PH bet Kylie Verzosa crowned 2016 Miss International


Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 2016

Philippine bet Kylie Verzosa was named 2016 Miss International in the coronation held at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday.

Contestants from Australia, Indonesia, Nicaragua and United States finished first, second, third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

In her speech after the announcement of the top 15 finalists, Verzosa said that should she win the title, she wants to focus on cultural and international understanding.

“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,” she said.

In her speech after she was announced as winner, Verzosa thanked all those who joined her in her journey.

“I cannot believe this moment right now, and I am ecstatic and happy. Thank you so much to my family, to the Philippines, to everyone who supported me. I did not go through this journey alone, but I had a lot of help from the people who love me. I deeply appreciate this. This moment has only happened in my dreams. Thank you so much, Japan. Thank you, Miss International,” she said.


Aside from the big winners, other contestants also received special awards:

  • Miss International ASIA – Hong Kong
  • Miss International EUROPE – Netherlands
  • Miss International AMERICA – Ecuador
  • Miss International AFRICA – Sierra Leone
  • Miss International OCEANIA – Hawaii


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