Katarina Rodriguez vies for Miss Intercontinental 2017

Katarina Rodriguez, our current Binibining Pilipinas -Intercontinental 2017,  recently left the country for Egypt to represent us in the annual Miss Intercontinental 2017 pageant.  The pageant will be held from January 10 to 25 at the Sunrise Select Crystal Bay, Hurghada, Egypt. An early pre-arrival internet voting has also started and the candidate with highest vote is guaranteed a semi-final slot.

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Katarina Sonja Rodriguez placed as one of the runners-up on Asia’s Next Top Model season 2. She is a graduate of Business Management and Philosophy from De La Salle University before winning the title.

Miss Intercontinental 2017 

Miss Intercontinental
Miss Intercontinental

The internationally-recognized MISS INTERCONTINENTAL Pageant 2017 edition marks  its 46th anniversary. The pageant began in 1971 as concurrent tourism event on the island of Aruba. Starting as Teen Pageant, it became directly an annual event after it attracted strong television ratings following its debut in Oranjestad, Aruba. End of the 70´s the Pageant moved abroad to many other exotic places.

Miss Intercontinental Pageant venue

Some past MISS INTERCONTINENTAL Pageant sites include Cartagena, Colombia; Berlin, Germany; Huangshan, China; Mahe, Seychelles Islands; Minsk, Belarus and Nassau, the Bahamas. The Miss Intercontinental has become the United Nations of glamour and beauty, well-known as showcase for the world´s most poised, stunning women. The pageant started in 1971 as a promotional event for the tourism in Aruba. Thirty-five women, dressed in red one-piece bathing suits, vied for the crown that day in Oranjestad, Aruba. During the two weeks leading up to the big competition, they experienced the most wonderful beaches, the exquisite food and real jet set life.

This year the pageant was rescheduled from late December 2017 to the middle of January 2018.

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How to Vote

Each of the contestants’ profile were posted last December at the voting site:

1.) Unlimited number of votes can be cast by online voters from around the world.

2.) Deadline will be until midnight of January 23, 2018  (IST – Indian Standard Time). Philippine Standard Time is 2.5 hours ahead of IST.

3.) Winner will be the “The Great Pageant Community (TGPC) People Choice Winner”

4.) The winner of the online vote will be automatic in the semi-finalist

5.) Visit the Great Pageant Community  in order for you to cast your votes.

6.) The poll for top 10 girls will only run for 48 hours and end by 23rd January Midnight [Indian Standard Time] and the name of the winner shall be handed over to the Miss Intercontinental organizer. She will be declared during the finale and get the direct entry in Top 15..

Currently, Miss Vietnam leads the unofficial and partial counts of the votes: Please visit this link for the latest voting results: https://thegreatpageantcommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Poll-Results.png

 

 

Rence Chan

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