Before the candidates left for Niigata from Tokyo, they were assigned numbers to make sure that every girl is accounted for.
The numbers can be seen pinned to their sash. These numbers are handed to the girls on the basis of alphabetical order of country names.
Philippines’ Ahtisa Manalo recieved “58” as Philippines is alphabetically the 58th country participating in the pageant.
Coincidentally, Miss International is celebrating it’s 58th pageant so far.
So tell us: is this just coincidence or a sign of things to come?
We sure hope it’s the latter.