Taos-pusong nagpasalamat si Miss International first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo sa mga Pinoy sa lahat ng panig ng mundo.
Sa kaniyang Instagram post sinabi ni Ahtisa na ibinigay niya ang lahat para sa Pilipinas at ang bansa mismo ang motibasyon niya sa simula pa lang.
Samantala sa isa niyang post sa social media ay pinasalamatan niya ang lahat ng sumuporta sa kaniya mula sa mga kababayan hanggang sa mga pinakamalalapit na tao na tumulong sa kaniya sa Miss International journey.
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My crown and my wholehearted thanks goes to: The Filipinos, all over the world, for the love and support. Quezonians for cheering me on ever since. The Miss International Organization, for giving me a new set of family and a great stay in Japan. Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. headed by Mrs Araneta, for giving me the honor of representing the Philippines. Also to Miss Liliana and Sir Gines for taking care of us queens. My Aces and Queens team especially Mama J, Mama Ru and Tito Nad, for all the encouragement, training and help. The Ahtistahins and my support team, especially Oyelle, Ian, Tim, Dale, Sir James, Meng and Nico- for being my happy and chill pills. Vhee Co and Francis Chee, my stylists, for putting together my looks throughout my stay in Japan. And all the designers that lent me their creations especially Mark Bumgarner, Cheetah Rivera and Rosenthal Tee. Amir Sali, for making me a phenomenal traditional costume. Michael Cinco, for the impalpable evening dress. Jojo Bragais for my pageant shoes. Albert Kurniawan, for training me on how to look my best. Mama Lourd for giving me the Japanese silky hair. Dr. CRB for taking care of my skin. CAD for my smile. Tatay Wendell Capili and Doc Gene Navera, for all the lessons and cultural training. Tita Lavinia and Tita Belay, for giving me tips on how to transform to a social media butterfly. My friends who are there to cheer me up the whole way, especially Michael. My family for always being so understanding and supportive. And to everyone who believed in me, supported me and never doubted me, maraming salamat po! ❤️
Hindi man nakuha ang titulo ay walang pinagsisisihan ang beauty queen.