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IN PHOTOS: Candidates of Miss Intercontinental 2018 beauty pageant

MANILA, Philippines – The candidates of the Miss Intercontinental 2018 competition introduced themselves to the media, on Thursday, January 10.

The Miss Intercontinental Japan organization brought the pageant to Manila as Japan is currently busy preparing for the 2020 Olympics.

More than 80 candidates, including the Philippines' Karen Gallman, will vie for the title, currently held by Veronica Salas of Mexico.

Karen, a 26-year-old Filipino-Australian won two special awards – Darling of the Press and Standout Beauty – during the presentation held at the Sofitel Hotel, Manila.

SPECIAL AWARDS. Karen Gallman wins two special awards given during the press presentation.

SPECIAL AWARDS. Karen Gallman wins two special awards given during the press presentation.

The ladies will compete in various pre-pageant events including the long gown and swimsuit competitiona. They will also wear Filipiniana made by the top Filipino designers.

Finals night will be on January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Africa

Egypt

 

Ethiopia

 

 

 

Kenya

 

Seychelles

South Africa

 

North and Central America continent

 

Antigua and Barbuda

 

Canada

 

Costa Rica

 

Cuba

 

Dominican Republic

 

Guatemala

 

Jamaica

 

Mexico

Panama

USA

 

Latin America

Argentina

 

Brazil

Colombia

 

Ecuador

 

Paraguay

 

Asia and Oceania

Australia

 

 

China

 

India

 

Indonesia

 

Japan

Kazakhstan

 

Korea

 

 

Laos

 

Malaysia

 

Maldives

 

Mongolia

 

Myanmar

 

New Zealand

 

Philippines

 

Sri Lanka

 

Thailand

 

Turkey

Vietnam

 

Europe

Belarus

 

 

Crimea

 

Czech Republic

 

England

Estonia

 

 

Finland

France

 

Georgia

Greece

 

Hungary

 

Italy

 

Lithuania

 

Malta

 

Moldova

 

Monaco

 

Netherlands

 

Poland

 

Portugal

 

Romania

 

Russia

Scotland

 

Slovak Republic

 

Sweden

Wales

 

 

Ukraine

 

– Rappler.com