Miss Grand International 2013 Updates: Top 20 Best in Swimsuit, Top 10 Best in Nat’l Costume, Prizes

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Now that all Miss Universe hype is over, it's time for Miss Grand International to take center stage for the pageant's first edition in Bangkok, Thailand. The preliminary round is scheduled to kicked off on November 17 and the coronation night is on November 19 to be held at the Beauty Thunder Dome.

The pageant will host 74 candidates representing various countries from all corners of the world all vying the Miss Grand International crown and to be hailed as the first queen of the pageant. The contest aims to eradicate violence and hostility and for people to start living in a community where religion and color is not an issue.

The 74 contestants started to arrive in November 3 where they participated in the pageant's pre-event activities including a cultural tour around Bangkok and Thailand's old capital Chiang Mai. The star studded event will feature Thailand's famous celebrities and sensational tropical locations.

Top 20 Best in Swimsuit

Miss Brazil Tamara Bicca

Miss Canada Natalie Carriere

Miss Cuba Jamillette Gaxiola

Miss Dominican Republic Chantel Martinez

Miss Estonia Miss Evgenniia Forkash

Miss France Margaux Serenoff

Miss Greece Anastasia Papatsori

Miss Guinea Jasmine Sjoberg Sidibe

Miss Latvia Kristine Rancāne

Miss Macedonia Sandra Stefanovska

Miss Namibia Grace Kakhane

Miss Malaysia Michelle Madeleine Moey

Miss Philippines Ali Forbes

Miss Poland Anna Moniuszko

Miss Puerto Rico Janelee Chaparro

Miss Slovak Republic Denisa Paseciakova

Miss Sri Lanka Danielle Kerkoven

Miss Venezuela Mariana Jimenez

Miss Wales Sophie Hall

Miss Zimbabwe Samantha Tshuma

Top 10 Best in National Costume

Miss China Jie Pan

Miss Lebanon Elizabeth Ojeil

Miss Mexico Laura Elisa Alvarez Damian

Miss Myanmar Htar Htet Htet

Miss Philippines Ali Forbes

Miss Puerto Rico Janelee Chaparro

Miss Sweden Claudia Sundberg

Miss Thailand Yada Theppanom

Miss Turkmenistan Natalia Vasileva

Miss Venezuela Mariana Jimenez

Prize

WINNER (Miss Grand International 2013)

Cash Prizes: 30,000 USD

1st Runner Up

Cash Prizes: 10,000 USD

2nd Runner Up

Cash Prizes: 5,000 USD

3rd Runner Up

Cash Prizes: 2,500 USD

4th Runner Up

Cash Prizes: 1,500 USD

Best National Costume

Cash Prizes: 3,000 USD

Best in Swimming Suit

Cash Prizes: 3,000 USD

Best in Evening Gown

Cash Prizes: 3,000 USD

Miss Popular Vote

Cash Prizes: 3,000 USD