Pinay named 3rd runner-up in Miss Supranational

Posted at 09/15/12 2:54 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Elaine Kay Moll, the Philippine representative to this year's Miss Supranational, finished third runner-up at the annual pageant held in Warsaw, Poland.

Elaine Kay Moll. File photo

Moll bested 49 other international delegates on Saturday (Manila time) at the coronation night held for the fourth edition of beauty competition.

Katsyariana Buraya of Belarus was crowned Miss Supranational, while Nanthawan Wannachutha (Thailand) and Michaela Dihlová (Czech Republic) placed first and second runners-up respectively. Ecuador's representative, Sulay Castillo, finished fourth runner-up.

Having placed first runner-up in this year's Bb. Pilipinas pageant, Moll was named as the country's representative to the 2012 Miss Supranational competition.

Founded in 2009 by the World Beauty Association in Poland, the beauty contest currently has 53 countries represented.

In October, the Philippines will compete in another pageant, the 2012 Miss International. 

The country will be represented by Nicole Schmitz in Okinawa, Japan, where the coronation night will be held.

Katrina Jayne Dimaranan will represent the Philippines in China in December, where the coronation night for the 2012 Miss Tourism Queen International will be held.

Bb. Pilipinas 2012 winner Janine Tugonon, meanwhile, will represent the country in this year's Miss Universe in December.