Just before the year ended, another Pinoy emerged victorious in an international beauty pageant. Rizzini Alexis Gomez was crowned the 2012 Miss Tourism International held at the Sunway Resort in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 22-year-old Rizzi is the reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism 2012. She was a semi-finalist in the Miss World Philippines 2012 pageant which was won by Queenierich Rehman.
The Cebuana beauty bested 55 other delegates from around the world vying for the 16th Miss Tourism International crown and became the second Filipina to win the title after Maria Esperanza in 2000.
The first runner-up in the Malaysian-hosted pageant was Monika Radulovic of Australia, second runner-up was Marielis Alejandra Castellanos Perez of Venezuela, third runner-up was Lourdes Maria Del Carmen Motta Rolon of Paraguay, and fourth runner-up was Jun Yong Wan Jun of Malaysia.
The other 5 beauties who made it to the Top 10 were the contestants from China, India, New Zealand, Russia and Thailand.
Last year, home town girl Gabriella Robinson won the title.
Photo Credit: Miss World Philippines
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