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Miss Asia Quest (1968-1983)
Miss Asia Pacific Quest (1984-2004)
Miss Asia Pacific International (2005)

In 1968, a group of Filipino entrepreneurs led by Leandro "Biboy" Enriquez founded the Miss Asia Quest Inc., a non profit organization whose main objective was to promote peace and goodwill and enhance trade and tourism among the participating nations.  The formal search for Miss Asia began with the selection of the Philippine representative known as Mutya ng Pilipinas and the crowning of Miss Asia in December 1968.

From 1968 to 1983 this pageant was called Miss Asia Quest, open to all nations in Asia and Oceania.   It was held annually in the Philippines, except for 1981 & 1982 in Malaysia.  In 1984, when the pageant was held in New Zealand, the title was changed to Miss Asia Pacific Quest after the inclusion of entries from Central and South America, including the U.S.A. and Canada, whose borders touched the Pacific Ocean.  It was held in Hong Kong in 1985 to 1989 before returning to the Philippines.

In 2005 China hosted the pageant, renamed Miss Asia Pacific International with the participation of countries from all over the world.  It has not been held since.

Sincere appreciation to these contributors: Anuar bin Othman, Cecilio Gentapa, David Aizik, Ennis Bergman, Eve Tam Chuck-Yan, Leanne Sorby, Maddy Sharma & Orland Michael Yumang,  If anyone has been unintentionally overlooked, please inform the webmaster.

 

year entries winner Miss Friendship Miss Photogenic Best National Costume Evening Gown Swimsuit
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
14
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14
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Taiwan
Korea
India
Guam
Australia
India
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Singapore
Indonesia
Thailand
Turkey
Guam
Guam
Indonesia
Thailand
Thailand
Guam
Hong Kong
Thailand
Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Australia
Malaysia
India
Malaysia
?
Singapore
Guam
Indonesia
Korea
Korea
Thailand
Malaysia





Korea
Vietnam
Korea
Papua New Guinea
Korea
India
Malaysia
   
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
16
16
14
14
19
31
32
30
32
31
Australia
Sri Lanka
Philippines
Philippines
Turkey
Israel
New Zealand
Panama
Thailand
Philippines
Papua New Guinea
Australia
?
Guam
Canada
Guam
Hong Kong
Mexico
Fiji
Fiji
Singapore
Hawaii
Singapore
Israel
Turkey
Ecuador
Hong Kong
Korea
Panama
Chile
Malaysia
Korea
Hong Kong
Papua New Guinea
?
Costa Rica
Hong Kong
Mexico
Thailand
Hong Kong



Australia
?
Korea
Hawaii
Hong Kong
Mexico
Hong Kong



Philippines
?
Israel
Israel
U.S.A.
Israel
Australia
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
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-
24
23
26
27
27
25
25
25
(not held)
(not held)
Israel
Philippines
Peru
Korea
Costa Rica
Thailand
Costa Rica
Colombia


Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Guam
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
Philippines
Philippines
Panama


Canada
Philippines
Turkey
Philippines
Costa Rica
Philippines
Costa Rica
Philippines


Mexico
Korea
Korea
Colombia
Russia
El Salvador
Peru
Panama


Thailand
India
Mexico
India
Korea
India
Costa Rica
Taiwan


Australia
Tahiti
Peru
Turkey
Costa Rica
Australia
Costa Rica
Russia
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
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19
25
25
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52
India
Peru
Korea
Russia
(not held)
Costa Rica / Russia
Australia
Sri Lanka
Korea
India

Afghanistan
Singapore
Japan
Korea
Peru

China
Korea
Mexico
Peru
Korea

Costa Rica
Philippines
Peru
Turkey
Russia

Philippines
Panama
Mexico
Russia
Russia

Costa Rica