be the host contestant during the Miss Universe 2011 finals to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September.
ATHENA MAE IMPERIAL was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2011 on June 5, 2011 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Athena Imperial represented the Municipality of Casiguran, Aurora. She is 24 years old and stands 5’6″. Athena is a former production staff and researcher in an investigative program on GMA 7.
Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism: TARHATA CLIO SHARI RICO (Makati City) Miss Philippines Water: MURIELLE ADRIENNE ORAIS (Cebu City) Miss Philippines Earth: ATHENA MAE IMPERIAL (Casiguran, Aurora) Miss Philippines Air: JONAVI RAISA QUIRAY (Puerto Princesa City) Miss Philippines Fire: MICHELLE GAVAGAN (Las Pinas City)
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