Stunning Filipino beauty Mary Grace Jedaver Opingo from Philippines was declared as the winner of Miss Progress International 2017 contest. The finale of the pageant was held in Puglia, Italy on October 20, 2017. Mary Jedaver battled out 18 other contestants to claim the title. She succeeds Natascha Fischer of Netherlands as the new Miss Progress International. Apart from the main title, Jedaver also won Miss Popular Vote title and First runner up title in Best National Costume category. The complete result of the contest is as below.
Miss Progress International 2017– Miss Philippines
Miss Progress Environment– Miss Italy
Miss Progress Cultural– Miss Ukraine
Miss Progress Health– Miss Peru
As per website of the pageant, the concept of the pageant is much beyond just a beauty contest, which is explained in depth below.
MISS PROGRESS INTERNATIONAL – Women for Progress is the evolution of the classic beauty contest in which is the only appearance of a girl that is awarded. The same name of the event refers to the concept of progress which must be rooted to values which are important and essential and, for this reason, each contestant is required to develop a description of her ideas and projects, with reference to one the four fields listed below:
– Integration of cultures
– Human Rights
Each project is evaluated in its feasibility and contents by a jury who chooses, for each of the previously listed fields a winner idea; the project’s author is the awarded and her idea is brought to the attention of the world.
Credits: Miss Progress International Website.