The Miss Progress International 2022 coronation night will be held at the Messapia Hotel and Resort in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy on September 17, 2022. It is the eighth edition of the international beauty pageant dedicated to environment, health and human rights.
Representing Colombia, Vanesa Giraldo Lopez was 26 years old when she was crowned Miss Progress International 2019 in the municipal theater of Carosino, Taranto, Italy on October 4, 2019. Also crowned Miss Progress Environment 2019, she bested 20 other candidates.
Also crowned were Miss Progress Health 2019 Sarah Margarette Joson of the Philippines, Miss Progress Human Rights 2019 Oghenkome Adheke of Nigeria and Miss Progress Integration of Cultures 2019 Gabriella Ochoa of the United States. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Lopez was not able to crown her successor in 2020 and 2021.
There are 24 women competing for the Miss Progress International 2022 title. If facial beauty is the only criterion, these will be my Top 5 candidates:
#5. Sollyana Abayneh (Ethiopia)
#4. Marion Blanchard Perret (France)
#3. Nikini Liyanaarachchi (Sri Lanka)
#2. Gisela Neyra (Peru)
#1. Gabriela Alejandra Monserrate (Puerto Rico)