- In a Tokyo-based international beauty pageant, the Philippines has once again brought home the bacon
- Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa was crowned 2016 Miss International at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan on Thursday
- Meanwhile the official Binibining Pilipinas Facebook page congratulate Verzosa
Talk about another Filipino pride.
The Philippine's bet Kylie Verzosa won as the Miss International 2016 held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, October 27.
Ms. International 2015 Edymar Martinez of Venezuela crowned the Filipina beauty.
Below are the list of winners:
Miss International 2016 – Philippines
1st runner up – Australia
2nd runner up – Indonesia
3rd runner up – Nicaragua
4th runner up – USA
In a speech after the announcement of the top 15 finalists, Kylie shared that their are three things that make the Miss International title significant - culture, education 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," Kylie said.
Kylie met President Rodrigo Duterte before the competition.
In an Instagram post, she shared a photo with the caption, "Today I am the luckiest!!! President Duterte at his state visit to Japan, felt at home with all the Filipinos. Thank you for all your good energy, thank you to everyone who made this possible. "
Here's a peek at the backstage during the Miss International 2016 coronation in Tokyo, Japan.