Friday , July 1 2022

How Ahtisa Manalo did the story at Miss International


Candelaria, Quezon native Ahtisa Manalo almost took home the country's 7th Miss International title after her appointment to Miss Venezuela Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia at the 58th edition of the Tokyo Dome City Hall contest in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan on Friday.

How Ahtisa Manalo did the story at Miss International
Ahtisa Manalo made history of being the first Philippine to place others at the annual Miss International Festival.

Garcia, a 20 year old geophysical student from Tiger Province, Venezuela was crowned by last year's winner Kevin Lilliana in Indonesia and became Venezuela's 8th Miss International titlist.

Manalo, a 21-year graduate from the Manuel Enverga University Foundation, could have bound Venezuela's record, she had won. Manalo finished before Miss South Africa Reabetswe Sechoaro, 2nd runner-up; Ms. Romania Bianca Tirsin, 3rd runner-up and Ms. Colombia Anabella Castro, 4th runner-up.

The 77 delegates from all over the world paraded in their evening dress, swimwear and national costume, where Manalo had a subanon tribe native inspired costume from the native tribe Zamboanga.

Continental beauties were Miss Singapore Eileen Feng, Miss International Asia; Miss Netherlands Zoë Amber Niewold, Miss International Europe; Miss Argentina, Rocio Perez Zuarez, Miss International America; Miss South Africa, Miss International Africa; and Miss Guam Diliana Tuncap, Miss International Oceania.

Manalo is the first Philippine beauty queen to win the second place of the competition annually in Japan.

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