MANILA – Bea Patricia “Patch” Magtanong and her fellow Miss International candidates had the chance to bond with the reigning titleholder, Venezuela’s Mariem Velazco, on Tuesday.
The Philippine representative shared a photo of her with Velazco during a welcome dinner in Niigata, Japan.
“So happy the girls and I get the chance to bond with her during our activities,” Magtanong said in an Instagram post.
Since arriving in Japan last week, Magtanong has been documenting her Miss International journey for her fans and followers.
The lawyer-turned-beauty queen is aiming for the Philippines’ seventh Miss International crown which was almost won by her predecessor, Ahtisa Manalo, last year.
The coronation night of Miss International 2019 will be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 12.