It’s full steam ahead for Miss International Queen 2014. After the Press Launch in Bangkok last week, the Twenty-five (25) contenders for the crown currently being held by Brazil’s Marcelo Ohio are now in the Land of Smiles.
The Philippines has two (2) bets – Maria Venus Gomez and Kim Marie Villagalano. Interestingly, the host country has fielded only one (1) entry – Nitsa Katrahong – but a very strong one at that.
There will be a Talent Night & Gala Dinner come Monday at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. So if you’re around the area or still on a vacation in the capital, do check it out.
All the ladies will head off to Pattaya afterwards. This is where more pre-pageant activities will take place that will lead to the finals which will be staged at Tiffany’s Show Theatre on November 7.
Watch the video of the Press Launch below. It may be in Thai, but you can still appreciate the beautiful reigning titleholder Marcelo Ohio and the fab entry of Thailand in the 2014 edition.
แถลงประกวด Miss International Queen 2014 courtesy of ThaiTV HD fast
Now who are my initial picks (photo grid below) from the Twenty-five (25) Official Candidates? I shortlisted six (6) so far, and they are Isabella Santiago of Venezuela, Nitsa Katrahong of Thailand, Piyada Inthavong of Laos, Maria Venus Gomez of the Philippines, Cicie Sinclair of Malaysia and Raika Ferraz of Brazil.
P.S. There is an ongoing Miss Ripley’s Popular Vote for the competition. You need to have an Instagram account to cast your ‘likes’ among the candidates. You can use this LINK to do so. Let us support our two Philippine bets here. 😉