20-year-old Mariam Claret Velazco García from Venezuela won the Friday’s final of Miss International 2018 at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. Venezuelan is 180 cm tall and comes from San Tomé. She has defeated 76 participants including the representatives of Philippines (2nd place), South Africa (3rd place), Romania (4th place) and Colombia (5th place). Representative of Mexico – 25-year-old Nebai Torres was promoted to TOP 15, while Polish representative, 26-year-old Marta Pałucka was not successful.
This year, the 58th edition of the Miss International election was attended by a record number of candidates – as many as 77 women from all over the world, including for the second time in the competition’s history a representative of Madagascar (debut in 1961). During the five-hour finale, all participants presented in national costumes, swimsuits and evening gowns.
Mariam Velazco, the winner of Miss International 2018 is a piano teacher. She loves to read books and listen to classical music. In the future, she would like to open her own library. In November last year she was awarded the title of Miss International Venezuela 2017.
(photo: Mariem Velazco during the Miss International 2018 final)
Now as a new Miss International wants to focus primarily on promoting reading among children, especially the poor, who have difficult access to books.
(Photo: Coronation of Mariem Velazco – Miss International 2018)
In addition in the TOP 5 were 21-year-old Maria Ahtisa Manalo from Philippines (1st Runner-Up), 24-year-old Reabetswe Sechoaro from South Africa (2nd Runner-Up), 20-year-old Bianca Tirsin from Romania (3rd Runner-Up) and 20-year-old Anabella Castro from Colombia (4th Runner-Up).
(from left: Miss Colombia, Miss South Africa, Miss Venezuela, Miss Philippines and Miss Romania)
Also representatives of Mexico and Poland competed for the title of Miss International 2018. The beautiful Mexican representative, 25-year-old Nebai Torres was promoted to TOP 15.
(photo: Nebai Torres during the Miss International 2018 final)
The Polish representative, 26-year-old Marta Pałucka was not successful.
(Marta Pałucka during the Miss International 2018 final)
MISS INTERNATIONAL 2018 – RESULTS
|MISS INTERNATIONAL’18||Venezuela||Mariem Claret Velazco García|
|1st Runner-Up||Philippines||Maria Ahtisa Manalo|
|2nd Runner-Up||South Africa||Reabetswe Sechoaro|
|3rd Runner-Up||Romania||Bianca Tirsin|
|4th Runner-Up||Colombia||Anabella Castro|
Susana Sánchez Hernández
Daisy Diana Lezcano Rojas