WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s finally happening!
After waiting for over a year, Hannah Arnold, who was crowned in July 2021, is representing the Philippines in the 2022 edition of the Miss International pageant.
“I’ve been training since 2018, actually, so it’s not only a year and a half that I’ve been waiting for this, it’s been four years exactly. Finally, my dream is coming true,” she said during her send-off.
On December 7, the Miss International pageant announced the start of voting for its Top 15. Hannah is included in the top five leaders of the Asia and Oceania cluster.
The Miss International 2022 finals night will take place on December 13 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. Hannah is competing in hopes of winning the Philippines’ seventh Miss International crown.
Get live updates here, starting 12:30 pm Philippine time.
Rappler Recap: 2022’s biggest beauty pageant moments￼
All over the world, live events were back with a vengeance this 2022, including a Filipino favorite – the beauty pageant. And from the tense delay of results at the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night, to the trials and tribulations of Hipon Girl Herlene Budol, there was no shortage of drama this year.
In this episode of Rappler Recap, Rappler’s Lifestyle and Entertainment team, along with multimedia reporter and super pageant fan Jairo Bolledo, discuss the biggest things to happen in the pageant scene this year, including the results of the Miss International finals night!
IN PHOTOS: Key moments at Miss International 2022￼
The show opened with Japanese rockstar Miyavi, who performed as all 66 candidates showcased their national costumes.
Then, after a speech by Miss International 2019 Sireethorn Leearamwat, the candidates returned to the stage in their evening gowns, and later on, their swimsuits.
Germany’s Jasmin Selberg is Miss International 2022￼
Jasmin bested 65 candidates in the competition to be Germany’s fourth representative to win the title.
Jasmin succeeded Miss International 2019’s Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat. Bint, who came from Thailand, held the crown for more than three years as both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the pageant were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PH’s Hannah Arnold concludes Miss International journey in Top 15 ￼
The 26-year-old beauty queen from Masbate was the fifth candidate to be called for the Top 15, but failed to make it to the Top 8 of the pageant.
Candidates moving on to the next round of the competition are:
1) Dominican Republic
2) Cabo Verde
The Philippines does not make it to the Top 8
Hannah Arnold finishes her Miss International 2022 journey in the Top 15.