Another queen has made the country proud.
Elizabeth Clenci bagged the second runner-up award at the 2017 Miss Grand International held in Vietnam, Wednesday night. Maria Jose Lora of Peru was hailed as the winner, and Tulia Aleman Ferrer of Valenzuela got the first-runner up award.
Liz was the only Asian candidate who made it to the pageant’s Top 5.
During the Q & A portion of the pageant, the 26-year-old stunner impressed judges with her answer to the question: "If you have to issue a law to punish criminals of war and violence, how would you punish these people and why?"
“They say a nation is judged not by the criminals and the crimes that they commit, but how the nation punishes them. If I were to create a law, it would be in line with jailment, is to implement rehabilitation and mental rehabilitation. Because character is such a complex phenomenon, but we cannot judge someone's character based on the crimes that they commit. If we punish somebody just as equally as the crimes that they have committed, then what does that say about us? I would implement better rehabilitation. Thank you.”
Even though Liz didn’t bring home the crown, she still made the country proud no doubt. Her grace, eloquence, and beauty stood out from the 77 candidates from all over the world, making her a winner even sans the title.