The 65 Official Delegates of Miss International 2011 pose for a family picture of this year’s batch. At this point, it’s still anybody’s ballgame so that sisterhood is still strong as ever.
Miss Philippines Dianne Necio (seated 2nd from left) enjoys the several tours around Chengdu together with the other candidates.
Let’s see how things get heated up once the real competition begins next week, right before the finals on November 6. 😉
Krista Kleiner, our representative in the Miss International 2010 currently ongoing in Chengdu, China, continues to wow everyone with her effervescent presence, beautiful face and winning personality. Her confidence lever is at an all-time high and this really helps when putting her best foot forward around everyone. According to a colleague covering the pageant, there was this one incident when the ladies were introduced in their respective national costumes. The moment Krista took centerstage, she was asked by the host if it is true that she can do kung-fu, to which she replied on the affirmative. He was about to ask her to do a small demonstration but hesitated since she was wearing a layered dress and all.
Lo and behold, Krista had her nanchucks discretely hidden inside her wide sleeves. She immediately pulled them out and played in front of a pleasantly surprised and applauding audience! Whatta girl!
Finals of the pageant is not until November 7, but this early, Krista might just give us cause for celebration next month – be it winning the crown or landing a spot in the Top 3! 😉
Bb. Pilipinas International 2010 Krista Mae Kleiner (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
Krista Mae Kleiner has been having a wild year so far. After having won the title of Bb. Pilipinas-International 2010 earlier this year, she was taken in by world-renowned singer Julio Iglesias to be part of his World Tour for three months. After that stint, she’s now back in Manila to prepare for the Miss International 2010 Pageant to be held in Chengdu, China in November. Then the Manila Hostage Crisis happened which strained the diplomatic relations between the Philippines and HK/China. What’s a girl to do when her competition will be hosted by the Chinese? Well, immediately after arrival from the US, she went straight to the Quirino Grandstand to offer flowers and prayers for the victims. Thereafter, she must have sought the advice of BPCI organizers on how to condition herself for Miss International.
Psyching herself well for Miss International 2010, Krista Mae Kleiner is surrounding herself with positive vibes despite all the intrigues coming her way. (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
Things are a bit more relaxed now. Krista Mae is deep into training for the pageant, studying Chinese history and culture, and even learning a Chinese song. She wants to immerse herself in more good vibes than otherwise so as not to get distracted in her hunt for the title which has been captured by four (4) Filipinas (Gemma Cruz, Aurora Pijuan, Melanie Marquez, Precious Lara Quigaman) to date.
Krista Mae Kleiner is China-bound and she is out to win the Philippines' 5th Miss International crown.
The crown is hers to lose, as many people would say, because she is being seen as a shoo-in to land the finals, even place in the Top 3 if not bag the top prize. And at this point in time, she can’t afford to slack in her preparations because more than looking fierce and gorgeous, she needs to deal with the underlying tensions between the Philippines and China and how it could affect her chances of winning.