The Top 3 (L-R) Mariia Ovechkina of Belarus, 2nd Runner-Up; Kantapat Peeradachainarin of Thailand, Miss Tourism Queen International 2011; Jeanine Castro of Fernando de Noronha, 1st Runner-Up.
Crowned as Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 is Kantapat Peeradachainarin from Thailand, the country’s first-ever victory in the pageant. She bested 91 other delegates for the crown last held by Ekaterina Grushanina of Russia from 2009 up to the finals of the pageant tonight in Xi’an, China.
Coming in as members of her court of beauties are First Runner-Up Jeanine Castro representing Fernando de Noronha, Second Runner-Up Mariia Ovechkina of Belarus , Third Runner-Up Wang Lu of North China, and Fourth Runner-Up Nelly Almas from Tanzania.
The other ladies who made it to the Top 10 are the delegates from Portugal, Namibia, Bolivia, India and Canada. Miss Philippines Isabella Manjon failed to make the first cut, but was given a Special Award of Miss Charity.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Miss Philippines Isabella Manjon (L) and still-reigning Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 Ekaterina Grushanina.
Miss Philippines Isabella Manjon during the preliminary evening gown competition of MTQI2011.
One girl will be crowned Miss Tourism Queen International 2011 tonight in Xi’an, China. Out of the 80+ ladies vying for the crown currently on the head of Russia’s Ekaterina Grushanina (who won last 2009), I am singling out Miss Philippines Isabella Manjon as one strong contender, together with the following delegates: Livia Nepomuceno of Brazil, Gabriela Armas Moran of Ecuador, Donique Leonard of South Africa and Amanda Warecka of Poland.
Will our very own Isabella zoom to the top in the finals? We can only wait with bated breath.
In the meantime, let’s wish her all the best. The winner should be known before midnight tonight.
Stay stuck! 🙂