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Logo of the Miss International Pageant.
Miss International ( Miss International Beauty or The International Beauty Pageant) is an annual international beauty pageant held since 1960. [1 ]
Miss International is part of the
Big Four international beauty pageants. [2 ]
The current Miss International titleholder is
Bea Rose Santiago of the Philippines who was crowned on December 17, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. [3 ]
History [ edit ]
The pageant was created in
Long Beach, California, USA in 1960 after the departure of the [4 ] Miss Universe pageant to Miami Beach. Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, [5 ] the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the [6 ] Expo '70. For 1971 and 1972, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan. [7 ]
The pageant is also called "Miss International Beauty",
Contestants are expected to serve as "Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty", demonstrating tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility. The ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote [8 ] world peace, goodwill, and understanding. [7 ]
In 2013 edition, for the first time in history, the winner of
Miss International 2012 Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan didn't not crown her successor instead Miss International 2008 Alejandra Andreu took over in passing on the crown to Bea Rose Santiago of the Philippines. This is also the first time when a past winner crowned two Misses International, one in 2009 where she crowned Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico.
Titleholders [ edit ]
Nuestra Belleza México
Nuestra Belleza México
Daniela Di Giacomo
Winners' gallery [ edit ]
By number of wins [ edit ]
[9 ] [10 ]
1985, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010
1964, 1970, 1979, 2005, 2013
1977, 1990, 2008
Colombia 1960, 1999, 2004
Poland 1991, 1993, 2001
Australia 1962, 1981, 1992
UK 1969, 1972, 1986
USA 1974, 1978, 1982
Norway 1988, 1995
Germany 1965, 1989
Costa Rica 1980, 1983
Puerto Rico 1987
New Zealand 1971
Performances by country and continental region [ edit ]
Venezuela (6), Colombia and United States (3), Costa Rica and Mexico, (2), Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico (1)
England/Britain, Poland and Spain (3), Germany and
Norway (2), Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Holland, Portugal, and Yugoslavia (1) [^]
Philippines (5) Lebanon, Japan (1)
New Zealand (1)
Competing states [ edit ]
Map of Miss International-winning countries as of 2013.
Colombia is the first South American country to win the title in 1960.
Philippines in the 70's is the first country to win the title twice.
USA has won three Miss International titles in cycles of four years ( 1974, 1978, 1982).
Tunisia highest placement of an African country in 1996, she placed first runner-up.
Delegates [ edit ]
Miss International remains the only pageant with no winner resigned or dethroned.
Almost all Miss International titleholders are still alive today, except the
1991 winner, Agnieszka Kotlarska of Poland, who was stabbed to death by a stalker in 1996. [12 ]
Five Miss International winners placed as runners-up or semifinalists in the Miss Universe pageant:
Three Miss International winners placed as semifinalists in the Miss World pageant prior to their win at Miss International:
Two Miss International delegates placed as runners-up in the pageant and later won the Miss World title:
One Miss International delegate placed as semifinalist in the pageant and later won the Miss Universe title:
Didn't Place at Miss Universe nor at Miss World but later won Miss International Title:
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]