|Francielly Ouriques of Brazil crowns her successor Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel of the Philippines, Miss Asia Pacific International 2018. Photo credit: Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News.|
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After 25 years, the Philippines had finally won again another Miss Asia Pacific International crown.
Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel, a Muslim Filipina beauty from Sultan Kudarat outshined 49 beauties from around the world and emerged as the winner of Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 during a four-hour coronation finale staged at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Pasay City.
Rounding up Sharifa's court were as follows: Gabriel Palma of Brazil (1st Runner-Up), Melania Gonzales of Costa Rica (2nd Runner-Up), Misheelt Narmandakh of Mongolia (3rd Runner-Up) and Mariani Nataly Chacon Angarita of Venezuela (4th Runner-Up).
In its 5oth edition, Sharifa joins the roster of other Filipinas who won the said title. She is the fifth Filipina winner after Michelle Aldana (1993), Lorna Legaspi (1989), Gloria Dimayacyac (1983) and Ines Zaragoza (1982) won in their respective years.
Click the video below to watch Sharifa's full performance.
Video credit: El Rińcon De La Belleza
|Philippines' 5 wins in Miss Asia Pacific International since its inception in 1968.|
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