Beauty queen Nichole Manalo
Filipina beauty queen Nichole Manalo returned to the Philippines early Wednesday after being declared 3rd runner-up in Miss Globe 2016 held in Albania last week.
The Filipina beauty’s title as 3rd runner-up was not announced during coronation night in Tirana, Albania last November 25.
The organizers announced later that Manalo was the pageant’s 3rd runner-up and explained that her name was not announced because “the emcee forgot to take the third and fourth runner-up envelopes.” A belated coronation was held for Manalo and 4th runner-up Miss South Africa. During the coronation, Manalo thanked Filipinos around the world for their support.
“To all my kababayans, actually I’m very much humbled to receive this crown. But what I’m grateful about is knowing that you have believed in me and you were there with me through this journey,” she said.