IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Asia Pacific International 2016

Alexa Villano
Forty ladies will vie for the Miss Asia Pacific International crown on November 23

MISS ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL. The 40 candidates of the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant at a press event in the Philippines. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The 40 candidates for the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant are in the Philippines for the pageant’s coronation night, and they met the press on Thursday, November 17, at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino.

Established in 1968, the pageant was originally known as Miss Asia Pacific Quest. The competition was re-introduced this year after taking a break from the scene. It was last held in China in 2005.

Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan, Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific 2016, is the country’s representative.

The winners of the Press favorites were also announced at the press conference, with Miss Yangon’s Nay Chi Lin emerging the big winner. Natalie Carriere of Canada was 1st runner-up, while South Sudan’s Achol Arow was 2nd runner-up. 

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Those at the presentation also got to see the winner’s crown, to be worn during her reign.


 

Check out the candidates for this year’s competition. The finale will be held at the Sheridan Beach Resort in Palawan on November 23.

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Yangon

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– Rappler.com

Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.