Asians dominate Miss Supranational, Miss Intercontinental pageants

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Asian victories in Europe: Thailand in Miss Intercontinental and India in Miss Supranational (Photos: Missosology)

Thailand’s Patraporn Wang won the Miss Intercontinental title last December 4 in Madgeburg, Germany, while India’s Asha Baht was crowned Miss Supranational the following day in Warsaw, Poland. This marks the first time that the two countries won in their respective international pageants.

The Philippines’ representatives in both pageants didn’t go home empty-handed. Kris Tiffany Janson placed 2nd runner-up to Wang in Miss Intercontinental 2014. She was also named Miss Photogenic and Miss Intercontinental Asia and Oceania. Meanwhile, Yvethe Marie Santiago was the last girl to be called in the Top 20 of Miss Supranational 2014. She didn’t make it to the Top 10.

Intercontinental
The continental queens which composed the Miss Intercontinental 2014 Top 5 finalists were Argentina’s Nadina Vallina (South America), Cuba’s Jeslie Mergal (North America), South Africa’s Donique Leonard (Africa), Portugal’s Joana Martins (Europe) and Philippines’ Kris Tiffany Janson (Asia and Oceania). After a few minutes, it was announced that instead of a Top 5, there will be a Top 6 because Wang’s scores were tied with Miss Philippines.

Miss Intercontinental Top 3 from the Philippines, Thailand and  (Photo: Missosology)
Miss Intercontinental Top 3 from the Philippines, Thailand and (Photo: Missosology)

The Thai beauty queens’ victory came as a shock after she had a hard time answering the final question given to her. many pageant fans thought the crown was between Cuba and the Philippines.

Watch the Q&A round here:

In the end, Miss Cuba and Miss Philippines placd 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.

The rest of the Top 16 finalists were: Puerto Rico (Keysi Marie Vargas), Canada (Delaney Holley), Ecuador (Ena Cordova), Brazil (Janayna Figueiredo), Myanmar (Angel Lamung), Mauritius (Nathalie Lesage), Nigeria (Judith Okafor), Poland (Magdalena Michalak), Turkey (Özge Güneş), and England (Laura Gregory).

Supranational
Asians were the big winners in Miss Supranational with Miss India winning the crown and Thailand’s Parapadsorn Disdamrong placing 1st runenr-up. Gabon’s Maggaly Nguema was second runner-up, USA’s Allyn Rose was third runner-up and the host delegate Poland’s Katarzyna Krzeszowska was fourth runner-up.

Miss Supranational Top 5:  USA, Poland, Gabon, India and Thailand
Miss Supranational Top 5: USA, Poland, Gabon, India and Thailand (Photo: Missosology)

Completing the Top 10 were: Myanmar (Han Thi), Czech Republic (Jana Zapletalova), Puerto Rico (Barbara Marrero), Spain (Celia Vallespir Garcia) and Colombia (Marlyn Mora).

The rest of the finalists were: Romania (Elena Zama), Canada (Gabriela Clesca), Belarus (Kristina Martsinkevich), Switzerland (Mylene Clavien), Sweden (Ida Ovmar), Trinidad and Tobago (Tinnitia Griffith), Australia (Yvonne Amores), Chile (Charlotte Molina), Argentina (Marisol Arrillaga) and Philippines (Yvethe Avisado Santiago).

Watch the crowning moment here:

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New crown at stake: Bb Pilipinas-Intercontinental

A new title at stake: Bb Pilipinas-Intercontinental. Photo from Rappler
A new title at stake: Bb Pilipinas-Intercontinental. Photo from Rappler

A report by entertainment columnist Ricky Lo has put an end to rumours that the Binibining Pilipinas has acquired the franchise for a Europe-based pageant.

The 40 official candidates for this year have a new title to compete to, Bb Pilipinas-Intercontinental, aside from the four other titles: Miss Universe Philippines, Bb Pilipinas-International, Bb Pilipinas-Tourism and Miss Supranational Philippines.

The winner of the new title will head on to compete in the 43rd edition of the Miss Intercontinenal pageant run by the World Beauty Organization.

In previous years, the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization has been sending our delegates to the pageant. Most recent is Koreen Medina, who finished 3rd runner-up and was named Continental Queen of Asia & Oceania.

The Bb Pilipinas 2014 coronation night will be held on March 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler of Venezuela as special guest.

Logos of Bb Pilipinas and Miss Intercontinental pageants
Logos of Bb Pilipinas and Miss Intercontinental pageants