Miss International 2017

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Miss International 2017
Kevinlilliana.jpg
DateNovember 14, 2017
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueTokyo Dome City, Tokyo, Japan
BroadcasterHost Broadcaster:
Co-host Broadcaster:
Entrants69
Placements15
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerKevin Lilliana
 Indonesia
Best National CostumeNatsuki Tsutsui
 Japan
Best DresserKevin Lilliana
 Indonesia
Best BodyAmber Dew
 Australia
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Miss International 2017, the 57th Miss International pageant, was held on November 14, 2017 at Tokyo Dome City in Tokyo, Japan. At the end of the event, Kylie Verzosa of Philippines crowned her successor Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia;[1] the show was hosted by Tetsuya Bessho and Amy Ota, while Chemistry performed. This is the second time in Miss International history the crowning of the runners-up was to see last year’s Top 5 winners; this is the first time Indonesia won the Miss International pageant, one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

The pageant was hosted by Tetsuya Bessho on his fourth consecutive year of Miss International.

Background[edit]

On April 4, 2017, it was announced during a facebook conferenced by Akemi Shimomura, the president of the International Cultural Association, that the 2017 pageant will be held in Tokyo Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan for second consecutive year on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.[2]

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Results Contestant
Miss International 2017
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
  •  Japan – Natsuki Tsutsui
Top 8
Top 15

Continental queens[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss International Africa
  •  Ghana – Daniella Akorfa Awuma
Miss International America
Miss International Asia
  •  Korea – Seung Woo Nam
Miss International Europe
Miss International Oceania

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
  •  Japan – Natsuki Tsutsui
Miss Best Dresser
Miss Perfect Body
Panasonic Beauty Ambassador
Miss Visit Japan Tourism Ambassador
  •  Vietnam – Huỳnh Thị Thùy Dung

Contestants[edit]

Tokyo Dome City Hall at night, venue of Miss International 2017

69 contestants competed for the title of Miss International 2017:[3]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
Australia Australia Amber Dew[4] 21 Melbourne
Belarus Belarus Polina Pimahina[designations 1] 20 Minsk
Belgium Belgium Virginie Philippot[5] 24 Brussels
Bolivia Bolivia Carla Maldonado[6] 22 Camiri
Brazil Brazil Bruna Zanardo[7] 25 Laranjal Paulista
Cambodia Cambodia Nheat Sophea 19 Phnom Penh
Canada Canada Marta Stepien[8] 23 Windsor
Chile Chile Estefania Galeota[9] 20 Coquimbo
China China Jia Shi[10] 23 Jiangsu
Colombia Colombia Vanessa Pulgarin[11] 25 Medellín
Cook Islands Cook Islands Silas Tuaputa[12] 21 Avarua
Costa Rica Costa Rica Paola Chacón[13] 26 San José
Curaçao Curaçao Chanelle De Lau[14][designations 2] 22 Willemstad
Czech Republic Czech Republic Alice Činčurová 21 Prague
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Jennifer Valdez 19 Pedernales
Ecuador Ecuador Jocelyn Mieles[15] 22 Manta
El Salvador El Salvador Fátima Mangandi[16] 25 San Salvador
Ethiopia Ethiopia Bamlak Dereje 20 Addis Ababa
Finland Finland Pihla Koivuniemi 22 Tampere
France France Maëva Balan[17] 24 Challans
Ghana Ghana Daniella Akorfa Awuma[18] 24 Accra
Gibraltar Gibraltar Tessa Britto[19] 21 Gibraltar
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Clotilde Stressais 19 Basse-Terre
Guatemala Guatemala Ana Lucia Villagran 24 Guatemala City
Haiti Haiti Caroline Minerve 22 Port-au-Prince
Hawaii Hawaii Courtney Coleman 23 Honolulu
Honduras Honduras Vanessa Villars 19 Tegucigalpa
Hong Kong Hong Kong Wing Wong 23 Hong Kong
Hungary Hungary Rebeka Hartó 21 Budapest
India India Ankita Kumari[20] 22 Jharkhand
Indonesia Indonesia Kevin Lilliana 21 Bandung
Japan Japan Natsuki Tsutsui 23 Tokyo
South Korea Korea Seung Woo Nam 25 Seoul
Laos Laos Phounesup Phonnyotha 20 Vientiane Prefecture
Lebanon Lebanon Dima Safi 24 Beirut
Lithuania Lithuania Patricija Belousova 22 Vilnius
Macau Macau Sofia Paiva 20 Taipa
Malaysia Malaysia Annie Wong Wei Wei 20 Sibu
Mauritius Mauritius Laetitia Begue 21 Triolet
Mexico Mexico Citlaly Higuera 22 Ciudad Madero
Moldova Moldova Daniela Bejan 22 Cahul
Mongolia Mongolia Saikhantamir Amarsanaa 22 Ulaanbaatar
Myanmar Myanmar Sao Yoon Wadi Oo[21] 25 Taunggyi
Nepal Nepal Niti Shah[22] 21 Ghorahi
Netherlands Netherlands Nathalie Mogbelzada[23] 20 Amsterdam
New Zealand New Zealand Michelle Isemonger[24] 19 Auckland
Nicaragua Nicaragua Helen Martínez 22 Matagalpa
Norway Norway Vilde Andresen Bø 20 Tønsberg
Panama Panama Darelys Santos[25][designations 3] 23 Panama City
Paraguay Paraguay Tatiana Rolín[26] 25 Obligado
Peru Peru Tiffany López Borjas[27] 23 Lima
Philippines Philippines Mariel de Leon[28] 23 Las Piñas
Poland Poland Paulina Maziarz[29] 20 Zwoleń
Portugal Portugal Ana Marques[30] 19 Lisbon
Russia Russia Elena Kviatkevich[31] 20 Saint Petersburg
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Leone Abie Mansaray 22 Freetown
Singapore Singapore Kylie Yeo 23 Singapore
Slovakia Slovakia Petra Varaliová 19 Bardejov
South Africa South Africa Tayla Skye Robinson 22 Johannesburg
Spain Spain Elizabeth Ledesma 18 Tenerife
Sweden Sweden Lina Ljungberg 20 Norrköping
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Xie Lingci 25 Taipei
Thailand Thailand Ratiyaporn Chookaew[32][designations 4] 19 Songkhla
Tunisia Tunisia Khaoula Gueye 23 Kasserine
Ukraine Ukraine Kseniya Chifa[33] 24 Zaporizhia
United Kingdom United Kingdom Ashley Powell[34] 22 London
United States United States Shanel James[35] 25 Baltimore
Venezuela Venezuela Diana Croce[36] 20 Calabozo
Vietnam Vietnam Huỳnh Thị Thuỳ Dung[37][designations 5] 21 Ho Chi Minh City

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Returns[edit]

Last competed in 2009:

Last competed in 2010:

Last competed in 2013:

Last competed in 2014:

Last competed in 2015:

Designations[edit]

  1. ^ BELARUS – Polina Pimakhina was appointed Miss International Belarus 2017 by Olga Serejnikova, the national director of Miss Belarus pageant. Polina was crowned Miss Supranational Belarus 2016 and was among the Top 25 at Miss Supranational 2016 pageant, also was among the Top 6 at Top Model of the World 2017.
  2. ^ CURAÇAO – Chanelle De Lau was appointed Miss International Curaçao 2017 by Chris Puesan, the new national director of Miss International Curaçao Organization after three years of absence because unclear reason and was acquired the Miss International new franchise owner pageant for Curaçao. Chanelle was crowned Miss Curacao 2016 and was failed to placed at Miss Universe 2016.
  3. ^ PANAMA – Darelys Santos was appointed to represent Panama by Justine Pasek, an national director of Senorita Panama for franchise holder of Miss International pageant. Santos crowned the 1st Runner-up at the Senorita Panama 2017 pageant.
  4. ^ THAILAND – Ratiyaporn Chookaew was appointed to represent Thailand at the Miss International 2017 pageant, by Pawina Bumrungrot, National Director of ERM Marketing Co.,Ltd. Ratiyaporn was place the Top 10 at the Miss Grand Thailand 2017 pageant.
  5. ^ VIETNAM – Huỳnh Thị Thùy Dung was appointed to represent Vietnam by Elite Models Vietnam, an franchise holder of Miss International pageant in Vietnam. Dung crowned the 2nd Runner-up at the Miss Vietnam 2016 pageant.

Designations[edit]

  •  Cambodia - Miss International Cambodia 2017, Nheat Sophea was appointed by BK'A Entertainment .Co., Ltd. Nheat Sophea was 1st Runner-up of Miss Grand Cambodia 2017.
  •  Canada - Miss International Canada 2017, Marta Magdalena Stepien was appointed by Dennis Davila, president of Miss Universe Canada organization (Beauties of Canada). Marta was the 1st runner up at Miss Universe Canada 2017.
  •  Ethiopia - Miss International Ethiopia 2017, Bamlak Dereje was appointed by Henock Leuleseged, National Director of Miss International Ethiopia. Bamlak is Ethiopian Model in Addis Ababa.
  •  Haiti - Miss International Haiti 2017, Caroline Minerve was appointed by Chris Puesan, the CEO of Miss Haiti. Caroline was the 1st Runner-up of Miss Haiti 2017.
  •  Laos - Miss International Laos 2017, Phounesup Phonnyotha was appointed by Miss Lao Co., Ltd., Phounesup Phonnyotha was 1st Runner-up of Miss Grand Laos 2017.
  •  Lithuania - Miss International Lithuania 2017, Patricija Belousova was appointed by Closed election Miss International Lithuania franchise holder in Vilnius. Patricija was Miss Lithuania 2014.
  •  Macau - Miss International Macau 2017, Sofia Paiva was appointed by Macau Pageant Alliance, which is an organisation has been sending macau's delegates to various international beauty contests after Miss Macau beauty pageant was last held in 2009.
  •  Mexico - Miss Mexico International 2017, Citlali Higuera was appointed by Lupita Jones, the national director of Miss Mexico. Citlali was the 1st Runner-up of Miss Mexico 2017.
  •  Moldova - Miss International Moldova 2017, Daniela Bejan was appointed by Miss Bikini Moldova Organizer. Daniela is a model.
  •  Norway - Miss International Norway 2017, Vilde Andresen Bø was appointed by the Miss Norway beauty pageant, after an announcement made by the same in its official web page. Andresen Bø was the 2nd Runner-up of Miss Norway 2017.
  •  Tunisia - Miss International Tunisia 2017, Khaoula Gueye was appointed by Aida Antar. Khaoula was the 2nd Runner-up of Miss Tunisia 2016.
  •  Venezuela - Miss Venezuela Internacional 2017, Diana Croce was appointed by Osmel Sousa, the national director of Miss Venezuela pageant. Croce was the 1st Runner-up of Miss Venezuela 2016.

Withdraws[edit]

  •  Argentina - Agustina Belén Garro
  •  Aruba - No Contest.
  •  Cuba – Claudia Moras Báez
  •  Denmark – Natasja Voldstedlund, withdrew due to illness.
  •  Guam – The directors of Miss Universe Guam are still in the process of recruiting eligible competitors. Miss Guam pageant rescheduled to January 2018.[38]
  •  Ireland - No Contest.
  •  Nigeria - No Contest.
  •  Northern Marianas - Contest Postponed. The upcoming Miss Marianas will hold after Miss International 2017.
  •  Puerto RicoBeverly Rodriguez did not participate. No delegate is going to be send this year because of the hurricanes that affected the island.
  •  Sri Lanka - The Miss Sri Lanka 2017 held in special award ceremony. The organizer has only crowned one winner to Miss Universe.

See also[edit]

General references[edit]

  • "Miss International 2017". miss-international.org. Miss International Beauty Pageant. Retrieved November 24, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indonesia's Kevin Lilliana wins Miss International 2017". The Jakarta Post. November 14, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/Miss.International.bp/photos/a.176335685750691/1473858005998446/?type=3&theater
  3. ^ "Miss International 2017 Contestants". Miss-international.org. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ Rowan Forster (September 17, 2017). "Miss International Australia winner Amber Dew a Lara uni student". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved September 16, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Ixelles : Virginie Philippot représentera la Belgique au concours Miss International". BXI. October 27, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Conoce a la Miss Bolivia Universo 2017". Gente. July 7, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Bruna Zanardo wins Miss International Brazil 2017". Indian and World Pageant. September 30, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Rob Hindi (October 13, 2017). "Local woman Marta Stepien named Miss International Canada". iHeartRadio. Retrieved March 24, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ Camila Pino (October 1, 2017). "Conoce a la nueva Miss International Chile". Fotech.cl. Retrieved March 24, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ Yang Yang (September 25, 2017). "The 57th Miss International Beauty Pageant China Sees Final in Beijing". Women of China. Retrieved March 29, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Vanessa Pulgarin is Miss International Colombia 2017". Pageantology 101. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "Cook Islands crowns representative for Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International 2017". MissNews. August 8, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ Simeon (August 24, 2017). "Paola Chacón is Miss International Costa Rica 2017". Indian and World Pageant. Retrieved March 24, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "Chanelle de Lau participates in Miss International competition". Curacao Chronicle. October 16, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "Miss International Ecuador 2017 is Jocelyn Mieles". The Pageantry. June 5, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "Fatima Mangandi is Miss International El Salvador 2017". Missosology. August 1, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ "Maëva Balan crowned Miss International France 2017". Globalbeauties. September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  18. ^ Joojo Quist (November 13, 2017). "Queen Akorfa Daniella To Represent Ghana At Miss International Pageantry". Kuulpeeps. Retrieved May 16, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  19. ^ "Miss Gib 1st princess leaves for Miss International 2017". Gilbraltar Chronicle. October 26, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  20. ^ Kalpita Deshmukh (October 25, 2017). "Meet 21 Year Old Ankita Kumari, Who Will Compete In Miss International India 2017". The Social Monk. Retrieved May 16, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  21. ^ "Sao Yoon Waddy Oo crowned Miss Myanmar International 2017". Coconuts Yangon. August 3, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  22. ^ Xin Hua (June 3, 2017). "Finale of Miss Nepal 2017 beauty pageant held in Kathmandu". Pratap Thapa. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  23. ^ "Nathalie Mogbelzada is Miss International Netherlands 2017". MissNews. September 9, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
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  25. ^ "Darelys Santos es designada Señorita Panamá para Miss Internacional". El Siglo. September 17, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  26. ^ "Paraguay busca corona de Miss Internacional en Japón". Vanguardia. October 28, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  27. ^ Simoen (September 22, 2017). "Tiffany Lopez is Miss International Peru 2017". MissNews. Retrieved February 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  28. ^ "Binibining Pilipinas 2017 winners". Rappler. May 1, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  29. ^ "Paulina Maziarz crowned Miss Polski 2016". The Great Pageant Community. December 5, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  30. ^ "Resultado da final do Miss Portuguesa 2017 direto de Portugal". 'MissNews. July 8, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  31. ^ "Russia crowns 2017 queens for Miss International and Miss Supranational". Missosology. October 5, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  32. ^ "Ratiyaporn Chookaew is Miss International Thailand 2017". Missosology. October 21, 2017. Retrieved September 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  33. ^ "Ukraine crowns 2017 queens for Miss World, International, Earth". Pageant Fame. October 25, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  34. ^ "Ashley Powell crowned Miss International UK 2017". India Times. June 13, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  35. ^ Jeanette James (August 19, 2017). "My Time: Meade High graduate named Miss U.S. International 2017". Capital Gazette. Retrieved April 23, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  36. ^ "Diana Croce Chosen as Miss Venezuela International 2017". Globalbeauties. August 30, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  37. ^ Mai Ngoc (August 3, 2017). "Đại diện Việt Nam tại Miss International 2017 là Á hậu Thùy Dung". thanhnien.vn. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  38. ^ Miss Guam 2018

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