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The Philippines Seals Reputation as Pageant Powerhouse in 2016
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The Philippines Seals Reputation as Pageant Powerhouse in 2016

The Philippines sealed its reputation as a pageant powerhouse this year, as seen in its stellar performance in international beauty contests.

Leading the pack of Filipina beauty queens this year is Kylie Verzosa who was crowned Miss International, a sixth for the country.

Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 2016. Image:  Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters
Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 2016. Image: Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters

Philippine representatives also performed well in major international pageants. Nicole Cordoves won first runner-up in Miss Grand International 2016, Nichole Manalo finished third runner-up in Miss Globe 2016, and Catriona Gray made it to the Top 5 of Miss World 2016. 

Nicole Cordoves, Miss Grand International 2016 first runner-up. Image: Instagram.com/binibiningnicolecordoves
Nicole Cordoves, Miss Grand International 2016 first runner-up. Image: Instagram.com/binibiningnicolecordoves
Nichole Manalo, Miss Globe 2016 third runner-up. Image: Instagram.com/nicholemanalo
Nichole Manalo, Miss Globe 2016 third runner-up. Image: Instagram.com/nicholemanalo
Catriona Gray, Miss World 2016 Top 5. Image: Instagram.com/catriona_gray
Catriona Gray, Miss World 2016 Top 5. Image: Instagram.com/catriona_gray

Joanna Eden was included in the Miss Supranational 2016 Top 25, Ganiel Krishnan was named second runner-up in Miss Asia Pacific International 2016, and Janela Joy Cuaton finished first runner-up in Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016.

Joanna Eden, Miss Supranational 2016 Top 25. Image: Instagram.com/joannaeden_
Joanna Eden, Miss Supranational 2016 Top 25. Image: Instagram.com/joannaeden_
Ganiel Krishnan, Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 second runner-up. Image:  Asia Pacific International Facebook page
Ganiel Krishnan, Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 second runner-up. Image: Asia Pacific International Facebook page

The country also won in smaller pageants across the globe. Elysha Dinn Rasay was proclaimed Princess of the World 2016, Christine Picardal won Miss Diamond of the World 2016, Trixia Maria Marana was crowned Miss Asia 2016, and Jeslyn Santos bagged the Miss United Contestants 2016 title. 

Janela Joy Cuaton, Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 first runner-up. Image: Miss Tourism Metropolitan International Facebook page
Janela Joy Cuaton, Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 first runner-up. Image: Miss Tourism Metropolitan International Facebook page
Elysha Dinn Rasay, Princess of the World 2016. Image: ABS-CBN News
Elysha Dinn Rasay, Princess of the World 2016. Image: ABS-CBN News
Christine Picardal, Miss Diamond of the World 2016. Image: Miss Diamond of the World Facebook page
Christine Picardal, Miss Diamond of the World 2016. Image: Miss Diamond of the World Facebook page
Trixia Maria Marana, Miss Asia 2016. image: Miss Asia Facebook page
Trixia Maria Marana, Miss Asia 2016. image: Miss Asia Facebook page
Jeslyn Santos, Miss United Continents 2016. Image: Miss United Continents Facebook page
Jeslyn Santos, Miss United Continents 2016. Image: Miss United Continents Facebook page

Source : ABS-CBN

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