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As 2018 ended with a Miss Universe win by Catriona Gray, another Filipina started off 2019 with a bang after Francesca Taruc was crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental held in Nanjing, China on Tuesday.
Francesca also got the Best Body award during the preliminary round. Representatives from Tatarstan and Ukraine were first and second runner-ups, respectively.
A Mass Communication graduate from the Holy Angel University in Pampanga, the newly crowned beauty queen is also a model and vlogger. According to reports, Francesca was set to represent the country for Miss Freedom of the World 2018 in Kosovo but upon her father’s advice, chose to finish her studies first.