Detlef Tursies - Member, Miss Intercontinental Organization
45th Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Sri Lanka Transforming a “fairytale” intoreality
Sri Lanka is set to host the Miss Intercontinental pageanton the 16th of October 2016.Having competed with over 80 countries to be the preferred destination,it certainly brings prestigeand pride to the paradise Island.This isthe first time that areputed global pageant is being held in Sri Lanka and the first time in20 yearsthat a major pageant will be held in South Asia.
‘Surrounded by bount ifulwaves and exotic beauty all around, Sri Lanka isknown to many as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and to support or to underline the beauty all around - what else can be better than bringing the beautiful queens of 70 countries to an exotic paradise like Sri Lanka. With no doubt Sri Lanka has become the most loved tourist destination and we are glad to be able to support and to promote Sri Lanka world wide with our presence, spirit and passion - let us create a platform to also support the dreams of the young and talented women of today and write history by having one of the oldest international beauty pageants in the world..,’ said Detlef Tursies- CEO– Miss Intercontinental Organization, Europe.
Torsten Ulrich Galts - Choreographer - Miss Intercontinental 2016
The year 20Torsten Ulrich Galts - Choreographer - Miss Intercontinental 201616 will mark the 45 thanniversary of the Miss Intercontinental pageant whic hinaugrated in Aruba - 1971,and continues to gain recognition in the pageant world. This years pageantis themed “The FairyTale” which will be organized and conceptualized by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts.
The eventis a brain-child of MIO-SA, an international companyspecializing in beauty and modelingeventsacross the world.Empowered by thiscombinationof beauty and intelligence, participants in thesebeauty pageantsexperiencea positive transformation characteristically in their everyday lives advancing their career, personal and humanitarian goalsand seeking to improve the lives of others.
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. The pageant has arich history of bringing together some of the most impressive, beautiful and interesting women and models from different back grounds and cultures.
Dileep Mudadeniya – Head of BMT – Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts
Title holder sfrom over 60 countries will be in Sri Lanka for this event and will travel around the countryenjoyinga pre-pageant tour courtesyCinnamonHotels& Resorts. The contestants will engage themselves in various thrilling activities around the country tw oweek sprior to the finale.The excitement will also involve mini pageants and acitivites in various locations of Sri Lanka. These title holders froma cross the world willinevitably 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 wasworn 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 willfeature international entertainmentacts and the participation of celebrityjudges. The event will be followed by an exclusive after-party in Colombo.
Valentina Rasulova - Current Title holder (Miss Intercontinental 2015)