The 47th Miss Intercontinental Pageant was formally launched this afternoon at Conrad Luxury Hotel in Pasay City, The Philippines.
Miss Intercontinental Japan (MIJ) partnered with The Philipines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to bring the pageant to the Philippines. It was originally scheduled to be staged in Japan but due to unavailability of venue, they shifted to the Philippines.
Gracing the launching are Miss Intercontinental 2017 Veronica Salas Vallejo of Mexico, CEO Detlef Tursies, Miss Intercontinental Japan CEO Leonisa Gimena Miyamae, Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2018 Karen Gallman, Miss Intercontinental Japan COO Kumi Miyamae and Miss Intercontinental Japan 2018 Akari Maeda.
Miss Intercontinental 2018 is scheduled on January 8-26, 2019. Around 80+ candidates are expected arrive in Manila. Coronation night will be on January 26, 2018 at MOA Arena in Pasay City.
Veronica Salas Valleja of Mexico was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2017 last night at the Sunrise Crystal Bay Resort in Hurgada, Egypt. The 24 year old beauty is the first Mexican woman to win this title and the 46th Miss Intercontinental. The contest, which was pushed back from late 2017 to early 2018, saw 68 women competing for the crown.