Miss International 2012 Live Results

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The Miss International 2012 Finals has just happened tonight, October 21, 2012, in Okinawa, Japan.

And the winner? MISS JAPAN!


Miss International 2011 Maria Fernanda Cornejo from Ecuador and Miss International 2012 Ikumi Yoshimatsu from Japan (Photo courtesy of @miss_okinawa_jp)


It's the same thing that happened in Miss World 2012 pageant last August when Miss China won the title in his homeland.

Two powerful countries in Asia, Japan and China have proven their supremacy in two major pageants this year.

But in all fairness to Japan, they've been hosting Miss International for many years and its candidates have landed in the semis 19 times in 20 years, but this is only the first time that Miss Japan won the title.

In fact, Japan is only the 3rd Asian country to win Miss International. The other 2 are Philippines and Lebanon.

Check out below the winners and official results of Miss International 2012:

Miss International 2012 - Japan, Ikumi Yoshimatsu
1st Runner Up - Finland, Vivii Suominen
2nd Runner Up - Sri Lanka, Madush Rushani Mayadunne
3rd Runner Up - Dominican Republic, Melody Mir Jimenez
4th Runner Up - Paraguay, Nicole Elizabeth Huber Vera

TOP 15 SEMI-FINALISTS:
(in alphabetical order)
Brazil, Rafaela Butarelli
Colombia, Melissa Varon
Haiti, Azael Anedie Lucrece
India, Rochelle Maria Rao
Mexico, Jessica Cecilia Garcia Formenti
Namibia, Paulina Nangula April Malulu
Philippines, Nicole Cassandra Schmitz
United Kingdom, Alize Lily Mounter
USA, Amanda Renee Delgado
Venezuela, Blanca Cristina Aljibes Gallardo

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Best in National Costume - Honduras, Nicole Velasquez
Best in Talent - Russia, Ekaterina Meglinskaia
Miss Photogenic - Japan, Ikumi Yoshimatsu
Miss Friendship - Mauritius, Ameeksha Dilchand
Miss Internet - Nang Khin Zay Yar
Miss JOICEF - Haiti, Azael Anedie Lucrece

It's already the 8th consecutive time that Venezuela landed to the semis of Miss International, while it's also the Philippines' 5th and Brazil's 2nd consecutive year.

Biggest "misses" for me probably are the candidates from Spain and Poland, while the biggest surprise of the evening is no longer on who were the undeserving semi-finalists, but probably, it's Japan being crowned Miss International 2012. - www.mykiru.ph
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About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named recently as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For 8 years now, Mykiru has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.
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