And the inaugural winner of Miss Grand Philippines who will be Bangkok-bound for the 2nd edition of Miss Grand International this coming September 15th-October 7th is no less than Kimberly Karlsson of Oriental Mindoro. The 19 year-old Fil-Swedish beauty was crowned by last year's Miss Grand International Third Runner-Up Ali Forbes after she outshined 18 other hopefuls during the grand coronation finale staged at G-T toyota Asian Cultural Center in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The crowning was made even more memorable and grandiose with the presence of the very first Miss Grand International titleholder Janelee Chaparro of Puerto Rico and MGI's CEO Mr. Nawat Itsaragrisil.
|Kimberly flanked with her royal court: (L-R), Rosevemme Fajardo (First Runner-Up) and Mary Theresa Erna Gomez (Second Runner-Up). Photo credit goes to Missosology/Bong Tan|
An inch closer to winning the crown was Rosevemme Fajardo of Surigao del Sur (First Runner-Up) followed by Mary Theresa Erna Gomez of Tarlac (Second Runner-Up).
Good luck Kimberly for your upcoming international beauty tilt in the Land of Smiles:)