Kylie Verzosa

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Kylie Verzosa
Kylie Verzosa by Jopet Sy.jpg
Verzosa in 2018
Born
Kylie Fausto Verzosa

(1992-02-07) February 7, 1992 (age 29)
Alma materAteneo de Manila University
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleBinibining Pilipinas International 2016
Miss International 2016
AgencyViva Artist Agency
Years active2015–present
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Binibining Pilipinas 2015
(Top 15)
Binibining Pilipinas 2016
(Winner – Binibining Pilipinas International 2016)
Miss International 2016
(Winner)

Kylie Fausto Verzosa (born February 7, 1992) is a Filipino actress, model, and beauty queen who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International 2016 and Miss International 2016. She is the sixth Filipino to win the Miss International crown.

Early life and education[edit]

Kylie Verzosa was born in Baguio, Philippines. She graduated high school from Saint Louis University, Baguio City and she graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management.[2][3] She worked as a pre-school teacher at one point.[4] She is an advocate of mental health, depression, and suicide awareness.[5] Verzosa volunteered for the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, which aims to educate people about depression and suicide.[6] She later on created Mental Health Matters, an online support group which aims to give emotional support to people who are experiencing depression, anxiety disorder, and other forms of mental illnesses.[7] She was also a member of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines. She has done ramp and print modeling.[8]

Pageantry[edit]

Binibining Pilipinas[edit]

Verzosa first participated at the Binibining Pilipinas 2015 where she placed in the top 15. She joined Binibining Pilipinas once again and was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International 2016 on April 17, 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines. With this, she represented the Philippines at the Miss International 2016 pageant in Tokyo, Japan.[8]

Miss International 2016[edit]

Verzosa represented the Philippines at Miss International 2016 in Japan where she was eventually crowned as Miss International 2016 by Edymar Martínez of Venezuela.[9] She is the 6th Miss International Winner from the Philippines.[10][11][12]

During the speech portion of the pageant, the girls were given a chance to express their plans if crowned Miss International and share their personal advocacies. Verzosa's speech read:[13]

"Three things come to mind when I think of Miss International: culture, education, and international understanding. These three work together to make the brand of the Miss International beauty pageant relevant to the global community and to our time. If I become Miss International 2016, I will devote myself to cultural understanding and international understanding because I believe that it is by developing in each of us sensitivity to other cultures that we expand our horizons, tolerate difference, and appreciate diversity. All this enables us to achieve international understanding. And I believe that I am prepared to take on this responsibility."

After the coronation, Verzosa and her court had some final things to do with the sponsors of the Miss International Organization such as Miss Paris' beauty school and Mikimoto pearl farm in Japan.[14][15] Also, Miss International 2016 visited Toba International Hotel and Unicef where she met the National Directors of UNICEF in Denmark and Japan.[16][17] Verzosa and her court also visited the Org's sponsor, Ash Salon in Yokohama before flying to Ishigaki. During their trip to Ishigaki, they were able to meet the local weavers and claypot makers of the island and have a parade.[citation needed]

Several days after the Miss International Activities in Japan, Verzosa flew back to the Philippines wherein she had a media tour from all the biggest networks in the country and shared her experience in the competition and discussed her advocacy.[citation needed] On November 18, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated together with the People of the Philippines threw a grand homecoming parade in Metro Manila for the newly crowned Filipina.[citation needed] She was also given a festive welcome parade in her hometown in Baguio and visited some colleges and universities where she discussed her advocacy. On December 5, she had a courtesy call from the President of the Philippines and formally met President Rodrigo Duterte.

On January 3, Miss Paris' advertorial was displayed in Shibuya Station in Japan. That year, Kylie was named as one of the People of the Year by the People Asia Magazine and asked to speak at the Philippine Psychiatric Association. Kylie also became an ambassador for Samsung and was featured in some magazines such as Shape and StarStyle.[citation needed]

On February 8, Kylie flew to Singapore for her first international trip and Miss International duties to spread awareness on her advocacy.[citation needed] She visited Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Institute of Mental Health/Woodbridge Hospital.[citation needed] In the same month, Kylie went to Maguindanao and Bacolod to host an event. Together with the reigning Miss Earth 2016, Katherine Espin of Ecuador, Kylie went to Ilocos Sur for some promotional activities of a resort.[citation needed] As a product of Baguio, she was again invited for the Panagbenga Flower Festival 2017 and posed on the float of Tropicana.[citation needed] Versoza became the newest ambassador of Star Cruise Asia together with Male Top Model, LA Aguinaldo. She also posed in the cover of SM Shop Mag.[citation needed]

Kylie also announced on the first day of March that she is the newest face/endorser of one of the Philippine brand Bayo.[citation needed] In celebration of Bayo's 25 years in the industry, they collaborated with fashion designer Francis Libiran (also the designer of Kylie's gown in the Miss International competition and some events).[citation needed] On March 4, Kylie went back to Japan to continue some Miss International duties. She went to Kyoto, Tokyo and Tokushima. During her visit in Tokushima, Kylie was able to support its local produce fruits such as strawberries. She was also able to visit Tokushima Commercial Highschool which is known for their outreach and exchange program with Cambodia.[citation needed] The reigning queen was also featured in a local Japanese newspaper. Before flying back to the Philippines, Kylie had a tour at the Naruto River together with the head of MIO. During the same month, Kylie announced her participation in Philippines' Next Top Model as a Model Mentor. March was also the month in which she was featured on the cover of Style Weekend.

On April 5, Kylie became the newest endorser of Wilkins Delight together with Mateo Guidicelli for their new product.[citation needed] Kylie was invited on April 7 to speak about mental health for the United Nations by the World Health Organization.[citation needed] The next day, Kylie was also invited to speak in Miriam College for TEDxMiriamCollege. During the Holy Week vacation, Kylie travelled to Brunei to visit preschoolers in Bandar Seri Begawan.[citation needed] Kylie also received some endorsements / invitations such as for DrCRB Aesthetic and Laser Clinic.[citation needed] On the last day of the month Kylie crowned the newest Binibining Pilipinas International 2017.[citation needed]

In May, Kylie was invited to the Senate of the Philippines for the final reading of the Mental Health Bill in the Archipelago.[citation needed] She also went to the presscon for the passing of the Mental Health Bill. During the month, Kylie was featured in the cover of Fair and Mega magazines and promoted business such as Havaianas Philippines.[citation needed]

In September, she was invited to the coronation night of Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay 2017 where she crowned one of the winners as the new Miss International Paraguay, the event was held in the border city of Ciudad del Este, so she had a chance to visit the Iguazu Falls in neighbor Brazil too.

On November 14, 2017, she crowned her successor Kevin Lilliana Junaedy from Indonesia as Miss International 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. She finished her reign at 1 year, 2 weeks, and 4 days.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kylie Verzosa co-manages the Philippine operations of the Japanese-funded real estate start-up PropertyAccess.[18][19]

Verzosa recently starred in her first major film, The Housemaid,[20] a Filipino adaptation of a Korean movie with the same name. She acted alongside Albert Martinez and several veteran actors.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2018 Wansapanataym: Gelli In A Bottle Fairy Diana ABS-CBN [21]
2018–2019 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos Dulce Rodriguez / Dulce Silverio [22]
2018 Ipaglaban Mo: Hukay Lara Miranda [23]

Digital series[edit]

Year Title Role Film Production Ref.
2021 Parang Kayo Pero Hindi Daphne Mangahas Viva Films [24]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Film Production Ref.
TBA Osyana Osyana Viva Films
Epik Studios
[25]
2021 The Housemaid Daisy Viva Films [26]
2020 Love the Way U Lie Sara [27]
Love Lockdown Karen Dreamscape Entertainment [28]
2019 Sons of Nanay Sabel Helen Viva Films [29]
Ulan Princess [30]
2018 Abay Babes Perla [31]
Kasal Eunice Star Cinema [32]
2017 Ang Panday Diwata Star Cinema
Viva Films
CCM Film Productions
[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss International 2016". Miss International Official Website.
  2. ^ "Film, TV celebrity graduates of Ateneo at start of millennium". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "8 fun facts: Bb Pilipinas International 2016 Kylie Verzosa". Rappler. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Did you know Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa used to be a preschool teacher?". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Miss International Kylie Verzosa had depression – and is now a mental health advocate". CNN Philippines. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  6. ^ "Kylie Versoza dreams of foundation for mental health". Sunstar. November 26, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  7. ^ "Kylie Verzosa creates online mental health support group". GMA News. GMA Network. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "8 fun facts: Bb Pilipinas International 2016 Kylie Verzosa". Rappler. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  9. ^ Sebastian, Mirex (October 27, 2016). "Watch: Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa wins Miss International 2016".
  10. ^ "PH bet Kylie Verzosa crowned Miss International 2016". Rappler. October 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines is Miss International 2016!". Philippine Entertainment Portal. October 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "PH bet Kylie Verzosa crowned 2016 Miss International". ABS-CBN News. October 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Q&A: Pia Wurtzbach on US presence, being Miss Universe". The Philippine Star. December 21, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "Kylie Verzosa shares her first tasks in Japan as this year's Miss International". Kami. November 1, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "Kylie Verzosa in beauty clinic ad at Shibuya station". GMA Network. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  16. ^ "Baguio City celebrates Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa's homecoming". Rappler. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  17. ^ "Kylie Verzosa begins Miss International reign". ABS-CBN News. November 1, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  18. ^ Leary, Joan. "Kylie Verzosa is now an entrepreneur | PUSH.COM.PH: Your ultimate showbiz hub!". push.abs-cbn.com.
  19. ^ Villano, Alexa. "Kylie Verzosa wants to prove she can act too". Rappler.
  20. ^ "Kylie Verzosa sizzles in her first major film 'The Housemaid'". Manila Bulletin. September 7, 2021. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  21. ^ "SUMMER-READY! 26 times Kylie Verzosa flaunted her curves!". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  22. ^ "Mga karakter na kukumpleto sa nalalapit na pagbubukas ng storya ng "Los Bastardos"". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  23. ^ "Kylie, mababaon sa hukay sa Ipaglaban Mo". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  24. ^ "New digital series 'Parang Kayo, Pero Hindi' to tackle no-label relationships". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  25. ^ "'Dream project ko' — Kylie Verzosa gaganap bilang si Osyana". ABS-CBN News (in Tagalog). August 12, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  26. ^ Requintina, Robert (September 7, 2021). "Kylie Verzosa sizzles in her first major film 'The Housemaid'". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  27. ^ "Netflix movie Love The Way U Lie will remind you of 1990 film Ghost". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  28. ^ "'Love Lockdown': Film set in time of COVID-19 out now". INQUIRER.net. May 16, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  29. ^ "Meet the 'Sons of Nanay Sabel'". The Manila Times. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  30. ^ "Beauty queen Kylie Verzosa deglamorized in 'The Housemaid'". ABS-CBN News. October 24, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  31. ^ "Cast ng Abay Babes, nagpaseksihan sa presscon ng pelikula | PUSH.COM.PH: Your ultimate showbiz hub!". PUSH. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  32. ^ "Now Showing: Via Her Steamy Scene With Derek On 'Kasal,' Kylie Verzosa Strikes Hot In Her Debut!". lifestyle.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  33. ^ "Kylie Verzosa joins Coco Martin's 'Ang Panday'". Rappler. Retrieved January 9, 2021.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss International
2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Binibining Pilipinas International
2016
Succeeded by