Thailand's Sireethorn Leearamwat just won the 59th Miss International pageant! Held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan this afternoon, Sireethorn was among the 83 contestants to compete in the competition.
After making it to the Top 15 and Top 8 rounds, Sireethorn Leearamwat was crowned as Miss International 2019.
The Philippines' bet Bea Patricia "Patch" Magtanong also made it to the Top 8 of the competition and was able to deliver this empowering speech during the Speech Competition portion:
"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 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."
Congratulations to all the winners!
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