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Samantha Panlilio bows out early in Miss Grand International, fails to make it to top 20

Samantha Panlilio bowed out early in the Miss Grand International 2021 competition.

Samantha failed to make it to the top 20 together with over 30 other candidates during the finals night in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday.

The candidates who made it to the top 20 were the following:

Miss Grand Costa Rica
Miss Grand Ecuador
Miss Grand France
Miss Grand Australia
Miss Grand Malaysia
Miss Grand Brazil
Miss Grand India
Miss Grand Colombia
Miss Grand Myanmar
Miss Grand Netherlands
Miss Grand Nigeria
Miss Grand Germany
Miss Grand indonesia
Miss Grand Spain
Miss Grand Dominican Republic
Miss Grand Vietnam
Miss Grand Puerto Rico
Miss Grand Venezuela
Miss Grand South Africa
Miss Grand Angola

Before her exit, Samantha entered the top 10 best in national costume and top 5 best in swimsuit through popular vote.

During the preliminary competition, Samantha dazzled the audience in her bejeweled cape gown called "Layag Balangay," which represented the Philippines' seafaring vessel.

She also wowed the audience when she emerged with wings and wore the "Paruparo," her national costume inspired by the festival held annually in Dasmariñas.

Samantha was crowned the Binibining Pilipinas Grand International in July.

Should she have won, she would have been the first Filipina to bring home the Miss Grand International crown. – RC, GMA News