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MAJOR PAGEANTS – After Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss World, what beauty contest is most familiar to Filipinos?
No other than Miss Earth, which, to date, has produced three winners: Karla Henry (2008), Jamie Herrel (2014), Angelia Ong (2015). Yes, a back-to-back victory for Jamie and Angela.
Beauty expert Jay P. Delgado says that Miss Earth is now considered one of the four major pageants in the world, along with Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss World.
SPECIAL COMPETITION WINNERS – Mel Caparas reports on the early winners of the special competition of Miss Philippines Earth held at the Versailles Palace in Alabang.
The coronation night is set for tonight at the UP University Theater. Earlier venue was the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, open air. But management wisely transferred to UP. A wise move considering the unpredictable weather.
Can you imagine beauties in their bikinis or long gowns getting wet and running for cover at the Shrine where General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine Independence on June 12?
Mel provided accompanying photos.
CULTURAL COSTUME COMPETITION:
Kristel Suizo (Pagadian City) – Gold
Nina Sherra Tagalog (Palo, Leyte) – Silver
Jezza Mae Lim (General Santos City) – Bronze
Kiara Giel Gregorio (Fil. Comm. of London) – Gold
Imelda Schweighart (Palawan) – Silver
Melanie Mader (Fil. Comm. of Vienna, Austria) – Bronze
TRASH TO CLASS COMPETITION:
Melanie Mader (Fil. Comm. of Vienna Austria) – Gold
Aicha Francisco (Isabela City) – Silver
Ellyz Santos (Laoang, Northern Samar) – Bronze