The Philippines’ Anna Valencia Lakrini was crowned 2nd runner-up in the Miss Globe pageant in Tirana, Albania.
Anna looked every inch a queen in her elegant silver gown that featured a slit and beaded details. It was designed by Louis Pangilinan, the Filipino designer who created the gowns for the Top 15 candidates.
In the Q&A portion, the Filipina queen was asked, “What is your favorite life motto and why do you choose that?"
Anna answered, “Well, my favorite life quote would be to always enjoy the moment, ‘cause you never know when it’s too late. I am very happy that my family is here, actually, because I haven’t seen them in two years.”
She added, “And you know, it’s always important to live in the moment. Live ‘cause you never know when it’s too late; and I think COVID really showed us to really enjoy each and every single second with family members, loved ones, or just friends.”
Malaysia's Manvin Khera was crowned Miss Globe 2023.
During the preliminaries, Anna was named first runner-up at Miss Globe’s Miss Bikini competition for her black one-piece swimsuit with cut-out detailing. According to the Bb. Pilipinas organization, Anna received an "ALL-5 score" in the competition's first round.
While in Albania, Anna was also surprised by her fellow Miss Globe queens with a birthday cake.
— LA, GMA Integrated News