Tonight, March 27, we watched the crowning of the new Miss Grand International. Miss USA Abena Appiah became the newest Miss Grand International. Our representative, Samantha Bernardo, won the First Runner-up. The Miss Grand Internationant, a Thailand-based pageant, happened the Show DC Hall, Bangkok.
Samantha Bernardo is Miss Grand International First Runner-up
Of course, the 27-year-old beauty queen slayed the swimsuit round in her two-piece bikini. Then, she scored 9.62 from the judges. In the evening gown competition, she also garnered 9.68 with her jewel-embellished gown.
Prior to representing the country on the international stage, Samantha also joined Bb. Pilipinas for three times. Then, she finally became our representative to the Miss Grand International, Aya Abesamis last February. Assuming the title after Samantha Lo quit in 2019. She, then, became unable to compete due to age restrictions.
— Ben Tsui (@bentsui94) March 27, 2021
Of course, Samantha proved that she deserves to win the title during the speech round.
Year 2020 will be remembered as the most challenging period in our history. COVID-19 pandemic has brought despair, destruction, and death.
Today, our world war has changed — from armed conflicts to war on hunger, for better health care systems, [against] racism, and [for] education. It’s an everyday battle that confronts all of us regardless of who we are and where we are from.
As a Malaria Free Philippines spokesperson, I have always lived up to my faith in humanity, cultural understanding, and respect for others. These are what I will continue to stand for if I become your next Miss Grand International.
I will be a channel of hope, compassion, and unity, to stand informed and stop any form of war and violence in this world. As we face the COVID-free world, join me as we work together in mending our conflicts and focusing on what truly matters.
We are living under one sky, so let us all live peacefully where love is our language, humanity in our race. And peace is our lasting legacy to the world.