Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago is now the new Miss International 2013.
Ms. Santiago is only the fifth from the Philippines to have won the title.
Other Filipinas who were crowned the title were: Gemma Teresa Cruz (1964), Aurora Pijuan (1970), Melanie Marquez (1979) and Precious Lara Quigaman (2005).
The winning speech by Ms. Santiago.
The whole world saw how my country, the Philippines, suffered. The agony of our people was felt. But one by one, country to country helped. I would like to thank every nation who have helped my country. In our darkest hours, you have opened my eyes and my heart how important it is to help each other. If I become Miss International, I will uphold international camaraderie to instill the spirit of sympathy and continually share the spirit of hope. I believe whatever calamity would come to us, as long as we have each other, there will be hope.
Congratulations and thank you for bringing new hope to our countrymen, Ms. Bea Rose Santiago.