Garcia, a 20 year old geophysical student from Tiger Province, Venezuela was crowned by last year's winner Kevin Lilliana in Indonesia and became Venezuela's 8th Miss International titlist.
Manalo, a 21-year graduate from the Manuel Enverga University Foundation, could have bound Venezuela's record, she had won. Manalo finished before Miss South Africa Reabetswe Sechoaro, 2nd runner-up; Ms. Romania Bianca Tirsin, 3rd runner-up and Ms. Colombia Anabella Castro, 4th runner-up.
The 77 delegates from all over the world paraded in their evening dress, swimwear and national costume, where Manalo had a subanon tribe native inspired costume from the native tribe Zamboanga.
Continental beauties were Miss Singapore Eileen Feng, Miss International Asia; Miss Netherlands Zoë Amber Niewold, Miss International Europe; Miss Argentina, Rocio Perez Zuarez, Miss International America; Miss South Africa, Miss International Africa; and Miss Guam Diliana Tuncap, Miss International Oceania.
Manalo is the first Philippine beauty queen to win the second place of the competition annually in Japan.
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