What is the common denominator among the three (3) international beauty pageants which crowned its 2016 winners all in a matter of three days?
Miss Philippines, of course!
First, there is Miss United Continents 2016 in Guayaquil, Ecuador won by our very own Jeslyn Santos. In the process, she became the first Asian and Filipino to finish on top in the same.
And then there is Miss Global 2016 held at the PICC Plenary Hall last Saturday. Angela Bonilla of Ecuador may have clinched the title, but her 1st Runner-Up (and closest pursuer) is Miss Philippines Camille Hirro.
Thirdly, the Miss Tourism Queen International 2016 finals was held last night in Wenzhou, China. Anu Namshir (who also took part in Miss World 2015 in Sanya) was chosen as the winner. Miss Philippines Nancy Leonard made it to the Top 10 and was given the Best in Long Gown award afterwards.
These three results speak a lot about the strong participation of the country in the global pageant stage. And the titles are not even categorized in the big league.
Wait till you see what Jennifer Hammond, Nicole Cordoves and Kylie Verzosa will do this October. 😉