The Philippines’ Nicole Borromeo placed 3rd runner-up at the Miss International 2023 pageant held in Japan on Thursday, October 26.

Andrea Rubio of Venezuela was crowned as the new Miss International 2023 succeeding Jasmine Selberg of Germany. Andrea’s win marks the 9th time Venezuela won the crown. The last time was Mariem Velasco won the title in 2018.

Other winners of the 2023 court are:

  • 1st runner-up: Sofia Osio Luna (Colombia)
  • 2nd runner-up: Camila Diaz Daneri (Peru)
  • 3rd runner-up: Nicole Borromeo (Philippines)
  • 4th runner-up:  Vanessa Hayes Schutt (Bolivia)

Mexico and Thailand round up the Top 7.

Sustainable Development Goal Question

During the final question and answer, Nicole was asked how she has contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals, which is part of the competition’s initiative.

“As someone who experienced the wrath of natural disasters, home is everything. I’ve worked tirelessly with Habitat for Humanity under the SDG goals of [number] 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities. It is through this volunteer work that I could see in the faces of the children how much they wanted to help, how much they wanted to be a part of the future. Because when it comes to sustainability, we must keep in mind that it’s not only for the next generation but to include them in the process.”

The answer managed to secure Nicole a placement in the Top 5. The last time the Philippines was part of the Top 5 was in 2018 when Ahtisa Manalo won 1st runner-up.

The Philippines has 6 crowns in Miss International. Kylie Verzosa last won the title in 2016.

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