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Miss International 2012: Japan Wins Title at Home

After Miss China won Miss World 2012 in Mongolia, China, a couple of months ago, Miss International followed suit by crowning the host candidate, Miss Japan.

Miss Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu bested 68 other delegates when she was crowned Miss International 2012 after a 5-hour coronation night held at the Budokan Martial Arts Hall in Okinawa, Japan. It’s interesting to note that host delegate Yoshimatsu is the first Japanese beauty to clinch the title after Japan consistently placed in the semi-finals since 1968.

Here are the complete results…

MISS INTERNATIONAL:
Ikumi Yoshimatsu (Japan)

1st Runner Up:
Finland, Vivii Suominen

2nd Runner Up:
Sri Lanka, Madush Mayadunne

3rd Runner Up:
Dominican Republic, Melody Mir Jimenez

4th Runner Up:
Paraguay, Nicole Huber

TOP 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:

Brazil, Rafaela Butarelli
Colombia, Melissa Varon
Haiti, Anedie Azael
India, Rochelle Maria Rao
Mexico, Jessica Garcia Formenti
Namibia, Paulina Malulu
Philippines, Nicole Cassandra Schmitz
United Kingdom, Alize Lily Mounter
USA, Amanda Renee Delgado
Venezuela, Blanca Aljibes

SPECIAL AWARDS

Miss Photogenic:
Japan, Ikumi Yoshimatsu

Best in National Costume:
Honduras, Nicole Velasquez

Best in Talent:
Russia, Ekaterina Meglinskaia

Miss Friendship:
Mauritius, Ameeksha Dilchand

Miss JOICEF:
Haiti, Anedie Azael

Miss Internet:
Myanmar, Nang Khin Zay Yar

Now that Miss World and Miss International have both crowned host delegates, I’m wondering if Miss Earth and Miss Universe will do the same. It’s highly improbable in Miss Universe, I know, but quite possible in Miss Earth. 🙂

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