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Kylie Verzosa - Miss International 2016

Kylie Verzosa Miss International 2016 Homecoming Parade 
Araneta Center, Cubao QC November 18, 2016

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Two more Bb. Pilipinas beauties off to int’l tilts, Kylie and Nicole welcomed home, AR de la Serna off to first Mr. Supranational tilt

Two more Bb. Pilipinas beauties off to int’l tilts,
Kylie and Nicole welcomed home,
AR de la Serna off to first Mr. Supranational tilt
Photos by Joy Arguil & Erik Esperat

TWO more Binibining Pilipinas titleholders embarked on their international pageant journeys, both hoping to keep the winning streak of Pinay beauties in the global pageant arena.

Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2016 Joanna Louise Deapera Eden, 19, and Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2016 Nichole Marie Ramos Manalo, 26, were given a warm and exclusive sendoff party at the Versailles Tent of Novotel Manila at Araneta Center, Quezon City last November 10, with members of the press, as well as the two ladies’ families and friends.

Manalo, a registered nurse and the youngest sister of Bb. Pilipinas-World and Miss World 2002 top ten finalist Katherine-Ann Manalo-Hernandez and Miss Universe Philippines 2009 Bianca Manalo, will represent the country at the Miss Globe Pageant to be held at the National Opera Theater in Tirana, Albania on November 25.

Nichole vowed to do her best, shrugging the pressure for a back-to-back win, and keep the title for the Philippines won last year by her predecessor Ann Lorraine Colis in Toonto, Canada.

On the other hand, Eden, a half-Australian beauty whose mom is from Lucban, Quezon, will gun for the country’s second Miss Supranational crown sat the 8th annual pageant to be held at the Hall of Sports in the spa resort town of Krynica-Zdroj, Poland on December 2. Mutya Datul became the first Asian winner of the international tilt in Minsk, Belarus in 2013.

Meanwhile, Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2016 Nicole Ignacio Cordoves was also given a warm welcome on the same event upon her arrival from Las Vegas, Nevada where she snagged first runner-up honors at the 4th Miss Grand International Pageant, making her the highest-placed Pinay delegate thus far.

Kylie Fausto Verzosa, on the other hand was given a (late) evening welcome party at the same venue the following day, upon arriving from Tokyo, Japan, where she clinched the country’s 6th Miss International crown last October 27. The newest world beauty queen will be feted with a welcome parade around the Araneta Center ON November 18, and a three-day celebration in her native Baguio City next week.

Incidentally, the Miss Supranational Pageant has begotten a “brother” as the inaugural Mister Supranational Pageant will be held on December 3 also in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland.

Prime Events Productions Philippines Inc. (PEPPS), organizer of the annual Misters of Filipinas and the local licensee of Mister Supranational, gave Alberto Rodulfo “AR” Yap de la Serna, 21, a warm sendoff at Romulo Café in Quezon City last November 12.

“We are proud of the man that AR has become and we wish him all the best as he showcases to the world the essence masculinity and responsibility as the Philippines’ representative,” said PEPPS president Carlo Morris Galang during the vent.

“”It is inevitable for me to feel some pressure, being the first ever Philippine entry to the pageant, but with hard work and faith, I’m sure everything will be okay,” said the Business Management graduate from Bohol. “I have long dreamed of representing the Philippines in an international competition and I have mustered everything that I needed to do in order to make our country proud. Thank you for all your prayers and support.”

AR’s well-wishers included Mister International 2014 Neil Perez, Man of the Year 2016 Karan Singhdole and past and current “Misters” titleholders.

Contract for 65th Miss U tilt hosting by PH signed

Contract for 65th Miss U tilt hosting by PH signed
Photo by Lito Caleon

IT’S official. The Philippines hosting the 65th Miss Universe Pageant has finally been signed after weeks of anticipation.

Last Wednesday at the Rizal ballroom of ShangriLa Hotel in Makati City, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), represented by its vice president for business development Shawn McClain, signed an agreement with local partner organizations namely: the Department of Tourism (DOT), Okada Manila, Solar Entertainment and SM Lifestyle Entertainment.

The event was formally opened by LCS Holdings vice chairman Arch. Richelle Singson-Michael, the chairman of the host committee for the Miss Universe Competition, after which McClain formally announced the country’s hosting of the pageant for the third time in the last 43 years.
The Philippines first hosted the Miss Universe tilt in 1974 when the 23rd finals was held at the Folk Arts Theater. For the second time, the country once more hosted in 1994 when the 43rd edition of the tilt was staged at the Philippine International Convention Center.

McClain said before members of media that the Philippines will benefit from the 3-hour event that will be telecast worldwide from the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017 from 8:00 – 11:00 am where 90 delegates from as many countries around the world will vie for the coveted crown before an expected live audience of 15,000.

“We’ll be showing the world what the Philippines has to offer,” McClain said. “The Philippine government is not spending a single cent. It’s all private sector.”
“The long wait is over,” LCS Holdings president Luis “Chavit” Singson said in response to McClain’s remarks, eventually thanking all the partner organizations that have “committed themselves, worked day and night, even before MUO finally gave their blessing.”
“Not only will this event bring joy to Filipinos with its pageantry, but it is expected to deliver incredible economic benefits through tourism as we are given a platform to showcase our local attractions before half a billion Miss Universe fans worldwide.”
Aside from the televised finals on January 30, 2017, the delegates will also also participate in major preliminary events including the Governor’s ball, National Costume, National Gift Auction and Coronation Ball.

The delegates will visit Vigan, Baguio, Cebu and Davao and other regions.
Singson also thanked the DOT Secretary Wanda Teo, represented by Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre; as well as Okada Manila COO Tokahiro Usui; Solar Entertainment CEO Wilson Tieng; SM Lifestyle Entertainment president Edgar Tejerero; and Terry Alan Farris, managing director of Pass It Forward, the pageant’s philanthropy platform.

Also present at the contract-signing was Mercator Model and Artist Management’s CEO and renowned pageant trainer Jonas Gaffud. Gaffud and his Aces & Queens team have trained 11 Misses Philippines for Miss Universe including Venus Raj (4th runner-up in 2010), Shamcey Supsup-Lee (3rd runner-up in 2011 who hosted the contract-signing event), Janine Tugonos (1st runner-up in 2012), Ariella Arida (3rd runner-up in 2013) and Pia Wurtzbach, the reigning Miss Universe and third Filipina to clinch the coveted crown after Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973.

Miss Asia Pacific Int’l 2016 yields 40 beauties worldwide

Miss Asia Pacific Int’l 2016 yields 40 beauties worldwide
Photos by Joselito Caleon

FORTY beauty delegates from all over the globe will take part in Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 – the revival of Asia’s first international beauty pageant. After a hiatus of more than a decade, the pageant was re-launched, intending to promote the Philippines as a premier tourism destination in Asia and further compliments the government’s program to enhance tourism and its relations with all the participating countries.

“I think what I will enjoy most during the pageant period is getting to know the ladies and their culture. This pageant is not only having a beautiful body and face but also having an amazing heart and graceful mind,” says RP representative, and reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas Ganiel Akrisha Atun Krishnan, a Filipino-Indian sportscaster and Mass Communications student from Far Eastern University, during the press presentation of the delegates yesterday at Casino Filipino Pavilion in Ermita, Manila.

The contestants are: Madeleine Stock (Australia), Lamiya Hoque (Bangladesh), Polli Cannabis (Belarus), Katherine Caceres (Bolivia), Natalie Carriere (Canada), Zhao Le (China), Jose Stephanie Fernandez Peñaranda (Colombia), Felicia George (Cook Islands), Aysel Khaled (Egypt), Pauline Leullieux (France), Mona Schafnitzl (Germany), Audre Lagania de la Cruz (Guam), Qi Kong (Hong Kong), Shiva Srishti Vyakaranam (India), An Nisaa Meidina (Indonesia), Farah Al Haddad (Iraq), Natsuki Suzuki (Japan), Soyeon Kim (Korea), Mony Zreik (Lebanon), Xunyuan Zhang (Macau), Rishon Shun (Malaysia), Uyanga Amarmend (Mongolia), Nan Hlaing Hlaing Moe (Myanmar), Anshu KC (Nepal), Tessa Helena Le Conge (Netherlands), Mondy Laigle (New Caledonia), Amalina Bunyasakdi (New Zealand), Madeeha Naseer (Pakistan), Ana Lucia Leiva Pereyro (Peru), Ganiel Akrisha Atun Krishnan (Philippines), Tatiana Tsimfer (Russia), Maria Platanova (Siberia), Ariel Bi Jiao Xu (Singapore), Achol Arow (South Sudan), Mei Hsuan Lai (Taiwan), Chawanya Thanomwong (Thailand), Sofia Ku Konesku (Ukraine), Kristian Navarre (USA), Hoang Thai Thao (Vietnam) and Nay Chi Lin (Yangon).

Three candidates were named as Darling of the Press winners namely: Nay Chi Lin of Yangon, winner; Natalie Carriere of Canada, second; and Achol Arow of South Sudan, third.
Miss Asia Pacific 2016 kicked-off with a charity undertaking at My Father’s House in Las Piñas City last November 16.

The national costume parade was held last night, also at Casino Filipino Pavilion while the talent competition will be held tonight at House Manila in Remington Hotel in Pasay City.
The grand coronation night happens at Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on November 23 to be aired by Star World on delayed telecast.



Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., held a press conference at the Versailles Tent of Novotel Manila Araneta Center to officially send-off the lovely Binibining Pilipinas Queens who will represent our country in two international pageant abroad.

The event gathered members of the press, as well as some invited families and friends of the queens, who all expressed their well wishes to the ladies.

Miss Philippines Globe 2016 Nichole Manalo, who was a nurse by profession prior to her reign will vie for the Miss Globe crown on November 25 at Tirana, Albania. She hopes to duplicate the feat of Miss Globe 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis and be given the opportunity to push for universal access to quality health care.

Meanwhile, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden whose advocacy is focused on helping children in need, will represent the country in the 8th edition of Miss Supranational on December 2. The final event will be held at the Spa Resort of Krynica-Zdroj in Poland. Joanna aims to snag the title that was first won by Mutya Johanna Datul in 2013.

Joanna and Nichole received words of encouragement from BPCI chairperson Ms. Stella Marquez Araneta and from their Binibining Pilipinas 2016 sisters. Both of them are optimistic about bringing home crowns for the Philippines.

Wishing both ladies the best of luck!

Photographer / Lito Caleon / Fabmanilaph
Venue / Versailles Tent, Novotel Manila Araneta Center
November 10, 2013



BON VOYAGE AND BEST WISHES! - Nichole Manalo and Joanna Eden

BON VOYAGE AND BEST WISHES! - Nichole Manalo and Joanna Eden

FABMANILAPH wishes Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2016 Nichole Marie Ramos Manalo and Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2016 Joanna Louise Deapera Eden all the best as they embark on their journeys to their respective international tilts.

Nichole, sister of Bb. Pilipinas-World and Miss World tiop 10 finalist 2002 Katherine-Ann Manalo-Hernandez and Miss Universe Philippines 2009 Bianca Manalo, will vie alongsode 50 other delegates worldwide for the Miss Globe 2016 Pageant to be held in Tirana, Albania on November 26.

Nichole, a 26-year-old registered nurse from Pasig City, will attempt to win the coveted crown currently held by our very own Ann Lorraine Colis who won the title in Toronto, Canada last year.

Joanna Louise Deapera Eden, a 20-year-old Australian-Filipino who traces her roots to Lucban, Quezon,meanwhile, will join some 70 other delegates worldwide for the 8th Miss Supranational finals which will be held in the spa town of Krynica-Zdroj, Poland on December 5,.

Joanna will aim to become the second Filipina to win the Miss Supranational title after Mutya Joanna Datul who won the title in Belarus in 2013.

Bon voyage, ladies...bring home the crowns!

Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan guns for PH’s 5th Miss Asia Pacific crown

Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan guns for PH’s 5th Miss Asia Pacific crown

REIGNING Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International Ganiel Akrisha Atun Krishnan will be the host delegate for 50 other beauties who will arrive in Manila second week of November for the revived Miss Asia Pacific International Pageant, which has been in hiatus for more than a decade.

Ganiel, 22, from San Andres, Manila, was crowned as Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 last July and earned the right to vie for the oldest international pageant in Asia that was launched in 1968 as Miss Asia Quest that gathered beauties from the Middle East to the Far East including Oceania.

A sportscaster (for the FEU Tamaraws in UAAP) and Star Magic talent, Ganiel is excited on her forthcoming pageant. “What excites me is meeting the ladies from different countries and cultures. Miss Asia Pacific International is not a pageant of not just beautiful faces and figures but beautiful hearts and minds as well.”

The annual Miss Asia Quest was expanded in 1984 to include Pacific-rim countries in the Americas as well, hence, the title was renamed Miss Asia Pacific. In 2004, the pageant went global to include contestants from Europe, Africa and other countries outside the boundaries of the tilt, and so it was re-branded as Miss Asia Pacific International.

To date, the Philippines is the most successful country in the pageant, having won four times: Maria del Carmen Ines “Carines” Zaragoza in 1982, Gloria “Bong” Aranas Dimayacyac in 1983, Lorna Villarubia Legaspi in 1989 and Michelle Zulueta Aldana in 1993.

With 3 winners each are India, Australia, South Korea and Thailand. With two titleholders each are Turkey, Israel, Costa Rica, Peru and Russia. Taiwan, Guam, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Panama and Colombia each have one winner.

The 50 delegates will be officially presented to members of media at the Manila Pavilion Hotel on November 17, followed by the national costume competition later that day. The talent competition will be held at Villamor Golf Club in Pasay City on November 18.

The grand coronation night,to be aired by GMA and Star World, will be held at Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on November 23.

20TH APHCA HAIR OLYMPICS – Beauty Showdown in Manila

20TH APHCA HAIR OLYMPICS – Beauty Showdown in Manila
Photos by Edmund Chua & Joselito Caleon

THE 20th Asia Pacific Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association (APHCA) Hair Olympics came back to Manila where it all started in 1997, holding the fabulous beauty and fashion event at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Arena last October 26.

Talented hair and make-up artists from APHCA’s member countries Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Hong Kong and Macau), Indonesia, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines gathered for the competition where they eagerly put their best efforts to surpass themselves after winning national selection events in their respective countries.

The grand event began with the ribbon-cutting ceremonies led by APHCA founder and president Ricky Reyes, former Philippine First Lady Amelita “Ming” Ramos, Pasay City First lady Edna Calixto, SM’s Hans Sy, APHCA secretary general Theresa Tham and Senator Bam Aquino.
The competitors displayed their creative talents and expertise with precision that amazed both the judges and audience in the truly jaw-dropping event.

Hair and make-up techniques, originality and creativity were among the criteria utilized by the judges who were composed of experts from the participating delegations.
The competition has two categories: Category A for men’s cut & blow dry, avant-garde color, evening party make-up and bridal make-up; and Category B for total look, nail art and evening party hairstyle.

And the winners are: Taiwan, evening party make-up; Philippines, nail art; Taiwan, total look; China, avant garde; China, men’s cut & blow dry; Hong Kong, evening party make-up; and Macau, bridal make-up. Macau was declared as the overall champion this year.

Category A winners each received a trophy/citation and cash prize of P25, 000; first runners-up each received a trophy/citation and cash prize of P15, 000; and second runners-up each received a trophy/citation and cash prize of P10, 000. The grand champion received a presidential trophy and cash prize of P35, 000 plus a trip to Hong Kong.

Category B winners each received a trophy/citation and cash prize of P10, 000; first runners-up each received a trophy/citation and cash prize of P7, 000; and the second runners-up received a trophy/citation and cash prize of P5, 000.

The international delegates, sponsors and guests also got a special treat from heartthrob Alden Richards who graced the event. Seminars and workshops were also conducted while a trade fair of over 50 booths featuring local and international beauty items from participating APHCA member countries were also featured.

A spectacular number featuring APHCA delegation from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines showcased their native cultural dances.
Ricky Reyes turned over the APHCA flag to Eung Soo Kang of South Korea, the host of next year’s event.

The 20th Hair Olympics is supported by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) through the Department of Tourism (DOT), Zen Institute, Air Asia, Skin Care Formula by Dr. Alvin, Philbeauty, Selective Professional, Pagcor and Travelpros.

Indonesia edges out PH for Miss Grand Int’l crown

Indonesia edges out PH for Miss Grand Int’l crown

Photos from Miss Grand International Facebook
MISS Indonesia, Ariska Putri Pertiwi, 21, from Medan, Sumatra, was crowned as Miss Grand International 2016, edging out Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International Nicole Ignacio Cordoves, 24, from Manila, who ended up as the first runner-up, at the international tilt’s 4th annual coronation night held at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night (yesterday morning PH time).

Pertiwi, who is studying to be a doctor, was crowned by Claire Elizabeth Parker from Australia, last year’s winner, to become the first Indonesian woman to win a major international beauty pageant.
“Indonesia, we did it!” Pertiwi exclaimed after being crowned as winner.

Aside from Cordoves, the other runners-up were Miss Thailand Supaporn Malisorn, second; Miss Puerto Rico Madison Sara Anderson, third; and Miss USA Michelle Gabriela Leon, fourth.
For the final question, the finalists were asked who they would choose – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton – to partner with to end war and violence.

Pertiwi said she would choose Clinton, calling her “wise.” Miss Philippines and Miss USA chose Trump while Miss Thailand and Miss Puerto Rico also chose Clinton.

“If we chose him (Trump) on our side, there will be no wars and violence anymore,” Cordoves said.
Miss Grand International was initiated in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013 with a mission to “stop the wars in the world.” It has generated so much publicity that it is already being ranked alongside big-league pageants like Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

Nicole Cordoves is the second Bb. Pilipinas titlist to place in an international pageant this year. Last October 16, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Jennifer Ruth Hammond placed among the 15 semi-finalists at the Miss Intercontinental finals held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Tomorrow, October 27, Bb. Pilipinas-International Kylie Verzosa will vie for the 56th Miss International Pageant in Tokyo, Japan.

Bb. Pilipinas-Globe Nichole Manalo will vie for Miss Globe in Albania next month while Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Joanna Eden will compete for Miss Supranational in Poland in December. Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina will be the host delegate for the 65th Miss Universe Pageant to be held in Manila on January 30, 2017.

Mrs Philippines International 2016 Kristine Diane Nagasaka won the Mrs Asia-Pacific

Mrs Philippines International 2016 Kristine Diane Nagasaka won the Mrs Asia-Pacific title last November 2 in Singapore during the 10th Mrs. International pageant. Kristine is a 34 years old and a Japan-based businesswoman from Laguna
Mrs International 2016 is Mrs Thailand. Kristine's Mrs Asia-Pacific Title is equivalent to 1st Runner-up.
Mrs International 2016 marks its 10th anniversary in making beautiful married women to be more confident.

The platform of the pageant revolves all around "Global Aging"
More than 60 women competed wanting to grab the 4 titles each age bracket - for mrs. Category (30yrs to 40yrs) and elite mrs. Category (50yrs and above)

The 6 Filipina Miss International titleholders

The 6 Filipina Miss International titleholders

LAST October 27, Bb. Pilipinas-International 2016 Kylie Fausto Verzosa nailed the country’s sixth Miss International crown in Tokyo, Japan, fortifying the Philippines’ position as the top Asian country in the international tilt that was inaugurated in Long Beach, California in 1960
(Only Venezuela, with 7 Miss International winners, is ahead of the Philippines).

Here is a throwback into the glorious years of our six Miss International champions:
1964 – Gemma Teresa Guerrero Cruz, daughter of journalist Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, was 21 years old when she won as Miss International Beauty on August 14, 1964 in Long Beach, California, where she bested 41 other contestants worldwide, including 1st runner-up Linda Ann Taylor of the USA, 2nd runner-up Vera Lucia dos Coutos of Brazil, 3rd runner-up Tracy Ingram of England and 4th runner-up Maila Ostring of Finland.

A descendant of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Gemma became the first Filipina and Asian winner of the tilt that was inaugurated in 1960 (won by Miss Colombia Stella Marquez who later married Jorge Araneta of the illustrious Filipino clan and the chairperson of Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. for the greater part of its 53-year history.

Gemma donated her $10,000 cash prize as Miss International to Boys Town and Girls Home.
She won the right to compete for Miss International as the winner of the Miss Philippines 1964 pageant organized by the City of Manila.

Gemma went on to become Director of the National Museum under the Marcos administration, Secretary of Tourism under the Estrada administration, and columnist for Manila Bulletin. She has authored and co-authored 6 books on Philippine history and other related topics.

1970 – Bb. Pilipinas-International 1970 Aurora McKenney Pijuan was 20 years old when she was crowned as Miss International 1970 at the World Exposition fairgrounds in Osaka, Japan on May 16, 1970, topping the field of 46 beauties worldwide, including 1st runner-up Margarita Briese of Argentina, 2nd runner-up Katherine Papworth of Australia, 3rd runner-up Toshie Suda of Japan and 4th runner-up Susan Greaves of New Zealand.

Aurora’s victory was a joyous moment for Filipinos because Gloria Diaz was also the reigning Miss Universe at that time. Her victory at Expo’70 helped attract more visitors to the Philippine pavilion that eventually became one of the 10 most visited pavilions at the exposition.
Aurora had a short stint in showbiz, her most memorable films being “Si Popeye Atbp.” Where she played Olive Oyl to Ariel Ureta’s Popeye; and “Sunugin ang Samar.”
Aurora went on to marry golfer and basketball coach Tomas “Tommy” Manotoc by whom she had a son, ABS-CBN sportscaster TJ Manotoc and a daughter named Mavis. The marriage ended in divorce with Tommy eventually marrying Imee Marcos.

Aurora had failed bids to run for public office; she is currently an active member of Gawad Kalinga, a movement that helps poor families in rural areas.

1979 – Mimilanie Laurel Marquez, was only 15 years old when she was crowned as Miss International 1979 on November 12, 1979 in Tokyo, Japan. She topped the field of 47 beauties worldwide and is, to date, the youngest winner of the tilt.

Melanie was given a rousing homecoming where she led a tilbury parade at Ayala Avenue in Makati City along with her runners-up Anna Maria Rapagna of the USA, Elisabeth Schmidt of Austria, Kate Elizabeth Nyberg of Finland and Hideko Haba of Japan.

Melanie went on to become a successful actress and model. She won as Face of the 80s in New York, eventually representing the Philippines at the face of the 80’s world finals where she finshed as 1st runner-up.

She produced and starred in her own bio-film “The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez” that won for her the Best Actress trophy at the Metro Manila Film Festival in 1987.
Melanie was voted as “The Most Beautiful Miss International” at an Internet poll in 2000. After marrying her fifth husband Adam Lawyer, she joined the 2005 Mrs. World Pageant where she was one of the 10 finalists.

Melanie had six children, including her eldest with former actor and Senator Lito Lapid, and a daughter with businessman Frederick Dee.
2005 – Precious Lara Quigaman was 22 years old when she won as Bb. Pilipinas-International 2005 and eventually Miss International 2005 in Tokyo, Japan on September 26, 2005 where she topped 61 other delegates worldwide for the country’s 4th Miss International crown.
Her runners-up were: the Dominican Republic’s Yadina Geara, first; and Finland’s Susanna Laine, second.

Born in Taguig City, Lara grew up and Biñan, Laguna, and later schooled in Manama, Bahrain and Bristol, England where her parents were working.
Lara eventually entered showbiz where she has done mainstream and indie movies. She has also co-starred in several teleseryes.

Lara married actor Marco Alcaraz on July 8, 2012 in a Christian wedding ceremony at Hacienda Isabela in Indang, Cavite. They have a 3-year-old son.
2013 – Bea Rose Monterde Santiago was 23 years old when she became the fifth Filipina to win as Miss International in Tokyo, Japan on December 17, 2013, where she bested 66 delegates worldwide including 1st runner-up Nathalie den Dekker of the Netherlands and 2nd runner-u Casey Radley of New Zealand.

Bea was the third Filipina to win a major world beauty title in 2013 following the victories of Mutya Datul as the first Asian Miss Supranational and Megan Young as the first Filipina Miss World.
Born in Muntinlupa City, Bea grew up in Cataingan, Masbate and later schooled at York University in Toronto, Canada where her mother was working.

She was named as the Prettiest Filipina in 2010, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Overseas Communities 2011, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012 top 10 finalist and Bb. Pilipinas-International 2013 en route to her victory as the 5th Filipina Miss International.
Bea continues to be a much sought-after model and events host.

2016 – Kylie Fausto Verzosa, 24, from Baguio City, was crowned as the 56th Miss International in Tokyo, Japan on October 27, 2016, when she topped the field of 69 delegates worldwide including 1st runner-up Alexandra Britton of Australia, 2nd runner-up Felicia Hwang of Indonesia, 3rd runner-up Brianny Chamorro of Nicaragua and 4th runner-up Kaityrana Leinbach of the USA.
Kylie is a pre-school teacher who was crowned as Bb. Pilipinas-International 2016 at the 53rd national beauty pageant at the Big Dome last April, winning on her second attempt after a semi-final finish last year. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Ateneo de Manila University, Kylie went on to volunteer at the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation where she teaches people about mental health.

With Kylie’s victory, the Philippines now has 15 winners in so-called “grand slam” pageants as follows: 3 Misses Universe, 1 Miss World, 6 Misses International, 3 Misses Earth, 1 Miss Supranational and 1 Miss Tourism Queen International.