Sri Lanka has been selected to host the Miss Intercontinental pageant on the 16th of October 2016 having competed with over 80 countries to be the preferred destination.
According to organisers, this is the first time a reputed global pageant is being held in Sri Lanka and the first time in 20 years that a major pageant will be held in South Asia.
Titleholders from over 60 countries will be in Sri Lanka for this event and will travel around the country enjoying a pre-pageant tour courtesy Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts. The contestants will engage themselves in various thrilling activities around the country two weeks prior to the finale. The excitement will also involve mini pageants and activities in various locations of Sri Lanka. These titleholders from across the world will inevitably ambassador on behalf of Sri Lanka as they will be sharing their experiences back home and through their dynamic social media platforms.
The crown named ‘Oriental Holy Water’ and worth over USD 360,000 was worn by the reigning Miss Intercontinental Valentina Rasulova from Russia, when she made the official event declaration at the press briefing hosted by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts on 1 September 2016.
The pageant which will be held on the 16th of October 2016 will feature international entertainment acts and the participation of celebrity judges. The event will be followed by an exclusive after-party in Colombo.
The year 2016 will mark the 45th anniversary of the Miss Intercontinental pageant which inaugrated in Aruba – 1971, and continues to gain recognition in the pageant world. This year’s pageant is themed “The FairyTale” which will be organized and conceptualized by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts.
Over 70 agencies (National Beauty Organizations) associated with the pageant worldwide, produce their castings and shows to select their national winners to compete in the event.