Miss Tourism International

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Miss Tourism International
Miss Tourism International logo.png
MottoEmbracing Beauty, Welcoming Cultural Diversity
Formation1994
Founded atKuching, Malaysia
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur
Location
Membership
60+ countries
Official language
English
Key people
Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi H.E
Websitewww.misstourisminternational.com
Miss Tourism Queen International 2013/2014, Angeli Dione Gomez of Philippines.
Miss Tourism International 2008/2009, Manasvi Mamgai of India.
Miss Tourism International 2001/2002, Candice Pinto of India.

Miss Tourism International is an annual international beauty pageant run by the D’ Touch International Sdn. Bhd. Foundation.[1][2] The pageant was first held in 1994. in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, where 23 contestants competed.[2][3][4] In 2006, the contest was held outside of Malaysia for the first time, in Guangzhou, China.[5] In 2016, 60 countries participated in the Miss Tourism International pageant.[4]

The current Miss Tourism International titleholder is Jannie Loudette Alipo-on from the Philippines she was crowned on December 6, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

History[edit]

The Miss Tourism International world final is a New Year’s Eve pageant that plays host to many international beauty queens from around the world. The 2011 contest had contestants from 60 countries.[citation needed]

The inauguration of Miss Tourism Queen International was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2002. Introduced by the president and franchise owner, Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi, today, Miss Tourism International contest has involved contestants in over 60+ countries.[6] In 2002, the pageant had 40 participants from various countries.[1] Also in 2002, the first live internet broadcast of the event occurred.[1]

Miss Tourism International titleholders[edit]

No pageants occurred in 1996, 1997, 2007 and 2015.

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Venue Pageant Date Entrants
1994 1st  Australia Michelle Leigh Holmes Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia May 6, 1994 23
1995 2nd  Greece Maria Pateli Langkawi Island, Malaysia March 24, 1995 28
1998 3rd  Poland Roksana Jonek Selangor, Malaysia March 30, 1998 30
1999 4th  Poland Agnieszka Zakreta Selangor, Malaysia October 30, 1999 30
2000 5th  Philippines Maria Esperanza Manzano[7] Selangor, Malaysia November 19, 2000 36
2001 6th  India Candice Pinto[8] Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2001 38
2002 7th  Thailand Piyanuch Khamboon Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2002 40
2003 8th  South Africa Angela Beck Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2003 45
2004 9th  United States Megha Nabe Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2004 52
2005 10th  France Isabelle Lamant Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2005 52
2006 11th  Romania Florina Manea Guangdong, China November 12, 2006 56
2008 12th  India Manasvi Mamgai[9] Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2008 60
2009 13th  Germany Sarah Elzanowski[10] Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2009 58
2010 14th  Netherlands Nathalie den Dekker[11] Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2010 58
2011 15th  Malaysia Aileen Gabriella Robinson[12] Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2011 60
2012 16th  Philippines Rizzini Alexis Gomez†[13] Selangor, Malaysia December 31, 2012 60
2013 17th  Philippines Angeli Dione Gomez[7] Putrajaya, Malaysia December 31, 2013 60
2014 18th  Venezuela Faddya Halabi Troisi[14] Putrajaya, Malaysia December 31, 2014 62
2016 19th  New Zealand Ariel Pearse[15] Putrajaya, Malaysia December 31, 2016 60
2017 20th  Philippines Jan-Jannie Loudette Vicencio Alipo-on[16] Selangor, Malaysia December 6, 2017 46

Miss Tourism International by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
 Philippines 4 2000, 2012, 2013, 2017
 India 2 2001, 2008
 Poland 1998, 1999
 New Zealand 1 2016
 Venezuela 2014
 Malaysia 2011
 Netherlands 2010
 Germany 2009
 Romania 2006
 France 2005
 United States 2004
 South Africa 2003
 Thailand 2002
 Greece 1995
 Australia 1994

a secondary contest along the Miss Tourism International[edit]

Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Pageant Date Entrants Notes
1993 1st Norway Norway Rita Omvik June 27, 1993 20 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1994 2nd  Australia Georgina Denahy July 16, 1994 24 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1995 3rd Finland Finland Johanna Elisabeth Rosten June 18, 1995 22 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1996 4th  Philippines Sherylle Capili Santarin July 15, 1996 24 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1997 5th Mexico Mexico Kastany de la Vega Vásquez June 15, 1997 24 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1999 6th  Philippines Racquel Uy 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 1999
2000 7th Guatemala Guatemala Evelyn Lissette López Sandoval July 1, 2000 19 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001 8th Czech Republic Czech Republic Zuzana Stepanovska 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2001
2002 9th China China Yin Zi 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2002
2003 10th  Greece Victoria Karyda 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2003
2004 11th Armenia Armenia Anush Grigorian October 29, 2004 31 Changsha, China
2005 12th Taiwan Taiwan Shen Chia-Hui November 6, 2005 41 Wuhan, China
2006 13th  Thailand Ampika Chuanpreecha December 30, 2006 37 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2008 14th Brazil Brazil Cibele Cristine Mello Franczak 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2008
2009 15th  Venezuela Jessica Ibarra Pettit 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2009
2010 16th South Korea Korea Ha Hyun-jung September 25, 2010 75 Quinzhou, China
2011 17th  India Urvashi Rautela November 5, 2011 53 Yingtan, China
2012 18th Lithuania Lithuania Asta Jakumaite December 4, 2012 49 Nanjing, China
2013 19th  Thailand Sunidporn Srisuwan 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2013
2014 20th  Thailand Warangkanang Wutthayakorn 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2014
2015 21th  Philippines Leren Mae Bautista December 31, 2015 57 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016 22th Chile Chile Sofía del Rocío Saavedra Valderrama December 18, 2016 55 Shanghai, China
2017 23th  Russia Katya Yakimova December 22, 2017 54 Shanghai, China

      No contest Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International

Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
 Philippines 3 1996, 1999, 2015
 Thailand 2006, 2013, 2014
Chile Chile 1 2016
Lithuania Lithuania 2012
 India 2011
South Korea Korea 2010
 Venezuela 2009
Brazil Brazil 2008
Taiwan Taiwan 2005
Armenia Armenia 2004
 Greece 2003
China China 2002
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2001
Guatemala Guatemala 2000
Mexico Mexico 1997
Finland Finland 1995
 Australia 1994
Norway Norway 1993

Miss Tourism Metropolitan International titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Pageant Date Entrants Notes
2007 1st Romania Romania Sorina Neascu December 31, 2007 40 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 2nd Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Alma Mulalic 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2008
2009 3rd Brazil Brazil Thays Calmany Neves 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2009
2010 4th  Australia Holly-Anne Visser 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2010
2011 5th Panama Panama Carolina Del Carmen Brid Cerrud 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2011
2012 6th  Australia Monika Radulovic 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2012
2013 7th  Australia Sarah Czarnuch 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2013
2014 8th  Philippines Glennifer Perido 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2014
2015 9th Uganda Uganda Sheila Kirabo 1st runner up : Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015
2016 10th  Thailand Chalisa Amanda Obdam November 18, 2016 41 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2017 11th  Poland Maja Sieroń 1st runner up: Miss Tourism International 2017

      No contest Miss Tourism Metropolitan International

Miss Tourism Metropolitan International by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
 Australia 3 2010, 2012, 2013
 Poland 1 2017
 Thailand 2016
Uganda Uganda 2015
 Philippines 2014
Panama Panama 2011
Brazil Brazil 2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina 2008
Romania Romania 2007

Miss Tourism Global titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Notes
2000 1st  France Garnier Maud 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2000
2004 2nd Singapore Singapore Nur Ashikeen Abd. Rahman 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2004
2005 3rd  Thailand Porntip Prasertsong 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2005
2008 4th  Thailand Ananya Chinsangchai 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2008
2009 5th Malaysia Malaysia Edwina Markus 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2009
2010 6th  Venezuela Stephany Gonzalez 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2010
2011 7th  Thailand Patsarapon Khonkhamhaeng 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2011
2012 8th  Venezuela Marielis Alejandra 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2012
2013 9th Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Michelle Alexis Torres 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2013
2014 10th Netherlands Netherlands Charina Maria 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2014
2015 11th Lithuania Lithuania Irmina Presegalaviciute 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015
2016 12th  Australia Tasha Laraine Ross 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2016
2017 13th  Australia Diana Hills 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2017

      No contest Miss Tourism Global

Miss Tourism Global by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
 Thailand 3 2005, 2008, 2011
 Australia 2 2016, 2017
 Venezuela 2010, 2012
Lithuania Lithuania 1 2015
Netherlands Netherlands 2014
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2013
Malaysia Malaysia 2009
Singapore Singapore 2004
 France 2002

Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Notes
1999 1st Costa Rica Costa Rica Nidia Guzmán Jiménez 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 1999
2000 2nd Spain Spain Lourdes Martinez 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2000
2001 3rd Malaysia Malaysia Lyndel Soon Gaid Sim 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2001
2002 4th Lebanon Lebanon Maha Hojeaj 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2002
2003 5th Czech Republic Czech Republic Zuzana Putnarova 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2003
2004 6th China China Guan Shan Shan 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2004
2005 7th  Greece Maria-Madalena Ergati 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2005
2008 8th  Hong Kong Ruby Wong Hiu-chun 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2008
2009 9th Czech Republic Czech Republic Gabriela Korinkova 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2009
2010 10th  Philippines Barbara de la Rosa Salvador 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2010
2011 11th Singapore Singapore Amanda Leong Li Ting 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2011
2012 12th Paraguay Paraguay Lourdes María del Carmen Motta Rolón 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2012
2013 13th Malaysia Malaysia Thaarah Ganesan 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2013
2014 14th China China Sun Wen Cong 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2014
2015 15th Iceland Iceland Tanja Yr Astthorsdottir 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015
2016 16th Brazil Brazil Thaina Carolina Magalhães Peres 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2016
2017 17th Indonesia Indonesia Lois Merry Tangel 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism Intenrational 2017

      No contest Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International

Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
Malaysia Malaysia 2 2001, 2013
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2003, 2009
China China 2004, 2014
Indonesia Indonesia 1 2017
Brazil Brazil 2016
Iceland Iceland 2015
Paraguay Paraguay 2012
Singapore Singapore 2011
 Philippines 2010
 Hong Kong 2008
 Greece 2005
Lebanon Lebanon 2002
Spain Spain 2000
Costa Rica Costa Rica 1999

Dreamgirl of the Year International titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Notes
1999 1st  Thailand Nirachala Kumya 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 1999
2000 2nd Ukraine Ukraine Olesya Krakhmalyova 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2000
2001 3rd China China Amy Yan Wei 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2001
2002 4th Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Aida Osmanovic 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2002
2003 5th Argentina Argentina Laura Constanza Romero Demelli 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2003
2010 6th Mongolia Mongolia Borgoljin Bayarsaikhan 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2010
2011 7th Czech Republic Czech Republic Jana Kopecka 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2011
2012 8th Malaysia Malaysia Jun Yong Wan 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2012
2015 9th India India Chandni Sharma 4th runner up : Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015
2016 10th Mexico Mexico Ximena Delgado Mendez 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2016
2017 11th  Brazil Julia Horta 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2017

      No contest Dreamgirl of the Year International

Dreamgirl of the Year International by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
Brazil Brazil 1 2017
Mexico Mexico 2016
India India 2015
Malaysia Malaysia 2012
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2011
Mongolia Mongolia 2010
Argentina Argentina 2003
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina 2002
China China 2001
Ukraine Ukraine 2000
 Thailand 1999

Miss South East Asia Tourism Ambassadress titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Pageant Date Entrants Notes
1992 1st  Philippines Amelia Joy de la Cruz Miss South East Asia 1992
1993 2nd  Thailand Chutima Nurunsitirat Miss South East Asia 1993
2012 3rd  Thailand Suputra Chucharoen Miss South East Asia 2012
2013 4th Vietnam Vietnam Phan Hoang Thu Miss South East Asia 2013
2014 5th Vietnam Vietnam Nguyen Dieu Linh Miss South East Asia 2014
2015 6th  Thailand Yada Theppanom October 2, 2015 16 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2016 7th Indonesia Indonesia Dikna Faradiba Maharani 4th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2016
2017 8th  Thailand Kamonrat Thanon 5th runner up : Miss Tourism International 2017

      No contest Miss South East Asia Tourism Ambassadress

Miss South East Asia Tourism Ambassadress by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
 Thailand 4 1993, 2012, 2015, 2017
Vietnam Vietnam 2 2013, 2014
Indonesia Indonesia 1 2016
 Philippines 1992

Past[edit]

Miss Intercontinental International titleholders[edit]

Year Editions Country/Territory Winner Notes
1999 1st Finland Finland Ruut Kaangas 3rd runner up : Miss Tourism International 1999
2000 2nd  Venezuela Maria Cristina De La Concepcion Lopez Palacios 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2000
2001 3rd Poland Poland Monika Gruda 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2001
2002 4th Turkey Turkey Ebru Günzel 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2002
2003 5th China China Xing Hui Yuan 2nd runner up : Miss Tourism International 2003
2004 6th Ukraine Ukraine Marina Gorobets 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2004
2005 7th Taiwan Taiwan Chang Ta-Hsin 1st runner up : Miss Tourism International 2005

      No contest Miss Intercontinental International

Miss Intercontinental International by number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
Taiwan Taiwan 1 2005
Ukraine Ukraine 2004
China China 2003
Turkey Turkey 2002
Poland Poland 2001
 Venezuela 2000
Finland Finland 1999

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Requintina, Robert R. (January 2, 2014). "Philippines wins 2013 Miss Tourism International". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 23 September 2014.

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