Today more than 60 women competed for the title of Miss International Beauty 2012 in Okinawa, Japan. Nearly 200,000 people from around the world tuned in to the live six hour broadcast on Ustream as Ikumi Yoshimatsu (Japan), was crowned Miss International Beauty 2012.
Yoshimatsu’s court was, First Runner, Viivi Suominen (Finland), Second Runner-Up, Madusa Mayadunne (Sri Lanka), Third Runner-Up, Melody Mir (Dominican Republic), and rounding out the Top Five was Fourth Runner-Up, Nicole Huber (Paraguay).
The Miss International Beauty Pageant prides itself on having contestants who serve as “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty.” According to the history of the competition, contestants are expected to “show tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and a great international sensibility.” The goal of the international beauty pageant is to, “promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding.”
The Top 15 were, Columbia, Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, Finland, Namibia, Venezuela, United Kingdom, USA, and Dominican Republic.
For more information on the Miss International Beauty Pageant log onto: www.miss-international.org