84 Gorgeous Earth Warriors vies for Miss Earth 2017 tilt!
Report: Anton Eder | Writer & Correspondent
Managing Editor: Raymund Thom Golez
Photos: Anton Eder |Correspondent ; Jerry Ilao | Official Photographer
MANILA, Philippines – Eighty-four equally gorgeous and beautiful ‘environmental heroines‘ from all over the world are vying for MISS EARTH 2017, the title which prides itself as a beauty contest with a “cause”, were presented to the members of the press on October 30 at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila, Philippines.
Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco was deemed as ‘Darling Of The Press’by winning the Gold medal award, followed by Thailand‘s Paweensuda Drouin who got the Silver medal, while the Bronze medal went to Abigail Chama of Zambia. This year’s search will be the 17th edition of the annual pageant which is to be held on November 4, Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. The event will be hosted by James Deakin, with performances by Shontelle and Iskandar Widjaja. This year’s theme is “Earth Heroines,” where the delegates stood as superheroes protecting the environment.
Miss Philippines Water Jessica Marasigan and Miss Philippines Fire 2017 Nellza Bautista hosted the event. Also present were Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin and Miss Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez who addressed a short yet inspiring message not just to the candidates but to the people who were in the venue, along with Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.
Miss Earth is an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Miss Earth is one of the largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals.The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fair, storytelling programs, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities.
Carousel Productions organized and launched the first Miss Earth beauty pageant in 2001 as an international environmental event with the mission of channeling the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to actively promote the preservation of the environment.
The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.The Miss Earth Foundation also works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).