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Complete list of Miss International 2022 candidates

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Miss International 2019 Sireethorn Leearamwat (สิรีธร ลีห์อร่ามวัฒน์), 27, of Thailand was supposed to crown her successor at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan in November 2021. However, it was cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The 60th edition of the international beauty pageant based in Japan and organized by the International Culture Association will be held in 2022. On August 31, 2021, International Cultural Association chairperson Akemi Shimomura explained, “Taking into consideration the health and safety issues, as well as the ongoing global impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to a conclusion to cancel this year’s Miss International 2021 pageant, which was originally scheduled to be held this fall.”

“We would like to express our deepest regret especially to the participants from all over the world and to all those who have been supporting our event every year,” Shimomura continued. “We humbly ask for your understanding in light of this unusual circumstance which is beyond our control.”

Maria Alejandra Vengoechea, Andrea Toscano, Sireethorn Leearamwat, Evelyn Namotovu, Harriotte Lane (©Shota Ise)
Maria Alejandra Vengoechea, Andrea Toscano, Sireethorn Leearamwat, Evelyn Namotovu, Harriotte Lane (©Shota Ise)

Crowned on November 12, 2019, Leearamwat was not able to crown her successor in 2020 due to COVID-19. This makes the Thai beauty queen the longest reigning Miss International titleholder.

Runner-up to Leearamwat was Andrea Toscano, 22, of Mexico. Evelyn Namatovu Karonde, 25, of Uganda, Alejandra Vengoechea, 23, of Colombia and Harriotte Lane, 20, of the United Kingdom were the respective second, third and fourth runners-up.

A total of 57 women have been confirmed to compete for the Miss International 2022 title. Here is the list of candidates:

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  1. Carolina Fernández Menacho, 23, Bolivia
  2. Isabella Oliveira, 23, Brazil
  3. Chea Charany, 26, Cambodia
  4. Tamara Jemuovic, 27, Canada
  5. Catalina Huenulao Olmos, 23, Chile
  6. María Alejandra Salazar Rojas, 23, Colombia
  7. Emma Tepaeru Kainuku-Walsh, 26, Cook Islands
  8. Mahyla Roth Benavides, 23, Costa Rica
  9. Maryline Kouadio, 18, Côte d’Ivoire
  10. Natálie Kočendová, 21, Czech Republic
  11. Celinee Santos Frias, 22, Dominican Republic
  12. Valeria Gutierrez Pinto, 22, Ecuador
  13. Genesis Fuentes, 26, El Salvador
  14. Victoria Kalu, 21, Equatorial Guinea
  15. Anna Markonņňah Merimää, 24, Finland
  16. Maya Albert, 24, France
  17. Jennifer Deku, 27, Ghana
  18. Melissa Bacri Jembut, 22, Guadeloupe
  19. Franky Lynn Aguon Hill, 22, Guam
  20. Gabriela Kristabel Irías Paz Morgan, 27, Honduras
  21. Rosemary Ling Wanwei, 23, Hong Kong
  22. Zoya Afroz, 26, India
  23. Ayu Saraswati, 24, Indonesia
  24. Chiho Terauchi, 27, Japan
  25. Cindy Isendi Mutsotso, 24, Kenya
  26. Dinelle Wong Jialat, 24, Macau
  27. Faratiana Randriamaro, 26, Madagascar
  28. Giselle Tay, 27, Malaysia
  29. Nicole Gumira Agius, 26, Malta
  30. Avakancut Memero, 24, Mauritius
  31. Yuridia Duran, 22, Mexico
  32. Erika Kazombaruru, 23, Namibia
  33. Sandhya Meghna Sharma, 27, Nepal
  34. Lydia Smit, 24, New Zealand
  35. Sherly Mantilele Casco, 27, Nicaragua
  36. Precious Ngaceng Obisoso, 25, Nigeria
  37. Savannah Lyn Relox Delos Santos, 27, Northern Marianas
  38. Valeria Estefanía Franceschi, 19, Panama
  39. Ariane Vanessa Maciel, 25, Paraguay
  40. Michelle López Ortega, 27, Peru
  41. Hannah Consencino Arnold, 26, Philippines
  42. Natalia Colón Figueroa, 25, Puerto Rico
  43. Ada-Maria Ileana Kribo, 24, Romania
  44. Kelly-Mary Anette, 24, Seychelles
  45. Viktória Podmanická, 18, Slovakia
  46. Ferini Dayal, 26, South Africa
  47. Akon Santino, South Sudan
  48. Julianna Ro, 27, Spain
  49. Ruechanok MeesangTavee, 27, Thailand
  50. Mona Ammar, 23, Tunisia
  51. Olya Shamrai, 24, Ukraine
  52. Evanjelin Francia Elchmanar, 21, United Kingdom
  53. Corrin Stellakis, 24, United States
  54. Betina Jantan Margni Villas, 23, Uruguay
  55. Nigina Fakhriddinova, 28, Uzbekistan
  56. Isbel Cristina Parra Santos, 27, Venezuela
  57. Phạm Ngọc Phương Anh, 23, Vietnam
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