Miss International 2012

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Miss International 2012
Date October 21, 2012
Entertainment Ryoko Sunakawa, Toshiro Gourobe
Venue Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building, Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Broadcaster UStream (webcast)
Entrants 69
Placements 15
Debuts Cameroon, Gibraltar, Namibia, Virgin Islands
Withdraws Aruba, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hawaii, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Returns Argentina, Canada, Gabon, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Suriname, United Kingdom
Winner Ikumi Yoshimatsu
 Japan
Best National Costume Nicole Velasquez
 Honduras
Photogenic Ikumi Yoshimatsu
 Japan
Miss Internet Nang Khin Zay Yar
 Myanmar

Miss International 2012, the 52nd edition of the Miss International pageant was held at Okinawa, Japan on October 21, 2012. Fernanda Cornejo from Ecuador crowned her successor Ikumi Yoshimatsu from Japan at the end of the event.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss International 2012
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 15


Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Friendship
Miss Photogenic
Miss Talent
  •  Russia – Ekaterina Meglinskaia
Best National Costume
Miss Internet
Miss JOICFP

Order of announcement[edit]

Top 15[edit]

  1. Colombia
  2. Brazil
  3. Japan
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Finland
  6. Namibia
  7. Venezuela
  8. United Kingdom
  9. USA
  10. Dominican Republic
  11. Philippines
  12. Paraguay
  13. Mexico
  14. India
  15. Haiti

Schedule of events[1][edit]

Date Event Place Notes
October 1 Arrivals
October 2 Orientation, general explanation, Okinawa History Class with Professor Yasushi Kameshima and Opening Press conference Shuri Castle Garden
October 3 Communication workshop, Welcome ceremony, Welcome party Rhiga Royal Gran Okinawa, 2nd floor
October 4 Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum visit, Ladies Forum (JOICFP program) Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
October 5 Introduction to history and culture program Peace Memorial Park, Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
October 6 Parade of National Costumes Kokusai Avenue, Palette Square
October 7 Worldwide Eisa Festival, Naha Great Tug of War Festival Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha, Kumoji crossing
October 8 Yukata experience program Civil Festival civil, fireworks
October 9 Introduction to history and culture program Okinawa World, Ryukyumura
October 11 Marine activities program, Natural energies course program Kanucha Resort
October 12 Karate practice program (Visit and exchange with Okinawa Shogaku High school) Okinawa Shogaku High school -
October 13 Okinawa City visit, FC Ryukyu soccer team cheering program Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic, Park Avenue
October 14 Beach cleaning & barbecue, Ryukyu Corazon handball team cheering program, Nanjo Festival Gusuku Road Park, Uminoue beach, Onoyama Budokan
October 15 Exchange program Ishigaki Island, Miyako Island
October 17 Visit and exchange, Urasoe weaving factory visit Ozato Junior High school
October 18 Ladies Forum
October 20 Governor’s reception party Bankoku Shinryokan
October 21 Finals Okinawa Prefectural Budokan at Onoyama Park
October 22 Media courtesy
October 24 IT Shinryo Park, OIST, Churaumi Aquarium visits IT Shinryo Park, OIST, Churaumi Aquarium
October 26 Post-exchange program
October 27 Ryukyu Golden Kings basket team cheering program

Contestants[edit]

69 contestants have been confirmed.

Country/Territory Contestant Age Height Hometown
Argentina Argentina Daiana Incandela[2] 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Capital Federal
 Australia Sarah Jane Fraser[3] 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Newcastle
 Belarus Anastasia Pogranichnaya[4] 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Minsk
 Belgium Alien Decock[3] 24 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Brussels
 Belize Destinee Arnold[5] 19 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Roaring Creek
Bolivia Bolivia Stephanie Nuñez[6] 20 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Pando
 Brazil Rafaela Butarelli[7] 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Marília
 Cameroon Francoise Odette Ngoumou[8] 22 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Douala
Canada Canada Marta Jablonska[8] 24 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Hamilton
 Chinese Taipei Nianyu Yu[8] 20 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) Taipei
Colombia Colombia Melissa Varón[9] 25 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Santa Marta
 Costa Rica Natasha Sibaja[10] 21 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Pérez Zeledón
 Denmark Line Christiansen[11] 18 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Århus
 Dominican Republic Melody Mir Jiménez[12] 23 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Santiago de los Caballeros
 Ecuador Tatiana Loor[13] 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Santo Domingo de los Colorados
 El Salvador Marlin Ramirez[14] 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) San Salvador
 Estonia Xenia Likhacheva[8] 23 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Tallinn
 Finland Viivi Suominen[15] 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Turku
 France Marion Amelineau[8] 23 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Givrand
 Gabon Channa Divouvi[8] 21 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Libreville
 Germany Aline Marie[16] 25 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Munich
 Gibraltar Kerrianne Massetti[8] 24 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Gibraltar
 Guadeloupe Aude Belenus[3] 21 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in) Basse-Terre
 Guam Chanel Cruz Jarrett[17] 18 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Agana Heights
 Guatemala Christa Irene García González[8] 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Guatemala City
 Haiti Anedie Azael[8] 23 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Port-au-Prince
 Honduras Nicole Velasquez[8] 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Tegucigalpa
 Hong Kong Tracy Tsin Suet Chu[8] 24 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) Hong Kong
 Hungary Claudia Kozma[18] 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Budapest
 India Rochelle Maria Rao[19] 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Chennai
Indonesia Indonesia Liza Elly Purnamasari[20] 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Malang
 Israel Yael Markovich[21] 23 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Haifa
 Italy Giulia Masala[8] 19 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Ploaghe
 Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu[22] 25 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Saga
South Korea Korea Lee Jung-bin[8] 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Gwangju
 Latvia Kristina Viluma[8] 22 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Riga
 Lebanon Cynthia Moukarzel[23] 24 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Beirut
 Macau Cherry Ng[24] 25 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Macau
 Malaysia Mei Xian Teng[8] 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Perak
 Mauritius Ameeksha Dilchand[3] 25 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Port Louis
Mexico Mexico Jessica García Formenti[25] 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) La Paz
 Mongolia Dolgion Delgerjav[26] 21 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Ulaanbaatar
 Myanmar Nang Khin Zay Yar[8] 24 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Taunggyi
 Namibia Paulina Malulu[8] 23 1.75 m (5 ft 10 in) Windhoek
   Nepal Subekshya Khadka[27] 18 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Lalitpur
 New Zealand Hannah Carson[28] 25 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Auckland
Nicaragua Nicaragua Reyna Perez[8] 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Chinandega
Panama Panama Karen Jordán Beitia[29] 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) David
 Paraguay Nicole Huber[30] 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Asunción
 Peru Rossmary Pizarro[31] 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Iquitos
Philippines Philippines Nicole Cassandra Schmitz[32] 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Cebu City
 Poland Rozalia Mancewicz[33] 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Bialystok
 Portugal Joana Peta[34] 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Faro
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Ashley Ruiz[35] 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Rincón
 Russia Ekaterina Meglinskaia [3] 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Saratov
 Singapore Leong Ying Mae[36] 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Singapore
 Slovakia Denisa Krajčovičová[37] 24 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in) Bratislava
 Spain Ana Amparo Crespo[8] 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Valencia
 Sri Lanka Madusha Mayadunne[8] 25 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Colombo
 Suriname Wynona Redmond[8] 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Paramaribo
 Sweden Katarina Konow[38] 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Stockholm
 Tahiti Ariirau Sandras[8] 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in) Papeete
 Thailand Rungsinee Panjaburi[8] 21 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in) Lamphun
Turkey Turkey Meltem Tüzüner[39] 23 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Istanbul
 Ukraine Julia Gershun[8] 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Dnepropetrovsk
United Kingdom United Kingdom Alize Lily Mounter [40] 24 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) London
 USA Amanda Renee Delgado[41] 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Los Angeles
Venezuela Venezuela Blanca Aljibes[42] 24 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) Valencia
 Virgin Islands Vanessa Donastorg[43] 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Saint Thomas

Other pageant notes[edit]

Withdraws[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Returning countries and territories[edit]

Last competed in:

Crossovers[edit]

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

Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss Tourism Queen International
  • 2005:  Poland: Rozalia Mancewicz (3rd runner-up)
  • 2008:  USA: Amanda Renee Delgado
Miss Continente Americano
Miss Asia Pacific World
Miss Tourism International
Miss Model of the World
  • 2010:  USA: Amanda Renee Delgado (Winner)
Reinado Internacional del Café
  • 2010:  USA: Amanda Renee Delgado
Reina Hispanoamericana
Reina Mundial del Banano
  • 2008:  USA: Amanda Renee Delgado (Winner)

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