BEA'S WINNING ANSWER:
Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago’s winning answer to the question on what she will do if she wins as Miss International 2013 :
The whole world saw how my country, the Philippines, suffered. The agony of my people was felt, but one by one, country to country came to help.
I would like to thank all the nations that helped my country. In our darkest hours, you have opened my eyes and my heart on how important it is - if we all just support each other.
If I become Miss International, I will uphold international camaraderie to sustain the spirit for sympathy and to continually share the message of hope.
I believe that whatever calamity may come to us, as long as we have each other, there will be hope. Thank you."
The delegates from Hungary and Colombia completed the Top 5.
Contestants from Brazil, Ecuador, Gibraltar, Iceland, Lithuania, Russia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Thailand and USA were part of the Top 15 semi-finalists.
| Bea reacts after being crowned Miss International 2013|
Sixty- seven girls from all over the world competed in the 54th annual Miss International Pageant
Did you know that the first Miss International Stella Marquez Zawadsky (now Mrs. Jorge Araneta) who represented Colombia in the inaugural pageant held in Long Beach, California in 1960 is the National Director of Bb Pilipinas Charities?
|Miss Philippines Sizzles in the Miss International Swimsuit Segment|
Congratulations and Mabuhay Ka, Bea Rose Santiago!
Ours would indeed be the merriest of Christmases. At least for avid Filipino pageant fans!
A victory parade awaits our latest darling in international pageantry
|1964 Gemma Cruz. The first Filipina to conquer the global pageant stage|
|1970 Aurora Pijuan|
|1979 Melanie Marquez|
|2005 Precious Lara Quigaman|
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