MANILA (Mabuhay) – The last Filipina to win an international beauty title in 2013 paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday.
President Aquino shook hands with Miss Tourism International 2013/2014 Angeli Dione Gomez Monday morning at the Music Room of Malacañan Palace.
With Gomez at her courtesy call on the President was Mutya ng Pilipinas president Jacqueline Tan.
Gomez, 20, bagged the international title in the last hours of 2013 in Malaysia.
She will now be a traveling ambassador to promote tourism and cultural exchanges.
Miss Tourism International is touted by its organizers to be the only New Year’s Eve pageant “that plays host to more than 59 international beauty queens from around the world.”
It started in 1994 and has set its mark in more than 76 countries.
Angeli Dione Gomez, the third Filipino to win the title succeeds Rizzini Alexis Gomez, the 2012 Miss Tourism International who also happens to be from Cebu City, but the two are not related.
In Year 2000, it was Maria Esperanza Manzano who first won the title. With Angeli wearing the crown this year, the Philippines now holds the record with the most number of titles in this pageant. (MNS)