19-year-old Clarisse Marie Obia, who hails from Biñan, Laguna, vied against 13 other candidates from around the world for the Miss Teen Universe 2012 pageant and ended up as first runner-up to Sasha Nikyta Kam from Panama during the coronation night held at the Hall of the Ruben Dario National Theater in Managua, Nicaragua on April 30, 2012.
The 5’6″ tall Obia is a student from Lyceum of the Philippines. She was the only delegate from Asia in the new pageant dominated by Latin American teenagers.
Other finalists were Costa Rica, Canada, Margarita Island, and Brazil.
Candidates who did not place were from Dominican Republic, Ghana, Italy, Peru, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Venezuela.