Baguio’s Verzosa Wins Ms. International 2016

>> Sunday, October 30, 2016

By Jobelle Anselmo Batanes

Kylie Verzosa of this tourism resort  was crowned the56th Ms. International 2016held on October 27, 2016 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in TokyoJapan
She is the 6th Filipina who won the prestigious award besting more than 65 candidates from different countries.
Verzosa’s eloquent speech during the Top 15 round has astounded the audience, “Three things come to mind when I think of Miss International — culture, education, and international understanding. These three work together to make the brand of the Miss International pageant relevant to the global community in our time. If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote my self to cultural understanding and international understanding,” she said.
“Because I believe that it is with developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference, and appreciate diversity. All these enable us to achieve international understanding. And I believe I am prepared to take on this responsibility.”
On April 17, 2016, she represented Baguio City in the Search for Bb. Pilipinas at Smart Araneta Coliseum and won the Bb. International award and also bagged two minor awards.  Kylie also bagged two minor awards; Ms. Manila Bulletin and She’s So Jag on the coronation night.
Verzosa also amazed the world with her flawless answer when Olivia Jordan of USA Universe asked her,” Why do you deserve to win a Bb. Pilipinas crown tonight?” by USA Universe, Olivia Jordan during the Question and Answer portion of Bb. Pilipinas.
Ms. International is the eldest daughter among the five children of Ari and Raquel Versoza, who were both former flight attendants and now business owners in Baguio.
The 1st Runner Up is Ms. Australia while the 2nd Runner Up is Indonesia followed by Ms. Nicaragua and Ms. USA at the third and fourth runner-up spots, respectively.
The other candidates who made it to the Top 15 list were:Nicaragua, Indonesia, Finland, Mexico, USA, Japan, El Salvador, Canada, Domican Republic, Argentina, Australia, Russia, Thailand and Poland,
Verzosa humbly thank everyone who supported her especially her parents, realtives, friends, and her fans


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