|(Ma. Ahtisa Manalo/Instagram)
The Philippines’ Ahtisa Manalo was crowned first runner-up in the 2018 Miss International pageant held in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Nov. 9.
Miss Venezuela, Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia is this year’s winner. She succeeds Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana.
The 2nd runner-up title went to Miss South Africa, while Miss Romania and Miss Colombia got the third and fourth runners-up awards, respectively.
The Philippines won 6 crowns from Miss International and the last Filipina who brought it home was Kylie Versoza in 2016.