Mariem Claret Velazco got her birthday wish alright. And in the process, she gifted Venezuela with its 8th Miss International crown after being chosen as the 58th Miss International tonight at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. She gave her court a tough fight, and in the end, she rose to the top with 1st Runner-Up honors going to our very own Ma. Ahtisa Manalo. Reabetswe Sechoaro of South Africa completes the Top 3 as 2nd Runner-Up. Bianca Tirsin of Romania and Anabella Castro Sierra of Colombia placed 3rd and 4th Runners-Up, respectively.
And to our Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo, congratulations for a job well done! 1st Runner-Up in a strong field of 77 delegates is already a big achievement. You did not disappoint your Pinoy fans all over the world who followed the Live Streaming from start to finish.
Congratulations to the organizers for a classy and well-staged – albeit very long – production for 2018.