Trixia Maraña of Philippines has been crowned as Miss Asia 2016. The pageant was held on 18th August 2016 in Kochi, India. She succeeds Kanika Kapur of India as reigning Miss Asia. Trixia defeated 17 delegates from different countries of Asia (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) to win this pageant. The first runner-up was Yauheniya Vasilyeva of Belarus and second runner-up was Ankita Kharat of India. A resident of Dumaguete city, Trixia Maraña is 23 years of age. She works as auto loan assistant in Banco De Oro. She has participated in numerous pageants in the past few years. Trixia gets a cash prize of 3.5 lakh Rs along with a crown.
It is of no surprise that Trixia Maraña is chosen as the winner. The pageant is relatively new and hence it will take time before attracting strong delegates. Trixia is a pageant veteran and comes across as a groomed lady. Also, Philippines is a strong market and choosing a winner from the country will definitely help the brand establish itself and gain more popularity.