Colombian beauty ‘Vanesa Giraldo Lopez’ wins Miss Progress International 2019

The finale of Miss Progress International 2019 organized by Giusy Nobile and Giuseppe Borrillo took place in Carosino on Friday. Vanesa won with "Almagua", her project about sustainable employment for the indigenous people of the Amazon forest.


The coveted title of seventh edition of Miss Progress International Miss Progress International 2019 was won by twenty-six year old Colombian Vanesa Giraldo Lopez.

The world final of the International beauty pageant took place last friday evening in the municipal theatre of Carosino, in Taranto in which twenty-one participants competed from all over the world to win the crown.

The major highlights of the mega-event were bags, bracelets, tiaras, necklaces, headgear and souvenirs made from natural and recyclable materials, such as the fiber of trees, with colors of eleven different shades, acquired from vegetable components such as yellow from saffron, black from the leaf of oreas de burro and the green from the leaf of the palm of chontaduro, plants that thrive in the Colombian area of ??the Amazon forest.

Vanesa, who succeeds another Colombian, Eyra Baquero, was awarded by Giusy Nobile and Giuseppe Borrillo, respectively president and director of the competition. The event, also broadcasted worldwide on the web, was presented by Giuseppe Borrillo himself and by the English Bethany Cammack. Julieth Lugembe from Tanzania, the first winner of Miss Progress International, was a guest of the event and a member of the jury.

The Winners- From left: Gabriella Ochoa (U.S.A., Cultural Integration), Kome Adheke (Nigeria, Human Rights), Vanesa Giraldo Lopez (Colombia, Environment and overall winner), Sarah M. Joson (Philippines, Health), Heather Rodriguez (Honduras, Internet), Kisanet Mola (Ethiopia, best national costume). PH Antonio Zanata

Environmental sustainability, therefore, remains at the center of the global debate, but the opening of the show was marked by cultural integration, with the entrance of the contestants in their sparkling traditional costumes. Ethiopian Kisanet Molla was awarded as the most beautiful in this round.

The competitors were accompanied by the screening of the new edition of “Profiles of the world”, by the photographer Antonio Zanata. All the participants have been portrayed in profile, in black and white, with the characteristic national costumes, symbols of cultural identity.

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