Philippine bet Kylie Versoza was crowned winner of Miss International 2016 held on Wednesday October 27, 2016 live at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
First runner-up was Miss Australia Alexandra Britton and the second runner-up was awarded to Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang. The third runner-up was Miss Nicaragua Brianny Chamorro and fourth was Miss USA Kaityrana Leinbach.
I cannot believe it. I cannot express how i feel right now, but I am ecstatic. Its been only a dream. Thank you to my family, mentors, designers, my Angels. Your prayers have worked, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much! We have worked very hard to get this. To the girls in the competition, it was tough, but im glad i had you to go through with it. I love you all dearly, you are all beautiful. To the organization, thank you so much for having me. I cannot wait to start my new year with you! I have big plans. Thank you so much for having me. To Edymar, you've been such an inspiration; your beauty is beyond compare, I cannot believe still i am following your footsteps. I can only wish to do as good as you. I am so grateful. D?mo arigat?gozaimasu Japan, I'm so happy. Philippines, this is for you. ????
In her speech after the announcement of the top 15 finalists, she said:
“Three things come to mind when I think of Miss International – Culture, education and international understanding. These three works together to make the brand of the Miss International beauty pageant relevant to the global community and to our time.”
“If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is with developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference, and appreciate diversity. All these enable us to achieve international understanding. And I believe I’m prepared to take on this responsibility.”
Verzosa is the sixth Filipina to bring home the Miss International crown for the Philippines.
Watch Kylie Versoza’s full performance on the video below.