Hindi naiuwi ni Atty. Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong ang korona bilang Miss International 2019 na ginanap sa Tokyo, Japan.
Unang nakapasok sa Top 8 si Magtanong kasama ang mga kandidata ng Mexico, Colombia, Uganda, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, at United Kingdom, pagkatapos nilang rumampa ng naka-swimsuit.
Sa speech competiton naman, saad nito, “When I was younger, I found it strange that I was subjected to different standards as other boys my age.
When I got older and even more so when I became a lawyer, I began to question these standards and challenge them. Why should women live in fear of harassment, violence, and discrimination when basic human decency calls for respect, tolerance, and compassion?
“To cheer all women means to support all women regardless of their race, religion, or background.
But not only this – it also means to remove the barriers that prevent women from realizing their full potential.
Miss International does this by fostering a global culture of women empowerment and gender equality.
And through this platform, we can ensure that no woman anytime, anywhere is left behind.”
Si Miss Thailand Sireethorn Leearamwat ang nanalong Miss International 2019.