Kylie Verzosa of Philippines wins Miss International 2016

Kylie Versoza
Credits: Binibining Pilipinas on Facebook

Kylie Verzosa of Philippines has won the title of Miss International 2016.  She succeeds Edymar Martinez of Venezuela as the Miss International title-holder.  The finals of the pageant were held today at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  Around 69 contestants participated in the pageant.  Kylie’s victory is not a big surprise.  She was TGPC’s Top choice for Miss International 2016 title as announced in the official Hot-picks.  This is the 6th Miss International crown of Philippines.

Here is the list of winners announced at the conclusion of the finals.

Winner: Philippines – Kylie Verzosa
1st Runner-up: Australia – Alexandra Britton
2nd Runner-up: Indonesia – Felicia Hwang
3rd Runner-up: Nicaragua – Brianny Chamorro
4th Runner-up: USA – Kaityrana Leinbach

Kylie Verzosa is 24 years old and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall.  She belongs to Baguio City, Philippines.  She first competed in Binibining Pilipinas 2015 and made it to the Top 15.  She again competed in 2016 and won Binibining Pilipinas International 2016 title.  She is a teacher and an advocate for depression and suicide awareness.

The following contestants made it to the Top 15.  The only major shocker here was the exclusion of Miss Venezuela Jessica Duarte from the Top 15.  She was considered to be the ultimate front-runner by many pageant gurus.

 Argentina – Yoana Don
 Australia – Alexandra Britton
 Canada – Amber Bernachi
 Dominican Republic – Cynthia Núñez
 El Salvador – Elizabeth Cader
 Finland – Emilia Seppänen
 Indonesia – Felicia Hwang
 Japan – Junna Yamagata
 Mexico – Geraldine Ponce
 Nicaragua – Brianny Chamorro
 Philippines – Kylie Verzosa
 Poland – Magdalena Bieńkowska
 Russia Alisa Manenok
 Thailand – Pattiya Pongthai
 USA – Kaityrana Leinbach

The following contestants won the title of continental queens.

Miss International Africa  Sierra Leone – Maseray Swarray
Miss International America  Ecuador – Ivanna Abad
Miss International Asia  Hong Kong – Kelly Chan
Miss International Europe  Netherlands – Melissa Scherpen
Miss International Oceania  Hawaii – Guinevere Davenport

The following Special Awards were given during finals.

Best National Costume: Nicaragua – Brianny Chamorro
Miss Perfect Body: Moldova – Alina Chirciu
Best Dresser: Indonesia – Felicia Hwang