Philippines Bet Janicel Lubina Delivers Emotional Speech at Miss International 2015 (VIDEO)

Miss Philippines Janicel Lubina finished in the Top 10 of Miss International 2015 held in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, November 5.


Lubina also took home the Miss Best Dresser award while Miss Venezuela Edymar Martinez was crowned this year’s winner.

The fourth runner-up was awarded to Miss USA, 3rd runner-up went to Miss Vietnam, 2nd runenr-up went to Miss Kenya and 1st runner-up to Miss Honduras.

The former housemaid became emotional during the final speech of the pageant. She said that poverty shouldn’t stop any one from achieving one’s dreams.

“To represent the Philippines here in Miss International is a great honor and an achievement for me. As a simple woman who came from a poor family, my dream to have a better life for my family motivates me to never give up. At a young age, I had to work at the rice fields to help my parents while taking care of my brothers since my parents were working.

“Life is full of challenges and hardships but I never stopped dreaming and working hard to achieve my goals in life. I want to be an inspiration to young people that nothing is impossible. Keep following you dreams and have strong faith in God. If I become Miss International, I would like to share my story to the world that poverty is not a hindrance to achieve success in life,” she said.

Miss Philippines Janicel Lubina's speech at #MissInternational2015

Posted by Pinoy Ambisyoso on Thursday, November 5, 2015