Chaiyenne Huisman of Spain was crowned the new Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 on Wednesday, October 9 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. Her court includes: 1st runner-up Miss Dominican Republic, Eoanna Constanza; 2nd runner-up MissCanada, Jessica Cianchino; 3rd runner-up Miss Brazil, Carolina Schuler; and 4th runner-up Miss Costa Rica, Fiorella Cortez Arbenz. Huisman's victory marks her country's first time in winning the pageant which began in 1965 as a regional pageant for Asia but changed its name to Miss Asia Pacific International in 2005 to accommodate countries outside Asia.
Miss Asia Pacific International Chaiyenne Huisman (center) beams with (from left) fourth runner-up Fiorella Cortez Arbenz, third runner-up Carolina Schuler, second runner-up Jessica Cianchino, and first runner-up Eoanna Constanza. (Photo by Armin P. Adina / Contributor) Lifestyle Inquirer, 10/9/2010