PR's Janelee Chaparro wins 1st edition of Miss Grand International

Miss Grand International 2013 winner Puerto Rico Janelee Chaparro

Janelee Chaparro, Miss Grand Puerto Rico, was crowned the winner of the first edition of the Miss Grand International pageant held at the Impact Arena in Bangkok (Thailand) on November 19th. 22-year old Chaparro comes from Barceloneta and is a student of criminal justice. She won a cash award of $30,000, the gold, emerald and diamonds crown and an apartment in Bangkok for the whole year of reign, which she will spend as a spokesperson for the ‘Stop the War’ campaign.

The 1st runner-up was Chantel Martinez (Dominican Republic) and the 2nd runner-up was Denisa Paseciakova (Slovak Republic). Completing the top 5 were Ali Forbes (Philippines) and Kelly Maguire (Australia).

The Top 10 semi-finalists were Brazil (Tamara Bicca), Cuba (Jamillette Gaxiola), Latvia (Kristine Rancane), Sri Lanka (Danielle Kerkoven) and Venezuela (Mariana Jimenez).

Top 20 quarter-finalists came from China, Ecuador, Macedonia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Colombia, Zimbabwe and USA.

The winner of Best in Swimsuit was Latvia, while Best Evening Gown went to Dominican Republic. Miss Popular Vote was Myanmar, and the Best National Costume went to China.


"To God be the Glory".