Philippines’ very own beauty queen Katarina Rodriguez was hailed first runner up in the recently concluded Miss Intercontinental 2017, held in Egypt.
Rodriguez was also named as Miss Intercontinental Asia and Oceania and placed third in the online voting of the pageant.
Meanwhile, the crown of the Miss Intercontinental 2017 was brought home by Veronica Salas Vallejo from Mexico, who was also name Miss Intercontinental North America.
2nd Runner-up and Miss Intercontinental Europe is Cathelijne Madelief Heppenhuis from Netherlands, 3rd Runner-up and Miss Intercontinental South America is Amanda Cardoso from Brazil, 4th Runner-up is Lizeth Mendieta Villanueva from Colombia, and 5th runner-up is Su Jin from South Korea.
Also awareded were Miss Nigeria Abigail Esther Ejike, who was named Miss Intercontinental Africa.
Rodriguez is the second Filipina to finish first runner-up in the said pageant, with Christ Lynn McGarry attaining the same achievement last 2015.