GB Grand Slam: Venezuela is once again "Country of the Year"!

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Venezuela is the Country of the Year in 2018! Despite the political, economical and humanitarian crisis Venezuela has been facing for decades, its beauty queens keep on shining in the world´s most important beauty pageants, the ones which are part of the Grand Slam. For the second consecutive year, Venezuela is the Country of the Year, after winning the Miss International title, placing 3rd in Miss Universe, reaching the semi-finals (Top 10) of Miss Grand International and Miss Supranational, and the quarter-finals (Top 30) of Miss World.

Philippines came in 2nd place, very close behind Venezuela, with a Miss Universe victory, a 2nd place in Miss International, and a Top 10 placement in Miss Supranational. It failed to make the cut both in Miss World and Miss Grand International.

Going into yesterday´s Miss Universe final event, Mexico was the country with the best chance to be named Country of the Year, after a Miss World victory, a 5th place in Miss Supranational, a semi-finalists in Miss Grand International and a quarter-finalist in Miss International. Nonetheless, surprisingly Miss Mexico failed to place at all in Miss Universe, which caused the country to drop from first to third place, taking bronze, instead of gold (which is not bad at all, what a great year it was for Mexico!).

The continental Countries of 2018 are:

Americas - Venezuela
Asia - Philippines
Caribbean - Puerto Rico
Africa - South Africa
Europe - Poland
Oceania - Australia


Here is the complete 2018 Ranking:

Rank Country / Territory Points

1 Venezuela 17.10
2 Philippines 15.40
3 Mexico 14.60
4 Puerto Rico 13.60
5 South Africa 11.20
6 Indonesia 10.60
7 Thailand 10.50
8 Vietnam 9.00
9 Paraguay 8.00
10 USA 7.50

11 India 7.20
12 Japan 6.20
13 Poland 5.20
14 Romania 5.00
15 Jamaica 4.80
15 Nepal 4.80
17 Belarus 4.60
18 Brazil 4.30
19 Australia 4.20
20 Colombia 4.00

20 Spain 4.00
22 Uganda 3.60
23 Costa RIca 3.40
23 Mauritius 3.40
23 New Zealand 3.40
26 Russia 3.30
27 Belgium 2.50
27 Curaçao 2.50
27 Panama 2.50
30 Canada 2.40

30 France 2.40
30 Martinique 2.40
30 Scotland 2.40
34 Malaysia 2.20
34 Nigeria 2.20
36 Ecuador 2.10
37 Dominican Republic 2.00
37 Ukraine 2.00
39 Singapore 1.30
40 Bangladesh 1.20

40 Barbados 1.20
40 Chile 1.20
40 China 1.20
40 Cook Islands 1.20
40 England / UK 1.20
40 Ireland 1.20
40 Northern Ireland 1.20
48 Cuba 1.10
48 Peru 1.10
50 Denmark 1.00

50 Equatorial Guinea 1.00
50 Kazakhstan 1.00
50 Madagascar 1.00
50 Myanmar 1.00
50 Netherlands 1.00
50 Pakistan 1.00
50 Slovakia 1.00
50 Sri Lanka 1.00
50 Sweden 1.00
60 Laos 0.22

61 Korea 0.20
62 Guatemala 0.10
62 Haiti 0.10