Inanunsyo ng Miss International Organization sa kanilang official facebook page nitong Martes, August 31, ang opisyal na pagkakansela sa Miss International competition ngayong taon.
Dahil sa patuloy na krisis dala ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, napagpasyahan ng organisasyon na kanselahin na ang prestihiyusong pageant.
“Taking into consideration the health and safety issues, as well as the ongoing global impact caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have come to a conclusion to cancel this year’s Miss International 2021 pageant, which was originally scheduled to be held this fall,” pahayag ni Miss International Chairman Akemi Shimomura.
“We would like to express our deepest regret especially to the participants from all over the world, and to all those who have been supporting our event every year. We humbly ask for your understanding in light of this unusual circumstance which is beyond our control,” dagdag ng Japan-based beauty pageant.
Samantala, siniguro ng Miss International na patuloy nitong itataguyod ang slogan ng organisasyon na “Cheer All Women” at maging ang legacy ng pageant.
“Rest assured that through our slogan “Cheer All Women” we are still committed on pursuing our goal of supporting all women, and continuing with the legacy of this beauty pageant, which is to promote “friendship and goodwill with other countries in the world” and the “realization of world peace through international exchange.””
Si Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold, ang sana’y kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa nasabing kompetisyon.