Cinderella Faye Palasík Obeñita, 25, of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines is Miss Intercontinental 2021. She bested 71 other candidates.
Born in Misamis Oriental, Philippines, Obeñita earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the Liceo de Cagayan University. She graduated magna cum laude.
After graduating from college, Obeñita became the head of the planning and events division of the Provincial Tourism Office in Misamis Oriental. On August 24, 2019, she was crowned Miss Cagayan de Oro 2019 at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro.
On July 11, 2021, Obeñita represented Cagayan de Oro at Binibining Pilipinas 2021 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Receiving the most online votes, she won the People’s Choice award and automatically earned a spot in the Top 13 and in the end, she won the Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2021 title.
The Miss Intercontinental 2021 coronation night was held at the Hotel SUNRISE Diamond Beach Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on October 29, 2021. Including Obeñita, 72 women competed for the title.
Runner-up to Obeñita is Paulina Uceda Escorcia, 23, of Michoacan, Mexico while Romy Simpkins, 27, of Bournemouth, England was second runner-up and Kelly-Mary Anette of Seychelles was third runner-up. Kaitlyn Li, 25, of Toronto, Canada and Maria Paula Castillo Lopez, 28, of Bogota, Colombia were the respective fourth and fifth runners-up.
Obeñita is the 49th Miss Intercontinental queen. She is the international beauty pageant’s second titleholder from the Philippines following Karen Gallman, 29, of Bohol, Philippines who was crowned in 2018.