Miss International (officially titled The International Beauty Pageant) is an annual international beauty pageant. It is the fourth largest beauty pageant in the world. It was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960 after the departure of the Miss Universe pageant to Miami Beach. Hosted in Long Beach until 1967, the pageant moved to Japan from 1968–1970, being hosted each year in the same city as the Expo '70. For 1971 and 1972, it was held in Long Beach again, but since that time it has been held annually in Japan.
Also called a "Festival of Beauty" and even the "Olympics of Beauty", this pageant is not based on looks alone. Contestants are expected to serve as "Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty", showing tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility.
The ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding.
Since its inception in 1960, Miss International has always been ranked as the third most important beauty pageant, after Miss World and Miss Universe.
In 2004 and 2006, the contest was held in China, and in 2008 it went to Macau. As of 2009, the contest is being held in Chengu, Sichuan province, China.
Miss International 2010, the 50th Miss International pageant, will be held in Chengdu, China on November 7, 2010. Check out more 80 Beautiful Miss International 2010 Candidates
Miss International Titleholders
The following is a list of winners from 1960.
Daniela Di Giacomo
Silvia de Esteban
1987, Puerto Rico
1983, Costa Rica
1980, Costa Rica
1971, New Zealand
Stanny van Baer
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* Miss Universe
* Miss World
* Miss Earth
* Spain crowned MISS INTERNATIONAL 2008
* Anagabriela Espinoza from Mexico was crowned Miss International 2009
* Road to Miss International 2010