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Philippines' Kylie Verzosa crowned Miss International 2016

Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa representing Philippines walks on a stage during the 56th Miss International Beauty Pageant in Tokyo, Japan October 27, 2016.

Philippines' bet Kylie Verzosa was crowned Miss International 2016 on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

In her speech before the awarding ceremony, Verzosa said,
"If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is in developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference and appreciate diversity,"

Verzosa thanked her family and her fellow Filipinos for the support after she was crowned.

This is Philippines' 6th Miss International crown. The country last took home the title when Bea Rose Santiago won in in 2013.



Misses Asutralia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and USA were declared as the first, second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

While, the candidates from Finland, Mexico, Japan, El Salvador, Canada, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Russia, Thailand and Poland were the rest of the top 15 semi finalists.

Read here: Miss International 2016 Power Rankings

Other contestants also received special awards: Nicaragua Miss National costume; Indonesia Best Dresser award; Moldova Miss Perfect Body; Miss International ASIA - Hong Kong; Miss International EUROPE - Netherlands; Miss International AMERICA - Ecuador; Miss International AFRICA - Sierra Leone and Miss International OCEANIA - Hawaii.

The 56th Miss International Beauty Pageant was held in Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Kylie Verzosa reacts after being crowned Miss International 2016


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