Sonie Rajbhandari leaving today for Japan to participate in Miss International 2014

Miss Nepal International 2014, Sonie Rajbhandari, is leaving for Japan to represent Nepal in Miss International 2014 contest.

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Sonie said, “I am overjoyed to receive hundreds upon hundreds of your best wishes & messages as I prepare to depart to Japan to participate in Miss International 2014.”

She added, “I am filled with emotions at the moment – excitement, slight nervousness and lots of last-hour adrenaline.”

She says that she feels blessed and is very thankful for the support and love of everybody. She has promised to proudly represent Nepal on the international stage.

We, at wish Sonie all the best and wish her to bring home some good titles.

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Dashain photo of Sonie Rajbhandari.

Miss International beauty pageant

Miss International Beauty Pageant is an international beauty pageant, held every year since 1960. One of the Big Four beauty contests, others being Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Earth, the International Beauty Pageant is considered one of the prestigious beauty contests in the world.

The current Miss International, Miss International 2013 is Bea Santiago from the Philippines. Bea was crowned in the contest held on December 17, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.

Historically, the contest was created in Long Beach, California, USA in 1960. It was hosted in Long Beach until 1967. From 1968 to 1970 the contest was moved to Tokyo, Japan. It was held in Long Beach again in 1971 and 1972. After that, Japan has been hosting the contest every year.

The contest is also called “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty”. The contestants are expected to demonstrate tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and a great international sensibility.

The ultimate goal of the Miss International beauty pageant is to promote world peace, goodwill, and understanding.

Some of the notable things about the pageant are:

  • Miss International remains the only pageant with no winner resigned or dethroned.
  • Miss International is the only Big 4 pageant that has never been won by an African.
  • Almost all Miss International titleholders are still alive today, except the 1991 winner, Agnieszka Kotlarska of Poland, who was stabbed to death by a stalker in 1996.
  • So far, 22 winners from Americas, 20 from Europe, 7 from Asia, 4 from Oceania and zero from Africa.
  • the miami news 1960 news on miss international 1960

    A news clip of the first Mis International Beauty Contest published in The Miami News, published on August 13, 1960.

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