While the sash and crown have become pop culture mainstays, the Miss Intercontinental event has grown to become an ultimate show and icon of female beauty and success.
The world has changed a lot in those over 40 year and we have mirrored those changes. Titleholders have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, film and fashion. These are women of power and grace, commitment and intelligence, style and substance.
The Miss Intercontinental has become the UN of glamour and beauty. Well known as as showcase for the world´s most poised, stunning women. So it´s hard to believe that the pageant started in 1971 as a promotional event for the tourism in Aruba. Thirty-five women, dressed in one-piece red bathing suits, vied for the crown that day in Oranjestad, Aruba. During the two weeks leading up to the big competition, they experienced the most wonderful beaches, the exquisite food and real jet set.