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Dominican Republic’s Eoanna Constanza is Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 first runner-up

Representing Dominican Republic, model Eoanna Elaynna Constanza, 24, almost won Miss Asia Pacific International 2019. She was declared first runner-up on October 9, 2019.

Constanza hails from Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. She is the reigning Miss Supranational Comunidad Dominicana USA 2019.

Including Constanza, a total of 54 women from Asia Pacific and neighboring countries competed in Miss Asia Pacific International 2019. Hosted by Samir “Sam YG” Gogna, 35, Joey Mead-King, 43, and “Celebrity Car Wars” host Bobby Tonelli, 43, the coronation night took place at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel, 22, of the Philippines crowned Chaiyenne Huisman, 20, as her successor. Jessica Victoria Cianchino, 21, of Canada, Carolina Schüler, 25, of Brazil and Fiorella Cortez, 25, of Costa Rica were the respective second, third and fourth runners-up.

Constanza showcased her modelling skills in the preliminary events. She won Best in Evening Gown and was Best in Swimsuit second runner-up.

Moreover, Constanza was one of the chosen Metro EsthetiCo ambassadresses. She shared the recognition with Ashleigh Kleintijes, 21, Namibia and Klyza Castro, 19, of the Philippines.

 

Miss Asia Pacific International is the oldest international beauty pageant in Asia. It was founded in 1968 as Miss Asia Quest, which was open to candidates from Asia and Oceania.

In 1968, the beauty pageant was renamed Miss Asia Pacific Quest, welcoming contestants from not only Asia and Oceania but also the countries in the Americas that border the Pacific Ocean. In 2005, it was renamed Miss Asia Pacific International.

The beauty pageant went on hiatus from 2006 to 2015 and was revived in 2016. Its current president is Jacqueline Tan-Sainz.

Among the sponsors of Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 were Trainstation, the University of Perpetual Help, Sherlock Lockset, King 3 Lang, Zanea Shoes, Teledata, Sherlux, Sony Boy Mindo Couture and Thistles and Blooms. The major sponsors were First Standard Finance Corporation, Paciflex Wires and Cables, Marriott Manila, FOCUS Ilaw ng Bayan, Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa and Hotel 101 Manila.

On October 3, 2019, the Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 candidates had a welcome party with the members of the press at The Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay City. Here is a clip featuring Constanza:

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