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A panel of distinguished judges chose Miss Virginia, Paula Chea, as Miss Intercontinental United States on July 24, 2016. The new Miss Intercontinental United States 2016 was presented her crown and title by the outgoing Miss Intercontinental United States 2015 and reigning Miss Intercontinental North America, Brianne Bailey of Weston, Florida.


Paula Chea, a 20 year old from Richmond, Virginia is a student currently attending Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Biology with a track in Pre-med. During the past 17 years of her life, she became a professional Cambodian ballet dancer, a black belt martial artist in TaeKwonDo, and an avid pianist. As the current Miss Intercontinental US, she will do her best to raise awareness for the Children's Miracle Network through charity and fundraising events across the nation. She has worked with children all her life and have seen the struggles of them unable to receive treatments, and she believe that every child should obtain the best healthcare they deserve. She will proudly wear her sash and crown with a purpose to give back to the community, empower young women to be her own unique self, understanding the motto of the organization: CROWN WITH A PURPOSE”.


Paula will go on to compete internationally for the world title of Miss Intercontinental World at the 45th annual competition in Sri Lanka this coming October. The long and distinguished history of the Miss Intercontinental Pageant began in Aruba in 1971 and has continued to be one of the most prestigious crowns in the world. Paula is supported by Nu Tainment Charities Incorporated ( which is raising funds to help her with her trip.


Final Results:


Winner: Miss Virginia, Paula Chea


First Runner Up: Miss Idaho, Olive Mbulambo, will assume the duties of Miss Intercontinental United States 2016 if the titleholder is named Miss Intercontinental 2016 or if for some reason cannot fulfill her duties.


Second Runner Up: Miss District of Columbia, Mizer Gessese


Other Award Winners


MISS CONGENIALITY Award: Miss Idaho, Olive Mbulambo. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the contestants’ peers, who voted for the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant.


BEST INTERVIEW: Miss Idaho, Olive Mbulambo


BEST SWIMWEAR: Miss Idaho, Olive Mbulambo


BEST EVENING GOWN: Miss Virginia, Paula Chea


BEST ON STAGE QUESTION: Miss Virginia, Paula Chea



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Miss Intercontinental United States is produced and directed by Nu Tainment, LLC., under a franchise with the Miss Intercontinental Organization (MIO), an International Organization in over 120 countries. The MIO produces the Miss Intercontinental World Beauty Pageant, Mister Intercontinental and Top Model of the World Pageant while working with governments, industries, and private enterprises to promote business and tourism.


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My name is Brianne Bailey and I am a student currently on a scholarship at Nova Southeastern University for Communication Studies and Theater.  I have been learning American Sign Language for five years and taught at an afterschool program for deaf children for two years.  I am an avid advocate for suicide prevention.  I have cofounded a program that helps middle and high schoolers deal with depression, catch the signs of depression, and would also provide grief counseling to those affected by suicide, etc.  Suicide is a 100% preventable issue and yet it is still such a rampant problem.  I have personally been affected by suicide and don’t want anyone else to go through what I have.  That is why I am so honored to be your Miss Intercontinental United States!  This organization promotes using your crown for a purpose and I will utilize the opportunity I have been given.  I plan to promote and expand my program throughout Middle and High schools across America and represent the United States to the best of my ability at the International competition!  Thank you all for your support and remember that every day is a second chance, make the best of it!

Brianne Bailey Flordia


Mallory Miller


1st runner-up

Elizabeth Nunez


2nd runner-up

Laetitia Hua


3rd runner-up

Lily Teklu


4th runner-up

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