Another Filipina wins in international beauty pageant

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) — The Philippines welcomed 2019 with a win in an international beauty pageant.

Philippine bet Francesca Taruc was crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 in Nanjing, China on Tuesday.

Her win comes less than a month after the country's pride Catriona Gray bagged its fourth Miss Universe crown.

Tatarsan was the first runner-up, while Ukraine bagged the second runner-up title.

During the preliminary competition, Taruc, who is based in Angeles, Pampanga, shared that she was awarded "Best Body."

Her homecoming will be on Thursday.