Model crowned
12th Miss Tourism International

Miss Tourism International 2008 newly crowned Manasvi Mamgai of India (center). (From Left) Miss Tourism Global Ananya Chinsangchai of Thailand, Miss Tourism Queen of The Year International Cibele Franczak of Brazil.  (From Right) Miss Cosmopolitan International 2008 Ruby Wong of Hong Kong, Miss Tourism Metropolitan International  Alma Mulalic of Bosnia Herzegovina.
Photo by KF Chow

1st January, Petaling Jaya – 43 tourism international delegates from countries around the world join together in a dazzling display of personality, cultural and tourism in their quest crowning of 5 international titles in the 12th Miss Tourism International 2008 World Final, which was held at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa recently.

The pageant's theme this year was "Green the Earth" aimed at helping to create awareness in view of growing concerns about global warming and climate change and also to celebrate green cause.

At the event, model lass from India, Manasvi Mamgai was emerged as Miss Tourism International 2008. The 21 years old delegate like dancing and singing was also named Miss Popularity subsidiary title. Brazil delegate Cibele Franczak, 25 was choose Tourism Queen of the Year International 2008. Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2008 title went to Alma Mulalic, 19, an accounting student from Bosnia of Herzegovina. She was also named Miss Elegance subsidiary title. Miss Tourism Global 2008 title went to Ananya Chinsangchai, 20, from Thailand. The 20 years old student was also named Miss Trendsetter subsidiary title. Hong Kong delegate Ruby Wong, was named Miss Cosmopolitan International 2008. The 5 international titles winner walked away with cash, sash, crown, trophy, batik wear, cosmetic set and cash voucher by sponsors.

Judges for the 12th Miss Tourism International 2008 World Final were violinist Joanne Yeoh, celebrity Elaine Kang, supermodel Carmen Khor, celebrity Sara Loo, protocol and image consultant YM Dato' Paduka Toh Puan Seri Diraja Noor Aini Abdullah, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa General Manager Mr. Jean Jacques Kiefer and Deputy Director-General of RTM Dato' Adilah Shek Omar.

Coronation Night is the biggest ,most prestigious and unique that it is the only annual New Year's Eve World Final pageant in the world. Firstly host since 1994, the president and franchise owner, Miss Tourism International Datuk Danny Ooi said the event proven to be special and significant one as international delegates are having sweet memories during stay and they are taking good experience to their homeland, sharing and promoting Malaysia in tourism map around the world.

Other subsidiary titles were; Miss Body Beautiful (Martina Besikova of Czech Republic), Miss Charm (Ioana Mosneagu of Romania), Miss Glamour (Giselle Elizabeth Riveros Diarte of Paraguay), Miss Radiance (Ankica Kovacevic of Cyprus), Miss Crowning Glory (Zhang Jia Nan of China), Miss Personality (Kristine Dzidziguri of Georgia), Miss Youthful (Albertina Fransisca Mailoa of Indonesia), Miss Eco Friendly (Benita Schmitz of Germany), Miss Fitness (Janine Allen Robertson of United Kingdom), Miss Gorgeous (Johana Riva Garabetian of Uruguay), Miss Photogenic (Albertina Fransisca Mailoa of Indonesia), Best in Talent (Angela Ching of Malaysia), Miss Friendship (Angela Ching of Malaysia), Best in National Costume (Shin Suna of Korea).

Miss Tourism International titles winner and delegates also joined the others in a special 15-second countdown event to welcome a brand new year.


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