Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa arrived back in Manila on Friday, November 11.
"The beauty queen was emotional when she was reunited with her parents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport," reports PEP.
Kylie said, "They know how much I've been through and how much we've been through. All the hard work, all the struggles, they know my secrets, I want to thank them for everything that they've been doing for me."
The beauty queen later posted a photo of her winning moment on her Instagram page. The caption was quite inspiring. "Nothing that's worthwhile is ever easy," she wrote.
She went on to recall all the sacrifices she made and the work she put in to win the crown.
"I stayed in on weekends, spent time in the gym everyday, I watched my diet, planned my wardrobe, planned each day daily. I made sure to read as much as I [could], gathered the people I needed for help. I would go to the studio and train by myself, I would bug and beg my mentors to keep on training, because to me it was never enough. I would go [to] my designers and make sure my dresses would fit to the very last inch. I strove for everything to be a 10/10. I prayed a lot, my faith got stronger. This was my whole year. I thought of nothing but Miss International. And that's why I couldn't hold back the tears as my country's name was called."
Thanks for the reminder, Queen Kylie!