MANILA – (UPDATED) Philippine bet Ahtisa Manalo is a step closer to winning Miss International 2018 after making it to the Top 8 of the competition.
She joins candidates from Japan, Romania, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain, South Africa, and Venezuela.
The eight ladies were chosen after gracing the stage in their evening gowns for the second time.
As of posting, the pageant is still ongoing in Tokyo, Japan, and is being shown live on the Miss International Facebook page.
Manalo hopes to be the Philippines’ seventh Miss International winner, after Kylie Verzosa in 2016.
Last year’s winner is Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia.