The Filipino-German beauty queen who won the 2009 Binibining Pilipinas International title is dead.
Melody Gersbach, 24, single, and a semifinalist in the 2009 Miss International held in Japan, met her untimely death after the Toyota Innova vehicle she and two others were riding figured in a head-on collision in Bicol on Saturday morning.
A police official of Camarines Sur said Gersbach and her companions were heading to Naga City to grace the Ms. Bicolandia beauty contest when the incident happened at around 11 a.m. along the national highway in Bula town. The Guevarra Lines passenger bus was traveling at top speed heading towards Legazpi City from Manila when it tried to overtake another vehicle, causing the head-on collision.
Gersbach was one of the trainers of Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj who is now competing in the 2010 Miss Universe beauty pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Both Gersbach and Raj are Bicolanas.