Janicel reiterated in her speech the importance of never giving up.
2015 Binibining Pilipinas-International Janicel Lubina landed in the top 10 of the 55th Miss International Beauty Pageant held at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, Tokyo, Japan this Thursday, November 5.
Although she failed to secure a spot in the top 5, she won the special award, Miss Best Dresser for her evening gown.
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In her speech, Janicel said, “To represent my country here in Miss International is a great honor and achievement for me. As a simple woman who came from a poor family, my dream to have a better life for my family motivates me to never give up.”
She then narrated that she never gave up despite her life struggles, “At a young age, I have to work at the rice fields to help my parents while taking care of my brothers because my parents are working. Life is full of challenges and hardships but I never stopped dreaming and working hard to achieve my goals in life. I want to be an inspiration to young people that nothing is impossible. Keep following your dreams and have faith in God.”
Moreover, she added that if she will win Miss International, she would like to, “Share my story to the world, that poverty is not a hindrance to achieve success in life,” and mentioned a few lines expressing gratitude in Nihongo.
Meanwhile, it was Venezuela’s Edymar Martinez who was crowned Miss International 2015 and superseded Puerto Rico’s Valerie Hernandez.
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