Isa na namang Pinay ang nagbigay karangalan sa Pilipinas matapos manalo sa katatapos lamang na Miss International 2016 sa Japan.
Tinanghal na Miss International 2016 ngayon, October 27 Dome City Hall, sa Tokyo, Japan, si Kylie Versoza, isang model na tubong Baguio.
Si Kylie ang ika-anim na Pinay na nanalong Miss International; pagkatapos nina Gemma Cruz (1964), Aurora Pijuan (1970), Melanie Marquez (1979), Precious Lara Quigaman (2005), at Bea Rose Santiago (2013).
Ang first runner-up ay si Miss Australia Alexandra Britton; 2nd runner-up si Miss Indonesia Felician Hwang; 3rd runner-up si Miss Nicaragua Brianny Chamoro; at 4th runner-up si Miss USA Lindsay Becker.
Nag-standout si Kylie sa ibinigay na mensahe nito kung bakit sila ang dapat tanghalin bilang Miss International 2016.
“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 beauty pageant relevant to the global community and to our time.
“If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding 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 of these enable us to achieve international understanding and I believe I’m prepared to take on this responsibility. Domo arigatou gozaimasu!”
Ang Pilipinas ang pangalawa sa may pinakamaraming panalo sa Miss International, kasunod ng Venezuela na may pitong korona na.