IN PHOTOS: Patch Magtanong’s Miss International 2019 journey
IN PHOTOS: Patch Magtanong’s Miss International 2019 journey
Check out her transformation from pageant newbie to full-fledged beauty queen

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ bet Patch Magtanong ended her Miss International journey with a Top 8 finish on Tuesday, November 12 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. 

Although she failed to secure the 7th crown for the country, Patch said that she’s learned so much from her pageant journey. Here’s a look back at her transformation from pageant newbie to a full beauty queen.

Binibining Pilipinas competition

Patch was one of the heavy favorites to win a crown at the national pageant. Although she was gunning for Miss Universe, she later told Boy Abunda in an interview that she was also happy with getting the Miss International Philippines title.

MISS INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES. Patch is crowned by Bb Pilipinas International 2018 Ahtisa Manalo last June. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


The transformation

After winning Miss International Philippines, Patch buckled down to work as she began to experiment with her looks for the pageant. 








After winning the crown, Patch passed the bar exam and took her oath as a lawyer. She also made appearances in Bb Pilipinas activities.



Heading to Japan

Patch landed in Japan and started joining pageant activities. Before she left for Japan, she admitted during her send-off that she initially doubted herself if she had what it took to be in Binibining Pilipinas in the first place. 





Pageant night

During the pageant at Tokyo Dome, Patch showed her grace from the national costume all the way to the announcement of winners, where she placed as part of the Top 8.

Screenshot from YouTube/Miss International

Screenshot from YouTube/Miss International

Screenshot from YouTube/Miss International

Screenshot from YouTube/Miss International

In her speech, Patch said that to “cheer all women” – the pageant theme – means to support all women. 

“Why should women live in fear of harassment, violence, and discrimination when basic human decency calls for respect, tolerance, and compassion? To cheer all women means to support all women regardless of the race, religion, or background, but not only these – it also means, to remove all the barriers that prevent women [from reaching] their full potential,” she said. 

Bb Pilipinas Charities Inc (BPCI) congratulated Patch for her performance.

Congratulations to our Binibining Pilipinas International Patch Magtanong! Thank you for raising our flag, you made the whole country proud! You are #Beyondbeauty, indeed. An inspiration, a queen.  Mabuhay, Atty. [Patch]!”





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