|Miss Grand International 2017 Maria Jose Lora (middle) and four runner-ups. — Photos courtesy of the organiser|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Maria Jose Lora from Peru was crowned Miss Grand International 2017 at the grand finale held on Phú Quốc Island on Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old woman defeated 76 other contestants to win the crown and US$40,000 in cash.
The winner had excellent presentations in swimsuit and evening gowns and a Q&A section held in the finale.
Lora is 1.8 m height and has body measurements of 85-60-87 cm. She has 10 years of experience in modeling and is co-founder of the Los Angeles-based La Belle Model Management.
Tulia Aleman Ferrer from Venezuela was the first runner-up, while Elizabeth Durado Clenci from the Philippines was the second runner-up.
The third and fourth runner-ups were Brenda Azaria Jimenez from Puerto Rico and Nikola Uhlirova from Czech Republic, respectively.
Nguyễn Trần Huyền My, the first runner-up of Miss Việt Nam 2014, was in the top 10 of the international beauty pageant.
The Miss Grand International 2017 took place in Việt Nam from October 5-25.
The contestants competed in traditional costume and swimsuit performing sections, and had chance to visit beautiful destinations in HCM City, Quảng Bình and Phú Quốc. — VNS
|Maria Jose Lora from Peru was crowned Miss Grand International 2017 at the grand finale held on Phú Quốc Island on Wednesday night.|