2016 Okinawa beauty queens: Okuhama, Morita and Shinzato selected
November9, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
An event to crown the 2016 Miss Okinawa was held hosted by the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) on November 8 at Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan.
Anna Okuhama, 23-year-old vocational school student from Ginowan, won Miss Sky Blue, Kumiko Morita, 22-year-old travel company employee was awarded Miss Cobalt Blue and Yuka Shinzato, 27-year-old advertising agency employee, became Miss Clean Green Gracious.
The three beauty queens will take part in events to promote Okinawan tourism from January next year.
Okuhama said with a smile, “I felt a heavy responsibility to carry out my mission when I was crowned with the tiara.”
“I would like to promote the charming aspects of Okinawa to tourists using the experience and knowledge that I have acquired through working at a travel company,” Morita said.
Shinzato said, “I am looking forward to serving in my role as Miss Okinawa and hope to attract many tourists here.”
(English translation by T&CT)
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