Netherlands wins Miss Asia Pacific Int’l 2016; PH finishes 3rd – ABS
PUERTO PRINCESA – Tessa le Conge of a Netherlands was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2016, while a Philippines’ Ganiel Krishnan placed second runner-up in a manifestation hold in Puerto Princesa, Palawan Wednesday evening.
Krishnan, a Filipino-Indian college tyro and former courtside reporter, finished behind Conge and Thailand’s Chawanya Thanomwong, who was named initial runner-up.
Krishnan, 22, was gunning to turn a fifth Filipina to win a pretension for a country, following Ma. Del Carmen Ines Zaragoza (1982), Gloria Dimayacyac (1983), Lorna Legaspi (1989), and Michelle Aldana (1993).
Rounding adult a tip 5 of this year’s book of a Manila-based manifestation were Cook Islands’ Felicia George and South Korea’s Soyeon Kim.
In a final talk round, Conge was asked on how she would foster a pageant’s advocacy of “Beauty in Diversity.”
“I consider today it’s unequivocally unhappy to see so most negativity in a universe since we see people doesn’t unequivocally honour any other,” she said. “And we would like to uncover people what we can do with a good light in your heart. So widespread some positivity in this negativity [filled] world, and uncover people what we can do with a good heart.”
The accession night was hold during a Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Formerly Miss Asia Quest, a Manila-based Miss Asia Pacific International aims to foster Philippine tourism overseas.