Miss International 2017: the first impressions
One down and 71 girls remain in the running to become the 57th Miss International, with the final gala to be held on November 14th at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Natasja Voldstedlund of Denmark is the first casualty this year. She decided to go back home after a serious bout of nervous breakdown just two days after she landed in Tokyo. She is the second Danish delegate since 2014 not to finish the pageant activities.
As of press time, all the delegates have already touched down at the Tokyo Dome City Hall which has been the official hotel of Miss International since 2015. Missosology was at the official reception center at the hotel lobby when the delegates started arriving from the airport.
Venezuela‘s Diana Croce is a living goddess. Many people at the lobby had to glance at her amazing presence. There must be a reason why Osmel Souza had to give Diana a second chance. After failing to place at Miss World 2016, Diana now has the opportunity to redeem the injustice that she experienced in Maryland last year.
Japan‘s Natsuki Tsutsui is another hot favorite. Even the seasoned staff members of Miss International were impressed by her! One of the veteran chaperones said that she had never met a Miss International Japan like her, ever! Natsuki had trained in the Philippines for nearly a year under the same group that produced the likes of Precious Lara Quigaman and Bea Rose Santiago.
Australia once again sent a vivacious and beautiful blonde in the person of Amber Dew. She has the look and personality suitable to become the next Miss International.
Nepal‘s Niti Shah did not disappoint us. She has the face of royalty!
Hawaii‘s Courtney Coleman is a bombshell! She has a sexy aura all over her.
Speaking of sexy vibes, Moldova is sending another stunner in the person of Daniela Bejan. You may recall that last year’s Best Body award went to the delegate of Moldova. It might just be a back-to-back win for that special award.
With such a very brief encounter, we find Lithuania‘s Patricija Belousova to be endearing. She is elegance personified.
Unfortunately, we did not meet Indonesia‘s Kevin Lilliana, who is one of the hottest favorites this year. She had a shooting with major sponsor Panasonic Beauty along with the East Asian delegates. The first representative of Laos, Phounesup Phonnyotha, is classy young lady with an angelic face. We will be keeping an eye on her! Nheat Sophea of Cambodia is also a first time delegate from her country and she is quite cute.
Many of the Latinas have arrived in groups but we did not take photos of all them. Missosology totally understands that some of them are battling jet lag and are not ready for photo opportunities. Early favorite Colombia Vanessa Pulgarín is a revelation. We already left the venue while she was filling up some documents. Brazil’s Bruna Zanardois very tall and possesses the wonderful Brazilian charm. No wonder she placed 4th at last year’s Miss Earth competition.
The delegates of Canada and the USA had a chance to have a chit chat with us while waiting for their respective chaperone at the lobby. Despite the jet lag, they were very accommodating. We asked Canada’s Marta Magdalena, who is of Polish ancestry, if her family name “Stepien” is the Polish version of Stephen, and she politely and coyly said no. Chanel James of the USA has a bubbly personality. She reminds us of Miss International 2014 1st Runner-up Zuelika Suarez of Colombia.
There were many delegates whom we failed to meet upon their arrival, but due to time constraint we had to leave the venue. We will try to take photos and interview them in the next few days. In the meantime, check our official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for more real-time updates of this year’s Miss International Beauty Pageant.