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
Official language
Jacqueline Tan-Sainz
Website Official website

Miss Asia Pacific International is a beauty pageant headquartered in Manila, Philippines after a successful rebirth in 2016[1]. It is Dubbed the mother of all beauty pageants in Asia[2] and is the oldest such pageant in Asia.[3]


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.[4] In 2016, the pageant was revived and the winner of Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 was Miss Netherlands, Tessa le Conge. The current title holder is Francielly Ouriques (Brazil) who was crowned on 29 November 2017.

Miss Asia Pacific 2017[edit]

The coronation night for Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 will be held in the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City November 29th. The swimsuit competition was held in Puerto Princesa City at the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa. Top awards went to Louisa Brown of Australia for Miss Congeniality and Best National Costume to Rita Nurmaliza of Indonesia.


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.[3]


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

Year Country Miss Asia Pacific Pageant Host Country Host City
1968  Taiwan Macy Shih Miss Taiwan  Philippines Quezon City
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
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 Abiprajadi[5] Puteri Indonesia
1978  Thailand Siriporn Savanglum Miss Thailand
1979  Turkey Ayla Altas Miss Turkey
1980  Australia Lorraine Gaye McGrady Miss Australia
1981  Sri Lanka Bernadine Rose Ramanayake Miss Sri Lanka  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
1982  Philippines Maria del Carmen Ines Zaragoza Mutya ng Pilipinas
1983  Philippines Gloria Dimayacyac Mutya ng Pilipinas  Philippines Manila
1984  Turkey Melek Gurkan Miss Turkey  New Zealand Christchurch
1985  Israel Nurit Mizrachi Miss Israel  British Hong Kong Hong Kong
1986  New Zealand Helen Mary Crawford Miss New Zealand
1987  Panama Cilinia Prada Miss Panama
1988  Thailand Preeyanuch Panpradub Miss Thailand
1989  Philippines Lorna Legaspi Mutya ng Pilipinas
1992  Israel Tali Ben-Harush Miss Israel  Philippines Manila
1993  Philippines Michelle Aldana Mutya ng Pilipinas
1994  Peru Jessica Vanessa Tapia Miss Peru Cebu City
1995  Korea Mi-jung Yoon Miss Korea Baguio City
1996  Costa Rica Gabriela Aguilar Miss Costa Rica Subic
1997  Thailand Worarat Suwannarat Miss Thailand Davao City
1998  Costa Rica Kisha Alvarado Miss Costa Rica Clark Field
1999  Colombia Juliana Andrea Arango Miss Colombia Quezon City
2000  India Diya Mirza Handrich Femina Miss India
2001  Peru Luciana Luisa Farfán Miss Perú Makati City
2002  Korea So-yoon Kim Miss Korea Manila
2003  Russia Tatyana Nikitina Miss Russia Quezon City
2005  Costa Rica Leonora Jiménez (dethroned) Miss Costa Rica  China Guangzhou
 Russia Yevgeniya Lapova[3] (assumed) Miss Russia
2016  Netherlands Tessa Helena le Conge[6] Miss Netherlands  Philippines Puerto Princesa
2017  Brazil Francielly Ouriques Miss Brasil Empresarial  Philippines Manila


Country Titles Year(s)
1982, 1983, 1989, 1993
1969, 1995, 2002
 India 1970, 1973, 2000
 Thailand 1978, 1988, 1997
 Costa Rica 1996, 1998, 2005
 Australia 1972, 1974, 1980
1994, 2001
 Turkey 1979, 1984
 Russia 2003, 2005
 Israel 1985, 1992
 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]


  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. ^ Requintina, Robert (7 November 2017). "40 women vie for Miss Asia Pacific in Manila". Manila Bulletin (Online). Philippine News. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Yevgeniya Lapova: the last winner of Miss Asia Pacific International". India Times. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Laura blazes China beauty trail". BBC News. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Inilah 5 Ratu Kecantikan Dunia dari Indonesia". iPageants. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  6. ^ "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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