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Synonyms for runner-up

the competitor who finishes second

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First-place award winners received a cash prize of $2,500 and first runner-ups received $1,000.
Shweta Dagar and Shwati Nanda were named the first runner-ups, while Karishma Chabariya came walked away with the second runner-up title.
In the 47 years history of the beauty pageant, two Filipinas were first runner-ups and one was a second runner-up, making the Miss World the only crown not yet worn by a Filipina beauty.
Both winners were award Dh1,000 each; first runner-ups received Dh750 and second runner-ups Dh500.
In addition to the $100K grand prize, finalists were awarded $20,000 in seed money while first runner-ups received $5,000 and second runner-ups received $3,000.