In what is called a grand slam year for Filipino beauty queens, we were happy to learn last night that Bea Rose Santiago was crowned Miss International in Tokyo.
It seemed only a few weeks ago that I met Bea Rose again at the Rexona Do More awards (the first was at the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 presentation where she wasn’t a title holder yet). Here’s a photo I took of her and Pia Wurtzbach in (of all places!) the women’s restroom of the Makati Shang-ri La.
Another photo (rather blurred) of Bea and Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner-up Ariella “Ara” Arida.
Bea stands 5’10” and loves travelling. In just a span of two months, she was once in 12 cities in 2 countries.
She now joins Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Aurora Pijuan, Melanie Marquez and Lara Quigaman in the prestigious roster of Filipinas crowned Miss International.