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Miss Intercontinental
The Nigeria Years

The Miss Africa International pageants were held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 1986 to 1992.  For some strange reason the winners were referred to as Miss Inter-Continental.

Here are a few articles which were unearthed from searches of newspaper archives.  There is not much information.  If any of you have additional material, I would be happy to include these here (be sure to state the sources & dates).  Please do NOT use information from Wikipedia and/or the official pageant site.

From Neil C. of the Bahamas:
The pageant was started because there was not much interest from Nigerian women in participating in beauty contests. It was hoped that an international pageant would encourage them, as well as promote pageants in Nigeria. The Bahamas Director was involved, because during the Miss Universe 1986 pageant he met a committee member from Nigeria who was there, even though there was no Miss Nigeria in the competition. They came up with the idea of an international pageant in Nigeria. The Bahamas chaperone was invited to Nigeria to help organize the pageant. All her expenses were paid for.

Information for Miss Africa International / Miss World Africa International / Miss Inter-Continental / Miss Intercontinental pageants of 1986 to 1992

1986 November 23
Lagos NGR
13 entries

Results
1  PUERTO RICO  Elizabeth Robison Latalladi (SF Universe '86, SF International '86)
2  GAMBIA  Rose Marie Eunson (Universe '86, World '86)
3  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
4  NIGERIA
5  CURACAO  Viennaline Natalie Cecile Arvelo (Universe '87)

Amigoe di Curacao :  1986 11 28
The First Runner-up of the Miss Curacao pageant, Viennaline Arvelo, finished as the fourth finalist in the Miss Africa World 1986 pageant on 23 November in Lagos, Nigeria. A total of twelve candidates participated. The winner was Elizabeth Robison of Puerto Rico. The other finalists were from the Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria.
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1987 12 02
Amigoe di Curacao published two advertisements promoting Joan Maynard's appearance that evening.
She is clearly identified as Miss Africa International in both.
The photograph was from when she placed third at the Miss Curacao pageant.

1987 November 22
Lagos NGR
24 entries

Results
1  CURACAO   Joan Maynard
2  PUERTO RICO  Laurie Tamara Simpson Rivera (Universe '87, winner International '87)
3  CANADA
4  BAHAMAS   Françcoise Monique Denise Newbold
5  NIGERIA  Omasan Tokurbo Buwa (Universe '88, World '88)

Amigoe di Curacao :  1987 11 30
Joan Marie Maynard, who finished in third place during the last Miss Curacao pageant, has become the winner of the Miss World Africa International in Kenya [NOTE: should be Nigeria]. There were participants from about 25 countries. Puerto Rico ended in second place, third was Canada, fourth the Bahamas and Nigeria finished fifth. Joan Maynard is sponsored by the Curacao company Tik Tak which financed her travel to Africa.

Amigoe di Curacao :  1987 12 03
Last night a reception was held at Naick's Place Discotheque for Joan Maynard who in Kenya [NOTE: should be Nigeria] was crowned Miss World Africa International over 23 other candidates.
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Amigoe di Curacao : 1988 11 11
Joan Maynard, chosen Miss Intercontinental last year in Lagos, departed to Nigeria at the invitation of the organizers of the Miss Intercontinental Pageant. She will be there on 4 December, for the election of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. The cost of this trip is fully borne by the inviting organization.
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1989 March 4
Lagos NGR
? entries

Results
1  NIGERIA  Bianca Odinaka Onoh (RESIGNED) (Universe '89, World '89)
2  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Brenda Marte Lajara (TOOK OVER TITLE) (World '90)
3  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  Candice Rudd

Among the remainder
BOLIVIA  Sonia Montero (International '88)
COLOMBIA  Maribel Judith Gutiérrez Tinoco (Universe '91)
COSTA RICA  Dafne Montiel Vega
GREECE  Agapi Fountoulaki
VENEZUELA  Nancy Elena García Amor
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1990 March 31
Lagos NGR
21 entries

Results
1  JAMAICA  Sandra Foster (SF Universe '89, 3rd RU World '91)
2  VENEZUELA  Carolina Durán Canal (SF All-Nations '90)
3  MEXICO  Brenda Yamile Jiménez Loya (won Miss Photogenic award)
4  PUERTO RICO  Elba Morales Borges (3rd RU Coffee '90)
5  COLOMBIA  Juliana Serrano

Remainder
ARGENTINA
AUSTRIA
CURACAO
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Elizabeth Brown
FRANCE
GAMBIA
GERMANY
INDIA (won Best National Costume award)
ITALY  Cristina Benini
MALAYSIA  Sazila Isa
MALTA
NIGERIA  Sabina Ifeoma Umeh (Universe '90)
U.S.S.R.  Yevgeniya Gogitidze
SINGAPORE
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
VENEZUELA

Kingston Gleaner :  1990 04 02
Sandra Foster, Miss Jamaica Universe 1989, did herself and her country proud on Saturday night when she won the Miss Inter Continental Beauty Pageant, held in Lagos, Nigeria. The Miss Inter Continental pageant is one the world's major international beauty pageants and is held annually. It is the largest beauty contest in Africa and features contestants from around the world. Many of the contestants are the same ones who represented their countries in the Miss Universe contest.

Kingston Gleaner : 1990 06 22
Sandra Foster will be l eaving Jamaica to be special guest of the Barbados Hotel and Tourist Association at their banquet, and thereafter to go on tour in Europe to promote the Miss Intercontinental Pageant.

Kingston Gleaner :  1990 11 06
Miss Intercontinental, Jamaica's Sandra Foster , returned to the island last week from Lagos, Nigeria, where she participated in a series of activities to mark the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Pageant's parent company.

While in Lagos Sandra also did promotional work for the Miss Intercontinental Beauty Pageant in which Jamaica's current representative Nicola McLaughlin (1st runner-up to Miss Jamaica Universe) will be participating in March 1991.

While in Nigeria Sandra was busily involved in Silverbird's 10th Anniversary activities, the highlight of which was a fashion show that featured a number of celebrities including Sandra, beauties from a number of countries and a parade of Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant winners since 1962.
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1991 March 23
Lagos NGR
25 entries

Winner : PUERTO RICO  Carmen Linda Díaz

Among the remainder
CURACAO  Semiah Faries
JAMAICA  Nicola Ann McLaughlin (Universe '91)
MALAYSIA  Sheela Haran
NIGERIA
POLAND  Joanna Michalska (said to have been in the Top 5)

New Straits Times :  1991 02 04
The first runner-up in the Miss Malaysia Universe, to be held Friday, will vie for the Miss Intercontinental Pageant 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria, next month.
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Amigoe di Curacao :  1991 03 07
Semiah Faries, who was the first finalist of the Miss Curacao pageant, is off to Lagos, Nigeria, to participate in the Miss International Pageant [NOTE: should be Miss Africa International or Miss Inter-Continental] of 23 March. It is the fourth time that a Curacaoan is participating in this event.

From Oleg P. of Russia:
I have an old regional interview with a beauty from Chelyabinsk about her participation in Miss Friendship '91, organized by the Miss Germany Association. The final was on May 12, 1991 in Bonn, Germany. The contestants were only from the USSR (Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moscow, Siberia) and Germany (regional beauty queens), the winner was Alyona Ivanovna from Moscow.
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1992
Lagos NGR
? entries

Results
1  PUERTO RICO
2  COLOMBIA
3  NIGERIA  Sandra Petgrave (Universe '92, World '92)

NOTE  A Miss Intercontinental 1992 pageant also took place in Germany



Miss Intercontinental 1992
1992

1  GERMANY  Suzanne Petry

This is the only information and picture regarding the Miss Intercontinental 1992 pageant
thanks to Azar Deyhim for the picture
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Miss Intercontinental 1993
1993 April
Dresden GER
15 participants

Results
1  GERMANY  Verona Feldbusch (Universe '93, Europe '93)
2  USA  Donna Celeste Weaver (Charm Int'l '90, Globe '91, winner World Miss University '91)
3  ITALY  Serena Haenan

Among the Top 7
FINLAND  Karoliina Kaijasilta

Remainder
ALBANIA
AUSTRALIA
BOLIVIA  Alejandra Urioste Cuéllar
CROATIA
FRANCE
HOLLAND
MEXICO
ORIENT
PHILIPPINES
POLAND
SINGAPORE  Angeline Yam Sok Fun
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Miss Intercontinental 1994
1994 April 15
Düsseldorf Hilton Hotel, Düsseldorf GER
22 participants

Results
1  USA  Kimberly Anne Byers (Coffee '96)
2  LUXEMBOURG  Nathalie Dos Santos (International '93, Universe '93)
3  HOLLAND  Esther Velthuisen

Among the unknown number of semi-finalists
MALAYSIA  Rachelle Ng Lai Fong   
SINGAPORE  Hayma Malini Yugendrani

Among the remainder (need 1 more)
BOLIVIA
BULGARIA
CROATIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY  Tanja Wild
ISRAEL
ORIENT
PACIFIC
PHILIPPINES
POLAND
SURINAME
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TAIWAN
TURKEY
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Miss Intercontinental 1995
1995 April 20
Grossdiskothek, Dresden GER
22 participants

Results
1  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  Melissa Cortez
2  PHILIPPINES  Maria Sovietskaya Laviano Bacud (1st RU Queen of Clubs Int'l '94)
3  GERMANY  Bianca Dauber

Top 5
4  ROMANIA  Beatrice Vornicu
5  CHINA  Liu Xiau Xia

Awards
Miss Congeniality  SINGAPORE
Best National Costume  MALAYSIA

Among the remainder (need 2 more)
ARUBA
AUSTRALIA  Nicole Gough
BRAZIL  Tatiane Possebon
COSTA RICA  Paula Marín Valerio (SF Queen of the Year '95)
CYPRUS
FRANCE  Anabelle Brisset
HOLLAND
JAMAICA
MALAYSIA  Frennie Hew Choi Wah
MONACO
NORWAY  Ann Vibeke Hoel
SINGAPORE  Veronica Tan
TAIWAN
TURKEY
USA
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Miss Intercontinental 1996
1996 April 16
Riverside Center, Trier GER
23 participants

Results
1  TAHITI  Timeri Baudry (World '95)
2  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Selines Méndez (Universe '98)
3  PARAGUAY  Claudia Rocío Melgarejo (International '96)
4  NORWAY  Thea Hogstad
5  USA  Kristi Pyles

Among the Top 10
FINLAND  Reetta Elovaara
GERMANY  Miriam Ruppert (Universe '96, Europe '96)

Awards
Miss Friendship  PHILIPPINES
Best in Evening Gown  TURKEY

Remainder
ALBANIA  Vilma Papajani
BOLIVIA  Gina Vaca Rivera
BRAZIL
CYPRUS  Lanet Nissiphorou
CZECH REPUBLIC  Jana Festova
ESTONIA
FRANCE
HUNGARY  Krisztina Danko
ISRAEL  Nathalie Buysmann
MACEDONIA  Amernis Woksici
MALAYSIA  Sasbatu Singh
PHILIPPINES  Faith Amigo
SINGAPORE  Juliana Nagdimin
SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Jana Slukova (International '95)
TAIWAN
TURKEY  Filiz Caglar
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Miss Intercontinental 1997
1997 April 7
Freiburg GER
32 participants

Results
1  INDIA  Lara Dutta (winner Universe '00)
2  PERU  Mónica Chacón de Vettori (World '96)
3  ARUBA  Afranina Henriquez (SF World '96)

Top 5
4  USA  Barbara Lynn "Barbie" Humes
5  SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Lenka Hustavova

Among the Top 10
FINLAND  Sanna Himberg
HONDURAS  Aurymir Coromoto Vicent Martínez
PUERTO RICO  Olga García Bonilla
SINGAPORE  Evelyn Choo Li Fang

Award
Best National Costume  TURKEY

Among the remainder (need 2 more)
AUSTRALIA  Cindy Richardson
BOLIVIA  Ana Raquel Rivera Zambrana (World '99)
BRAZIL  Fábia Haffermann
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS  Wizahira Depratt
COLOMBIA  Mitzu Plata Isaacs
COSTA RICA  Tatiana Bolaños Ugalde
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC  Katerina Kocuova
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
GERMANY  Sandra Suppa
GREAT BRITAIN  Kelly Hodson
GREECE  Katerina Topouzolou
GUATEMALA  Karla Hannelore Beteta Forkel (Universe '96)
HUNGARY  Andrea Hajdu
PANAMA  Angela Camargo
PARAGUAY  Salmi Aguero Esgaib
PHILIPPINES  Erlinda Madulara Mejia
ROMANIA
SPAIN  Cristina Urgel García
TURKEY  Senem Vardar
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Miss Intercontinental 1998
1998 April 23
Bad Lausick GER
23 participants

Results
1  BRAZIL  Janaína Vizeu Berenhauser Borba
2  PERU  Jessica Vanessa Tapia Guiulfo
3  GERMANY  Katharina Mainka (Universe '98)

NOTE No data available regarding other finalists and semi-finalists

Awards
Miss Friendship  GIBRALTAR
Miss Photogenic  COLOMBIA
Best National Costume  PANAMA
Best In Evening Gown  TURKEY

Among the remainder (need 2 more)
AUSTRALIA
BOLIVIA  Claudia Etmüller Spinatto (World '01)
COLOMBIA  Sandra Patricia Londoño Jiménez
GIBRALTAR  Liana Vinet
INDIA  Tora Khasgir
ISRAEL
MACEDONIA
MALAYSIA  Linda Liew
MALTA  Nadienne Muscat Magri
NORWAY  Anne Mette Tveiten
PANAMA  Mildred de Carmen Kincaid Adames
PHILIPPINES  Rosario Canaveral Gonzalez
POLAND  Roksana Jonek (World '97)
SINGAPORE  Carolyn Lum Foong Meng
SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Alena Lackovicova
SOUTH AFRICA  Manuela Incendiario
TURKEY  Seda Akdam
USA  Angela Hartin
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Miss Intercontinental 1999
1999 April 22
Playa Discotheque, Bochum GER
24 participants

Results
1  TURKEY  Mine Erbaykent
2  PUERTO RICO  Miredys Peguero Vega
3  URUGUAY  Verónica González (Universe '99)

Top 5
4  GERMANY  Diana Drubig (Universe '99)
5  SOUTH AFRICA  Jacinda Louw

Top 10
AUSTRALIA  Lee-Anne Wright
HUNGARY  Zsuzsanna Beres
INDIA  Anchal Kumar
SLOVAK REPUBLIC  Adriana Korbelova
YUGOSLAVIA  Jelena Gavrilovic

Awards
Miss Congeniality  SINGAPORE
Best National Costume  SOUTH AFRICA
Best in Evening Gown  YUGOSLAVIA
Best in Swimsuit  AUSTRALIA
Miss Internet  1) PUERTO RICO, 2) CANADA, 3) SERBIA

Remainder
BOLIVIA  Juliana Koehler
BRAZIL  Alessandra Santos Correa
CANADA  Caroline Frolic
COLOMBIA  Dianne Astrid Pichón Hernández
ESTONIA  Katrin Sillamets
FINLAND  Anna Kumpulainen
LATVIA  Liga Graudumniece (World '97)
MALTA  Ingrid Saliba
PANAMA  Nilka Vaca
PARAGUAY  Marta Concepción Rodríguez Portillo
SERBIA  Jasna Grabovac
SINGAPORE  Bernardine de Britto
UKRAINE  Nataliya Taranova
USA  Kirstin Anne Cook (International '00)


 
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