The most coveted beauty titles when it comes to international pageant competitions are Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth, and Miss International. The Miss International pageant is part of the Big Four international beauty pageants and was established in 1960. The first edition was held at Long Beach, California, United States. This was also the same venue where the first edition of the Miss Universe pageant took place on stage in 1952. It was in 1959 when it moved to Miami Beach, Florida. It is now currently is located in Japan. This is a Tokyo-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association The entire 55-year history of this pageant was an edition to be cancelled and that was the 1966 edition. Each runner-up was given a sash, plaque, trophy, and a crown, apart from the winner.
Here is the list of top 10 most hottest Miss International Winners of all time until 2017
10. Stella Márquez of Colombia The first Miss International
This contestant won the title and become the first Miss International. The first Miss International pageant was held on August 12, 1960, in Long Beach, California, USA. This contest included about fifty-two delegates from all over the world participated in the contest.
9. Tania Verstak Miss
International 1962- An Australian model and beauty queen who won Miss International 1962. The victory further endeared her to the Australian public, demonstrating their pride and approval of Tania Verstak as the embodiment of perfect Australian womanhood and as the image of Australia as a modern nation. Verstak was born in Tianjin, China, to a Russian couple Vladimir and Valentina Verstak. They immigrated to Australia when she was ten years old and settled in Manly, New South Wales. In 1961, she became the first migrant to win the Miss Australia title.
8. Maria da Glória Carvalho Ms. International 1968
She the only delegate from Brazil who has won the Miss International title. Her knowledge of the Japanese language helped her win over the crowd and judges. Her victory came in the same year that Martha Vasconcellos, winner of the Miss Brasil pageant, won the Miss Universe title. It took place at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
7. Aurora Pijuan Miss. International 1970
From the Philippines, is the Miss International 1970 titleholder. She is a graduate of Saint Scholastica’s College. Her victory meant that the Philippines is the first country to win the title twice. She is currently an active member of the Gawad Kalinga movement in the rural areas of the Philippines.
6. Karen Brucene Smith Ms. International 1974
An American model and beauty queen. Karen Brucene Smith was born and raised in Port Lavaca, Texas. She graduated from Calhoun High School in 1969 and was a former student at Victoria College. Her awards were receiving two million yen in first prize money.
5. Laurie Tamara Simpson Ms. International 1987
She is a Puerto Rican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss International 1987. She is a native of San Juan.
4. Consuelo Adler Miss. International 1997
is a top model and became the second Miss International from her country in 1997. The pageant was held in Kyoto Kaikan First Hall in Kyoto, Japan, where she was crowned Miss International 1997. After beginning her modeling career in Paris where she did high fashion and major magazines Adler is now working on her acting career in America. Currently As a model, her campaigns and TV commercials include: Sothys, Decleor, Cartier, Clairol, L’oreal, Samuel Adam’s, Johnson & Johnson, Wonderbra, Playtex, Nivea Ann Taylor, Vanity Fair and many others.
3. Priscila Perales of Mexico Miss International 2007
The 47th Miss International pageant, was held on October 15, 2007 at The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo, Japan. She was born February 24, 1983 in Monterrey, Nuevo León.She is a Mexican actress, model and beauty queen. In 2014, she played the role of Delfina in the telenovela Reina de Corazones. She worked with actors Juan Soler, Eugenio Siller and Catherine Siachoque. In 2013, she filmed Telemundo’s telenovela, Pasión Prohibida, alongside Jencarlos Canela, Monica Spear, Rebecca Jones, and Roberto Vander.
2. Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan Miss International 2012
She is a Japanese actress, social activist and beauty queen. It was Japan’s first Miss International win in the fifty-two years history of the pageant. Yoshimatsu is the founder of the Global Student Diplomacy Network. Yoshimatsu started the “STALKER-ZERO” campaign to introduce strict new laws to protect victims of stalking and intimidation in Japan.
1. Kylie Verzosa “Miss International Philippines”
The 56th Annual Miss International 2016 took place at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo Japan. Sixty-nine contestants from all across the world competed and the winner was Kylie Verzosa “Miss International Philippines”. Kylie wore a beautiful gown designed by Filipino designer Francis Libiran. The pastel lilac gown featured the intricate sequined embroidery that Libiran is known for. The gown silhouette was gorgeous, it fit perfectly, was the correct length and overall, a stunning gown made for a winner.
The Miss International System has always established itself as an organization with integrity, high ethical standards, and consistent applications of its rules and regulations. It is their main goal to provide ladies all over the world the opportunity to compete in a pageant system that maintains the highest of moral values. This is a system who believes that they owe consistent applications of our rules and regulations to all of our past, present or future contestants and directors. Some believe that firmly committed to applying these standards is fairly, uniformly and consistently. The contests can be watched on live TV or if you get tickets to fly to Japan and be seated in the audience. This contest is popular on most all social media sites. You may join them for updates on the contestants. You can hear the live radio announcements of the winners all over the world. There are beautiful ladies in every country in the world and it takes contests like these to discover their beauty, talents, and personalities. Miss International titles are highly respected.