The Japan-based Miss International pageant announced on Tuesday, August 31, that it has decided to cancel its 2021 edition, citing “health and safety issues” and “the ongoing global impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The 2021 pageant was supposed to be held in fall 2021.
“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. We humbly ask for your understanding in light of this unusual circumstance which is beyond our control,” Akemi Shimomura, the organization’s International Cultural Association chair, said in a statement posted on the pageant’s official Facebook page.
The 60th Miss International Beauty Pageant will be held in the fall of 2022.
The last edition of the Miss International pageant was held in 2019. The title is currently held by the winner of the 2019 pageant, Sireethorn Leearamwat of Thailand. – Rappler.com