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Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts

02 Nov 2019 | Angelopedia

Miss International (Miss International Beauty or The International Beauty Pageant) is a Japanese-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. First held in 1960, Miss International is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

The Miss International Organization and the brand are currently owned, along with Miss International Japan, by ICA (International Cultural Association) and Miss Paris Group. The pageant crown used by the organization is supplied and patented by the Mikimoto pearl company.

The current Miss International is Mariem Velazco of Venezuela who was crowned on 9th November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. Miss International 2019 will be held on 12th November 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Below are a few interesting facts about Miss International pageant –

1. Miss International made its debut in the year 1960, and has been held every year since then except in the year 1966. Since the Miss International 1966 pageant was cancelled, the 1965 winner Ingrid Finger's reign was the longest among titleholders totalling 624 days.

2. Miss International is the only one of the Big 4 international pageants with no winner resigned or dethroned so far.

3. Stella Marquez from Colombia was the first ever beauty queen to be crowned Miss International on August 12' 1960.

4.Venezuela has won the maximum number of Miss International titles till date (8 titles so far).

5. Philippines is just two titles behind Venezuela (6 titles so far).

6. India, the powerhouse of beauty, is yet to win any Miss International title.

7. No country from Africa has ever won Miss International title. The highest placement the continent witnessed was when Ibticem Lahmar from Tunisia was adjudged the first runner-up at Miss International 1996.

8. Gemma Teresa Cruz of Philippines became the first Asian beauty to be crowned Miss International on 14th August 1964.

8 Christina Sawaya of Lebanon became the first girl from Middle East to be crowned Miss International on 30th September 2002.

9. Melanie Marquez of Philippines is the youngest winner of Miss International pageant. She was just 15 when she was crowned Miss International 1979.

Here are the title holders of Miss International from the inception till now –

Miss International Titleholders from 1960 - 1970

Stella Marquez Araneta Miss International 1960 from Colombia

Stanny van Baer Miss International 1961 from Holland

Tania Verstak Miss International 1962 from Australia

Gudrun Bjarnadottir Miss International 1963 from Iceland

Gemma Teresa Guerrero Cruz Miss International 1964 from Philippines

Ingrid Finger Miss International 1965 from Germany

Mirta Teresita Massa Miss International 1967 from Argentina

Maria da Gloria Carvalho Miss International 1968 from Brazil

Valerie Holmes Miss International 1969 from Great Britain

Aurora Pijuan Miss International 1970 from Philippines

 

Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts

 

Miss International Titleholders from 1971 to 1980

Jane Cheryl Hansen Miss International 1971 from New Zealand

Linda Hooks Miss International 1972 from Great Britain

Anneli Bjorkling Miss International 1973 from Finland

Brucene Smith Miss International 1974 from USA

Lidija Manic Miss International 1975 from Yugoslavia

Sophie Perin Miss International 1976 from France

Pilar Medina Miss International 1977 from Spain

Katherine Ruth Miss International 1978 from USA

Melanie Marquez Miss International 1979 from Philippines

Lorna Chavez Miss International 1980 from Costa Rica

 

Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts

 

Miss International Titleholders from 1981-1990

Jenny Annette Derek Miss International 1981 from Australia

Christie Claridge Miss International 1982 from United States of America

Gidget Sandoval Herrera Miss International 1983 from Costa Rica

Ilma Julieta Urrutia Miss International 1984 from Guatemala

Nina Sicilia Miss International 1985 from Venezuela

Helen Fairbrother Miss International 1986 from England

Laurie Simpson Miss International 1987 from Puerto Rico

Catherine Gude Miss International 1988 from Norway

Iris Klein Miss International 1989 from Germany

Silvia de Esteban Miss International 1990 from Spain

 

Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts

 

Miss International Titleholders from 1991 to 2000

Agnieszka Kotlarska Miss International 1991 from Poland

Kirsten Davidson Miss International 1992 from Australia

Agnieszka Pachalko Miss International 1993 from Poland

Christina Lekka Miss International 1994 from Greece

Anne Lena Hansen Miss International 1995 from Norway

Fernanda Alves Miss International 1996 from Portugal

Consuelo Adler Miss International 1997 from Venezuela

Lía Borrero Miss International 1998 from Panama

Paulina Gálvez Miss International 1999 from Colombia

Vivian Urdaneta Miss International 2000 from Venezuela

 

Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts

 

Miss International titleholders from 2001 to 2010

Malgorzata Rozniecka Miss International 2001 from Poland

Christina Sawaya Miss International 2002 from Lebanon

Goizeder Azúa Miss International 2003 from Venezuela

Jeymmy Vargas Miss International 2004 from Colombia

Lara Quigaman Miss International 2005 from Philippines

Daniela di Giacomo Miss International 2006 from Venezuela

Priscila Perales Miss International 2007 from Mexico

Alejandra Andreu Miss International 2008 from Spain

Anagabriela Espinoza Miss International 2009 from Mexico

Elizabeth Mosquera Miss International 2010 from Venezuela

 

Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts

 

Miss International Titleholders from 2011 – Till Now

Fernanda Cornejo Miss International 2011 from Ecuador

Ikumi Yoshimatsu Miss International 2012 from Japan

Bea Santiago Miss International 2013 from Philippines

Valerie Hernandez Miss International 2014 from Puerto Rico

Edymar Martínez Miss International 2015 from Venezuela

Kylie Verzosa Miss International 2016 from Philippines

Kevin Lilliana Miss International 2017 from Indonesia

Mariem Velazco Miss International 2018 from Venezuela

 

Miss International Winners and Some Interesting Facts