Miss International 2013 took place at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, December 17. Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago has won the title of the 53rd Miss International. Take a peek at the 'Question and Answer' segment of the pageant and the answers delivered by the top 5 finalists: Philippines, New Zealand, Netherlands, Hungary and Colombia.
All the candidates answered a similar question at the finals: "What I would do if I become Miss International?" Here are the answers of the top five finalists.
Miss Philippines - Bea Rose Santiago: "The whole world saw how my country suffered. One by one, other countries helped. You have opened my heart and eyes on what we can do to help each other. I will work to sustain the spirit of sympathy and spirit of hope. As long as we work together, there is hope."
Undoubtedly, Santiago's answer wowed the jury of the Miss International 2013 pageant which led her to glorious victory. With an apt answer and optimistic message of global unity, she has impressed the audience around the globe as well.
Miss Netherlands- Nathalie den Dekker: "I'd be more than happy to give back. We should never stop caring. Eventually, we are one world, and one dream. Together, we are one."
Dekker said that she believes in giving back and advocated the notion of global oneness. In turn, she got paid back with the 1st runner-up title.
Miss New Zealand- Casey Radley: "If I was to be the next Miss International 2013, there are many things I'd like to achieve. I would like to work with the young women of today's society. There are many ideologies of what you should be or shouldn't be, rather than embracing who they really are."
Radley's answer was straight from the heart pointing towards woman empowerment.
Miss Hungary - Brigitta Ötvos: "Good evening, everyone. I would like to thank the most important things that I get in this competition... I'm so happy that I'm here in this stage."
Ötvos just thanked her supporter and expressed joy over her participation in the contest.
Miss Colombia- Lorena Hermida: "I am very happy. Japan is a magnificent experience."
Hermida delivered the simplest of the answers in the contest.
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