26-year-old Karen Gallman of the Philippines was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2018 during the 47th edition of the pageant held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, in the Philippines on January 26. She succeeded last year’s winner, Mexico’s Veronica Salas Vallejo at the end of the event. 87 contestants competed for the coveted title.
Beauties from Costa Rica (Adriana Moya Alvarado), Slovakia (Laura Longauerova), Colombia (Hillary Hollmann), Vietnam (Ngan Anh Le Au) and Ethiopia (Bella Lire Lapso) were the runners-up.
When asked during her final question “How do you define success?”, Karen answered, “For me, success is not just about winning in life. It is about setting goals, achieving your dreams, working hard for everything you want, and always looking up to God and be thankful for everything. For me, that is success.”
It is the first time for the Philippines to win the pageant.
Miss Intercontinental 2018: Philippines – Karen Gallman
1st Runner-Up: Costa Rica – Adriana Moya Alvarado
2nd Runner-Up: Slovakia – Laura Longauerova
3rd Runner-Up: Colombia – Hillary Hollmann
4th Runner-Up: Vietnam – Ngan Anh Le Au
5th Runner-Up: Ethiopia – Bella Lire Lapso
Czech Republic – Veronika Volkeová
Ecuador – Nina Solorzano
Germany – Olivia Möller
Ghana – Engracia Afua
Hungary – Greta Muszka
Japan – Akari Maeda
Malaysia – Scarlett Megan Liew
Mexico – Ivanna Lobato Barradas
Myanmar – Nang Mway Phoung Loong
Netherlands – Michelle Van Sonsbeek
Paraguay – Gabriela Soley
Thailand – Ingchanok Prasart
Ukraine – Senya Lamber
United States – Marianny Egurrola