Official statement from BPCI on Bea Rose Santiago winning Miss International 2013:
The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. is ecstatic over the victory of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago. Bea showcased the Filipina’s innate beauty, grace, and elegance in a worldwide audience and brought immense honor to the country. This is the fifth Miss International crown for the Philippines, and this caps off an impressive year for Binibining Pilipinas Gold.
“Thank you, President Benigno Aquino III, for wishing Bea luck in the pageant. We think this served as Bea’s lucky charm. Congratulations, Bea. Thank you for giving the Philippines a wonderful Christmas gift,” says Madame Stella Marquez Araneta, Chairperson of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.
It is indeed a golden year for Binibining Pilipinas, and a milestone year for Filipina beauty. Congratulations, Bea! We eagerly await your arrival. We are so proud of you!
Take a look back as Bea displays the same confidence she showed during the Miss International 2013 pageant and how right she was in stating that she would "seal the deal for this year".
(Photo courtesy of BCPI)