Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 winner Atty. Bea Patricia ‘Patch’ Magtanong is set to fly to Japan to compete in the 59th edition of the Miss International beauty pageant.
Will Patch win for the country for the seventh time and inch closer to Venezuela’s eight victories?
The 25-year-old lawyer and model, who graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines and also has a degree in Business Economics, was gorgeous in a silver cocktail when she faced the press during the traditional send-off ceremony. It was tendered for her at Novotel Manila by her Bb. Pilipinas family and fellow queens, led by BPCI chairperson Stella Marquez Araneta and Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados.
“The past few months have been so hard, so difficult, not anything that I have experienced before. But every time I felt tired, I think that I’m doing this not just for myself, but for a hundred million Filipinos who love pageantry. I’m excited to show you what I have been preparing for this pageant. I promise to do everything that I could possibly do to win,” Patch said in her opening statement.
“When my mom and sister told me to just have fun, I said I’ll think about it,” Patch said in jest.
The bedimpled beauty from Bataan wants to set up a legal assistance program for inmates who cannot afford to hire lawyers to regain freedom.
In Miss International, she will be facing about 90 delegates from around the world, one whom is Miss Japan Tomomi Okada, who interestingly is the daughter of the late actor Masumi Okada who hosted the Japan-based pageant for several years the last time in 2005 when Lara Quigaman won the title.
Miss International 2019 will be held at Tokyo Dome City Hall, Bunkyo, Tokyo on Nov. 12 where Venezuela’s Mariem Velazco will crown her successor.
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Pinay wins 3rd place at Miss Globe 2019
Leren Mae Bautista named second runner up at the Miss Globe 2019 pageant held Tuesday morning in Ulcinj, Montenegro.
The 26-year-old native of Laguna, who won Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International in 2015, flew in Montenegro at the same time with Samantha Ashley Lo for the Miss Grand International 2019 in Venezuela who nearly not made it the Latin country due to passport problem.
Miss Mexico Alejandra Diaz de Leon Soler was crowned Miss Globe 2019 besting 75 other countries. Miss Trinidad & Tobago Carla Jean Lares and Miss Canada Shauna Griffiths were named first and 3rd runners up, repectively. Miss Czech Republic Kristine Malirova was 4th runner up.
“I want to use this platform to raise awareness on protecting the planet. As Mother Teresa said, not all can do great things but we can do small things with great love,” Bautista answered when asked how she would use her title is he wins to benefit others.