Miss International 2019 candidate Patch Magtanong ends the journey in Top 8

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Bb. Pilipinas International Bea Patricia "Patch" Magtanong proudly stands up for women empowerment.

Philippine’s Miss International beauty queen contender Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong finished her pageant journey in Top 8 out of 82 other beautiful women across the globe that was held at Tokyo Dome Hall in Japan on November 12. 

Sireethorn Leearamwat of Thailand was crowned as Miss International 2019. Andrea Toscano of Mexico hailed as first runner-up, followed by Evelyn Namatovu Karonde of Uganda, while Colombia’s Alejandra Vengoechea landed as third runner-up, and the fourth runner-up was bagged by Harriotte Lane of United Kingdom.

Despite not winning the title for this year’s pageant, Atty. Patch made the Philippines proud for raising the flag throughout her journey.

Magtanong emphasized women empowerment wherein she expressed that women should not live in fear, instead be treated with respect no matter what backgrounds they are into. 

“Why should women live in fear of harassment violence and discrimination when basic human decency calls for respect tolerance and compassion?” Magtanong asked.

Patch wants to break barriers and the standards to empower women.

“To cheer all women means to support all women regardless of their race, religion, or background. But not only this – it also means to remove the barriers that prevent women from realizing their full potential. Miss International does this by fostering a global culture of women empowerment and gender equality. And through this platform, we can ensure that no woman anytime, anywhere is left behind.”

Miss International Philippines Beauties

Patch’s predecessor, Ahtisa Manalo, bagged the first-runner up title during the 2018 pageant. 

In 2016, Kylie Versoza brought home the Miss International crown, three years after Bea Santiago won the title in 2013. 

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