Road to Miss Italia 2013

The finale of Miss Italia 2013 beauty pageant will be held in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany in September 2013. 19-year-old Sicilian Giusy Buscemi, Miss Italia 2012, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant.

Giusy Buscemi, Miss Italia 2012, will crown her successor at the end of the event

Giusy Buscemi, Miss Italia 2012, will crown her successor at the end of the event

Last year, the organizers of the pageant stirred controversies by banning bikinis competition in the pageant, saying the move would ‘add a sober element’ to the contest and that ‘interior beauty as well as exterior beauty’ was important. Pageant organiser Patrizia Mirigliani said: ‘With this type of costume we will be returning to the classical beauty of the 1950’s, the era of female legends who we still admire and respect even today. The costumes will really highlight feminine beauty and for next years competition I am already thinking of environmentally friendly outfits so the girls will do their bit for the environment.’

Other rules for the contest include no tattoos or body piercings, while women who have had plastic surgery are barred from entering.

Miss Italia 2013 contestants:
Miss Dell’Anno 2013 Carlotta Graverini: Crowned on live tv show “L’anno che Verrà” on RAI 1, 19 years old Carlotta Graverini advances straight to Miss ITALIA finals on September!

Miss Dell'Anno 2013 Carlotta Graverini

Miss Dell’Anno 2013 Carlotta Graverini

About Miss Italia pageant:
The forerunner of Miss Italia was “Miss Sorriso” (Miss Smile) started in 1939 by Dino Villani, and sponsored by a brand of toothpaste. Contestants were judged by their photographs rather than competing on a runway.

After a break during World War II, the contest resumed in 1946 and adopted the present-day name of Miss Italia. It was held in Stresa, which had managed to maintain its hotel infrastructure despite the war. The venue then changed several times before it was established that Salsomaggiore Terme would be the permanent, annual host to the pageant.
Besides the title of “Miss Italia”, during the pageant other consolation prizes are also awarded, including “Miss Elegance” and “Miss Cinema”. In 1991 a separate pageant was instituted, called “Miss Italia Nel Mondo”, a competition for Italian women living abroad.

Miss Italia will no longer be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, for economic reasons. This was announced in April 2011 and a long list of cities have expressed interest in hosting the pageant. Cities include Sanremo, Rome, Fiuggi, Taormina and many more. It was officially announced that Miss Italia 2011 will be held in Montecatini Terme. Milly Carlucci will not return as host of the pageant. Fabrizio Frizzi has replaced her for Miss Italia 2011.

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