Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa was crowned as this year's Miss International at the Tokyo Dome Hall in Japan! The Bb. Pilipinas-International title holder bested 69 other candidates including Miss Australia (1st runner-up), Miss Indonesia (2nd runner-up), Miss Nicaragua (3rd runner-up), and Miss USA (4th runner-up)!
After her coronation, the new Miss International 2016 gave a speech saying, "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."
Among those who congratulated her on Twitter were Senator Bam Aquino and designer Rajo Laurel.
Before the coronation night, Kylie was able to spend time with our kababayan in Japan including President Rodrigo Duterte who was also in the country for a state visit!
She's the sixth Filipina to win the title following the likes of Melanie Marquez, Precious Lara Quigaman, and Bea Rose Santiago. Congratulations Kylie!
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