Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa also talks about her memorable experiences in Japan.
Fresh from Tokyo, Japan, newly-crowned Miss
International 2016 Kylie Verzosa arrived in the country on Friday, November 11.
She immediately went to a meet and greet
with the entertainment media at the Novotel in Cubao.
Acknowledging people who helped her all
throughout the competition, Kylie said, “This is not only my journey but your
journey as well. And I’m so glad that I’m here, making you guys proud. That
makes me the happiest.”
According to Kylie, spending time with her
fellow contestants was one of her most memorable experiences during the
pageant. She also mentioned about touring Japan.
Talking about her winning speech during the
pageant’s question and answer portion, Kylie thought she could have done
better, adding that it was not as perfect as she wanted to be. Nonetheless, she
said that she did her best.
Meanwhile, Kylie also shared the story
behind her photo with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Japan.
“No, he did not visit me. He was at a
conference in Japan, it was at a state visit to Japan. A lot of people think I
met him. No, I chased him for a selfie. I met him for one second. But what I
like about that, he stopped for me. He didn’t stop for anyone else but me,” she
said, adding that she appreciated the gesture.
When asked how their conversation went, she
narrated, “’Yung kasama ko, sabi niya, ‘President, si Miss Philippines.’ ‘Pres,
pa-picture.’ I was fan-moding (sic). I’m a fan. And he said, ‘O, Philippines.’
He saw my sash. So he stopped and took a picture with me.”