LOOK: Mariel de Leon in evening gown for Miss International 2017

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2017 04:00 PM | Updated as of Nov 14 2017 04:15 PM

MANILA – For the third round of Miss International 2017, the 69 candidates were made to grace the stage in their evening gowns.

The Philippines’ representative, Mariel de Leon, can be seen wearing a glittering gold gown.

Here’s a look:

Screengrab from the Miss International 2017 website

Prior to the evening gown competition, the candidates of Miss International 2017 walked on stage in national costumes and swimwear.

Miss International 2017 is still ongoing in Tokyo, Japan, and is streamed live on the pageant’s website.

It took De Leon two tries in Binibining Pilipinas before getting the opportunity to represent the Philippines in Miss International.

The daughter of screen veterans Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong is hoping for a back-to-back win for the Philippines.

Her predecessor, Kylie Verzosa, is the reigning titleholder.