Meet Karen Gallman, the first Filipina to win Miss Intercontinental

Karen Gallman, an Australian-Filipina beauty queen, took home the Miss Intercontinental crown for the Philippines last January 27. This is the first time the Philippines was able to bag the title. She believes that the crown is “a representation of what we can achieve as a nation.”

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We did it Philippines! ?? . I’m so proud to bring our nation its first Intercontinental crown. The overwhelming support from you all has been amazing and I can’t thank you all enough nor have done it without you. This crown is not just for me, its for all of you and a representation of what we can achieve as a nation. Keep pushing to be the best version of yourself by “always looking up to God and being thankful for everything” ❤️ . . Thank you to my MIC queens, chaperones and the team for a wonderful three weeks that I will always cherish! ✨ My team @kfforcrownandcountry @bbpilipinasofficial @itspatriciasnts @patriciasantosatelier @benjleguiab_iv @styledbypatrickhenry @antheabueno @kierlovelasco @renzpangilinan @gangalonto @uhhminah @miggywest @bragaisjojo @stephtancouture you guys are incredible and words cant express my gratitude. Thank you also to everyone who has helped me on this journey, maraming maraming salamat po! ? #missintercontinental2018

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Aside from her obvious beauty, there’s not a lot that people know about this beauty queen just yet. So we’ve gathered these fast facts for everyone to get to know her.

5. She has a fiance (and they’re adorable together!)

Apologies to any admirers she has out there, but this beauty queen is taken. She posted some photos from (what looks like) her engagement party a few months ago.

If you’re thinking it’s unfair for someone that attractive to be in such a cute relationship — you’re absolutely right. Just look at their photos together from Cape Town below:

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It’s good to be silly at the right moment❣️

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4. She’s a fitness buff

It’s no surprise that Karen Gallman exercises to maintain her fit physique, but for a lot of people, it’s a chore more than a hobby. Going out of her way to keep active even on vacation shows real dedication!

3. She loves to travel

In her Miss Intercontinental 2018 video she said: “For me, traveling gives you that exposure to different ways of life, diverse cultures and history. And that only enhance one’s knowledge of the world. And I think that’s very important because you get inspired.”

2. She’s a Kendall Jenner lookalike!

When news broke that Karen won the title, the immediate responses were to talk about how much she looked like Kendall Jenner. Just take a look at the photos below if you don’t believe us!

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Lost in my own thoughts ?

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1. She knows what she wants and how to get it

When asked how she defines success, her winning answer was: “For me, success is not just about winning in life. It is about setting goals, achieving your dreams, working hard for everything you want, and always looking up to God and be thankful for everything. For me, that is success.”

Got a fun fact of your own about the new Miss Intercontinental? Share it with us in the comments! 

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