From the tribal villages of Kenya to war torn Croatia and the canals of the Netherlands, young, ambitious women have dreamed of wearing the crown. People from all over the globe have been fascinated with the idea of beautiful, confident women competing for the title of Miss Intercontinental. 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 Miss Intercontinental has 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 internationally-recognized Miss Intercontinental Pageant marks 2015 the 44th anniversary, which began in 1971 as concurrent tourism event on the island of Aruba. Starting as Teen Pageant, it became directly an annual event after it attracted strong television ratings following its debut in Oranjestad, Aruba. End of the 70´s the Pageant moved abroad to many other exotic places. Some past Miss Intercontinental Pageant sites include Cartagena; Colombia; Berlin; Germany; Huangshan; China; Mahe; Seychelles Islands; Minsk; Belarus and Nassau the Bahamas.
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.
The number of contestants who vie for the most expensive crown of all pageants every year has skyrocketed to over seventy and year after year, Miss Intercontinental continues to remind us of the glorious beauty of diversity.
The MIO is the Organizer of the annual Miss Intercontinental competition. The Organizer will furnish each year in the competition the Delegate, with a resort style accommodation (Delegates will share twin-rooms) and the Organizer shall have the sole right to determine their room-mate. Meals – (breakfast lunch and dinner) will be provided by the Organizer – all meals will be standard meals.
Local transportation is provided by the date that the Delegate arrives in Host Country, but not earlier than one of the dates to be specified by the Organization. Nevertheless, MIO has the right to reject without stating any reason the application of the Delegate in which event the Organizer shall not be obligated to accept a replacement;
To cancel, postpone or bring forward the schedule date of the Contest or to change the host country.
In this case all licenses remain the same. If the ND/Delegate won´t be able to compete then, they Franchise Fee will remain for the forthcoming year of participation.
The Organizer or Licensor shall not be liable under any circumstances for any loss or damage sustained by the ND as a result of or arising out of the exercising by the Organizer or Licensor of any right or discretion referred to in this Agreement.
The prize money in total is 45,000 USD which will be for the winner and runner-ups of
For participation the contestant must be natural female; she must be a resident of the
Territory for a period of 6 months minimum with proof in this case required; and must have been selected from a female beauty competition conducted in the Territory or alternatively must have been nominated by the ND with approval of the Licensor.
She shall have attained the age of 18 years.
She must not be older than the age of 26 years and must be able to have a reasonable knowledge of and be able to communicate in English in addition to her native language; and she possess all the qualities of a beauty, i.e. poise, personality, charm, strong facial features and perfect figure; and must be co-operative and willing to abide by the directions and advice given by the authorized staff of the Organizer.