Meenakshi Chaudhary, Miss India Grand, is Miss Grand Slam 2018!
The 21st Miss Grand Slam, the most celebrated title within the GB Awards, is Miss India Grand 2018, Meenakshi Chaudhary. Her intelligence, celebrated beauty, unmatchable charisma, kind personality and strong stage presence, put her right on top of the list of all 440 national representatives who in 2018 represented their countries in the five Grand Slam beauty pageants: Miss Grand International, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Universe and Miss World.
Chaudhary gives Miss Grand International its 2nd Grand Slam title in only three years. Ariska Putri Perti Pertiwi, Miss Indonesia Grand and Miss Grand International 2016, was the first one. The Indian stunner, who placed 2nd in Miss Grand International 2018, succeeded South Africa´s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Grand Slam 2017.
As a matter of fact, just like in Miss Universe 2018, South Africa missed a Miss Grand Slam back-to-back victory by very little: Tamaryn Green, Miss South Africa Universe, is Miss Grand Slam´s 1st runner-up, just behind Meenakshi. Rounding out a golden “Top 3”, is Miss Philippines Universe and Miss Universe, Catriona Gray. Among the 5 Grand Slam winners of 2018, she is the best ranked in this competition.
Proving that it was no easy competition, two extraordinary young ladies followd right next in the list: Maeva Coucke, Miss France World, placed 4th, and Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss Mexico World and Miss World, ranked 5th.
The continental Miss Grand Slam winners are:
ASIA - Meenakshi Chaudhary, India Grand;
AFRICA - Tamaryn Green, South Africa Universe;
EUROPE - Maeva Coucke, France World;
AMERICAS - Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Mexico World;
CARIBBEAN - Kiara Ortega, Puerto Rico Universe;
OCEANIA - Emily Tokic, Australia International
Miss Grand Slam winners form the 5 pageants are:
GRAND INTERNATIONAL - Meenakshi Chaudhary, India (original winner placed 2nd);
UNIVERSE - Tamaryn Green, South Africa (original winner placed 2nd);
WORLD - Maeva Coucke, France (original winner placed 2nd);
SUPRANATIONAL - Bárbara Reis, Brazil (original winner placed 2nd);
INTERNATIONAL - Mariem Velazco, Venezuela (she is the original winner).
Obeservation: It demonstrates that the original winners were either 2nd or Miss Grand Slam winners in their respective pageants, showing overall very fair choices in 2018.
The Official Final Results
WINNER: MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL - Meenakshi Chaudhary - 81 points
2nd - Miss Universe - Tamaryn Green - 71 points
3rd - Miss Universe - Catriona Gray - 57 points
4th - Miss World - Maeva Coucke - 56 points
5th - Miss World - Vanessa Ponce de Leon - 47 points
See how the judges voted (from number 1 to 5. 1st receives 12 points, 2nd - 7 points, 3rd - 4 points, 4th - 2 points, 5th - 1 point):
Vandercasteele - IND G, RSF U, FRA W, MEX W, PHI U
Bande - IND G, RSA U, FRA W, MEX X, PHI U
Fawcett - IND G, FRA W, MEX W, PHI U, RSA U
Palmero - PHI U, RSA U, IND G, MEX W, FRA W
Medel - RSA U, MEX W, IND G, PHI U, FRA W
Guiraldes - PHI U, RSA U, FRA W, MEX W, IND G
Rodriguez - PHI U, FRA W, RSA U, IND G, MEX W
Duarte - FRA W, RSA U, PHI U, MEX W, IND G
Isa - IND G, RSA U, FRA W, MEX W, PHI U
Beart - IND G, MEX W, RSA U, PHI U, FRA W
Maes - MEX W, FRA W, PHI U, IND G, RSA U
Nieminen - RSA U, IND G, PHI U, MEX W, FRA W
Our judges: Jean-Marie Vandercasteele from Belgium, Sifiso Bande from South Africa, Sally-Ann Fawcett from the UK, Paul Palmero from the Philippines, Jose “Pepe” Medel from Mexico, Ricardo Guiraldes from Chile, Julio Rodriguez from Venezuela, Rafael Duarte from Brazil, Richard Isa from Curaçao, Albin Beart, from India; Katia Maes from the Netherlands.; and Marjukka Nieminen from Finland.
Meenakshi Chaudhary joins the very special roll of 20 Miss Grand Slam winners so far:
2018 - Meenakshi Chaudhary, India Grand International.
2017 - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, South Africa Universe.
2016 - Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Indonesia Grand International.
2015 –Stephania Stegman, Paraguay Supranational.
2014 – Rolene Strauss, South Africa World.
2013 – Megan Young, Philippines World.
2012 – Atong DeMach, South Sudan World.
2011 – Ivian Sarcos, Venezuela World.
2010 – Angela Martini, Albania Universe.
2009 – Perla Beltrán, Mexico World.
2008 – Dayana Mendoza, Venezuela Universe.
2007 – Honey Lee, Korea Universe.
2006 – Sabrina Houssami, Australia World.
2005 – Natalie Glebova, Canada Universe.
2004 – Jennifer Hawkins, Australia Universe.
2003 – Rosanna Davison, Ireland World.
2002 – Christina Sawaya, Lebanon International.
2001 – Denise Quiñones, Puerto Rico Universe.
2000 – Lara Dutta, India Universe.
1999 – Diana Nogueira, Spain Universe.
1998 – Wendy Fitzwilliam, Trinidad & Tobago Universe
Congratulations to the winner and to all amazing women who made their countries proud by participating in the world´s 5 leading beauty competitions in 2018!! You are all amazing!!
Thanks to our judges for your hard work and complete impartiality!!