It’s Fuschia Anne Ravena’s ‘destiny’ to win Miss International Queen, says mentor

Fuschia Anne Ravena receives her Miss International Queen crown from predecessor Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico. Image: screenshot from Facebook/Miss International Queen

MANILA, Philippines — Fuschia Anne Ravena became the third Miss International Queen winner from the Philippines in the pageant staged in Pattaya, Thailand, on June 25. And for her mentor, beauty queen-maker Rodgil Flores of the Kagandahang Flores (KF) beauty camp, her victory was written in the stars.

“I believe she was really destined to win. She had that combination of beauty, skills and most of all she has that drive, determination that pushed her to give her all to bring back the Miss International Queen crown to the Philippines,” Flores told the Inquirer in an interview.

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He said Ravena’s victory is even more special because “it is a fitting gift for us Pinoys as we celebrate Pride Month.”

The Miss International Queen is the premiere international beauty pageant for transgender women. Previous winners from the Philippines include Kevin Balot (2012) and Trixie Maristela (2015).

In the recently-concluded pageant, Ravena bested 22 other aspirants for the crown. Colombia’s Jasmine Jimenez finished second, while France’s Aela Chanel finished third.