MANILA -- (UPDATE) Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong continues her Miss International journey as she made it to the pageant’s Top 8.
She joins candidates from Mexico, Colombia, Uganda, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and United Kingdom. They were chosen after gracing the stage in a swimsuit for the second time.
As of writing, the coronation event is still ongoing in Tokyo, Japan and is being shown live on the Facebook and YouTube pages of Miss International.
Magtanong is aiming to become the Philippines’ seventh Miss International after Kylie Verzosa in 2016.
Her predecessor, Ahtisa Manalo, finished first runner-up in last year’s pageant.