As the title clarifies, the pageant features gaijins or foreigners in Japan - mostly Asian and of Japanese descent. The ladies for this year's batch came from Thailand, Philippines, India, Bangladesh , Vietnam and Kazakhstan.
It was no different from the beauty contests we all are familiar with - only that this time, there was one candidate that stood-out from everyone else. Ms. Kazakhstan (pics above) was the only caucasian in the group and the most poised. Most beautiful? I don't want to be accused of having a colonial perspective so I'd rather that the pictures be the judge.
But if the crowd reception was to be used as the gauge, she really was the overwhelming favorite to win the crown. She did.
Below were my other bets, at least for the runner-up slots, he he.