MANILA -- (UPDATE) Philippine representative Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong made it to the Top 15 of the Miss International 2019 pageant.
She joins candidates from Venezuela, Thailand, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Uganda, Netherlands, Vietnam, Finland, Puerto Rico, Belarus, Colombia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.
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.