It’s that time of the year again when ladies from all over the country strap on their heels for the worthy cause of preserving Mother Earth.
This year, 48 candidates compete toward becoming the next Miss Philippines Earth. But before the reigning queen Angelee Claudette delos Reyes pass on her crown, let us get to know more about the 2014 eco-warriors. First stop: THE REPEATERS.
Diane Carmela Querrer (Tanauan City) was among the popular candidates during MPE 2011 (won by Athena Imperial) being a former UAAP courtside reporter for the University of Santo Tomas. Despite winning Best in Cultural Attire, she failed to make it as a Top 10 finalist. She was disqualified in Bb Pilipinas 2014 a few days after the announcement of official candidates for allegedly for not meeting the height requirements.
Considered as one of the frontrunners back then, Monique Teruelle Manuel (Dinalupihan, Bataan) finished in the Top 10 of MPE 2009 (won by Sandra Seifert). Two years after, she joined Bb Pilipinas 2011 (alongside Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon and Mary Jean Lastimosa) but went home empty-handed. After her Binibini stint, she became visible in TV and print advertisements. Now more prepared, Manuel is back to finally clinch the crown.