Alexandra Mae Rosales relinquishes Miss Supermodel Worldwide title to Russian successor
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino beauty queen Alexandra Mae Rosales has already relinquished her Miss Supermodel Worldwide crown, just six months after winning the title in India last October. She passed her title to her successor Angelina Gorbunova from Russia.
The new Russian queen was crowned in ceremonies staged at the City Park Resort in Ghevra in New Delhi, India, on April 15 (April 16 in Manila), exactly six months since Rosales won in the 2022 pageant held on Oct. 15. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the organizers to move the 2022 edition at a date much later than its traditional April schedule.
Rosales, the first Filipino woman to capture the international title, confirmed with the Inquirer in an earlier interview that even though her reign may have been truncated, her contract with the international organization will still run for two years. She has already worked on several campaigns in India, and will be expected to engage in more modeling projects in the future.
The Philippines was represented in the 2023 Miss Supermodel Worldwide contest by Shyrla Nuñez, who won the right to carry the country’s colors in the international competition just last month at the inaugural staging of the Miss Supermodel Philippines search. The dentist from Caloocan City edged out 14 other aspirants for the national title.
Nuñez was proclaimed fourth runner-up in the global tilt, which gathered 16 delegates from different parts of the world. Another Filipino woman competed in the international contest, her Miss Supermodel Philippines runner-up Eileen Santiago who represented the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Sam Sapo from the Miss Supermodel Philippines organization said UAE national director Laura Quizon made the decision to appoint Santiago as her delegate to the global contest.
Eastern Europe scored a one-two finish in the 2023 Miss Supermodel Worldwide contest, with Daria Shapovalova from Belarus finishing as first runner-up to her continental neighbor Gorbunova. Rounding up the circle of winners are second runner-up Precious Chimfwembe Mwamba Ng’oma from Zambia, and third runner-up Natrawee Chiarasathid from Thailand.
Indian pageant organization and talent promoting agency Rubaru Group owns the Miss Supermodel Worldwide contest, which was established in 2018 as an “international modeling competition” whose motto is “beauty with intellect.” EDV