The Top 15 contestants of the 2012 Miss International Beauty Pageant delivered their speeches tackling about what it is to be crowned one. Majority of the contestants talked about peace, love, unity, and women’s rights. Among the standouts were Miss Namibia and Philippines.
Nicole Schmitz received a resounding applause after she delivered her speech which talked of globalization and multicultural diversity.
“Peace, love, unity, these 3 words are the Miss International pageant. Having spent the past 3 weeks in Okinawa, I have witnessed the special connection it has with the world. Globalization and multi cultural diversity can exist. We can be uniquely global and globally unique. This is my mission. I want people to appreciate that we not only belong to local communities but world at large. By this understanding we can contribute to global goals. I am standing here in front of you open to offer my heritage and myself, as a strong compassionate responsible and independent woman in this quest for global harmony. And I can stand here proudly and consider myself an international citizen.”
Watch her speech below:
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