The Miss International pageant have rarely left Japan as its host country since it was headed by the ICA. But it has been hosted in China under several occasions so the idea of hosting the pageant outside Tokyo isn’t an alien concept. With the Philippines being a pageant country and one of the most successful countries in the Tokyo-based pageant, we think that it would be a good idea if the Philippines play host to the Miss International pageant in the near future…
Here are Sashes&Scripts’ top reasons why the Philippines should consider hosting the pageant in its shores:
1. Madame Stella Marquez, the first ever Miss International winner heads the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. which selects the annual rep to the Tokyo-based pageant. Now that the MI title is the highest title awarded in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant, it would be a great idea to have it held for the first time in the country. It would also be a great kick to have her as a special guest of the pageant and to commemorate the 6 decades of the pageant with her win back in 1960.
2. The Philippines has close ties with Japan. The two countries share commerce and history together. One of the country’s closest trade partners is Japan, a number of Japanese prefer to have manufacturing factories in the Philippines due to stringent quality standards. During the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda, Japan was one of the first countries who came to our aid and in return during the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disasters, the Philippines sent medical volunteers to help efforts in affected areas. Not to mention that Japan was also one of the colonizers of the country alongside Spain and the United States.
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OLDEST ALPHA PAGEANT CROWN! The pearl encrusted Mikimoto crown of the Miss International pageant is one of the most iconic crowns among the Alpha pageants. It is even older in use than the Miss World crown which was only first used in 1972. The very first version of the MI Mikimoto pearl crown was used in 1967 when Mirta Massa of Argentina was crowned. The second version of the Mikimoto MI crown was first used in 1970 with the Philippine's Aurora Pijuan as the first to wear it. Check out our feature on the Miss International Mikimoto crown by clicking the "latest post" on the link in bio… . . . . . #SashesAndScripts #UltimatePageantBlog #PageantBlog #PageantBlogger #MissInternational #mikimoto #mikimotopearls #mikimotocrown #CheerAllWomen #MissInternacional #kylieverzosa
3. Philippine culture is steeped with rich cultural traditions, which jives in with the Miss International pageant. The Miss International pageant promotes cultural understanding and having the pageant held in the Philippines would not only promote tourism but also its rich cultural heritage. Having the mantra of the pageant as ‘cultural understanding and acceptance’ the pageant can put the limelight to customs and traditions for protection and appreciation.
4. The Philippines is home to 7 MI titleholders: 6 Filipina plus 1 Colombian. That is to say that the Philippines has the most number of wins in the pageant among Asia. The reigning Miss International, can grace the pageant with the rest of the Filipina Miss International titleholders; if they manage that feat it would be the most number of past and present winners gracing the pageant. The organizing committee could even invite other Asian titleholders to grace the event.
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Introducing the Miss International Winners and Placers from the Philippines! Time to honor the 30+ women who have made the Philippines proud in the Miss International pageant! Of the Alpha pageants (the four major international beauty pageants) – Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss World, Miss Earth – the Philippines produced the most number of winners in the Japan-based Miss International. . . . . . . . #SashesAndScripts #PageantBlogger #UltimatePageantBlog #PageantBlog #PageantBlogger #MissInternational #CheerAllWomen #MissInternacional #BbPilipinas #BinibiningPilipinas #Mikimoto #MikimotoCrown #MikimotoTiara #BeaRoseSantiago #GemmaCruz #AuroraPijuan #KylieVerzosa #MelanieMarquez
5. Japanese owned Okada could hold the pageant in its premises like it has for the 65th Miss Universe in 2017 and Miss Intercontinental 2018 pageants. With the Okada footing a billion dollar development along Pasay City, there won’t be a dull moment in the pageant. Manila Bay is a scenic seascape where Okada Manila is situated. It is close to the MOA Arena and the SMX convention Center where usual events, concerts, travel fairs, etc… are held. This time the Department of Tourism could definitely work with the private sector and brand the Philippines as the pageant destination of the world.
6. The Philippines is home to the biggest pageant fandom in the world. Do we need to say more?
Wouldn’t it be perfect if the Miss International is held in the Philippines for the first time? Let us know in the comment section below…
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Aside from winning Miss International 1979, Melanie Marquez also won Best in National Costume! The 5'11" Melanie wore a red sequined terno created by famed Filipino designer and beauty-queen/ model discoverer, Renee Salud. Meet the ladies who have won the Best in National Costume award on the link in bio! Follow us @sashesandscriptsofficial for more pageant updates, rumors and trivia! . . . . . #SashesAndScripts #UltimatePageantBlog #PageantBlog #PageantBlogger #MissInternational #MelanieMarquez #BestInNationalCostume #Terno #PhilippineTerno #ReneeSalud https://sashesandscripts.wordpress.com/2020/04/30/philippines-best-in-national-costume-wins/