12 July 2009

Miss International Beauty 2009 Takes Place in China

Newly organized beauty pageants are sprouting in China with the purpose of boasting tourism industry. Some of these are the Miss Tourism Queen International, Beauty and Model Festival, Miss Bikini, Miss Leisure, etcetera.

Now, there's another beauty pageant which is currently taking place in Urumqi, China. The place is nearer in the borders of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia than in Beijing. The pageant is called Miss International Beauty.

Don't confuse this pageant with the fourth largest beauty pageant, the 49-year-old Miss International that was started in Long Beach in 1960.

Miss International Beauty (this is also the old name of Miss International) was established in 1973. According to its official website, this pageant was founded by Mrs. Louise Madlin.

I became aware of this pageant when I read it in Joyce Ann Burton's wordpress blog (adventuresofabeautyqueen.wordpress.com). Joyce was Philippines representative to the Miss Universe 1985. Thanks, Joyce.

Anyways, there are 42 contestants from all over the world who are now in Urumqi to take part at the Miss International Beauty 2009. The ladies started arriving last July 5th. The final night will be held on July 26th with the crowning of the new winner at the Xingjiang Stadium.

A fast track event called Miss Internet Popularity 2009 determines one of the finalists. Check who is leading now here.