Hindi man niya nasungkit ang Miss Intercontinental 2015 crown, masaya pa rin si Christi Lynn McGarry sa naging karanasan niya sa nasabing beauty pageant.
Si Christi ang 1st runner-up at itinanghal na Miss Intercontinental Asia & Oceania.
Ang kandidata mula sa Russia na si Valentina Rasulova ang kinoronahang Miss Intercontinental 2015.
Matapos ang coronation night na ginanap sa Madgeburg, Germany, nitong Biyernes ng gabi, December 18 (December 19 ng umaga sa Pilipinas), nakapanayam ng pageant blog site na Missosology si Christi.
Inamin ni Christi na nanghinayang siya nang hindi siya tawaging bilang winner ng beauty pageant, ngunit masaya naman siya sa kanyang naging experience dito.
Saad ni Christi, "I've had an amazing time here in Germany.
"As you know, this is my second time competing for Miss Intercontinental and I placed first runner-up and this experience has been great for me.
"I met another amazing batch of amazing girls from all different cultures and nations. I made some new friendships and I'm really happy to walk away with that."
Dagdag niya, "When my name was not called for the winner, of course I was a little disappointed, but I knew I had the full support of a lot of the crowd and almost all of the girls behind me.
"So, for me, that support alone means a lot more to me than a crown or a material crown on my head and I will carry that with pride forever."
Nagpasalamat din ang Filipino-American beauty sa matinding suportang natanggap niya mula sa kanyang pamilya at supporters simula nang sumali siya rito.
"Maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat, sa aking mga kababayan, aking mga kapamilya that traveled all the way over here to support.
"And also the Filipino community of Germany that is also here to support.
"I felt your energy and support throughout this entire thing and I couldn't have gotten this far without you guys so that's my first thank you."
Patuloy pa niya, "As far as only winning first runner-up, to me it's already an honor to represent the Philippine internationally and I'm very content with my performance.
"I know I tried my best and I know I had the support of other girls as well.
"But this one's for you, Philippines! Laban Pilipinas! And I love you guys and thank you again so much!"
Samantala, ano naman kaya ang kanyang balak ngayong tapos na ang kumpetisyon?
Sagot ni Christi, "This is my last pageant so at least I went out with a bang!
"But I plan to maybe looking to opening up my own business soon, time to move on.
"Maybe pursue a career in hosting, that depends on what opportunities come to me.
"But I just want to take the opportunity to spend time with my family and friends now that it's all over."
Christi Lynn McGarry, Miss Intercontinental 2015 1st runner-up
Exclusive interview with Christi Lynn McGarry, Miss Intercontinental 2015 1st runner-up & Continental Queen of Asia & Oceania moments after the finale. See more videos at www.missosology.info/forum/portal.phpPosted by Missosology on Friday, December 18, 2015