(File pix) Philippines beauty queen Jannie Loudette Alipo-on was crowned Miss Tourism International 2017/2018, beating 46 other contestants, at the pageant finals held at a hotel at Petaling Jaya, Selangor last night. Pix from Miss Tourism International website

PETALING JAYA: Philippines beauty queen Jannie Loudette Alipo-on was crowned Miss Tourism International 2017/2018, beating 46 other contestants, at the pageant finals held at a hotel here last night.

Beaming with joy, the 25 year old received the crown from last year’s winner, Ariel Pearse of New Zealand.

Jannie walked away with a scholarship worth RM60,000 from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology; RM10,000 in cash; a trophy and other prizes.

Maja Aleksandra, 17, of Poland was named Miss Tourism Metropolitan International; Lois Merry Tengel, 20, Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan; Diana Hills, 20, of Australia (Miss Tourism Global); Julia Do Vale Horta, 23, of Brazil (Dreamgirl of the Year); and Kamolrut Tanon, 20, of Thailand (Miss South Eastasia).

Melissa Ng Sook Khuan, 24, of Malaysia, won the Miss Glowing Glojas title.

The pageant, themed "Promoting Tourism, Culture and Friendship", is an international talent search platform aimed at promoting Visit Malaysia Year 2020.

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