These girls are temporarily exchanging their scrubs for swimsuits, evening gowns and high heels for a chance to wear the Philippines sash in an international pageant.
Marjorie Acuña (Gerona, Tarlac) is a freelance events host and a med graduate. An intern at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital, she was a Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013 candidate. Meanwhile, Catherine Catbagan (Binalonan, Pangasinan), Thessa Marie Saavedra (Camiling, Tarlac), Maria Jenny Gonzalez (Cainta, Rizal) and Karen Michelle Dela Paz (Marikina City) are all registered nurses. Catbagan comes from a family of medical professionals while Saavedra works as a customer care specialist. Dela Paz replaced Akiko Centeno who had to withdraw from the competition due to injury.
Who will be representing the country in the prestigious Miss Earth beauty pageant later this year? We will all find out at Miss Philippines Earth 2014 pageant night on May 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
This article also appeared on Rappler.