Sri Lanka is set to host the Miss Intercontinental pageant on October 16, 2016.
This is the first time that a reputed global pageant is being held in Sri Lanka and the first time in twenty years that a major pageant will be held in South Asia.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of this Miss Intercontinental pageant, the pageant is themed The Fairy Tale.
Over 70 national beauty organisations associated with the pageant worldwide, and over 60 countries, will be in Sri Lanka for this years pageant.
The crown named “Oriental Holy Water” is worth over 360 000 US dollars.
Valentina Rasulova from Russia was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2015. A media briefing was held in Colombo on Thursday to create awareness on this international pageant.