Patch Magtanong feels proud of ‘excellent speech’ at Miss International 2019 despite not winning the crown

Despite not winning the Miss International crown during the pageant held on November 12, 2019 at Tokyo, Japan, Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong expressed her gratitude for placing in the Top 8 and being given the chance to “speak her truth” in an Instagram post she shared three days after the competition.


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“My goal in Miss International was to deliver an excellent speech upon reaching the Top 8. ⁣⁣⁣That’s not to say that I didn’t aim to win, but I say that because I was never one to dwell on things outside my control,” she began in her post.

“I knew that once I delivered my speech, I would have already done everything within my power, and it would be up to fate or luck whether or not I would get the crown. Standing there with 7 equally deserving ladies, I surrendered everything and I was ready to accept whatever placement would be given to me.”

She then extended her thanks to the Miss International Organization for allowing her and the other candidates a platform to share their definition of this year’s pageant’s slogan: #CheerAllWomen.

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“I’m so grateful to have had the chance to speak about my truth, and the truth of all women who have had limitations placed on them based on their gender. It’s not everyday you are given a huge platform to speak about something you care deeply about!” she added.

“To my country, and to everyone who believed in me, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your support is a prize on its own! To be a Miss Philippines has been the greatest experience of my life, thank you for letting me represent you!”

Watch Patch’s speech below:


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Sireethorn Leearamwat from Thailand was crowned the winner of Miss International 2019.

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