Ali Forbes (rightmost) wins third runner-up in the first Miss Grand International Pageant. Photo from the pageant's Facebook page
MANILA – Just like Ariella Arida, another Filipina beauty queen placed third runner-up in an international pageant this year.
Ali Forbes was crowned third runner-up in the first edition of the Miss Grand International pageant held Tuesday night in Bangkok, Thailand, which was streamed live on YouTube.
Winning the pageant is Miss Puerto Rico, Janelee Marcus Chaparro. She was followed by contestants from Dominican Republic and Slovak Republic, while Miss Australia landed in fourth runner-up.
The Philippines is on a roll when it comes to beauty pageants this year. Early this month, Arida finished third runner-up in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant, continuing the string of Top 5 victories achieved by her predecessors – Janine Tugonon in 2012, Shamcey Supsup in 2011, and Venus Raj in 2010.
Last September, Megan Young was crowned the Philippines’ first ever Miss World.
Just a few weeks before Young’s victory, Mutya Johanna Datul won the Miss Supranational 2013 pageant.