Bea Rose Santiago of Philippines Crowned Miss International 2013

Bea Rose Santiago of the Philippines was crowned Miss International 2013 at the conclusion of the 53rd edition of the pageant held on December 17, 2013 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago

Newly crowned Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago (C) and her runners-up.

Bea Rose Santiago’s victory is the fifth Miss International crown for the Philippines and Philippines is the first country in the world to win Miss International and Miss World titles in the same year!

When asked what would she do if she becomes Miss International, Santiago’s reply was, “The whole world saw how my country suffered. One by one, other countries helped. You have opened my heart and eyes on what we can do to help each other. I will work to sustain the spirit of sympathy and spirit of hope. As long as we work together, there is hope.”

Bea Rose Santiago Miss International 2013

Bea Rose Santiago wins the fifth Miss International title for the Philippines.

The first runner-up was Miss Netherlands Nathalie den Dekker. The second runner-up was Miss New Zealand Casey Radley.

The top 5 completed with Miss Colombia – Lorena Hermida and Miss Hungary – Brigitta Ötvös.

The top 15 completed with Miss Brazil – Cristina Alves Da Silva; Miss Ecuador – Nathaly Arroba Hurtado; Miss Gibraltar – Jamielee Randall; Miss Iceland – Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir; Miss Lithuania – Elma Segzdaviciute; Miss Russia – Olga Gaidabura; Miss Puerto Rico – Ashley Beth Pérez; Miss Spain – Araceli Carrilero Martínez; Miss Thailand – Chonticha Tiengtham and Miss USA – Andrea Neu.

Special awards:
– Miss Friendship: New Zealand – Casey Radley
– Miss Internet: Macau – Adela Ka-Wai Sou
– Miss Photogenic: Lithuania – Elma Segzdaviciute
– Best National Costume: Aruba – Erialda Croes.

One special thing about the finale is that 2008 titleholder, Alejandra Andreu of Spain, crowned the 2013 title winner since the reigning Miss International 2012 Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan was barred from attending the event due to her involvement in a scandal where a media executive Genichi Taniguchi allegedly harassed and intimidated Ms. Yoshimatsu for not signing on to a talent agency with ties to the Japanese Yakuza or underworld.

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