Published: Thursday 04 October, 2018

CONFIRMED Miss Intercontinental 2018 to be Held at MOA Arena on January 26

Miss Intercontinental 2018

Japan is the host but the Philippines is the venue of Miss Intercontinental 2018! (Facebook/Miss Intercontinental)

Miss Intercontinental 2018 will be held in Manila, Philippines in January. This was formally announced on Friday during the media launch at the Conrad Hotel. But, technically, the Philippines will not be the host country of Miss Intercontinental 2018! Huh?

Japan is the host country of Miss Intercontinental 2018 and they have not given up the franchise. However, due to early preparations for the 2020 Olympics (you know how organized and prepared the Japanese are), Miss Intercontinental Japan could not find a venue for the pageant in Tokyo. This is why they brought the pageant to the Philippines.

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Therefore, japan is still the host country but the Philippines is the venue.

At the media launch, Miss Intercontinental Organization CEO Detlef Tursies said they are expecting 85 contestants to arrive in the first week of January 2019 for the pageant. Several provincial venues for preliminary events are already being eyed but, as of now, only Calatagan in Batangas has been confirmed.

Also present at the media launch were reigning Miss Intercontinental 2017, Veronica Salas Vallejo of Mexico, Miss Intercontinental Japan 2018, Akari Maeda, and Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018, Karen Gallman, who is very happy she will have hometown support.

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