Angeli Dione Gomez caps off Philippines' winning year in beauty pageants

Angeli Dione Gomez's victory at Miss Tourism International 2013 has completed a hugely impressive year for the Philippines in beauty pageants.

Last yearend, Cebuana beauty Angeli Dione Gomez, Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism 2013 and a non-semifinalist at Binibining Pilipinas 2013, won the Miss Tourism International 2013 title, the same title Rizzini Alexis Gomez won on the same yearend in 2012.

Miss Tourism International 2013 winners (L-R): Miss Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Phan Hoang Thu), 4th Runner Up (Malaysia, Thaarah Ganezan), 2nd Runner Up (Australia, Sarah Czarnuch), Miss Tourism Int'l (Philippines, Angeli Dione Gomez), 1st Runner Up (Thailand, Sunidporn Srisuwan), 3rd Runner Up (Dominican Republic, Michelle Alexis Torres) [credit to Miss Tourism International Facebook Page]

The win has capped off the Philippines' most successful year ever in beauty pageants, as the country previously won 3 other major pageant titles and scoring a near-perfect record of placing high in other beauty competitions. No other country in history could match this sooo awesome performance by the Philippines for a given year.

The Miss Tourism International 2013 title becomes the 6th and last pageant title that the Philippines won for the year 2013. The other 5 are:

MISS WORLD 2013 (Megan Young, who also won Continental Queen of Asia
and Top Model)

MISS INTERNATIONAL 2013 (Bea Rose Santiago)

MISS SUPRANATIONAL 2013 (Mutya Datul, also Miss Personality awardee)


MISS CAMPUS WORLD 2013 (Isabelle Mariz Mendoza)

And in other pageants, the country didn't miss to place or land in the semis of almost all beauty pageants in the world:

MISS UNIVERSE (Ariella Arida - 3rd Runner Up, also fan vote winner)

MISS EARTH (Angelee delos Reyes - Top 8 finalist)

MISTER INTERNATIONAL (Gil Wagas - 4th Runner Up, also fan vote winner)

MISS INTERCONTINENTAL (Koreen Medina - 3rd Runner Up)

semi-finalist, also Miss Tourism Ambassador Asia winner and Best in Attitude awardee)

MISS GRAND INTERNATIONAL (Ali Forbes - 3rd Runner Up)

MR. GAY WORLD (Erimar Ortigas - Top 10 semi-finalist, also fan vote winner)

MISS INTERNATIONAL QUEEN (Kristina Cassandra Ybarra - Top 10 semi-finalist)

MISTER CAMPUS WORLD (Roland William De Dios - 1st Runner Up, also Best National Costume awardee)

MR. ASIA CONTEST (Alvin de Joya - 2nd Runner Up)

FACE OF BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL (Maureen Wenceslao - Top 10 semi-finalist, also Best in Interview and Online People's Choice winner)

MISS ASIA PACIFIC WORLD SUPER TALENT (Czarina Rosales - Top 15 semi-finalist, also awarded Miss Talent, Miss Asia Pacific World Star, Best Model and The World's Most Beautiful Supertalent)

In 2 pageants, the Philippines didn't place, but at least won a special award:

MISS TOURISM WORLD (Aiyanna Mikiewicz - won the Miss Tourism Asia special title)

MISS UNITED CONTINENT (Christina Devries - Miss Photogenic awardee)

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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