Perhaps one of the most experienced is Mabel Joy Verceles (Vigan). She was Miss Bauang International 2011 and was first runner-up in Mutia ti La Union 2013. She was also crowned Miss Marikina 2013 and works as a marketing officer. IT student Amanda Arbitrario (Caloocan City) is the reigning Miss Caloocan, while 19-year-old Nicole Grimalt (Rodriguez, Rizal) was Miss Rodriguez 2012.
Christine Angel Alvaira (San Nicolas, Batangas), who is taking up fashion design and merchandising in DLS-College of St Benilde, was Mutya ng Batangan 2011 second runner-up. Melissa Isabelle Arganda (Pateros) also won second runner-up in Binibining Pateros 2012. Kaycie Lyn Fajardo (Agoncillo, Batangas) was Mutya ng Agoncillo 2012 and Mutya ng Batangas 2012 3rd runner-up.
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.