MANILA, Philippines – After the 20-year-old Jamie Herrell, a Cebuana who was recently crowned Miss Earth 2014 on Saturday, November 28; another Cebuana, a 24-year-old financial analyst, Kris Tiffany Janson almost bagged the title Miss Intercontinental 2014 when she placed second runner-up to Thailand’s Phataraporn Wang on Thursday night, December 4 at the Maritim Hotel Madgeburg in Germany.
Janson, came in third, but also brought home the Miss Photogenic award.
She vied against other 71 contestants from around the globe to become a woman of power and grace, commitment and intelligence, style and substance.
Cuba’s Jeslie Mergal was declared first runner-up.
The Continental Queens were South Africa as Miss Intercontinental Africa, Philippines as Miss Intercontinental Asia & Oceana, England as Miss Intercontinental Europe, Cuba as Miss Intercontinental North America, and Argentina as Miss Intercontinental South America. Part of the Top six finalists were Miss Portugal and Miss Thailand after being declared tie with Miss Philippines for the Miss Intercontinental Asia & Oceana title.
Countries who made it to the Top 16 semi-finalists were: Puerto Rico, Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, Myanmar, Mauritius, Nigeria, Poland, and Turkey.
Special awards were also given to South Africa as Best in Swimsuit, Puerto Rico as Best in Evening Gown, Panama as Best in National Costume, Turkey as Miss Fashion and Style, and Canada as Miss congeniality.
Kris’s was asked final question: “If you would meet a famous person/celebrity, no matter still alive or dead, who would you like to meet and why?”
She replied with ease and grace, “If I were to meet a famous person, I would want to meet Malalai Yousafzai. She’s a kid who fought for her right for education. I may not be able to jump into a bullet to fight for my right but I do have a voice. And if I would be lucky enough to bring home the crown, I would have a louder voice and be the voice of the voiceless and use this to help more people and bring happiness and joy to other people.”
Currently, Kris is an entrepreneur and runs her business called the Mactan Dynamics Dance Company in Cebu. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California USA on July 12, 1994.
The Miss Intercontinental pageant is on its 43rd anniversary.