|Bea Santiago is Miss International|
|L-R: Venezuela, Philippines, Venezuela & Philippines|
|TIEBREAKER: Bea after making it three for the Philippines|
Of course, everyone knows by now that we have won our fifth Miss International crown
Pageant Coaches: Osmel Souza of Venezuela & Jonas Gaffud of the Philippines
Forty years ago or in 1973 to be exact, we dominated the international pageant scene.
Margie Moran was crowned Miss Universe in Greece, Marilen Ojeda was 4th Runner-Up in Miss International, Nanette Prodigalidad was 1st Runner-Up in Miss Maja-International and Evangeline Pascual was 1st Runner-Up in Miss World.
RESULTS FOR COUNTRY OF THE YEAR
1ST Place: Philippines
2nd Place: Venezuela
3rd Place: Spain
4th Place: Brazil
5th Place: USA
Kudos also to the collective efforts of all our beauty camps for searching, training, grooming and polishing virtual unknowns & lovely Filipinas with great potentials into stunning global headturners
Finally, I hope and pray that we can discard our crab mentality and that we would be more supportive of whoever is carrying the Philippine sash in upcoming pageants. Let us close ranks and be united as we support our Pinay beauty queens.
In a year that has been marred by devastating calamities, our Pinay beauty queens' triumphs in the international arena has given us not only a breath of fresh air but also a collective sense of national pride and a source of jubilation
Long May You Reign Ladies!