Miss International 2014 journey ends for PH bet Bianca Guidotti
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine representative to the the Miss International 2014 pageant, Bianca Guidotti, did not make it to the Top 10 in the pageant held in Tokyo, Japan Tuesday, November 11.
Representatives from Thailand, United Kingdom, Finland, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Indonesia, Argentina, Puerto Rico made up the top 10.
Bianca got some of the loudest cheers during the early part of the competition, especially in the swimsuit and evening gown portions.
Prior to her departure for the pageant, Bianca admitted there is pressure to do well since last year's representative Bea Rose Santiago won the title for the country. (READ: Bianca Guidotti hopes for back-to-back win at Miss International 2014)
“Even if the circumstances were different, the responsibility and pressure I feel to win the crown would be just the same. My dedication and desire to win would be just as much,” she said.
In a statement, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. congratulated Bianca for representing the country in Japan.
"The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. would like to congratulate Miss International Philippines Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti for her performance in the Miss International pageant held in Grand Prince Hotel, Takanawa Japan last November 11. Title or no title, her participation in the pageant’s global discussions on peace, cultural exchange and other charity initiatives have beautifully showcased the Filipina’s beauty, intellect and compassion.”
Puerto Rico's Valerie Hernandez Matias was declared this year's Miss International, with Colombia's Zuleika Suarez as 1st Runner-up, Thailand's Punika Kulsoontornrut as 2nd Runner-up, Victoria Charlotte Tooby of the United Kingdom as 3rd Runner-up, and Finland's Milla Romppanen as 4th Runner-up.– Rappler.com