64 comments on “Veronica Salas of Mexico wins Miss Intercontinental 2017. Katarina is 1st Runner-Up

  1. Congratulations, Kat ! Bagging a 1st runner up finish, you already made us very proud ! You gave it all ! Thank you so much for representing our country and doing everything you can. In our eyes, you’re still a winner ! Mabuhay ka, Katarina 🙂

  2. Moving forward,

    Sa March 18, ano ang characteristic ng next rep sa MIC?

    Dusky beauty – McGarry – 1st runner up

    Morena beauty – Sovietskaya – 1st runner up

    Mestiza beauty,

    Katarina – 1st runner up
    Kris Tiffany – 2nd runner up
    Koreen – 3rd runner up

    Anong prototype ang susunod? Oriental looks? Chinita? Yung huling Lima nanalo ng MIC puro indigenous sa native country nila ichura.

  3. rest ka na Katarina
    tama na ang pagsali sali ulit
    You made your country proud
    move on with your life with your head up

  4. Sabi ko na nga bang lumayolayo cya at isnabin ang vaklitang Puerto Rican na c Joaquin Bordado dahil malas yan at pinapaboran pa rin ang kapwa Latino hihihi 😋
    Parang c pawee na pinaboran c miss porn na porn Thailand hihihi 😄
    Plsss don’t cry baby at baka sabihin sour loser na naman like when Queen Cat cried during miss world finals 😂hihihi

  5. If Katrina still has the energy, I agree that she should get to MWP asap and MW will be hers. I would love to see Katrina get her revenge in MW 2018 and Catriona get her revenge in MU 2018.

    Keeping the energy up and the poise, the composure and the grace under pressure will be the challenge for Katrina… (joining pageants look exhausting)

  6. Congrats Kat!!! I believe she deserves better placement. but then again… sabi ko nga sa isa kong post, Kat can win. she can be our first MI.. depende na lang sa pageant na to.. kasi inconsistent din in terms of choosing the winner.

  7. It’s a high time that BbPilipinas Org should drop this Intercon franchise. Waste of beautiful girls.

  8. I remember posting here about my feeling of her getting the MIntercon crown. Sayang but I can’t also deny the fact that Miss Mexico is also very pretty. Anyway, Katarina has the best placement among the queens this year alongside Nelda.
    I can see in her a Miss World. Hope she joins.

  9. Awesome job, Katja! Always knew you’d go far and 1st-runner is nothing to be ashamed or sad over.

    Another chapter in a remarkable journey… check!

  10. Congrats Katarina! You rocked Miss Intercon, sa totoo lang! We’re proud of you.

    Now to Intercon, in fer naman maganda ang winner di gaya nung Thailand dati na tumalo kay Kris. Pero kahit na, gusto ko pa rin kayong pagsasampalin. we sent the best candidate already. talagang iniisnab niyo kami ha?! tse kayo!

    • Hindi kc si BPCI lang ang may potential na mag send ng credible representative to win, for sure if binitiwan yan in BPCI other director will send a not deserving Philippine candidate.

  11. Mali kasi ang placements ng girls this year.

    Elizabeth Clenci should have been sent to Miss Universe and Rachel Peters to Miss Grand… then we could have had higher placements and maybe won Miss Grand…. then Katarina couldv won Intercontinental. Kung hindi kasi nag choke si Sutton.. she could’ve been the one sent to Supranational or Grand.. tapos si Channel nalang sa International.. or sana hindi nalang sumali si Mariel… kasi malakas sya sa BPCI kaya sya binigyan parin ng title… umusog tuloy lahat para sa kanya.

  12. Wow.. that was a great answer with branding and endorsement.. Good job Katarina!.. They dont want to give us the crown because they dont want the Filipinos to get tired of their pageant.. They only want a Top caliber representative from us with great media exposure that would turn them into a top tier pageant… a celebrity bigger than Katarina perhaps?… For now we could only settle for runner-up placements which is not bad at all… Once we get a Miss Grand title, another Miss Supranational and our 4th Miss Universe… only then we could send our best bet to Miss Intercontinental and win that manipulative 2nd tier pageant.

  13. nakakaloka talaga ang MIC. what went wrong??? this editions result is more clearer of cheating and more questionable than kris and christy. ung sa dalawa ma aaccept mo pa. pero ito! never!!! may galit ba sila sa mga pinoy fans dahil palaging sinasabihan ang intercon ng cheap pageant of minor etc etc…. well i cant blame them. review nila ang 2014 at 2015 edition and there they will know why ganon ang mga pinoy sa kanila. and isa pa. nagpapadala tayo ng mala dyosang rep so that means pinapahalagahan pa din natin ang pageant na yan. pero til now ayaw pa din ibigay ang crown. haysss. Katarina proved me wrong in terms of performance. d ko lang bet ang hairstyle nya. theres so much good styles sa mga photoshoot nya. But i think still the result will be the same. Ganda ng gown nya. d lang mas lumabas ang tunay na kagandahan ng gown coz of the type of stage what they have and also poor camera.
    if im going to choose between MGI and intercon. drop that intercon!!! sa MGI pwede pa. supra ok pa din. pero sana ipalit ang MUC. Pero sana bawasan nalang din nila para yung dyosang ipapadala sana dyan eh runner up or nothing pa makakasali pa ulit. hayssss.

  14. Sa Miss Universe at Miss Earth lang pinahahalagahan at may pinakamalaking puntos ang katalinuhan ng Kandidata more than anything else.

  15. Dapat sana nakadalawa na tayo eh, nung panahon ni Kris Tiffany Janson at Ngayon kay Katarina pero BAKIT? totoo nga na kailangan dapuan ng swerte ang pagsisikap at paghihirap para makamit talaga ang tunay na tagumpay. Anyway, achievement parin naman ang mga narating ng Beauty Queens Natin sa mga patimpalak so Magbunyi parin.

    • Hindi lang dalawa, dapat tatlo na! Christi McGarry should’ve won as well. She placed 1st runner-up in 2015.

  16. Guyth, the BIGGER prize is the Over-All Global Ranking! Filipens as Country of the Year FOREVER.

    We can be the Colombia of Asia. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. At least, virgin pa rin. Hihihi.

  17. Heartfelt congratulations, Katja! Your placement is already worthy of emulation because, up until the last minute, you kept the fire burning.

    We all are not certain why Miss Intercontinental Organization can’t give to the Philippines the top plum albeit the top caliber beauty queens we have sent to the pageant. Doubts are growing in me that they specifically demanded something from BPCI which the latter might have defied. To make their pageant also a top priority in the rooster of BbP winners? Kaloka.

  18. @ Lireo and @ Pageant Betty : Good morning/evening/afternoon.

    My one cents. Erroneous grammar intended. Drop Supranational and take on another ASEAN-based brand (Malaysia), Lumiere International. Where Sammie Anne Legaspi was 1st RU last year. MEASLY returns from Supra! After Mutya, WALA NA. 😦

    SMA should also sending one of the Runners-Up to The International Queen of Coffee.

  19. Bakit kaya ang hirap hirap tanggapin ang pagkatalo. Bakit hindi lang tanggapin na hindi siya ang nakita ng mga hurado na mananalo dahil mayroon mas higit pa sa hinahanap nila . Hindi lang naman yung kakayahan sumagot sa mga katanungan, kagandahan, pagrampa,sapatos at pananamit marahil mayroon silang nakita na wala o di kaya kulang o di sapat sa iba. Kaya mas maganda na lang siguro kumalma tayo at huwag magyayabang. Mas mainam kung magsaya tayo na lang at magpasalamat dahil nakamit niya ang First Runner-up. Mabuhay Philippines!

  20. The best answer I’ve heard in pageantry in a while. It was very thoughtful and it showed that she actually was in the moment all throughout the competition. I actually enjoyed following her journey more than Rachel Peters in Miss U. I felt like she established more connections with her fans than Rachel did.

    Let this be a lesson to future queens. She should know how to balance competition and social media at the same time.

    She’s my favorite BBP 2017 queen in their batch after this competition. Despite her initial controversies after crowing, she showed us what it’s like to fight for a crown.

    Love love love Katja!!!!

  21. Ang galing galing talaga ng ating pambato. Talaga ganyan ang buhay sa patimpalak kahit First Runner-up masaya na ang buong Pilipinas. Sana dito gaganapin ang Miss Intercontinental 2018.

  22. TANONG LANG, HINDI BA TALAGA FLUENT YANG SI KATARINA SA TAGALOG? SA ABROAD BA SIYA LUMAKI? ANG WEIRD TUWING INIINTERVIEW SIYA NUNG HECTOR AT INAASK NA “SPEAK IN FILIPINO” PARA SA MGA FILIPINO FANS, UTAL UTAL AT PARANG FOREIGNER NA MAY ONE MONTH NG KNOWLEDGE SA TAGALOG WORDS. HINDI ETO KASO NG “KONYO”, PARANG SHE’S TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE NA “FOREIGNER” SIYA LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES. GETS MO BA ANG DIFFERENCE NG KONYO SA MGA FORANGERS LEARNING TAGALOG? KATJA IS LIKE THE LATTER.

    MEDYO WEIRD LANG KASI I KNOW SHE IS FLUENT NAMAN SA TAGALOG. YUN LURNG. IRITA PARIN AKO SA INTERCONTINETZ NA YAN. OBVIOUS NA SI KATARINA ANG WINNER. YUNG SA Q AND A EH NAPAKAMINOR NG MISTAKE NA THE NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS NA JUDGES AT AUDIENCE DON EH DI NAMAN NAPANSIN FOR SURE! KALOKA!

    NOW BET KO NA SUMALI TONG SI KATJA SA MWP. TRAIN SA SEXY BODY. PARTICULARLY SA WAISTLINE AT KILIKILI FATS. TAPOS POLISH SA WALK. AT BONGGA NA! DESERVE NIYA MAGCOMPETE SA MAJOR PAGEANT AT DI SA POOCHOOPOOCHOO BARANGGAY LEVELS NA INTERKONG NA YON! GALIT BA SI HECTOR JOAQUIN SATEN? LAKAS NG CONNECTION NIYAN SA WBO AT DUN SA INDIAN OWNER. SARAP PAGKUKURUTIN! 😂😉😂😉😘

  23. This pageant is so beneath you Katarina but you are such a trooper. We know you wanted to win so much not for you but for the Philippines. You are a winner with or without a crown. You did us proud! Congratulations katareyna

  24. Congrats katarina..I am not a fan but u showed hardwork and determination, and that’s admirable..since day 1 of the competition, u were on top of your game plan to bring home the elusive intercon crown and make history…sadly, the stars missed inches from perfectly aligning last night..nonetheless, meraki will continue to resonate as a mantra far beyond any one’s crown….
    P.s. the after crowinjgn interview with U saying “its ok” reminds me of Rachel saying sori for not advancing to the top 3..#sorrynotsorry

  25. Katarina’s performance was superb. Her answer was also correct as she was asked what did she learn. She’s the most beautiful. 1RU it is. Sigh. But we all know who really is the winner. 😀

    Congratulations Katja! Your Bb. Pilipinas successor will have very big shoes to fill.

  26. SMA should consider dropping Intercon together with MGI. Mga walang kwentang patimpalak.

    IMO, BPCI should only focus MU, MI, And 3 runners up in case untoward circumstance happens to top 2 winners.

    Congrats to Ms Rodriguez. You’re the true winner in our hearts.

  27. I think SMA should dump this pageant over miss united continents.. how come such a worthy candidate was edged out by someone who’s not even on anybody’s radar. There’s something going on behind this pageant that we don’t know. Thus, there should never be a next time anymore! enough is enough madam stella marquez de araneta. Next year ipadala si mystica!

  28. Congratulations Katarina! You did us proud! There is nothing to be ashamed of with a very, very decent placement.

    There. I’ve said it.

    But I disagree with you. “It is not OK”. Anyone monitoring the pageant knew you’re the clear winner. I am not saying this because I am a Filipino. It was very clear. As clear as day. The same heartbreak for me when Catriona didn’t even land Top 3.

    Some are theorising that it was the minor mistake in the Q&A that cost us the crown. I disagree. It was so minor. What is important is the essence of the answer. And Katarina answered beautifully.

    Let us not bash the winner. I am sure she has her qualities and she seems like a nice girl too.

    We don’t want to be THAT country that bashes every pageant winner just because…

    World Peace.

  29. Miss World is her destiny. Such a travesty though that this organization always keeps us on edge. We cannot not support our girls representing the country in this pageant though. Katarina really showed hardwork and dedication. But still, this is a commendable achievement. A crown is not everything.

  30. ilang years na tayong runner up dito….even if so deserving mga candidates natin to win the crown…I don’t really get how they choose the winners…and I don’t get why mexico edged out katarina….tigilan na kaya natin magpadala ng rep sa ganitong pageant

  31. Katarina may have faltered just a tiny bit during the Q&A but Mexico’s answer was trash in comparison and she’s not even that pretty. This is 2014 and 2016 all over again. ROBBED ang ate mong girl!

    Kung bet niya pa ang beaucon after this, I’d tell her to join the Miss World Philippines bilang kudaera at most active naman siya. Pakak!

    We’re proud of you Katarina! Ay naku, oh ayan. Matatanggal mo na ang Miss Intercontinental Philippines sa IG profile mo. Hindi na nakakahiya. Hahaha!

    • agree…MWP for her…she deserves another chance at pageantry…di counted tong MIC…sinayang ganda at potential ni kat

      • Truth!!! Siya yung type na kontesera na laban lang ng laban! I’m pretty sure kung sasali siya sa Miss World Philippines – may paglalagyan siya either sa Reinahispanoamericana or the cooking show that is Miss World – at least, maloloka si Chef Julia na kahit hinahaggard at may atraso siya sa atin eh mga top-notch delegates pa rin ang ibinibigay natin sa irrelevant pageant niya.

  32. Huhu almost there. She should have won! Well congrats pa din kay Katarina. Baka sa BBP2018 queen ibibigay ang korona.

  33. Katrina has the best overall presentation prior to Q&A. Even if she made a tiny mistake in Q&A, the answer of Mexico is not good compared to Katrina’s. If there was a tie after Q&A, the logical choice for the crown is Philippines.

  34. No doubt that Katarina is beautiful and talented but she made a little bit of mistake in answering the very simple question. I am still lost and wondering why Miss Mexico got the crown? Maybe next time Philippines will going to win the crown.

      • I believe I saw somewhere that the word she described as Arabic was not Arabic but it was a Greek word. Regardless, she still gave the best answer. Mexico’s Q & A compared to her was heaven and earth

      • What is the most important thing that you had learn about participating in Miss Intercontinental?

        Miss Philippines: “The most important thing that I have learned in joining Miss Intercontinental is an Arabic word named after one of the Sunrise Resorts and that is Meraki. It means to do all things with passion, soul and creativity. When I heard this word and it’s definition, it resonated with me, until now and I think it will for the rest of my life therefore that is the most important thing I learned while participating at Miss Intercontinental. ”

        *** Meraki is not an Arabic word but a Greek word it means doing it with love, passion and a lot of soul

      • ooohhh… Why would an Arab resort use a Greek word!! hihihihi Cheretttt itong mga Egyptians….

    • do we actually believe that etymology of a word would matter in assessing her performance? heck, idk if all judges can speak arabic. And even if they do, i dont think they would give that much emphasis on the origin of her words.

      Sabi nga ni Nad Bronce, form matters more than content during pageant q&a. Importance is given more on the delivery rather than the essense

      • so what if it was in front of an Egyptian audience? Right there and then when the pageant was happening, Im sure everyone present there has his/her attention on the girls and their overall delivery and performance. They would not have enough time (or maybe a handful of them would) evaluating and assessing every single word that a girl would say especially the judges whose job is to assess the girls on their overall presentation given brief moments. Tayong mga fans lang ang nag ooveranalyze kasi we have the time and resources to disect every single word they said and conclude na “ay mali ang etymology mo gurl kaya ka di nanalo”

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