MANILA -- Miss Tourism International 2013 Angeli Dione Gomez, the second Filipina to win the crown, is back home.
The 20-year-old Cebu native arrived in Manila on Tuesday afternoon from Malaysia, where the Miss Tourism International pageant was held on New Year's Eve.
Gomez is expected to meet with the local press at her homecoming press conference in Quezon City.
Gomez beat more than 50 candidates from all over the world and capped off a banner year for the Philippines in international beauty pageants.
Among the Filipina pageant winners for 2013 are Megan Young (Miss World), Mutya Johanna Datul (Miss Supranational), and Bea Rose Santiago (Miss International).