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Spain’s Chaiyenne Huisman crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 in the Philippines

Chaiyenne Huisman, Sharifa Akeel

Chaiyenne Huisman, Sharifa Akeel

Representing Spain, Chaiyenne Huisman, 20, was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 in the Philippines on October 9, 2019. She bested 53 other candidates.

Hailing from Madrid, Spain, Huisman speaks six languages. She loves scuba diving, rollerskating and training her horses.

Crowning Huisman was Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel, 22, of the Philippines. The latter hails from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.

 

Runner-up to Huisman as Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 was Eoanna Constanza, 24, of Dominican Republic. 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.

Before being crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2019, Huisman won one of the special awards from one of the sponsors. She was named Miss Fashion India in the preliminary event at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on October 5, 2019.

Including Schüler, 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 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 are the candidates:

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