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:
- Miss International 2016 – Philippines
- 1st runner-up – Australia
- 2nd runner-up – Indonesia
- 3rd runner-up – Nicaragua
- 4th runner-up – USA
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.
Before the contest, Kylie had a chance to meet President Rodrigo Duterte, who was on an official trip to Japan.
Check out Kylie’s photos during the competition.