10 stunning photos of Miss Tourism Worldwide 2018 Zara Carbonell

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 15 2018 06:01 AM | Updated as of Sep 15 2018 08:00 AM

MANILA – She was a runner-up in Miss World Philippines last year.

And now, Zara Carbonell is the inaugural winner of Miss Tourism Worldwide, a pageant that promotes “tourism and cultural exchange.”

“They say your biggest wins come right after rock bottom, and that right there is your silver lining,” Carbonell said in an Instagram post hours after she was crowned Miss Tourism Worldwide in Indonesia. 

“Those who know me know all I’ve had to lose and learn to get here, and all the times I was ready to walk away from this dream and believe that maybe I just wasn’t cut out for it.”

“I’ve learned that if you give the universe enough freedom to decide when and how it manifests what you ask for, it shows up in the most unexpected ways. Things do make better sense in hindsight – thankful for all the setbacks, failures, and people who told me I’m better off not trying. You made me stronger.”

Carbonell has showbiz roots, being the daughter of actor Cris Villanueva. 

As the first winner of Miss Tourism Worldwide, the 25-year-old now has the task of “promoting underrated places and protecting those already popular” across the globe.

Here are 10 stunning photos of Carbonell that show she is deserving of the Miss Tourism Worldwide 2018 crown:

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Instagram.com/zaracarbonell

Instagram.com/zaracarbonell

Instagram.com/zaracarbonell

Instagram.com/zaracarbonell

Instagram.com/zaracarbonell

Instagram.com/zaracarbonell