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Result Reaction: Miss Earth 2018 – Live at the Mall of Asia Arena!

‘Just got home from watching the coronation night of the 18th Miss Earth edition where Nguyen Phuong Khanh of Vietnam was adjudged the ‘ultimate goddess of the Earth.’

Her Elemental court are: Miss Air Melanie Mader of Austria, Miss Water Valeria Ayos of Colombia and Miss Fire Melissa Flores of Mexico.

This edition is without its fair share of controversies the moment outgoing Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco passed the crown to Phuong Khanh.

Rumor has it that Miss Venezuela was supposed to be in the final four but she fainted backstage before the announcement and host James Deakin had to announce a replacement (supposedly the fifth place who is Miss Vietnam) to complete the top four. I personally call bullshit on this.

Vietnam was an all-around performer during the finale and she easily nailed both Q&A segments of the pageant with charm, sincerity and sense. I’d say she’s a deserving winner and such allegation should be put to rest right away.

And regardless if it’s true or not, Miss Venezuela fainted.The show isn’t going to wait for her to feel better. This show is broadcasted live and they have to follow a schedule. IF and only IF she was indeed in the top 4, they would have to exclude her and put the next girl with the highest score into the next round. Sorry, but this is what’s live television for you. Plus, the girls in the top 4 are very much deserving too. Shame on the President of Miss Earth Venezuela for releasing such information without the ME organization’s confirmation!

Congratulations to Miss Vietnam for winning the Miss Earth crown! Again, it was a well-deserved win! A big round of applause as well goes to the rest of the girls for giving a good fight!

To my favorite Telma Madeira of Portugal – you did your best and you made your country proud! I hope to see you competing in other international pageants like Miss Universe or Miss World in years to come ❤

To Celeste Cortesi – you are pure class and you represented the Philippines well! Thank you.

Congratulations to the Miss Earth organization and Carousel Productions for the wonderful show this year! ❤👏 Bravo!

I will be posting my full pledge review in the days to come! 😘

My 2017 Recap in Beauty Pageants!

2017 has been an eventful year in the world of pageantry from the staging of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila in January up to its homecoming in Las Vegas last November 26 and every minor and major pageants in between – it was whirlwind and almost chaotic for both pageant fans and pundits!

France took the Miss Universe crown ending its 63-year title drought.

In a sold-out Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines, you could hear the crowd clamoring for Haiti’s Raquel Pélissier to succeed the DCI crown from the outgoing Miss Universe, the Philippines’ very own Pia Wurtzbach but Iris Mittenare of France was just too strong a competitor to be denied. It was a well-deserved win after an impressive showing during the preliminaries and a flawless performance in the finals night. Iris was the rightful winner!

Rachel Peters Conquered the Binibini Stage!

Rachel Peters is one of the frontrunners during this year’s Binibining Pilipinas and she was faultless during the finals night leaving the rest of the contestants vying for the lesser crowns.

Miss Earth 2017 is the Philippines!

Philippines winning the crown thrice in four years was mired with criticisms of it being rigged but truth be told, in a world full of mere beauties – having the brains to boot is a novelty that will be rewarded, given the right time.

Venezuela’s Ninoska Vasquez overperformed.
Ninoska was touted to be one of the two strongest delegates for the crown. She was perfection all throughout the pre-pageant night activities but fell short with her stage-presence during the finals. Rather, she may have done it a bit too much that left the judges uncomfortable?

Fahsai underwelhmed.
Along with the Venezuelan beauty, Paweesuda Drouin of Thailand nicknamed as Fahsai was expected to be part of the elemental court but during the crucial Final eight interview portion of the competition, she stumbled when she picked the hashtag Millenial possibly costing her the Miss Earth crown.

Karen Ibasco lorded over the heavy favorites!
The Philippines is almost always sending brainy girls in this pageant. That is the biggest asset of Karen Ibasco as the host nation as she set on reclaiming the crown back to our home turf.

She may not be the most conventionally beautiful girl in the bunch but the girl does eat mic for breakfast and only reads the dictionary. Hah! Kidding aside, Karen was untouchable after the final 8 interview.

The Muy Caliente performance of Teresita Marquez at the Reina Hispanoamericana!

It was the debut participation of the Philippines and sending Teresita Marquez was perhaps the wisest decision from the organizer of the Miss World Philippines under its new national director – Arnold Vegafria.

Terestita also known as WinWyn Marquez was unstoppable in Bolivia so it’s very easy to see why she won the pageant becoming the very first Asian to do so!

Miss World 2017

via Miss World Facebook page.

Manushi Chhillar snatched the sixth Miss World crown for India tying the title with the most wins along with Venezuela.

One word – Luminous!

Indonesia finally won their first major beauty pageant crown!

Kevin Lilliana was the main frontrunner from the get go of the competition and it’s no wonder that she end up giving her country its first win in a major beauty competition!

The Worst Staging of Miss Universe in History!

Aside from its rather simple pre-pageant activities and the horrendous preliminary competition inside a hotel, the 66th edition of the pageant was nothing to write home about. It’s probably the worst staging of the pageant that I could remember!

Was Davina Bennett Robbed?

After a stellar performance all throughout the night, Jamaica’s Davina Bennett who sported an afro was denied the crown, only winning third overall. Despite strong showing, it seems like the competition was already pre-determined to be all about Demi-Leigh Peters of South Africa.

via Miss Universe Facebook page.

Overall, I’m satisfied with the winners of each respective major pageants and I hope to see more competitive girls in 2018!

My Final Predictions for Miss Earth 2017! #MissEarth2017

This year’s Miss Earth heroines are probably in the top 3 of the strongest girls to ever compete in this pageant. It was so difficult to pinpoint up to this stage who’s actually the number one front runner in the bunch. Most of them are worthy to be proclaimed this year’s Miss Earth and her equally important elemental queens.

But decisions has to be made and I’ve only come up with the 8 beauties whom I think has the best chance of making it this Saturday, November 4 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Top 8-5
8. Vietnam – Le Thi Ha Thu
7. Russia – Lada Akimova
6. Philippines – Karen Ibasco
5. Thailand – Paweensuda Drouin


Miss Earth-Fire goes to Miss Puerto Rico – Karla Victoria Aponte

Her modelesque bearing and unassuming demeanor are two of the things that endeared her to pageant fans all over the world and she happens to be a very good speaker as well so I won’t be surprised if she actually end up usurping the winner come finals night. For now though, I’m placing her in the fourth spot as Miss Earth – Fire.

Miss Earth Water goes to Miss Colombia – Juliana Franco

Juliana’s statuesque beauty is something that no judges could ignore in this edition. She’s like the Miss Prim and Proper  of Miss Earth and her beauty alone could catapult her into the top. And yes, it’s crazy impressive that she’s super smart as well!

Miss Earth Air goes to Miss Venezuela – Ninoska Vasquez

Ninoska is probably my favorite this year because she’s a hardworking contestant. She came here to win and this girl won’t let her chance to grab the crown this Saturday slip away so easily. For now, I am placing this charming Venezuelan as my first runner-up or the Miss Earth Air.

My Miss Earth 2017 is none other than Miss Netherlands – Faith Landman

Her youthful appearance and striking eyes are definitely her biggest pull but when she opens her mouth, it’s evident that she knows what she’s talking about. She’s one of the perennial favorites this year and it wasn’t easy placing her in the top because all of my top 4 are deserving of the title IMHO but after some deliberation,Faith just shot to the top of my list!

Who do you think should win Miss Earth?

photos from the the top 4 respective Instagram accounts with additional art added. No copyright infringement intended.

Miss Earth 2017 Miss Photogenic Winner is Miss Vietnam Lê Thị Hà Thu #MissEarth2017

Miss Vietnam Lê Thị Hà Thu along with Juliana Franco of Colombia and Venezuela’s Ninoska Vasquez are the top 3 online vote getters for the Miss Photogenic award this year at the on-going Miss Earth beauty pageant in Manila.

The three winners are amongst the favorite this year to win the title! Will they be able to capitalize on this win this coming Saturday for the grand coronation night?

Their looks during the pre-judging of beauty of face and poise.


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Bellezas por una causa: Rostros con 20 días de maquillaje, expuestas al sol, varios productos en la piel, desmaquillantes, exposición al maltrato diario de la brochas y además un cambio de alimentación y agua que si o si afecta la apariencia de la piel, y saben que? TODAS SE VEÍAN NATURALMENTE BELLAS! Es increíble la diversidad de belleza que existe en nuestro planeta aun cuando todas poseemos los mismos órganos. Somos creaciones hechas con perfección a nuestra historia, diseñadas con la genética de nuestra herencia y nuestra cultura. Ha sido una prueba real donde se vieron mujeres reales, una muestra de que la verdadera belleza es la que tienes TU en tu cabeza al hablar de una persona. Porque la belleza es subjetiva, es expuesta a la crítica y muchas veces mal interpretada. CONCIENCIA es lo que me genera esta prueba. Conciencia de que cuando es tu seguridad la que posees tu interior, tu exterior la proyecta y es lo que se percibe. No existen las mujeres perfectas, existen las mujeres REALES. Sean libres de criticar, pero mujeres sean libres de sentirse bellas! 🌏 Beauties for a cause: Faces with 20 days of makeup, exposed to the sun, various products on the skin, make-up remover, exposure to daily mistreatment of the brushes and also a change of food and water that affects the appearance of the skin, and you know what? ALL WERE NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL! It is incredible the diversity of beauty that exists on our planet even though we all have the same organs. We are creations made with perfection to our history, designed with the genetics of our heritage and our culture. It has been a real test where real women were seen, an example of true beauty is what you have in your head when talking about a person. Because beauty is subjective, it is exposed to criticism and often misinterpreted. CONSCIENCE is what generates this test. Awareness that when it is your security that you own your inner, your exterior projects and is what is perceived. There are no perfect women, there are REAL women. Be free to criticize, but women are free to feel beautiful! @missearth @missearthcolombia #missearth #MissEarth2017 #colombia #philippines #beautiesforacause #bellezasporunacausa

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Who do you think will win the pageant on Saturday?

Miss Philippines’ Karen Ibasco’s National Costume at the Miss Earth 2017!

Now, this is what you call a National Costume! This is probably the best Filipiniana-inspired costume by any of our past and present representative in the international pageant arena! Karen looks absolutely breathtaking in it!

This intricate costume is the creation of Louis Pangilinan. I’m not very familiar with his work but I can already tell that I’m gonna be following his works from now on.

photos from Louis Pangilinan’s Facebook page.

Miss Philippines Earth Karen Ibasco is giving her all at the Miss Earth 2017!

After the disappointing performance and attitude of Miss Philippines Imelda Schweigart last year, Manileña Karen Ibasco is all set to reversed the bad impression the embattled Schweigart left after she suffered diarrhea of the mouth and was eventually forced to resign her title, leaving the country subsequently.

87 countries are battling to become the ultimate Earth warrior and the Philippine rep is doing pretty well winning the swimsuit round in her group. Now, she needs your help for her to win a the Miss Photogenic award in the finals night on the 4th of November at the Mall of Asia Arena by voting for her via Miss Earth official Facebook Page. CLICK HER IMAGE.

This is a very strong batch and Karen knows that so she needs to bring her A-game every single time!

Does she have what it takes to become the Miss Earth 2017! Hell yeah!!!

Ultimate Eco-Warrior: Jamie Herrel is Miss Earth 2014!

Miss Earth 2014 - Jamie Herrel  via Miss Earth Pageant FB Page

Miss Earth 2014 – Jamie Herrel
via Miss Earth Pageant FB Page

Congratulations are in order for the newly crowned Miss Earth 2014! The host delegate and the ultimate earth warrior Jamie Herrel of the Philippines was adjudged the fairest last night at the UP Diliman Theather in Quezon City amongst 85 earth warriors across the globe vying for the crown won last year by Alyz Henrich of Venezuela.

(L-R) Maira Alexandra Rodriguez, Jamie Herrel, Anastasia Krysova, Andrea Neu via missearth.tv

(L-R) Maira Alexandra Rodriguez, Jamie Herrel, Anastasia Krysova, Andrea Neu via missearth.tv

Completing the elemental queens are: Miss USA Andrea Neu as Miss Air, Miss Venezuela Maira Alexandra Rodriguez as Miss Water and Miss Russia Anastasia Krysova as Miss Fire.

I won’t even give much thought about the grousing calls from other netizens about home court advantage and such because things like winning in your home turf happens all the time and since Jamie clearly made an impressive show last night, I won’t take the credit from the girl!

Congratulations Jamie Herrell! Mabuhay Ka!

Alyz Henrich Crowned Miss Earth 2013!

L-R: Korea's Catharina Choi, Austria's Katia Wagner, Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich and Punika  Kulsoontornrut of Thailand via OMPB

L-R: Korea’s Catharina Choi, Austria’s Katia Wagner, Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich and Punika Kulsoontornrut of Thailand
via OMPB

Falcon native Alyz Henrich was crowned the new Miss Earth at the Versailles Palace in the Philippines last December 7. Henrich was touted to be the one to beat from the onset of the competition while Katia Wagner of Austria, Punika  Kulsoontornrut, Catharina Choi of Korea were hailed as her elemental queens (Air, Water and Fire repectively.)

Meanwhile, local bet Angelee delos Reyes may have been deprived of a crown but she fought gracefully and I really thought that she’s the biggest threat to Alyz. She was amazing nonetheless and making it into the top 8 is a great feat already with over 88 girls competing.

The win of Venezuela signify a double victory for the pageant powerhouse as Gabriela Isler also won the Miss Universe title this year.

Miss Earth 2013 Swimsuit / Resort Wear Finals Winners

Miss Earth 2013 Resort Wear winners from (L-R) Ukraine (Silver), Thailand (Gold), France (Bronze)

Miss Earth 2013 Resort Wear winners from (L-R) Ukraine (Silver), Thailand (Gold), France (Bronze)

Miss Thailand Punika Kulsoontornrut winning Gold

Miss Thailand Punika Kulsoontornrut winning Gold

I have a good feeling about Punika, I think if an Asian could win this (other than Angelee) – it could very well be Miss Thailand.

Miss Ukraine Anatasia Sukh clinching second.

Miss Ukraine Anatasia Sukh clinching second.

Wow. This blonde reminds me so much of Tereza (Miss Earth 2012.) I won’t mind her winning it all!

Sophie Garenaux of France coming in third

Sophie Garenaux of France coming in third

Another frontrunner, The France delegation for international pageants this year is so strong they are ripping the stage with their mere presence!

The Miss Earth Finals Night will be telecast live on December 7 at 8:00 PM (MNL) time on StarWorld.

photos courtesy of OPMB Worldwide Page

Miss Earth 2013 Evening Gown Competition Winners

Gold - Alyz Henrich of Venezuela

Gold – Alyz Henrich of Venezuela

Deemed as one of the frontrunners this edition, Alyz could very well give Venezuela a back to back Big Four crowning this year after Gabriela Isler clinched the Miss Universe title last month and we’re not even through with Miss International.

Sliver - Shahi Thakuri of Nepal

Sliver – Shahi Thakuri of Nepal

After Nepal’s strong showing during the Miss World in September this year, they are now fielding this beautiful girl with just the right curves and charisma to clinch a title for her country.

Bronze - Angelee Delos Reyes of the Philippines

Bronze – Angelee Delos Reyes of the Philippines

Created by Hanz Coquilla, Angelee carried this gown like a queen! It’s very similar to what she wore during the national pageant and I’m hoping that she’d wear a different one come finals night.

Angelee posing with Stephanie Stefanowitz during the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Finals

Angelee posing with Stephanie Stefanowitz during the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Finals

The Miss Earth Finals Night will be telecast live on December 7 at 8:00 PM (MNL) time on StarWorld.

photos courtesy of OPMB Worldwide Page