Philippine representative Rizzini Alexis Gomez was crowned winner of Miss Tourism International 2012 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 31, 2012.

The 22-year-old Gomez of Cebu City bested other 54 lovely candidates from all over the world. She’s the second Filipina to win the Malaysian-based pageant. Maria Esperanza Manzano first won the pageant in 2000.

Photo courtesy of Mutya ng Pilipinas

Other winners this year are: Miss Tourism Metropolitan International (Australia), Miss Tourism Global (Venezuela), Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International (Paraguay) and Dreamgirl of the Year (Malaysia).

Miss Tourism International is an annual international beauty contest run by the D’ Touch International s Sdn Bhd Foundation. The contest began in 1994 in Kuching, Malaysia.