Miss Italia broadens its horizons
Miss Italy in the world was a beauty contest that each year elected a girl of Italian origin residing in other countries of the world. It has been held since 1990 until 2012. The last year the formula was changed and this time the competitors were foreign girls residing in Italy for at least a year.
Conceived by Enzo Mirigliani in 1990, until 2003, the event was held in September, a week before the Miss Italia contest was broadcast. Since 2004, to avoid overlapping with the main competition, the event has been moved to June and from 2011 to July. In recent years, the competition leaves the location of the Berzieri Terme in Salsomaggiore Terme to land first at the Palazzo del Turismo in Jesolo and then at the Lungomare Falcomatà in Reggio Calabria. Finally, in 2012 the competition took place concurrently with Miss Italy, in September, from Montecatini Terme.
The nation that counted the most winners was Brazil, followed by Switzerland and Venezuela. The last edition was won by Aylen Nail Maranges from Argentina. The competition took place in Montecatini Terme and was conducted by Fabrizio Frizi under the artistic direction of Patrizia Mirigliani who had long since replaced her father.