Samantha Panlilio misses Top 20 of Miss Grand International

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) – Samantha Panlilio missed the top 20 of the 2021 Miss Grand International pageant on Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand.

The pride of Cavite failed to make the cut despite being included in the top 10 of the best national costume category and top 5 of the best in swimsuit.

The 25-year-old Filipino beauty queen dazzled the stage in the preliminary round with her "Layag Balangay" gown, inspired by the country's wooden sea vessel.

In the national costume competition, Panlilio donned the "Paruparo" as she shone with her butterfly-inspired outfit.

Panlilio's loss continues the country's elusive search for its first Miss Grand International crown.