In a convention-breaking turn of events, Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia was crowned Miss International 2017 on November 14 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The 21-year-old model from Bandung, West Java bested 68 other international candidates and was crowned by incumbent titleholder, Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines.
Three Latinas appear to be the odds-on favorites this year. To be honest, we’d be overjoyed to see anyone from the three emerge victorious. But for now, we’ve decided to give the edge to…
We wrap up our Miss International 2017 Candidate Review with the delegates from New Zealand to Vietnam:
24 hours to go before the finale! Meet the delegates from Haiti to the Netherlands:
A record number of delegates was initially expected to participate in this year’s Miss International pageant, happening once again in Tokyo Dome City Hall. But a number of no-shows led to a considerable attrition, thus whittling down the final roster to 69 (same as last year).
Left to Right: MISS UKRAINE 2017 Polina Tkach, MISS INTERNATIONAL UKRAINE 2017 Kseniya Chifa , and MISS EARTH UKRAINE 2017 Diana Minorenko
The 2017 edition of the Miss Ukraine pageant was held last September 6 at the National Palace of Arts Ukraine in Kiev. The overall winner was 18-year-old Polina Tkach, an aspiring entrepreneur and an International Business student in her country’s National Aviation University. She will now compete in Miss World 2017, to be held in both Singapore and Sanya, China this November.
In the same event, 24-year-old Kseniya Chifa was crowned Miss International Ukraine 2017 and will compete in Miss International 2017 in Tokyo, Japan on November 14. While 23-year-old Diana Minorenko was crowned Miss Earth Ukraine 2017, and will compete in Miss Earth 2017 in Manila on November 4. Iryna Tkachuk finished 1st Runner-Up, while Emilia Shakh was the 2nd Runner-Up.
The proceedings were slightly marred when a member of a radical feminist group stormed topless onstage during the swimsuit round to protest. She was immediately intercepted by security, as contestants carried on with the segment unfazed.