Did you know that the first Miss Earth from the Philippines, Karla Henry, hails from Visayas? Will the next title-holder come from this region again?
Heavy favorite Jamie Herrell (Cebu City) is a dance choreographer and acting student at the International Academy for Film and Television. No stranger to pageants, she won 3 titles last year: Sinulog Festival Queen 2013, Reyna ng Aliwan 2013 and Miss Tourism Ambassador of the Philippines 2013. She also joined Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 but failed to make it to the Top 5.
Another darling of the crowd is Crystal Star Aberasturi (Liloan, Cebu). A medical technologist by profession, she was Miss Cebu 2014 fourth runner-up. Pircelyn Pialago (Dalaguete, Cebu) is the anchor of PTV4’s Balitaan and a former news reporter for RPN-9.
Shaimaa Al-Najjar (Rosario, Northern Samar), a 24-year-old model, joined the Miss Northern Samar pageant in 2012. She took up medical technology in Centro Escolar University. A licensed educator, Janica Ella Hondrade (Iloilo City) wants to use her background to teach students on how to appreciate the environment.
One of the tallest candidates at 5’11” is Filipino-American model Kimberly Covert (Dumaguete City) who is taking up music in Silliman University. She tried searching for her biological mother by posting her picture on the Internet. “I did find her through her family but I felt like I was too late. She passed away just two years from the time I found her.”
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.