Miss International 2008

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Miss International 2008
Date November 8, 2008[1]
Presenters Eric Tsang, Dodo Cheng, Astrid Chan
Entertainment Hacken Lee, Priscilla Chan, Miriam Yeung
Venue CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao, Macau[1]
Broadcaster TDM, TVB, TV Tokyo
Entrants 63[1]
Placements 12[1]
Winner Alejandra Andreu[1]
 Spain
Congeniality Georgina Cisneros[1]
 El Salvador
Best National Costume Nuraisa Lispier[1]
 Aruba
Photogenic Alejandra Andreu[1]
 Spain
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss International 2008, the 48th Miss International pageant was held at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macau on November 8, 2008. 63 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the 48 years of the pageant, surpassing the previous of 61 during last year pageant. The contestants also paid a visit to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Japan. Miss International 2007, Priscila Perales of Mexico crowned her successor Alejandra Andreu of Spain as the new Miss International.[2]

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss International 2008
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Semi-finalists

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
  • Aruba Aruba - Nuraisa Lispier
Miss Friendship
Miss Photogenic
Natural Beauty
Miss Internet

Order of announcements[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Country Contestant Age Height
(cm)
Hometown
 Argentina Yésica Di Vincenzo[3] 20 5'8" Mar del Plata
 Aruba Nuraisa Lispier 23 5'8" San Nicolaas
 Australia Kristal Hammond 22 5'10" Waroona
 Bahamas Amy Knowles[4] 22 5'7" San Salvador Island
 Belarus Tatiana Ryneiskaya 21 5'9" Minsk
 Belgium Charlotte Van De Vijver 24 5'9" Oost-Vlaanderen
 Bolivia Paula Andrea Peñarrieta 19 5'10" Cochabamba
 Brazil Vanessa Vidal 24 5'10" Fortaleza
 Canada Elena Semikina 25 6'1" Toronto
 China Chang Wen Liu 21 5'9" Beijing
 Chinese Taipei Ting Yen Yu 24 5'7" Taipei
Colombia Colombia María Cristina Díaz-Granados[5] 22 5'8" Valledupar
 Czech Republic Zuzana Putnářová 21 5'11" Ostrava
 Dominican Republic Claudia Peña[6] 19 5'11" Bonao
 Ecuador Jennifer Pazmiño[7] 20 5'11" Guayaquil
 El Salvador Georgina Cisneros 20 5'7" San Salvador
 Ethiopia Nardos Desta 20 5'9" Addis Ababa
 Finland Jaana Taanila 18 5'10" Haukipudas
 France Vicky Michaud[8] 21 5'6" Paray Le Monial
 Germany Katja Bondarenko 21 5'9" Niedersachsen
 Greece Sofia Roditi[9] 24 5'9" Athens
 Guadeloupe Nancy Karen Fleurival[10] 24 6'2" Abymes
 Guatemala Wendy Albizurez 19 6'0" Chimaltenango City
 Hawaii Serena Karnagy 18 5'5" Honolulu
 Hong Kong Sire Ma[11] 20 5'3½" Chongqing
 India Radha Bhrahmbhatt 19 5'11" Northwood
 Indonesia Duma Riris Silalahi 24 5'8" Medan
 Italy Luna Voce 20 6'0" Crotone
 Japan Kyoko Sugiyama 23 5'9" Kanagawa
 Korea Kim Min-jeong[12] 19 5'7" Daegu
 Latvia Kristina Djadenko 24 5'8" Riga
 Lebanon Jessica Michelle Kahawaty 20 5'9" Sydney
 Liberia Telena Casell 24 5'7" Monrovia
 Macau Florence Loi[13] 23 5'5" Macau
 Malaysia Zi Wei Tham 23 5'9" Kuala Lumpur
 Mexico Lorenza Bernot[14] 19 5'9" Cuernavaca
 Mongolia Ochgerel Khulangoo 20 5'9" Ulan Bataar
 New Zealand Rhonda Grant 23 5'10" Napier
 Norway Lisa-Mari Moen Jünge 20 5'10" Molde
 Panama Alejandra Arias 20 5'9" Panama City
 Paraguay Rossana Galeano[15] 19 5'7" Eusebio Ayala
 Peru Massiel Vidal 22 5'7" Lima
 Philippines Patricia Fernandez[16] 22 5'6" Quezon City
 Poland Anna Tarnowska[17] 23 5'10" Szczecin
 Puerto Rico Miriam Pabón[18] 23 5'7" Las Piedras
 Republic of the Congo Blanda Eboundit 22 5'10" Brazzaville
 Russia Ekaterina Grushanina 22 5'10" Chelyabinsk
 Serbia Sanja Radinovic 19 5'9" Belgrade
 Singapore Tok Wee Ee 18 5'5" Singapore
 Slovakia Lenka Sýkorová[19] 21 5'8" Bratislava
 Spain Alejandra Andreu Santamarta[20] 19 5'8" Zaragoza
 Sri Lanka Faith Landers[21] 22 5'5" Colombo
 Suriname Mireille Nederbiel 24 5'9" Paramaribo
 Sweden Jenny Jansson[22] 21 5'6" Nässjö
 Tanzania Jamillah Nyangasa 23 5'11" Kilimanjaro
 Thailand Panasrom Kumkit 19 5'9" Hat Yai
 Turkey Gülsün Uslu 21 5'10" Izmir
 Ukraine Yulia Galichenko[23] 23 5'10" Mariupol'
 United Kingdom Nieve Jennings 21 5'9" Bishopbriggs
 USA Kelly Best 22 5'9" Troy
 Venezuela Dayana Colmenares[24] 23 5'9" Maracay
 Vietnam Cao Thùy Dương 20 5'7" Hanoi
 Zambia Chipo Mulubisha[25] 20 5'6" Lusaka

National pageants notes[edit]

Returning countries and territories[edit]

Withdrawing countries and territories[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other beauty pageants:

Miss World
Miss Universe 2010
Miss Earth 2010
Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009
Miss Tourism Queen International 2009

Note[edit]

The pageant was broadcast by TVB, due to Macau being a Cantonese speaking region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Spanish beauty crowned Miss International 2008". Dân trí. November 8, 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Beauty queen's ten-year reign comes to an end". Macau Daily Times. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ MISS ARGENTINA 2008 AGUSTINA QUINTEROS (La Pampa)
  4. ^ Miss Bahamas org. - Amy Knowles
  5. ^ "Taliana María Vargas Carrillo, la nueva Señorita Colombia". RCN. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Claudia Peña es electa Miss República Dominicana Internacional 2008". Clave Digital. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  7. ^ "Miss Ecuador 2008". El Universo. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  8. ^ Miss France org. - Vicky Michaud
  9. ^ "Λαμπερός 19ος Διαγωνισμός Ομορφιάς". Antenna TV. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Miss Korea International 2008
  13. ^ Miss Macau 2008
  14. ^ Lorenza Bernot, representante de México en Miss Internacional 2008
  15. ^ "Renunció Marilé Barrios". Belleza Paraguaya. 
  16. ^ "Bb Pilipinas 2008". 
  17. ^ "Ania Tarnowska I Vice Miss Polonia!". MM Szczecin. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  18. ^ » Primera Hora
  19. ^ "Miss Slovensko 2008 je 19-ročná Edita Krešáková". Bleskovky. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  20. ^ "Miss Spain 2008". Telecinco. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  21. ^ "Faith Landers - Miss Sri Lanka 2008". Daily Mirror. Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  22. ^ "Miss International Sweden 2008". Miss Sweden Organization. 
  23. ^ "Miss Ukraine International 2008". 
  24. ^ "Miss Venezuela 2007". Union Radio. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  25. ^ "Chipo becomes Miss Tourism". The Post. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 

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