Starting the year with a good news, another pride of the Philippines was hailed in the international pageantry. Miss Philippines Maria Francesca Taruc bagged the crown for Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 on Tuesday held in Nanjing, China.
The 20-year-old beauty from Angeles City, Pampanga also received the “Best Body” award in the competition.
Respectively, the representatives of Tatarsan and Ukraine were announced as first and second runners up.
Second Runner Up Ukraine
Taruc has been joining pageants ever since; in July 2019, she also carried the flag of the Philippines at the Miss Freedom of the World in Kosovo.
Now, aside from being the first titleholder in 2019, she carries heavy responsibilities where she has to enrich people regarding the culture and places around the world.