Philippines’s Sharifa Akeel crowned Miss Asia 2018.
Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel won the 50th Miss Asia Pacific International 2018. She is a citizen of the Philippines.
The competition was held on October 4 in the New Performing Arts Theater in the Philippines. She was crowned by Brazil’s Francielly Ouriques who won last year’s pageant.
Sharifa Mohammad got the Miss Asia crown as the fifth woman in the Philippines. The previous winners are: Michelle Aldana (1993), Laura Legaspi (1989), Florida Dymasiac (1983) and Maria del Carmen Innes Zaragoza (1982).
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Akeel’s runners-up are Gabriela Palm of Brazil, Melania Gonzales of Costa Rica, Misheelt Narmandakh of Mongolia and Mariani Nataly Chacon Angarita of Venezuela, respectively.
Akeel only had less than a month to prepare for the pageant as she just earned her Mutya ng Pilipinas title on Sept 16.
The newly crowned beauty queen also bagged “Best in Long Gown” award, second place in swimsuit competition and third place in the National Costume Competition during Miss Asia Pacific International 2018’s preliminary activities.
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