Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa was the biggest star at Malacañang Palace’s traditional Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5 that also marked President Rodrigo Duterte’s first Christmas event in the presidential palace.
Kylie looked stunning in a red terno created by Francis Libiran adding glamour to an already festive atmosphere around the palace grounds where the giant Christmas Tree was set up. She was greeted by the President upon his arrival and joined some 1,500 guests including government officials and Malacañang employees.
The event featured performances by the Philippine Pops Orchestra, Mandaluyong Children’s Choir, Robert Sena, Isay Alvarez, Richard Poon, and the Office of the President (OP) Chorale.
President Duterte obviously enjoyed the moment when Kylie posed for a selfie with him. It was the second selfie between the beauty queen and the highest official of the land Kylie, then competing at the Miss International pageant, met the President who on asstate visit in Japan. President Duterte had wished Kylie to win Miss International for he wanted the country to be known as the land of beautiful women.
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