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Cloie Syquia Skarne, half-sister of actress KC Concepcion, may have not won the 2016 Miss Universe-Sweden title but she will still go to the Philippines to represent Sweden at the Miss Earth 2016 beauty pageant which will be held in Manila sometime in October this year.
“I am MISS EARTH SWEDEN 2016. Thank you to those who have supported me and believed in me,” said Skarne, daughter of former matinee idol Gabby Concepcion, on Instagram after she was crowned.
Skarne, 21, trained under the Aces and Queens beauty camp under Jonas Gaffud, the same team that trained reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and 2013 Miss World Megan Lynne Young.
Syquia, great-niece of former President Elpidio Quirino, got married to Gabby in 1993.
Gabby annulled his marriage to actress Sharon Cuneta before he married Syquia. In 1996, the marriage of Gabby and Syquia was also annulled.
In 1997, Syquia then tied the knot with Filip Skarne who legally adopted Cloie when she was two years old.
The former matinee idol got married to Genevieve Yatco Gonzales in 2004. They have two children.
On IG, Cloie said that she loves to travel, painting and cooking.
Sweden has already produced three Miss Universe winners – 1955, 1966 and 1984. No Swede has won the Miss Earth contest.
The last time Sweden placed in the Top 15 of the Miss Universe contest was in 2006. In 2011, Miss Sweden Ronnia Fornstedt won Miss Photogenic in the prestigious pageant.
It was in February 2012 when KC met Cloie for the first time in 15 years, according to a report by PEP. KC said that she is very close to Cloie despite the distance.
“Growing up, I remember pinadalhan niya ako ng card with her picture and then, siya ang nagse-send sa akin ng ’Hi Ate KC, this is your sister Cloie. My mom tells me a lot about you,’ “ recalled KC.
“And then, finally noong nagkita kami, nandoon daw sila sa hotel. Pagdating ko sa Makati Shang, nagtinginan kami.
Parang nag-freeze yung time. Nag-freeze talaga yung time. Nagtinginan kami, then parang movie talaga na slow motion, nagtakbuhan kami. Then yakap, iyak. Tinitingnan ko lang siya. Ang saya lang namin, tawa kami nang tawa. Yung maramdaman mo talaga na parang kulang na lang we grew up with the same mom, yung parang ganoon,” KC told PEP.
Since then, Cloie goes to Manila for vacation and meets KC all the time.