Miss International 2003
Miss International 2003, the 43rd Miss International pageant, was held on October 8, 2003 at Radisson Miyako Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. 45 beauties from all over the world competed to win the coveted title held by Christina Sawaya of Lebanon. In the end, Goizeder Azúa of Venezuela won the title. Algeria – Massika Benakila Czech Republic – Klara Medkova Lebanon – Rita Lamah Norway – Marna Haugen Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia & Montenegro. Pageantopolis – Miss International 2003
Miss Earth is an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants – the most coveted beauty titles when it comes to international pageant competitions; the reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fairs, storytelling programs to children, eco-fashion shows, other environmental activities. The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme and other environmental organizations; the Miss Earth Foundation works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation.
The current Miss Earth is Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam, crowned on November 3, 2018. Carousel Productions organized and launched the first Miss Earth beauty pageant in 2001 as an international environmental event with the mission of channeling the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to promote the preservation of the environment. Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals along with its rivals Miss Universe and Miss World; the pageant has tie-ins with Philippine government agencies, such as the Philippine Department of Tourism, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, as well as international environmental groups such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the American Global Release, to further its environmental advocacy. Those who participate in the pageant are involved with environmental causes.
The pageant winner is expected to be involved in international projects, which are promoted during the pageant's broadcast. The delegates take part in tree planting ceremonies and cultural immersion programs, sponsor visits and tours. In October 2001, Miss Earth adopted the slogan "Beauties For a Cause", but it was in 2003 that the first "beauty for a cause" prize was awarded. In 2004, the Miss Earth Foundation was created to further the pageant's causes and to work with local and international groups and non-governmental organizations that are involved in conservation and improvement of the environment; the Miss Earth Foundation campaign focuses on educating young people in environmental awareness. Its major project, “I Love Planet Earth School Tour", teaches and distributes educational aids for school children; the Miss Earth pageant has grown with more countries participating each year. The number of national Miss Earth pageants has grown on every continent as well. In 2006 the Miss Earth pageant started to co-host the United Nations Environment Programme's Champions of the Earth, annual international environment awards established in 2005 by the United Nations to recognize outstanding environmental achievers and leaders at a policy level.
In 2006, the host country Chile failed to meet the requirements of the host committee. Since it began, the pageant has been held in the Philippines, either in October or November, televised nationwide via ABS-CBN and Studio 23 with international delayed telecasts in more than 80 countries via Star World and The Filipino Channel. On November 4, 2008, the first Miss Earth Eco-Fashion Design Competition was launched by the Miss Earth Foundation as an annual event for professional and non-professional fashion designers to come up with designs that are eco-friendly; the outfit designs are made from recyclable, natural materials, organic materials, eco-chic designs or patterns that can be worn in everyday life or are runway worthy. In 2003, Vida Samadzai, an Afghan woman, now residing in the United States, received press attention after she competed in a red bikini. Samadzai was the first Afghan woman to compete in an international beauty pageant in three decades, but the fact that she wore a bikini caused an uproar in her native country.
In 2005, a Pakistani beauty queen, Naomi Zaman, was the first Miss Pakistan World winner to participate in Miss Earth, is the first delegate from Pakistan to compete in any major international pageant. Beauty pageants are frowned upon in Pakistan. Miss Tibet Earth 2006, Tsering Chungtak, the first Tibetan to represent Tibet in any major international beauty pageant, made headlines when she drew international attention towards the Tibetan struggle for freedom, she advocated for the boundaries of acceptable social etiquette towards modernity, in a traditionally conservative Tibetan culture, where most grown women wear ankle-length dresses. Her participation in the pageant received approval from the Dalai Lama. Carousel Productions licensed the Miss Cuba organization in 2007 to select the first Cuban representative at Miss Earth. Ariana Barouk won. In 2007, Miss Earth made history when delegates from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Tibet all competed together for the first time in an international pageant in spite of political sensitivities.
In 2008, the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, one of the world's most isolated nations, sent its first Miss Bhutan, Tsokye Tsomo Karchun. Rwanda sent its first Miss Rwanda national winner, Cynthia A
Miss Earth 2017
Miss Earth 2017, the 17th Miss Earth pageant with the theme "Heroines Fighting Climate Change", was held on November 4, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Katherine Espín of Ecuador crowned Karen Ibasco of the Philippines as her successor; this is the fourth time. NOTE: For this year's pageant, there were no "runners-up". Instead, the non-winning Elemental Queens were of equal ranking, with each being eligible to replace the winner in the event that would be necessary; the judges for the pageant coronation night and live telecast include: Cory Tran – International fashion designer based in New York and Vietnam Lorraine Schuck – Executive Vice President of Carousel Productions Inc. Philippines Ramon Monzon – President of Carousel Productions Inc. and CEO of Philippine Stock Exchange - Philippines Michele Roget – CEO of Earthly Guardians Philippines Peachy Veneracion – Project Director of Carousel Productions Inc. Philippines Salvador Medialdea – Executive Secretary of the Republic of the Philippines Teresita Herbosa – Chairperson of Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines Carlos Cesar "Lito" Mercado – CEO of Quantuvis Resources Corp. and Executive Vice President of Joy~Nostalg Group Philippines Sudesh Puthran – Managing Director of Mindshare Philippines Shontelle – Grammy-nominated songwriter and international R&B singer Vyacheslav Shakel – Chairman and CEO of e-Chat International To sort this table by delegate, total medal count, or any other column, click on the icon next to the column title.
A special mini-pageant was held on October 14 at Hannah's Beach Resort and Convention Center, Ilocos Norte. Ten selected candidates competed in swimsuit competition, long gown competition and question and answer portion. Here are the results: Miss Earth Hannah's 2017 Thailand – Paweensuda Drouin1st Runner-Up Venezuela – Ninoska Vásquez2nd Runner-Up Ecuador – Lessie Giler SanchezBest in Swimsuit Venezuela – Ninoska VásquezBest in Long Gown Thailand – Paweensuda DrouinOther Delegates Austria – Bianca Kronsteiner Czech Republic – Iva Uchytilová Guatemala – Maria José Castañeda Israel – Elian Qupty Korea – Hannah Lee Sweden – Camilla Fogestedt Uganda – Josephine Mutesi Listed below are the 85 delegates that have competed for the title: Aruba — Tania Nunes British Virgin Islands — Dayna Layne Germany — Victoria Selivanov — competed in Miss International 2017 but unplaced. Greenland — Anja Chemnitz Guam — Emma Sheedy — did not meet the minimum age requirement but will compete in Miss Earth 2018 instead.
Haiti -- Anaika Gaspard -- withdrew before the pageant night. Kosovo -- Andina Pura -- awarded Miss Photogenic. Liberia — Wokie Dolo — competed in Miss World 2017 and placed Top 40. Scotland — Christina Chalk — was not able to compete due to schedule conflicts. South Africa — Irini Moutzouris — attended the preliminary activities but didn't attended the finals for not meeting the minimum height requirement. Tanzania — Lilian Loth Contestants who competed or will be competing at other international beauty pageants: Miss World2016: Belize: Iris SalgueroMiss Supranational2015: Dominican Republic: Ingrid FrancoMiss Intercontinental2015: Vietnam: Ha Thu Le Miss Asia Pacific International2016: Belarus: Polli Cannabis 2017: Honduras: Valeria Cardona Miss Tourism International2016: Belarus: Polli CannabisMiss Global2015: France: Melissa StrugenMiss Globe2015: Mongolia: Tugs-Amgalan BatjargalSupermodel International2017: Ethiopia: Mekdalawit Mequanent Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International2016: Paraguay: Valeria Ivasiuten Miss Tourism Universe2014: Venezuela: Ninoska Vásquez Face of Beauty International2013: Tonga: Diamond Langi 2016: Argentina: Fiorela HengemühlerMiss Supertalent of the World2017: Pakistan: Ramina AshfaqueMiss Charity Queen International2015: Pakistan: Ramina Ashfaque Miss All Nations2016: Belarus: Polli Cannabis Reina Mundial del Banano2017: Honduras: Valeria Cardona Miss Teen Universe2015: Costa Rica: Fernanda Rodríguez Miss Teen Mesoamérica International2013: Costa Rica: Fernanda Rodríguez Miss Diamond of the World2016: Zambia: Abigail Chama Miss Princess of the Globe2016: Kyrgyzstan: Begimai Nazarova Miss Universe 2017 Miss World 2017 Miss International 2017 Miss Earth Official Website Miss Earth Official Facebook Page Miss Earth Official Youtube Channel
Miss Bolivia is a national beauty pageant in Bolivia. The contest was founded in 1959 and Gloria Suárez de Limpias has been the event's director since 1979; as of 2010, Bolivia has not won a Miss Miss World title. A three-hour parade is held annually on August 5. Bolivian TV channel Unitel broadcasts it to the rest of Latin America, cable broadcasts are available in the United States. For one month, there are several preliminary events and presentations regarding the main parade. By general rule, three major crowns are given each year, in this order: Miss Bolivia Universo goes to Miss Universe, Miss Bolivia Mundo to Miss World, Miss Bolivia Internacional to the Miss International contest. One of these three titleholders participates in Reina Hispanoamericana, owned by Promociones Gloria, the same group that organizes the Miss Bolivia pageant. In 2010, the third title was awarded to the Miss Earth representative, called Miss Bolivia Earth. Besides the titleholders, there are four additional runner-up positions.
Representatives are chosen for Miss Tourism Queen International and Miss Continente Americano. On June 4, 2015 Miss Bolivia Team has announced to split their national pageant into two - Miss Bolivia Universe and Miss Bolivia; the idea behind dividing the two pageants is to meet the requirements of the Miss World Organization. The following women have represented Bolivia in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women; these are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Between 1975 and 2014 the first runner-up of Miss Bolivia represented Bolivia at the Miss World pageant; the Promociones Gloria decided to set its new pageant to crown a representative to Miss World in 2015. Since the winner of Miss Bolivia Mundo represents her country at the Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Between 1969 and 2014 the second runner-up of Miss Bolivia represented Bolivia at the Miss International pageant. Since 2015 after the committee divided pageant into two pageants, the Miss Bolivia Internacional selects by the first runner-up of Miss Bolivia pageant. Between 2001 and 2014 the third runner-up of Miss Bolivia represented Bolivia at the Miss Earth pageant. Began in 2015 the second runner-up of Miss Bolivia will go to Miss Earth pageant. Mister Bolivia Miss Bolivia official site www.missbolivia.org
Miss Brasil Pageant is a beauty contest, held since 1954 between winners of the pageants in the states of Brazil. The winner of Miss Brazil competes in the Miss Universe; the Miss Brazil, Brazil itself, are responsible for one of the most successful campaigns in history of Miss Universe, with two winners and several runners-up, finalists and semifinalists. It was considered one of the best organized and most successful beauty pageants during the 1950s and 1960s and is believed that much of the fame of the beauty of Brazilian women comes from this; the current Miss Brazil, is from the state of Júlia Horta. Competition to win the crown of Miss Brasil began in the 1920s, following a trend throughout the world during that period. A famous controversy occurred when Miss Brasil 1929 competed in the International Pageant of Pulchritude, known as "Miss Universe" in the 1930s, but failed to place in the competition, much less win; the angered Brazilians hosted their own international pageant in 1930 leading to two separate "Miss Universe" titles that year, not related to the modern Miss Universe competition created in 1952.
In the Brazilian "Miss Universe", Miss Brasil won the title while in the other competition in the USA, Miss United States received the crown of Miss Universe 1930. These competitions, like many others in the world, were discontinued as the Great Depression and World War II diverted the world's attention; the modern Miss Brasil pageant was created in 1954 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The first edition of Miss Brasil, won by Bahia's representative Martha Rocha, was sponsored by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper. In the following year, Brazilian media businessman and journalist Assis Chateaubriand took the rights to the Miss Brasil pageant, when the winners qualified to the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International pageants; the magnate who created Diários Associados, was responsible for promotion of the national beauties until 1980, when the network Rede Tupi was lost its concession by order of Haroldo de Mattos, Brazilian minister of Communications at the time, due to its bankruptcy. The Miss Brasil first four editions were held in Palácio Quitandinha, Petrópolis.
When Chateaubriand's media group assumed the promotion of pageant, it was massified nationally by its magazines and newspapers coverages in the now defunct O Cruzeiro and O Jornal. All national winners of the pageant in this period were placed into Miss Universe pageant, held in Long Beach, California in the United States. Miss Brazil's golden era began in 1958, when the pageant was moved from Petrópolis to the Federal District at the time, Rio de Janeiro. Rio Grande do Sul's Iêda Maria Vargas and Bahia's Martha Vasconcellos were winners of the 1963 and 1968 editions of Miss Universe; the same year that Vasconcellos was crowned, Guanabara State's Maria da Gloria Carvalho nabbed the Miss International title, while in 1971, Lucia Tavares Petterle was elected Miss World. Adalgisa Colombo and Rejane Vieira Costa were 1st runners up at Miss Universe in 1958 and 1972 respectively.. Due to a fire in a part of Maracanãzinho's structure, the Miss Brazil 1970 pageant winner, Guanabara State's Eliane Fialho Thompson was crowned in an event edition held only one time in Pavilhão de São Cristóvão, in a Carioca northern zone district.
Its edition was the first nationally televised by Rede Tupi via a microwave system powered by Embratel. In 1973, due to lack of public and media interest, possible feminist protests, organizers moved the site to Ginásio Presidente Médici in the country's capital, Brasília; the Miss Brasil 1972 pageant was the last held in Maracanãzinho's dependencies. When the Miss Brasil pageant moved to the federal capital, Brasília, lack of public interest continued from 1973 to last edition in the city, held in 1980. In the 1976 pageant, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics company retired its sponsorship of the Miss Brasil event. So, Catalina Swimwear brand continued its support to organization for some years until the mid-1980s, when the event broadcasting rights were assumed by SBT. All Brazilian presidents of the period received the Miss Brasil state contestants in the Alvorada Palace days before the final nights, hosted by its coordinator at the time, Paulo Max, actress Marly Bueno and telecasted by Tupi and its O&O, TV Brasília.
When the channels of defunct Tupi were redistributed for media businessman and TV animator Sílvio Santos and Russian-Brazilian journalist and owner of Manchete magazine Adolpho Bloch groups, on April 23, 1981, the new network SBT owned the Miss Brasil until 1989. For the Miss Brasil pageant the 1980s was known the most tacky period, by opinion of some fans and television critics; the last top 5 obtained by a Brazilian representative in Miss Universe was in 1981, by the Rio de Janeiro candidate in national pageant, Adriana Alves de Oliveira. Because of the lack of ratings and announcers, SBT retired the promotion of Miss Brasil in April 1990, after the country had not participated in Miss Universe 1990. In this period, Miss Brazil pageant was held in separate pageants for Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International. SBT telecast to same state pageants, nationwide in Programa Sílvio Santos and locally by th
Miss International 2004
Miss International 2004, the 44th Miss International pageant, was held on October 16, 2004 at the Workers Indoor Arena in Beijing, China. 58 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Miss International 2003, Goizeder Azua of Venezuela, crowned her successor Jeymmy Vargas of Colombia as the new Miss International. Pageantopolis – Miss International 2004
Miss International 2005
Miss International 2005, the 45th Miss International pageant, was held on September 26, 2005 at the Koseinenkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan. 52 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown. Jeymmy Vargas of Colombia crowned her successor Lara Quigaman of the Philippines as the new Miss International, she became the fourth Filipino to win the pageant. Pageantopolis – Miss International 2005