MISS Earth Sweden Cloie Skarne, half-sister of actress KC Concepcion, has said that she would love to pursue a career in show business in the Philippines if the right offer comes along.
“That would be amazing! I would love to live in Manila. Right now, I’m focusing on the pageant and we’ll see what will happen,” said Skarne during an exclusive interview at Natural Looks sponsor’s visit at SM North EDSA in Quezon City last Sunday.
Skarne is one of the front-runners for the Miss Earth 2016 beauty pageant. The grand coronation night will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Swede beauty queen said that she’s always happy to be back in Manila.
“I’m happy here! I’m having a great time every time I come back. The best thing about being Miss Sweden is I get to compete here for the Miss Earth pageant,” she said.
Skarne said that she misses her half-sister a lot since she arrived two weeks ago in the country for the environment-driven beauty contest.
Last Sunday, Concepcion was supposed to be reunited again with Skarne but couldn’t make it.
“We talked last night and unfortunately she could not make it. Of course I missed her so much. It’s been two weeks now since I came here for the pageant. I haven’t had the time to see her again,” Skarne said.
Skarne said that her half-sister has been very supportive of her stint in the Miss Earth contest.
“She’s been extremely supportive. She has rearranged her schedule for me. She tells me that I’m always here for you, just let me know whatever you need,” the beauty queen said.
Skarne said that she has met her biological father former matinee idol Gabby Concepcion. “It’s nice to see him again.
I’ve seen him a couple of weeks ago.”
She said that her family from Sweden will be arriving in Manila for the grand coronation of the beauty contest.
“This is a special time in my life and I’m happy that my whole family will be here,” Skarne said.
After the pageant, Skarne said that she would travel in some parts of the country with her family.
She said that she’s busy with last-minute preparations for the pageant.
“We have been training for the pageant. All the classic stuff of the beauty pageant and remembering what we have trained and bringing it out,” she said.
Skarne, 21, was trained under the Aces and Queens beauty camp led by Jonas Gaffud, the same team that groomed reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and 2013 Miss World Megan Lynne Young.
She is the daughter of Jenny Syquia, great-niece of former President Elpidio Quirino, who 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.
Gabby got married to Genevieve Yatco Gonzales in 2004. They have two children.
On IG, Cloie said that she loves to travel, paint, and cook.