MISS INDIEN OCEAN
Bibi, Sandra et Natacha - Miss Ocean Indian winners - Les miss de l'océan Indien
On Friday, June 3, 2011, at Saint Denis Wilson Salon, the first edition of the
competition for Miss Indian Ocean 2011 was held. The event was
presented by Omar Evenementiel. The organizers of this event were aiming to highlight:
"the exotic beauty of the islands of women and cultural secrets they contain."
Denis Wilson Salon
EMILIE "and" NATASHA "represented Madagascar
Some rather good posters advertising the event
ABOUT SAINT DENIS
Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of
Paris, France. It is located 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from the centre of Paris. Saint-Denis is a subprefecture (French: sous-préfecture) of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, being the seat of the arrondissement of Saint-Denis.
Saint Denis (also called Dionysius, Dennis, or Denys) is a Christian martyr and saint. In the third century, he was Bishop of Paris.
THE INDIAN OCEAN COMMISSION
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is an intergovernmental organization that was created in 1982 at Port Louis, Mauritius and institutionalized in 1984 by the Victoria Agreement in Seychelles. The IOC is composed of five African Indian Ocean nations: Comoros, Réunion (a department of France), Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. Notwithstanding their different characteristics (Reunion as a French department; Mauritius and Seychelles as Middle-Income Countries whereas Comoros and Madagascar are amongst the Least-Developed Countries), the five islands share geographic proximity, historical and demographic relationships, natural resources and common development issues.
MISS INDIA - has been participating in the Miss Universe pageant since 1952, starting with Indrani Rehman and in the Miss World pageant since 1959, starting with Fleur Ezekiel. Historically, the Femina Miss India pageant sent the winner of the pageant to the Miss Universe pageant and a runner up to Miss Asia Pacific pageant and on some occasions the 2nd runner up used to represent India at International Teen Princess contest, whereas Eve's Weekly, a rival women's publication sent the winner of its Miss India contest to Miss World and Miss International.
In the 1970s, Femina acquired the rights to send a representative to Miss World as well, and started to send the winner to Miss Universe and the runner-up to the Miss World contest. Later in 1991, Femina Miss India also acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss International pageant. In 1994, following India's historic dual wins at both Miss Universe and Miss World, the custom of crowning a single winner was discontinued. Instead, the top three placers were designated a winners with equal visibility, equal prizes and responsibilities, and were crowned as Femina Miss India-Universe, Femina Miss India-World, and Femina Miss India-International or on some occasions the third winner represented India at Miss Asia Pacific and was crowned as Femina Miss India-Asia Pacific and a finalist was sent to Miss International.
In 2002, the third title was changed to Femina Miss India-Earth, to designate India's representation at the newly launched Miss Earth pageant, focused on the cause of environmental advocacy and a finalist was sent to Miss International. From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners were selected going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth. In 2010, Femina Miss India decided to stop sending representatives to the Miss Universe pageant entirely, choosing instead to send a crowned winner to Miss International.
Miss India or Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant in
India that annually selects representatives to compete in
Miss World and other international pageants. It is organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (also known as The Times Group).
The reigning Femina Miss India winners are Aditi Arya, Aafreen Vaz and Vartika Singh.
Many such contests are now used to highlight ocean pollution issues.
LINKS & REFERENCE
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