Miss International pageant cancels 2020 competition

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MAKATI CITY, Philippines—The Miss International pageant, one of the most enduring global beauty competitions in the world, will no longer hold its 2020 competition amid the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Insiders privy to the development said the International Cultural Association (ICA) in Tokyo, Japan, which organizes the annual beauty pageant, has decided to cancel the 2020 contest, its 60th-anniversary edition, which was originally scheduled on October 29.

The ICA said it will instead stage the next competition in 2021 after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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