Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ina won first runner up in Miss Globe 2017 beauty pageant held in Tirana, Albania, on Friday night, November 3 (Saturday morning, November 4, Manila time).
Nelda and Do Tran Khanh Ngan of Vietnam were the last two candidates on stage moments before the announcement of this year’s winner.
The 23-year-old pilot/beauty queen looked gracious when it was finally announced that Vietnam’s bet won the crown.
Elena Latypova of Siberia won second runner up, Alessia Çoku of Albania was third runner up, and Simone Heijligers of Cape Verde was fourth runner up.
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In her latest Instagram post, Nelda wrote that it was a honor for her to represent Philippines in an international competition.
In an official statement, Binibining Pilipinas Chair Stella Araneta congratulated Nelda for showing "grace and elegance befitting a proud Filipina."