Miss Asia Pacific International

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Miss Asia Pacific International
Formation1965 (first edition)
1968 (original)
2016 (current iteration)
Extinction2005 (original)
TypeBeauty Pageant
HeadquartersPhilippines Manila, Philippines
Official language
English
President
Jacqueline Tan-Sainz
WebsiteOfficial website

Miss Asia Pacific International is a beauty pageant headquartered in Manila, Philippines after a successful rebirth in 2016. [1] It is the oldest such pageant in Asia. [2]

History[edit]

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 changing the name to Miss Asia Pacific International'. [3] In 2016, the pageant was revived and the winner of Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 was Tessa le Conge of Netherlands.

The current title holder is Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel from the Philippines who was crowned on the 4th of October 2018.

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.[2]

Titleholders[edit]

Pageant not held in these years: 1990, 1991, 2004 and 2006 to 2015

Year Nation Miss Asia Quest
(1968 - 1983)
National Title Host Nation Host City Date
(mm.dd.yr)
[4]
Entrants
[5]
1968  Taiwan Macy Shih Miss Taiwan  Philippines Quezon City 12.08.68 14
1969  South Korea Won-kyoung Seo Miss Korea 07.25.69 14
1970  India Zeenat Aman Miss India 08.22.70 15
1971  Guam Flora Baza Miss Guam 06.26.71 14
1972  Australia Janet Coutts Miss Australia 07.15.72 15
1973  India Tara Anne Fonseca Femina Miss India  Philippines Manila 05.31.73 14
1974  Australia Susie Currie Miss Australia 05.24.74 16
1975  Papua New Guinea Eva Regina Arni Miss Papua New Guinea 05.24.75 18
1976  Singapore Jacqueline Stuart Miss Singapore 06.03.76 17
1977  Indonesia Linda Emran Abiprajadi[6] Puteri Indonesia 06.11.77 17
1978  Thailand Siriporn Savanglum Miss Thailand 10.18.78 15
1979  Turkey Ayla Altas Miss Turkey 06.27.79 15
1980  Australia Lorraine Gaye McGrady Miss Australia 05.21.80 16
1981  Sri Lanka Bernadine Rose Ramanayake Miss Sri Lanka  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 05.21.81 16
1982  Philippines Maria del Carmen Ines Zaragoza Mutya ng Pilipinas 07.30.82 14
1983  Philippines Gloria Dimayacyac Mutya ng Pilipinas  Philippines Manila 07.08.83 14
Year Nation Miss Asia Pacific
(1984 - 2003)
National Title Host Nation Host City Date
(mm.dd.yr)
[7]
Entrants
[8]
1984  Turkey Melek Gurkan Miss Turkey  New Zealand Christchurch 11.10.84 19
1985  Israel Nurit Mizrachi Miss Israel  British Hong Kong Hong Kong 11.26.85 31
1986  New Zealand Helen Mary Crawford Miss New Zealand 09.30.86 32
1987  Panama Cilinia Prada Miss Panama 09.30.87 30
1988  Thailand Preeyanuch Panpradub Miss Thailand 09.24.88 32
1989  Philippines Lorna Legaspi Mutya ng Pilipinas 09.24.89 31
1990 - 1991 Pageant was not held
1992  Israel Tali Ben-Harush Miss Israel  Philippines Manila 12.05.92 24
1993  Philippines Michelle Aldana Mutya ng Pilipinas 10.16.93 23
1994  Peru Jessica Vanessa Tapia Miss Peru Cebu City 11.05.94 26
1995  Korea Mi-jung Yoon Miss Korea Baguio City 11.11.95 27
1996  Costa Rica Gabriela Aguilar Miss Costa Rica Subic 12.07.96 27
1997  Thailand Worarat Suwannarat Miss Thailand Davao City 12.06.97 25
1998  Costa Rica Kisha Alvarado Miss Costa Rica Clark Field 12.05.98 25
1999  Colombia Juliana Andrea Arango Miss Colombia Quezon City 12.11.99 25
2000  India Diya Mirza Handrich Femina Miss India 12.02.00 23
2001  Peru Luciana Luisa Farfán Miss Perú Makati City 11.10.01 19
2002  Korea So-yoon Kim Miss Korea Manila 11.30.02 25
2003  Russia Tatyana Nikitina Miss Russia Quezon City 10.26.03 25
2004 Pageant was not held
Year Nation Miss Asia Pacific International
(2005 - Present)
National Pageant Host Nation Host City Date
(mm.dd.yr)
[9]
Entrants
[10]
2005  Costa Rica Leonora Jiménez (dethroned) Miss Costa Rica  China Guangzhou 04.09.05 52
 Russia Yevgeniya Lapova[2] (assumed) Miss Russia
2006 - 2015 Pageants was not held
2016  Netherlands Tessa Helena le Conge[11] Miss Netherlands  Philippines Puerto Princesa 11.23.16 40
2017  Brazil Francielly Ouriques Miss Brasil Empresarial Manila 11.29.17 42
2018  Philippines Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel Mutya ng Pilipinas Pasay 10.04.18 51
2019 To Be Determined

Countries[edit]

Nation Titles Year(s)
 Philippines 5 1982, 1983, 1989, 1993, 2018
 South 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
 Brazil 1 2017
 Netherlands 2016
 Colombia 1999
 Panama 1987
 New Zealand 1986
 Sri Lanka 1981
 Indonesia 1977
 Singapore 1976
 Papua New Guinea 1975
 Guam 1971
 Taiwan 1968

See also[edit]

List of beauty pageants

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adina, Armin (13 November 2017). "Over 40 contestants join 2017 Miss Asia Pacific International". INQUIRER.net (Online). Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Yevgeniya Lapova: the last winner of Miss Asia Pacific International". India Times. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  3. ^ "Laura blazes China beauty trail". BBC News. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ pageantopolis.com
  5. ^ pageantopolis.com
  6. ^ "Inilah 5 Ratu Kecantikan Dunia dari Indonesia". iPageants. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. ^ pageantopolis.com
  8. ^ pageantopolis.com
  9. ^ pageantopolis.com
  10. ^ pageantopolis.com
  11. ^ "Netherlands wins Miss Asia Pacific Int'l 2016; PH finishes 3rd | ABS-CBN News". ABS-CBN News. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-02.

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