Koreen Medina Wins 3rd Runner-up in Miss Intercontinental 2013!
UPDATE: Koreen Medina is back in Manila. She arrived today (Dec. 16, 2012) past 6pm! Expect to see her do the rounds on TV in the coming days…
What an early Christmas gift! I woke up to a text from Farncis Calubaquib that Koreen Medina of the Philippines landed 3rd Runner-up in the Miss Intercontinental 2013 beauty pageant in Germany just minutes ago!!!! Not only did she rank so high, she also won the “Queen of Asia and Oceania” minor title.
Koreen is one of two beauty queens currently competing abroad under the Mutya ng Pilipinas flagship (the other is Angeli Dione Gomez). And with her 3rd RU placement, I didn’t need my regular cup of coffee to wake up, the good news made me leap out of bed and grab my laptop to share the good news!
Arloc, one of ABQ’s readers says on his blog that the Philippines’ highest placement in the Panama-based contest has been 2nd runner-up, with 5 semi-finalists.
Although the Intercontinental crown remains elusive to the Philippines, Koreen Medina has taken us just a few steps away from it and if Mutya ng Pilipinas keeps it’s momentum going, next year, we could see a winner!
So far, this year it’s been a great title haul for the Philippines – Megan Young won Miss World and Mutya Datul won the Miss Supranational. Ariella Arida was 3rd Runner-up in Miss Universe while Ali Forbes also landed 3rd Runner up in Miss Grand International.
The next pageants to look forward to are:
Miss International 2013 in Japan on December 17 (just 3 days away as of this time) which Bea Rose Santiago is competing in.
And the Miss Tourism International 2013, a New Year’s beauty pageant in Malaysia which another Mutya ng Pilipinas winner is shining in – Angeli Dione Gomez. The Philippines currently holds the Miss Tourism International 2012 title with Rizzini Gomez wearing the crown. With our fantastic winning streak this year, we could very well see a back-to-back win for MTI!
And to the beautiful Koreen Medina, you are now My Intercontinental Girl!!!
Aside from wining Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2013 , Koreen Medina also won the Grand Champion in 2011 Coca-Cola Music Talent Search and is the Grand Winner of 2012 “My Girl” a pageant-like search of ABS-CBN2 a popular TV station in the Philippines.
Miss Intercontinental 2013 Queens:
Winner: Miss Russia
1st runner-up: Puerto Rico.
2nd runner-up: Colombia.
3rd runner-up: Philippines.
4th runner-up: South Africa
Miss Intercontinental complete coverage on: http://www.missosology.info/forum/portal.php