Fort Lewis graduate crowned Miss U.S. International, heads to Tokyo

A Fort Lewis College graduate is headed to Tokyo this fall for a chance to be crowned Miss International and win up to $20,000.

Andrea Neu, 22, beat 39 other beauty pageant contestants to be named the 2013 Miss U.S. International winner Sunday night in Kissimmee, Fla.

Miss International is one of the four largest international beauty pageants in the world and was created in 1960. Its goal is to promote world peace, goodwill and understanding, according to a FLC news release.

The last time someone from the United States won the title was in 1982, according to the Miss International website.

Herald Staff