Kylie Versoza, a 24-year-old pre-school teacher from the Philippines, was crowned Miss International 2016 at Thursday’s coronation at the Tokyo Dome. Her court includes 1st runner-up Miss Australia Alexandra Britton, 2nd runner-up Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang, 3rd runner-up Miss Nicaragua Brianny Chamorro, and 4th runner-up Miss USA Kaityrana Leinbach.
Rounding up the top 15 semifinalists were the delegates from Finland, Japan, Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Canada, Argentina, Russia, Thailand and Poland.
In a speech after the announcement of the top 15 finalists, Verzosa spoke about her commitment to diversity and tolerance. "If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is in developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference and appreciate diversity," she said.