Pageant-goers and fans have witnessed history as our very own Karen Gallman took home the Miss Intercontinental 2018 crown last night, January 26, at the SM Mall of Asia.
The Filipino-Australian beauty is the first Filipina to win the title since it started in 1971, besting 80 other candidates around the globe.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, the 26-year-old Philippine pride expressed her excitement as she finally fulfilled her longtime dream.
"I am very happy I could do this for the Philippines. I am speechless. I can’t stop smiling. I am just so grateful,” she said.
With all the support she has been receiving, Karen promised to represent and give voice to those who suffer oppression and inequality, most especially to elevate and inspire the youth to have quality education.
In case you missed it, here is Karen Gallman's national costume created by renowned National Costume maker Patrick Isorena and inpired by the Moriones Festival and the mythical bird Sarimanok.
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