A 24-YEAR-OLD model from Seoul, South Korea was crowned this year's Miss Supranational in Krynica Zdroj in Poland on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

Jenny Kim, who became the first Korean winner of the said major international pageant, bested 64 other contestants from different countries. She succeeded India's Srinidhi Shetty.

Tica Martinez of Colombia was named as first runner-up. She was followed by 2nd runner-up Bianca Tirsin from Romania, 3rd runner-up Bitaniya Yosef from Ethiopia, and 4th runner-up Larissa Santiago from Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, Philippines' Chanel Thomas failed to reach the Miss Supranational Top 5. Nonetheless, she was named as Miss Supranational Friendship.

Special Awards winners:

Miss Supranational Africa: South Sudan

Miss Supranational Americas: Costa Rica

Miss Supranational Asia & Oceania: Thailand

Miss Supranational Europe: Poland

Miss Supranational Talent - Portugal

Miss Supranational Photogenic - Ecuador

Miss Supranational Friendship - Philippines

Miss Supranational Top Model - Albania

Miss Supranational Best Body - Namibia

Miss Supranational Best National Costume - Panama

Miss Supranational Internet -Vietnam

Miss Supranational Elegance - Spain

Miss Supranational Personality - Jamaica

Miss Supranational Best Evening Gown - Venezuela

Vodi Fans Favorite - Indonesia

(DDA/SunStar Philippines)