PH bet Kylie Verzosa crowned Miss Int'l 2016

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines' bet Kylie Verzosa won the title of Miss International 2016 held at the Tokyo Dome on Thursday, October 27. 

Kylie was crowned by Edymar Martinez of Venezuela.

Here's the list of winners:

 

On Instagram, Kylie posted a message of thanks to her supporters and to Miss International 2015 Edymar Martinez. 

"I cannot believe it. I cannot express how i feel right now, but I am ecstatic. Its been only a dream," she wrote. Read her full message below:

I cannot believe it. I cannot express how i feel right now, but I am ecstatic. Its been only a dream. Thank you to my family, mentors, designers, my Angels. Your prayers have worked, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much! We have worked very hard to get this. To the girls in the competition, it was tough, but im glad i had you to go through with it. I love you all dearly, you are all beautiful. To the organization, thank you so much for having me. I cannot wait to start my new year with you! I have big plans. Thank you so much for having me. To Edymar, you've been such an inspiration; your beauty is beyond compare, I cannot believe still i am following your footsteps. I can only wish to do as good as you. I am so grateful. Dōmo arigatōgozaimasu Japan, I'm so happy. Philippines, this is for you. A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:24pm PDT

 

 

 

Before the contest, Kylie had a chance to meet President Rodrigo Duterte, who was on an official trip to Japan.

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. #missinternational2016 #rehearsalday A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:12am PDT

 

Check out Kylie's photos during the competition.

 

I'll miss you girls! Thank you for everything!  #missinternational2016 A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:11am PDT

 

Kawaii green potchi. Hakone Muesum of art's garden. #Greenpotchi #hakone #visitjapan #feelshonan #missinternational2016 A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 24, 2016 at 8:07am PDT

 

Thank you Panasonic! #Panasonicbeauty #nanoetechnology #visitjapan #missinternational2016 a> A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 22, 2016 at 6:10am PDT

 

Ikebana class! Its therapeutic! This ikebana represents our familes and support system. I have the best one! #ikebana #visitjapan #ikebonoschool #missinternational2016 A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 21, 2016 at 2:48am PDT

 

With a traditional Japanese Geisha. How beautiful is she  #Visitjapan #Missinternational2016 #Niigata #kimono A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 16, 2016 at 4:14am PDT

 

Wore a Kimono for the first time. So beautiful! #Missinternational2016 #Kimono #Tokyo #Japan #beautiful! A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 12, 2016 at 11:22pm PDT

 

Last post for the day before we head to bed, National costume. Yes, all three activities for the day, Philippines signing off.  #missinternational2016 #presspresentation By none other than @francislibiran. Thank you @francislibiran @victorharrylive! Thank you @Jewelmer for my golden pearl earrings. A photo posted by Kylie Verzosa (@kylieverzosa) on Oct 11, 2016 at 8:35am PDT

– Rappler.com