Philippines has again proven its reputation as the home of beauty and brains as 23-year old Trixia Maraña brought home the crown Miss Asia 2016.

In a news released by ABS-CBN, Maraña, a lady from Dumaguete, topped the pageant leaving her 17 contenders behind during the pageant held on Thursday in India.

Along with the top three finish are Miss Belarus-1st runner-up and Miss India-2Nd runner up. Miss Asia pageant is celebrating its second year this year. 

According to sources, Trixia Maraña joined several pageants in the Philippones both local and National before representing thw country in Miss Asia 2016. 

Aside from cash przes and gifts, newly crowned Miss Asia 2016 brought honor and pride to the country.

Is this the start of another reigning moment for the Philippines?