Philippine bet Kylie Verzosa wins 2016 Miss International title

Contestants from Australia and Indonesia finished first and second runners-up, respectively.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 28, 2016 9:32 pm
Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa, centre, waves with first runner-up Miss Australia Alexandra Britton, left, and second runner-up Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang after being crowned 2016 Miss International during the final of the beauty pageant in Tokyo. (Source: AP) Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa, centre, waves with first runner-up Miss Australia Alexandra Britton, left, and second runner-up Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang after being crowned 2016 Miss International during the final of the beauty pageant in Tokyo. (Source: AP)

Philippine bet Kylie Verzosa won the 2016 Miss International title in the coronation held at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan on October 27. After the announcement of the top 15 finalists, Verzosa said in her speech that should she win the title, she would want to focus on cultural and international understanding.

“If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is in developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference and appreciate diversity,” she said.

After she won the crown Versoza thanked all who supported her throughout her journey in her speech.

“I cannot believe this moment right now, and I am ecstatic and happy. Thank you so much to my family, to the Philippines, to everyone who supported me. I did not go through this journey alone, but I had a lot of help from the people who love me. I deeply appreciate this. This moment has only happened in my dreams. Thank you so much, Japan. Thank you, Miss International,” she said.

Meanwhile, contestants from Australia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and United States finished first, second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Miss Nicaragua won the during the national costume round, while Miss Indonesia got the Miss Best Dresser award. The Miss Perfect Body award went to Miss Moldova. The candidates who made the Top 15 were Finland, Mexico, Japan, El Salvador, Canada, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Russia, Thailand and Poland.

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