Filipina beauty queen Kayesha Clauden Chua successfully raised the Philippine flag in Vietnam after winning the 2019 Miss Asia Awards crown and title for the country.
The 26-year-old Bicolana beauty shined among the candidates from all over the region and was hailed as the first-ever Filipina winner of Miss Asia Awards pageant held on November 3 at Holiday Inn and Suites Saigon Airport in Ho CHi Minh City.
The international flight attendant and pageant veteran also won the Best in National Costume Award after showcasing “Daragang Magayon” of Bicolano folklore in her attire.
The Hotel and Restaurant Management Cum Laude graduate from the University of Santo Tomas also performed the traditional Maranao dance – Kappa Malong Malong – during the talent competition.
During the coronation night, the lass from Legazpi City was asked about her thoughts during the competition in Vietnam.
“I’m actually feeling a lot of different emotions right now. I’m very tired but very happy because I have met all my sisters here, all my new family in this competition. I have also met the different organizers who are very helpful to us every single day. And I feel a bit sad because now is the last night here in Vietnam.
“We all know that we have said good bye to each other. But we
promised that we will all see each other because in friendship there is no boundary. We can always Skype, chat, and I hope we remain friends forever,” Chua said.
Here is the official result of Miss Asia Award 2019 pageant:
Miss Asia Awards 2019 – Philippines
1st Runner-up – South Korea
2nd Runner-up – Vietnam
With her successful stint at Miss Asia Awards 2019 pageant, the newly-crowned Pinay beauty queen joins the list of Filipino pageant winners who brought pride to the Philippines this 2019, among them, the Filipinos and Filipinas who ruled the Mister and Miss Tourism Universe 2019, Gentleman of the World 2019 Mark Avila, Mister Tourism and Culture Universe 2019 Yves Campos, and Mister National World Jan Kim Vergel.
Meanwhile, Binibining Pilipinas – International 2019 Patricia Magtanong is now competing in Tokyo, Japan with the aim to win the country’s 7th Miss International crown. The coronation will be held on November 12.
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