The Miss World Japan is now under a new franchise holder, Koo International Co.,Ltd. This is the very first year that a separate Miss World Japan will be chosen after the International Culture Association, organizer of Miss International, lost their license to send Japanese representative to Miss World in late 2012. So, Koo International Co.,Ltd. is managing this year’s pageant, and will be in-charge for the selection of Miss World Japan 2013 to the international competition in Indonesia this September.
From more than 6,500 applicants to become a finalist at Miss World Japan, just 20 passed the two screening tests. However, there are only 19 finalists on the Miss World Japan website. The 20th has probably backed out. They are: Kaori Ikemoto, Maki Ishizuka, Mai Itagaki, Maiko Inada, Yuri Uchida, Asuka Udono, Hikaru Kawai, Mai Kuramochi, Mariko Kuroshima, Tomomi Kondo, Emiri Shimizu, Iori Tazaki, Michiko Tanaka, Sakura Numata, Ruri Nomura, VANRI, Kiyomi Morita, Minako Yamada, Mayumi Yourou.
Let’s wait and see who will be crowned Miss World Japan 2013 by the outgoing queen Miss World Japan 2012 Nozomi Igarashi.
In order to secure a large following, the Miss World Japan management decided to use the internet fan vote to partly determine who shall be chosen as the winner. This is not just about the beauty of the face and body, so not only these online votes but also the personal interview scores will determine the winners.
However, the internet vote factor is very important because the winner will represent the organization. Voting ended on July 18th and the results will be announced soon.
Photos and information of some Miss World Japan 2013 Finalists:
Yuri Uchida, Miss World Japan 2013 Finalist. She was a Miss Universe Japan 2013 finalist. Yuri is 23 years old and stands 1.71 m.
Tanaka Michiko, Miss World Japan 2013 Finalist.
Michiko Tanaka, Miss World Japan 2013 Finalist. Michiko was the 2nd runner-up at miss Universe Japan 2011
Kaori Ikemoto, Miss World Japan 2013 Finalist. Kaori is a student in Los Angeles, she can speak English and Korean.
Hikaru Kawai, Miss World Japan 2013 Finalist. This is the photo of Hikaru Kawai during the Triumph Image Girl 2011 Japan competition.
Emiri Shimizu, Miss World Japan 2013 Finalist. She was a Miss Universe Japan 2012 finalist