Maraming Pilipino ang nagbunyi sa pagkapanalo ng pambato ng Pilipinas na si Kylie Verzosa matapos koronahang Miss International 2016 na ginanap sa Tokyo ngayong araw, October 27.
Isa si Kylie sa 15 finalists ang nagbigay ng kanilang speech na nagpapaliwanag kung bakit sila ang dapat tanghaling Miss International.
Narito ang buong pahayag ni Kylie na nagpapaliwanag kung bakit siya ang karapat dapat na tanghaling Miss International 2016:
"Three things come to mind when I think of Miss International: culture, education, and international understanding. These 3 work together to make the brand of the Miss International beauty pageant relevant to the global community and to our time."
"If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is by developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference, and appreciate diversity. All this enables us to achieve international understanding. And I believe that I am prepared to take on this responsibility."
Si Verzosa ang ikaanim na Filipina na nakasungkit ng Miss International title.
Sumunod siya sa yapak nina Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Aurora Pijuan, Melanie Marquez, Precious Lara Quigaman, at pinakahuli kay Bea Rose Santiago noong 2013.