Kylie Verzosa praises Patch Magtanong for 'exquisite performance'
MANILA, Philippines – Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa posted a message for the country's representative Patch Magtanong, who finished as part of the Top 8 in the 2019 edition of the pageant at the Tokyo Dome on Tuesday, November 12.
Kylie, who served as backstage host of the pageant, shared a photo of the two of them hugging each other.
"So proud of you [Patch]. Exquisite performance! I felt like a mom watching the pageant for the first time live, I was so nervous," Kylie said.
"I don’t think I’m ever going to watch another pageant live again. You were amazing and a great representative of the Philippines. Your speech on women empowerment and gender equality was moving. Congratulations, this is only the beginning."
Fans online also praised Patch for giving a good performance, saying that they were moved by her speech on women empowerment.
Thailand's Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat won the title, succeeding Mariem Velazco of Venezuela. – Rappler.com