In just four days from now, all roads will lead to the Tokyo Dome City Hall for the finals of Miss International 2016. It will be the culminating event for all the ladies competing to succeed Edymar Martinez of Venezuela. And Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa – confident as she is – knows that she is up against some stiff competition. But then again, she would rather compete against herself because whatever fate awaits her come October 25, it will all boil down to how well she has registered in the eyes if the organizers and they see her fit to become the next wearer of the Mikimoto crown and white cape.
Arnold Mercado of Aces & Queens (left photo) is already in Tokyo to lend moral support to her ward, along with photographer Jory Rivera for opmb worldwide. And their presence has pumped up our bet even more, knowing that they will be around when she needed their personal guidance during the homestretch of the game.
Below is a vid of our bet as she was shown on Japanese TV.
courtesy of VideosMix-Beauty
Kylie is sticking to her plan of attack like clockwork – from daily attires to mingling with the pageant officials to socializing with the locals. And she does it so well that – from my vantage point – there is just no way that she will get lost in translation, or in the good grace of the board of judges.
Between now and early next week, the delegates will be more closely monitored via closed door panel interviews that will lead to early deliberation for the ones who deserve to be up there on Finals Night.
Will Kylie deliver? I bet she will. If Nicole Cordoves encapsulates her ascent “like a rocketship“, then this Baguio lass will do it “like a bullet train going to the peak of Mt. Fuji“.😉