Cynthia Magpatoc Thomalla, 23, won this year’s Miss Eco International beauty pageant held in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday. On Saturday at the Cairo Opera House, Thomalla competed against more than 70 contestants from all over the world for the Miss Eco International title, Gulf News reported.
“I’m really happy. I hope I made my country proud,” Thomalla said.
Thomalla, who was born to a Filipino mother and a German father, is from Macrohon, a small town in Southern Leyte in the Philippines. She is a graduate of the University of Cebu with a degree in Tourism and Events Management.
Thomalla has previously participated in beauty pageants in her hometown and won Miss Pintados Southern Leyte 2013, Sinulog Festical Queen 2016 and Reyna ng Aliwan Fiesta 2016.
She was chosen to represent the Philippines after she won the Miss Eco Philippines title at the Miss World Philippines pageant in September last year.
She said in an interview that her beauty secret is to take a lot of water, vitamin C and have enough sleep.