Truthfully, Miss International is more difficult to size up as compared to its big league sisters in Miss Universe and Miss World. Each year, the trends of beauty preference among the organizers tend to vary depending on who actually catches their fancy and if the leaning for a particular edition is locked on facial beauty alone or inexplicable charm to the Japanese or solid preparedness (just like during the time of Kylie Verzosa where her meticulous efforts to stand out while blending in with the culture of the hosts cannot be denied).
As far as Ma. Ahtisa Manalo is concerned, she suited up to the doll-like face and presence that makes people stand up and take notice in a heartbeat. This is her strongest asset, and one that most other delegates could only wish they have.
And it works. She is almost always included in the events, save for those where the ladies have to be split into smaller groups to accommodate the different Japanese cities wanting to host them in their respective activities outside of Tokyo – be it in Hiroshima, Kaga City, Kyoto and the like.
Does she have a strong hold on the organization by now so that she can at the very least be part of the magic circle of 5? I want to believe she is.
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