MANILA – Did you know that Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia, who was crowned Miss International 2017 in Tokyo on Tuesday, was trained by Filipinos?
Kagandahang Flores (KF), one of the country’s leading pageant camps, made the announcement on Wednesday as it congratulated Lilliana and fourth runner-up Natsuki Tsutsui of Japan, who also trained under them.
“We are very thankful to the Lord for giving us two more queens this year in the recently concluded Miss International in Japan,” KF said in a Facebook post.
“We in KF take this as a sign of humble blessing and a fulfillment of our mission to carry out and teach our learnings in pageantry to help our fellow sisters who, in their heart, have always believed they can be queens – no matter their nationality, race, or color is,” the group added.
Addressing Lilliana, KF said: “Be proud to be the first in your country to hold a major beauty title, but always remain humble and responsible with the power of the crown you now possess. Use it to touch other people’s lives as you go back to Indonesia. And always remember that our love shall always be here in the camp for both of you.”
KF is also the pageant camp of Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters, Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, Miss Globe 2017 first runner-up Nelda Iba, and Miss Grand International 2017 second runner-up Elizabeth Clenci, to name a few.