Latvia Wins While Philippines Finishes in Top 10 of Miss Tourism Queen International 2013!

Beautiful Cindy Miranda, Top 8 in Miss Tourism Queen International 2013, we're proud of you!

Beautiful Cindy Miranda, Top 8 in Miss Tourism Queen International 2013, we’re proud of you!

***note: A day after MTQI, Bb Pilipinas sent ABQ an SMS saying Cindy was ranked 7th overall.

Still proud of Philippine candidate Cindy Miranda after her Top 10 finish at the Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 which just concluded on the evening of Oct. 3, 2013 in Xianning, China!!!

It was a difficult path to walk considering the political estrangement between the Philippines and China. Just think of it the other way around: if the pageant were held here, in the Philippines at this time, with that territorial dispute going on, would Miss China win? I think not.  I don’t even think she’d make it into the semi-finals.

So a Top 10 finish for Cindy Miranda on Chinese soil is actually pretty impressive to me and shows that the hand of politics was not too heavy in this particular MTQI edition.

From Bb. Pilipinas' Twitter feed

From Bb. Pilipinas’ Twitter feed

Also, placing in the Top 10 still shows that the Philippines is a force to reckon with in international pageants.

Congratulations to the beautiful Cindy Miranda, we love you!!!


Winners of Miss Tourism Queen International:  Alisa Miskovska of Latvia

1st Runner-up: South Africa – Roxzelle Rheeder

2nd Runner-up: Miss China (there were 3 of them, can anyone identify the one who made 3rd RU?)

3rd Runner-up: Korea – Na Ran Hi

4th Runner-up: Portugal – Ana Bomfin

Note: The information on the semi-finalists on the official FB of Miss Tourism Queen International  is VERY CONFUSING! So I just won’t publish it until I can get a clear report on the Top 10. I had to revise this blog post a bazillion times because of the confusing information on MTQi’s official FB. FYI…