Maria Fernanda Cornejo, 22 year old model, won Ecuador’s first ever Miss International crown in a grand and glittering night in Chengdu, China on Saturday night. Venezuela’s Jessica Barboza ended first runner-up and Mongolia’s Tugsuu Idersaikhan finished second runner-up. Completing the final five were Puerto Rico and Panama, respectively.
Semi-finalists were delegates from Brazil, Netherlands, Latvia, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Lebanon, Sweden, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago.
Special Awards given were the following:
Miss Friendship – Mexico and Hawaii
Miss Talent – China
Miss Photogenic – Venezuela
Miss Internet (Most Popular Girl in the Internet) – Philippines
Miss Panda Angel – Latvia
Miss Active – Puerto Rico
Miss Expressive – Zimbabwe
Miss Stature (Best Body Awardee) – Ecuador
Miss Elegant – Russia
Best in National Costume – Thailand