Another Filipina brought home a crown for the Philippines at the start of 2019!
Kapampangan beauty queen Francesca Taruc was crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental in China, besting delegates from Tatarstan and Ukraine in the finals. During the competition proper, she was also awarded as the “Best Body” during the preliminary round of the pageant.
The 20-year-old beauty queen was born in Angeles City and holds a degree in Communication from the Holy Angel University.
She is the granddaughter of Supremo Luis Taruc, founder of Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapon (Hukbalahap), the peasant movement against the Japanese forces in World War II.
Alongside Taruc, representatives from Tatarstan and Ukraine also placed 1st and 2nd runner up respectively.