Miss Philippines wins Tourism title


Newly crowned Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final Rizzini Alexis Gomez, center, of Philippines poses for a photo with first runner-up Monika Radulovic, second from left, of Australia, second runner-up Marielis Alejandra Castellanos Perez, second from right, of Venezuela, third runner-up Lourdes Maria Del Carmen Motta Rolon, left, of Paraguay, and fourth runner-up Jun Yong Wan Jun of Malaysia after the beauty pageant during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

MANILA, Philippines — Rizini Gomez of the Philippines won the Miss Tourism International pageant held in Malaysia.

Runners up are Misses Australia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Malaysia.

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  • Echuserang_Froglet

    kaloka si ateng. new year na new year nag b beauty pageant. walang holiday, walang pahinga? bwahahahahaha

    • Dream On


  • bgcorg

    Winning the Miss International Tourism Title by a Filipina is a shining tribute to the beauty and talent of Filipino women.  Honoring our women does not mean overemphasizing to the extreme feminist views as though rights are denied women.  Respect, appreciation and treatment as co-equals in society is the new lot for women today who, incidentally excel in fields formerly dominated by males.  Extremes are not good, for as St. Thomas of Aquinas used to say, “Virtue lies in the middle.”  Women have their special place in the family, in the home and at work.

  • Marlou Wang

    Wow!!! Beautiful Filipino Lady!

  • super judge

    Congratulations! Miss Gomez,22, a registered nurse bested 55 candidates.She is the second Filipina to win in that pageant. Miss Maria Esperanza Manzano got the title in the year 2000.The contest began in 1994 in Kuching, Malaysia. Malaysia hosts Miss Tourism International every year, except in 2006 it was held outside Malaysia for the first time, in Guangzhou, China.

  • Noel

    Miss World Tourism is nothing compared to the much bigger Miss Universe.

    • Jun Go

      give credit where credit is due.  the fact that we and other countries participated with this competition is still ‘something’ and not just ‘nothing’.  true miss universe is ‘much bigger’, a winner is still a winner.

      congratulations ms philippines.

    • super judge

      The pageant is Miss Tourism International. Miss World Tourism is a different pageant. Halatang nagpost ng comment pero di nagbabasa. Bakit kaya bitter si Noel sa lahat ng topics dito sa Inquirer? Buti pa ang ampalaya mapait pero may silbi samantalang si Noel, New year eh bitter na bitter. Eto ang taong walang silbi sa mundo.

    • Alim A

      rizzini gomez won the title on her own merit and capabilities that are close to gwen ruais and had she been sent to the miss world 2012 instead of your 2012 miss world philippines, you would have seen your country placed in the top 5. your candidate in the miss universe did not deserve her placement as she was just used by donald trump in his business strategy that he started to use on venus raj on 2010 when he used her dethronement issue to sell the pageant to filipinos in the usa which was successful so to speak and in 2011, again donald trump used supsup to sell the pageant to filipinos in brazil plus the transaction he will seal with the filipino family re trump building to be built in manila. in vegas, the philippines has the biggest pinoy supporters next to usa so it was wise for donald trump to use your candidate and the usa over the others. i wouldn’t feast on the placement of tugunon since it was only given to her as a compensation after selling well the pageant to her countrymen if I were a filipino.

      • barbara sanchez

        Alim A wla ka ring pinagkaiba kay NOEL. Pareho kayong CRABS! Get lost!

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