Remember the now defunct Miss Asia-Pacific Quest when it was transformed to Miss Asia-Pacific International to accommodate candidates coming from all over the world instead of just concentrating on Asia and the Pacific Rim? Well, dear readers, that is what’s exactly happening to the Americas-dedicated Miss Continente Americano which is now renamed to Miss United Continent to include candidates coming from other countries, including the Philippines. The Ecuador-born beauty pageant will add an interesting flavor to the already tight line-up of competitions being conducted every year. I reckon that it will enjoy the advantage of having the respectable track record built by its predecessor. And by this, I refer to the quick commitment of different country directors to send a representative to the first edition of Miss United Continent.
MISS UNITED CONTINENT will be held on September 14th, 2013 in Guayaquil, Ecuador (South America). This event will have the participation of the representatives of different countries from all over the world.
Since 2006, we have been hosting the beauty pageant Miss American Continent continuously in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This event has counted with the participation of 21 official beauty queens from the American continent. They have all been previous contestants, finalists or winners of Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth from their respective nations.
The director and owner of this franchise, Maria del Carmen de Aguayo, has taken into consideration the strong international recognition of the pageant in conjunction with its extraordinary success and decided to expand it worldwide. As a result of doing this, the name has been changed from Miss American Continent to Miss United Continent.
Maria del Carmen de Aguayo is also the current director of Miss Ecuador. The organization that chooses the representatives for Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss World Tourism, and until 2012 it had the duty to choose the representative to Miss World.
The Miss American Continent pageant has counted with the support of the Municipality of Guayaquil and the contest has always been televised via satellite worldwide in open signal without charge. Consequently, Miss United Continent will have the same support.
I trust that BPCI will be given first priority for Philippine accreditation. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mutya ng Pilipinas or another reputable local organization will jump the gun should the Madame decide to pass off on the opportunity to send one of her ladies to the same. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Katrina Dimaranan will be rewarded with the trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador. She certainly deserves to prove her worth internationally, after being left in the freezer for the entirety of 2012. ;-)