Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Miss Philippines wins Miss International 2013

5th Time Lucky: An ecstatic Miss Philippines is crowned by Miss International 2008 while some of the other delegates look on. (We can see that Misses Poland and Canada are excited for her but we wonder what's going on in Haiti's mind?)
 23 year old Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Philippines, was crowned Miss International 2013 in Tokyo earlier tonight. The 1.79m stunner was a crowd favorite and by defeating 66 other delegates, she became her country's fifth Miss International.

Santiago succeeds Ikumi Yoshimato who was barred from attending the event due the news that broke this month that she is pursuing legal action against a prominent Japanese businessman. Yoshimato claims the business man stalked her and threatened her life after she refused to sign with his talent agency.
Bea Rose Santiago from the Philippines is Miss International 2013
The first runner-up was pageant veteran, Nathalie den Dekker, Miss Netherlands, while Miss New Zealand, Casey Radley, finished in third place. The top 5 were completed by the delegates from Hungary and Colombia.
Dutch Pride: Miss Netherlands was named first runner-up
The top 15 were completed by Misses Gibraltar, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, USA, Lithuania, Iceland, Russia, Thailand, and Spain. As usual in Japan, the African ladies were ignored and no black delegates made it to the top 15.
KIWI JOY: Miss New Zealand, Casey Radley, was named the second runner-up
 Miss Lithuania was named Miss Photogenic while New Zealand also won Miss Friendship. Aruba was announced as Miss National Costume and Miss Macau took home the Miss Internet title.

1 comment:

  1. I find it interesting that of the five biggest pageants in the world, the Philippines won Miss World, Miss Supranational, and now Miss International. Also Philippines placed 3rd runner up at Miss Universe and Top 8 at Miss Earth! Venezuela won Miss Universe and Miss Earth, but did not place in the Top 20 at Miss World 2013, did not place in the Top 15 at Miss International 2013, but placed in the Top 20 at Miss Supranational 2013. It looks like with the success the Philippines had in 2013, the country may emerge in the coming years as the new powerhouse of pageants!!! Congratulations Miss Philippines!!!