Miss Tourism International 2012 Rizzini Alexis Gomez said the best thing she took home from the competition was not the crown, but the experience of being with her fellow candidates.
"I think the most wonderful thing about the competition is the experience. Kasi I get to meet 55 wonderful ladies from different parts of the world. I learned different cultures and languages," Gomez said.
She shared that she became close to her roommates, Miss Singapore and Miss Paraguay.
"From the beginning, we just clicked. We're silly sa room, lagi na lang nagbibiruan," the beauty queen said.
Gomez, who took home the crown last December 31, admitted that she never thought that she will win in the competition.
"For me, the crown is quite elusive. I only prayed of getting into the Top 10 and after that, I did my best and bahal na si Lord. I didn't expect to win," she said.
Umagang Kay Ganda, January 4, 2013
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