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Philippines’ Maureen Montagne crowned Miss Globe 2021 in Tirana, Albania

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Maureen Ann Montagne, 28, of the Philippines was crowned Miss Globe 2021 in Tirana, Albania on November 5, 2021. She bested 49 other candidates.

The Miss Globe 2021 coronation ceremony was held at the Opera Theater in Tirana. It was the 48th edition of the international beauty pageant also known as The Miss Globe.

Runner-up to Montagne was Esther Ogechi Gabriel, 26, of Nigeria while Melike Bali of Turkey was second runner-up. Jhosskaren Smiller Carrizo Orozco, 25, of Venezuela was third runner-up and Hailey Hamelin-Wilson, 19, of Canada was fourth runner-up.

Maureen Montagne (©Binibining Pilipinas)
Maureen Montagne (©Binibining Pilipinas)

Prior to the coronation night, Montagne excelled in the preliminary competitions. She placed second in the Miss Bikini event, which was won by Bria Renee Lawrence, 21, of Guyana.

In the head-to-head challenge, which was won by Malveen Kaur, 27, of Malaysia, Montagne ranked second. The Philippine candidate was also one of the semifinalists in the talent competition where she exhibited her singing skills while playing the ukulele.

The Miss Talent award was given to Vrisiída Andriotou, 25, of Greece. She finished in the Top 15.

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Montagne is a beauty pageant veteran. She was born in Chandler, Arizona, United States to a French father and a Filipino mother.

Before attending Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona from 2013 to 2017, Montagne was Miss Asia Arizona 2011 third princess. She went on to become Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 first runner-up, Miss Arizona USA 2015, a Miss USA 2015 finalist, Miss World America 2017 first runner-up, Miss Eco Philippines 2018 and Miss Eco International 2019 first runner-up.

On July 11, 2021, Montagne represented Batangas at Binibining Pilipinas 2021 in Quezon City, Metro Manila and was crowned Miss Globe Philippines 2021. She is the second Miss Globe from the Philippines following Ann Lorraine Colis, who was crowned in 2015.

The French-Filipino beauty queen’s coronation was seven days after the victory of her fellow BB. Pilipinas 2021 winner Cinderella “Cindy” Obeñita, 25, of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. The latter was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2021 at Hotel SUNRISE Diamond Beach Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on October 29, 2021.

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