And the crown goes to Indonesia!
Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia
1st Runner up Chanelle de Lau of Curacao
2nd Runner up Diana Croce of Venezuela
3rd Runner up Amber Dew of Australia
4th Runner up Natsuki Tsutsui of Japan
Mariel with Miss Japan Tsutsui Natsuki
Miss Philippines Mariel de Leon wore a John Herrera gown for the Welcome Dinner of Miss International 2017. And yes, she is looking oh-so-lovely in blue!
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P.S. Mariel’s photo on the left is a selfie with host delegate Tsutsui Natsuki who is half-Filipina.
Last night at the Victory Foodpark in Parañaque, I got the chance to personally meet Natsuki Tsutsui, the 24 year-old Therapist from Tokyo who holds the title Miss International Japan 2016-2017 and preparing to compete in the upcoming edition of Miss International 2017 alongside our very own Mariel de Leon on November 14.
There is something very enchanting about this beauty – who happens to be part-Filipino (her mother is Cebuana) – and exudes a very engaging personality that is easily endearing upon first introduction. She is also statuesque. Measuring at 5’10”, she catches the attention of many onlookers and never lets up. The minute she smiles, the charm starts rushing in like a Shinkansen train.
Nicknamed “Naki”, she is serious about winning the Mikimoto crown for her home country. Having been orphaned at an early age, her advocacy is a combination of the ideal and the actual. She wants to spread hope and happiness to abandoned/neglected children and help in easing the challenge of growing up parent-less. On the other side, she is also committed to use the title as a platform to help lessen the suicide rate of young Japanese by coming up with a foundation/support group that will guide their emotional and physical upkeep.
Looking forward to seeing this stunning Japanese lass gear up for the big fight ahead. She is the host delegate and plans to be the warmest and friendliest big sister ever.