Miss Asia Pacific International

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Miss Asia Pacific International
Formation 1965 (first edition)
1968 (original)
2016 (current iteration)
Extinction 2005 (original)
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Manila, Philippines
Location
  • Various cities
Official language
English
Website Official website

Miss Asia Pacific International is a beauty pageant headquartered in Manila, Philippines and held in various locations in Asia and Oceania since 1968. It is the oldest such pageant in Asia.[1] The current title holder is Tessa le Conge (Netherlands) who was crowned on 23 November 2016.[2]

History[edit]

The first ever Miss Asia was held in 1965 as an added promotional feature to benefit the Philippine Amateur Cycling Association in the upcoming 1965 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . Beside the Philippines, four other asian countries participated in the search for the first Miss Asia which was won by Angela Filmer, a Malaysian beauty who represented her country at the Miss Universe Pageant the previous year. There were no contests held in 1966 and 1967. Miss Asia Pacific International was founded in 1968 as Miss Asia Quest and was first open to contestants from Asia and Oceania. The title was changed to Miss Asia Pacific Quest in 1985 when contestants from countries in the Americas which border the Pacific Ocean were allowed to compete.

In 2005, the current title was chosen and contestants from all over the world were allowed.[3]

The pageant was held every year with the exception of 1990, 1991 and 2004. From 2006 to 2015 the pageant was not held because of a lack of sponsors and participants.[4]

Controversies[edit]

In 2005, winner Leonora Jimenez Monge (Costa Rica) was dethroned after participating in the rival Miss World contest and runner-up Yevgeniya Lapova (Russia) was chosen instead.[1]

Winners[edit]

Not held in these years 1990, 1991, 2004, 2006-2015

Year Country Miss Asia Pacific Pageant Location
1965  Malaysia Angela Filmer Miss Malaysia Philippines Manila, Philippines
1968  Taiwan Macy Shih Miss Taiwan Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
1969  Korea Won-kyoung Seo Miss Korea
1970  India Zeenat Aman Femina Miss India
1971  Guam Flora Baza Miss Guam
1972  Australia Janet Coutts Miss Australia
1973  India Tara Anne Fonseca Femina Miss India Philippines Manila, Philippines
1974  Australia Susie Currie Miss Australia
1975  Papua New Guinea Eva Regina Arni Miss Papua New Guinea
1976  Singapore Jacqueline Stuart Miss Singapore
1977  Indonesia Linda Emran[5] Miss Indonesia
1978  Thailand Siriporn Savanglum Miss Thailand
1979  Turkey Ayla Altas Miss Turkey
1980  Australia Lorraine Gaye McGrady Miss Australia
1981  Sri Lanka Bernadine Rosemarie Ramanayake Miss Sri Lanka Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1982  Philippines Maria del Carmen Ines Zaragoza Mutya ng Pilipinas
1983  Philippines Gloria Aranas Dimayacyac Mutya ng Pilipinas Philippines Manila, Philippines
1984  Turkey Melek Gurkan Miss Turkey New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand
1985  Israel Nurit Mizrachi Miss Israel  Hong Kong
1986  New Zealand Helen Crawford Miss New Zealand
1987  Panama Cilinia Prada Miss Panama
1988  Thailand Preeyanuch Panpradub Miss Thailand
1989  Philippines Lorna Villanueva Legaspi Mutya ng Pilipinas
1992  Israel Tali Ben-Harush Miss Israel Philippines Manila, Philippines
1993  Philippines Michelle Zulueta Aldana Mutya ng Pilipinas
1994  Peru Jessica Vanessa Tapia Guiulfo Miss Peru Philippines Cebu City,Philippines
1995  Korea Mi-jung Yoon Miss Korea Philippines Baguio City, Philippines
1996  Costa Rica Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría Miss Costa Rica Philippines Subic, Philippines
1997  Thailand Worarat Suwannarat Miss Thailand Philippines Davao City, Philippines
1998  Costa Rica Kisha Alvarado Murillo Miss Costa Rica Philippines Clark Field, Philippines
1999  Colombia Juliana Andrea Arango Londoño Miss Colombia Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
2000  India Diya Mirza Handrich Femina Miss India
2001  Peru Luciana Luisa Farfán Vargas Miss Perú Philippines Makati City, Philippines
2002  Korea So-yoon Kim Miss Korea Philippines Manila, Philippines
2003  Russia Tatyana Nikitina Miss Russia Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
2005  Costa Rica Leonora Jiménez (dethroned) Miss Costa Rica ChinaGuangzhou, China
 Russia Yevgeniya Lapova[1] (assumed) Miss Russia
2016  Netherlands Tessa le Conge[2] Miss Netherlands Philippines Palawan, Philippines

Countries[edit]

Country Titles Year(s)
 Philippines 4 1982, 1983, 1989, 1993
 Korea 3 1969, 1995, 2002
 India 1970, 1973, 2000
 Thailand 1978, 1988, 1997
 Costa Rica 1996, 1998, 2005
 Australia 1972, 1974, 1980
 Peru 2 1994, 2001
 Turkey 1979, 1984
 Russia 2003, 2005
 Israel 1985, 1992
 Netherlands 1 2016
 Colombia 1999
 Panama 1987
 New Zealand 1986
 Sri Lanka 1981
 Indonesia 1977
 Singapore 1976
 Papua New Guinea 1975
 Guam 1971
 Taiwan 1968
 Malaysia 1965

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yevgeniya Lapova: the last winner of Miss Asia Pacific International". India Times. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Netherlands wins Miss Asia Pacific Int'l 2016; PH finishes 3rd | ABS-CBN News". ABS-CBN News. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Laura blazes China beauty trail". BBC News. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Llanes, Rommel R. (August 30, 2010). "Mutya ng Pilipinas crowns three new beauty queens". pep.ph. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Inilah 5 Ratu Kecantikan Dunia dari Indonesia". iPageants. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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