It was not the first time that a representative from Ecuador won an international beauty pageant in the Philippines. Back in 2011, Olga Alva was crowned Miss Earth here in Manila. But in the case of Angela Bonilla, the victorious circumstances could not have been sweeter. You see, she was already thinking that the highest placement she could reach in Miss Global 2016 was 1st Runner-Up as the challenge of host delegate Camille Hirro was so fierce that she was close to feeling content with not going back to her home country empty-handed.
But fate was on her side last Saturday night. And now, the 24 year-old from Urcuquí has vindicated herself after competing in Vienna for Miss Earth 2015 without an honor to brag about.
Hail to Miss Global 2016!
This is your time to shine! 🙂