Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Verzosa, who hails from Baguio City, won the Miss International title at the beauty pageant held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo on Thursday.
The statuesque model and Business Management graduate at Ateneo de Manila University bested 68 other candidates from around the globe making her the sixth Filipino beauty queen to clinch the coveted crown.
Here are some interesting facts that make Kylie worthy of the Miss International title:
She’s a thank-you girl
Like Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, losing at the Binibining Pilipinas during her first try didn’t hinder her dream to become a beauty queen and represent the country internationally. She first participated in the Binibining Pilipinas contest in 2015, when she placed in the Top 15. She again joined the pageant the following year and was crowned Miss Philippines International 2016, earning her the right to represent the country at the 56th edition of Miss International beauty contest.
Her mom is a former Binibini candidate
Yes, it runs in the family. Her mother Gemma Raquel Fausto was contestant No. 12 in the 1985 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant, where she finished in the Top 15. Now you know where she got her good looks.
She’s a teacher
An embodiment of true beauty with a purpose, Kylie works as a pre-school teacher. At the same time, she is an advocate for depression and suicide awareness. She volunteered for the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, which aims to educate people about depression and suicide.
Kylie is a globetrotter
In her Instagram feed, the 5-foot-9 beauty is keen on sharing her travel adventures with her followers. She has visited Europe and Asia being an international model. Now that she’s the Miss International, Kylie will finally be able to travel to more territories and promote her advocacies on “culture, education and international understanding.”
She enjoys painting
Kylie shows her love for art by painting. She’s a budding photographer, too, being an ambassador of a popular camera brand. So, expect more photos and artwork from our gorgeous queen.
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