Cebuana beauty ends 2013 with 4th Philippine Victory
by PH News Staff
The Philippines ended 2013 with another spectacular win. Angeli Dione Gomez bested 59 others to win Miss Tourism International 2013 on new New Year’s Eve in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Angeli, 20, is the Philippines’ third Miss Tourism International pageant winner and caps a sweeping year of beauty for the country which also grabbed the Miss Supranational, Miss World and Miss International pageants this year.
The Toledo City, Cebu native confessed she had a difficult time getting sponsors since everyone was focused on helping in relief efforts for super typhoon Yolanda victims. She said ‘Thank goodness for the Mutya ng Pilipinas organisation for helping me. Without them, preparing would be harder.’
Angeli bagged the 2013 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism crown in July, earning her the right to represent the country in the international pageant which is now on its 17th year.