As promised by the organizers of Miss International Beauty Pageant in Japan, above is the notice of cancellation of Miss International 2020 due to the pandemic crisis.
Reigning titleholder Sireethorn Leearamwat of Thailand will stay on for another full year since the next edition will be scheduled after the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Their press release reads as follows:
Notice of Cancellation of Miss International 2020 Pageant:
Thank you for your continued support of the Miss International Beauty Pageant.
Taking into consideration the health and safety issues, as well as the ongoing global impact caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have come to a conclusion to cancel this year’s Miss International 2020 pageant, which was originally scheduled to be held this fall.
We would like to express our deepest regret especially to the participants from all over the world, and to all those who have been supporting our event every year. We humbly ask for your understanding in light of this unusual circumstance which is beyond our control.
The next edition, dubbed as the 60th Miss International Beauty Pageant, is scheduled to be held in the fall of 2021. Details of which will be announced in due time.
Rest assured that through our slogan “Cheer All Women” we are still committed on pursuing our goal of supporting all women, and continuing with the legacy of this beauty pageant, which is to promote “friendship and goodwill with other countries in the world” and the “realization of world peace through international exchange”.
We sincerely hope for your continued support and cooperation.
International Cultural Association
Reigning Miss International Sireethorn Leearamwat will stay on for another year
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
At exactly 1:11 into the video below, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago gathered enough guts to reveal on nationwide TV her dismay and frustration over her reign. Citing that she was not given the permission to start and move forward with planned charities, she could only bow her head in disappointment. And while there was no mention of which specific organization she is directing her complaints at, it could be the Japan-based ICA (International Cultural Association)
being allegedly hinted since it has control over her activities and appearances.
In my opinion, BPCI can mediate but only to a certain extent.
“I wanted to do more but I couldn’t,” said Bea to reporter Mario Dumaual.
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
My hope is that Bea’s public declaration of dismay won’t put unnecessary strain in her relationship with the people behind Miss International. To express my sentiments in Tagalog, “Sana naman ay hindi ito maka-apekto sa paglaban ng ating kandidata ngayong taon sa Tokyo. Hindi pare-pareho ang disposisyon ng bawat tao, kaya hindi maikukumpara ang pananaw ni Bea sa kung sino man ang papalit sa kanya. At si Bianca na rin sana ‘yong makoronahan nyang susunod.”
I would have wished Miss International 2013 doing the TV patrol interview after her reign ends on November 11. But then again, it has already been aired all over the country and around the world via YouTube and TFC.
In Tagalog again, “Sa abot ng aking nalalaman, naka-kontrata siya sa Miss International kaya ang pagsulong ng kanyang mga pang-sariling kawanggawa ay maaari lamang simulan ng malawakan sa oras na matapos ang kanyang panahon ng pagkapanalo. Sana ay hindi lamang ang kakulangan o kawalan ng pag-biyahe sa iba’t-ibang bansa ang pinanggagalingan ng kanyang pagka-dismaya.”
Your thoughts, dear readers? 😉
No day passes by in the ongoing Miss International 2012 that I miss checking out on the progress of our Nicole Schmitz. Her photographs constantly amaze me. All I can hope for is that the judges are also on the same page the way we see her. I know that there is a handful of other beautiful candidates to spoil her bid. At the end of the day, it all boils down to who matches well with what the International Cultural Association is looking for in a winner. With fingers crossed, we hope Nicole is an excellent match. 😉
(All images courtesy of Miss International 2012)