In an interview by Push at the Story Conference of “Sarah En Cedie”, Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Alcaraz (neè Quigaman) reveals that there is a possibility that, “Birthday kasi ni Miss Venezuela, binigay tuloy sa kanya.”
“Naisip ko lang naman yon,” says the still radiant queen. “Pero pwede naman.”
Precious praised Miss International First Runner-up Ahtisa Manalo, “sobrang galing ni Ahtisa talaga.”
She continued to laud Ahtisa by saying, “Sobrang ganda ng performance niya, sobrang ganda niya.”
Precious Lara Alcaraz as a Binibining Pilipinas 2018 judge
In the same interview, Precious Lara reveals that it was her who convinced her fellow judges to pick Ahtisa Manalo to represent the Philippines at Miss International.
“Actually, judge ako ng Binibining Pilipinas this year” says Precious. “Sinabi ko talaga sa mga kasama ko na judges don, ‘you put Ahtisa in Miss International.”
Precious reasoned at the deliberation that, “kasi Miss International ang face niya.”
Precious Lara expressed how proud she was of the 21 year-old queen.
“She really did well. Sobrang proud ako sa kanya.” 👑