Aniska Tonge, Miss Universe U.S Virgin Islands and native of St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., has begun her participation in the 67th Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tonge arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to begin registration and preliminary competitions. She will participate in preliminary swimwear, evening gown and national costume competitions ahead of the Dec. 17th telecast on FOX. Contestants from 94 countries are expected to compete in this year’s pageant.
This is Tonge’s third time representing the territory as an alumna of both the Miss America Scholarship Pageant in 2013 and Miss World in 2014. She is supported by the Miss Universe U.S.V.I. Franchise and the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
About Miss Universe USVI: The pageant is independently produced by Lulu Orange Inc. under the national direction of Lulu Orange Tyson. It is under the license of IMG Universe LLC, dba The Miss Universe Organization. Pageants are held annually in the summer and alternate between the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix.