In her speech before the awarding ceremony, Verzosa said if she wins the crown she will devote herself to promoting cultural and international understanding. The 24-year-old beauty queen added she believes she is prepared to take on the responsibility of being Miss International 2016.
Verzosa thanked her family and her fellow Filipinos for the support.
“I deeply appreciate this. This only happened in my dreams,” she said.
This is Philippines’ 6th Miss International crown. The country last took home the title when Bea Rose Santiago won in in 2013.
The 56th Miss International Beauty Pageant was held in Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.