- Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa had expressed her disappointment in her "winning" speech a day after being crowned as the 6th Miss International queen from the Philippines
- As congratulatory messages pours in for the Atenean beauty, she admitted in an interview that she had been so tensed during the pageant that she had a breakdown right after her speech
- As the hype brought by her winning subsides, the young beauty queen says that her answer had made her feel bad, but she decided to turn her mood around as it still somehow encapsulated everything she has learned before and during her training
Tokyo-crowned Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa admits on Friday, October 28, that her winning speech had been less than what she had expected it to be.
According to the 24-year-old beauty queen, "I said it as best as I could." However, she added that "It wasn't as perfect as I wanted it to be."
The Atenean beauty queen had revealed that she had been so tensed that she had a breakdown at the backstage right after her one-minute speech.
"I was crying after my speech. I was crying and I don't know why," she admitted.
As part of the top 15, Kylie and the other finalists were each made to give a speech about becoming Miss International representative this year.
Kylie, in her speech, had discussed culture, education, and international understanding, as the core value of the Miss International brand, thus summarizing her advocacies, should she be chosen as this year's representative.
"Three things come to mind when I think of Miss International: culture, education, and international understanding. These three work together to make the brand of Miss International beauty pageant relevant to the global community and to our time.
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. All these enables us to achieve international understanding and I believe I am prepared to take on this responsibility."
Watch the speech portion of the pageant here and tell us if you agree with Kylie that her speech was not as 'perfect' as we all make it to be.