#MissPhilippinesEarth2016: Press presentation

The 48 beautiful and inspiring environmental ambassadors from different municipalities and cities in and outside the country were officially presented to the members of the press on Monday, May 16 at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila as the candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2016.
Miss Anda, Pangasinan Liza Cacho won the Gold medal as the Darling of the Press. Winning the silver and bronze were Miss Puerto Princesa City Imelda Schweighart and Miss London Kiaragiel Gregorio.
Darlings of the Press (Photo by Bong Tan of Missosology)
Ten ladies were also chosen as Hana Beauties of Nature. They were: Imelda Schweighart (Puerto Princesa), Kiara Giel Hamlig Gregorio (London), Melanie Mader (Vienna), Korina Christiene Reyes (City of San Fernando), Shannon Bridgman (Rosales, Pangasinan), Loren Mar Guillermo Artajos (Laoag City), Ellyz Santos (Laoang, Northern Samar), Anna Mae Cagurangan (Piat, Cagayan), Tim Alsowyed (Dumaguete) and Jessica Zevenbergen (Murcia, Negros Occidental).
Hana Beauties of Nature Top 10

The coronation night will be on June 11, 6pm at the historical Aguinaldo Shrine in celebration of the country’s independence day with live streaming by Rappler. Delayed telecast on ABS-CBN on June 12, 10:30am (before ASAP) and on The Filipino Channel (TFC).


#BbPilipinas2016: From MPE to BBP

BEFORE Ariella Arida placed third runner-up in Miss Universe 2013, did you know that she competed in Miss Philippines Earth 2012 and failed to make the cut? She then decided to try her luck in Binibining Pilipinas, this time with a healthier body and better styling, and as they say the rest is history.

Just like her, some of this year’s candidates also come from MPE. Let’s meet them.


Dindi Pajares

Binibini 27 Dindi Joy Pajares joined Miss Philippines Earth 2011, representing Balanga City, Bataan. She made it to the fourth elimination (Top 20), but unfortunately didn’t advance to the Top 10.

Two years after, Dindi competed in Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines. She made it to the Top 12 and won Best in Creative Posing.

She is working as a flight attendant before pursuing her Bb Pilipinas dreams.


Christianne Ramos

Binibini 40 Christianne Ramos from Cainta, Rizal was also a candidate in Miss Philippines Earth 2011. Despite winning the Mutya ng Kalikasan special award, she was eliminated in the competition’s third round.


Last year, she made her pageant comback after she was handpicked by beauty queen trainer John Dela Vega to compete in the Charity Queen International pageant in Taiwan. She was awarded Miss Friendship.

She is an interdisciplinary studies graduate from Ateneo de Manila University where she was futsal team captain.

Angela Fernando

Most successful among the three former MPE girls is Binibini 3 Angela Lauren Fernando, who was crowned Miss Philippines Earth – Eco Tourism 2010. Representing Lubao, Pampanga, Angela took home the Best in Cultural Costume and Miss Photogenic awards. Prior to joining MPE, she was crowned Miss UST 2009.


After her stint in MPE, she spent the years finishing her medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas and is now a medical intern at Makati Medical Center. Will her pageant and life experiences play to her advantage in Bb Pilipinas?

Dindi, Angela and Christianne during their respective MPE stints

Angelia Gabrena Ong is Miss Philippines Earth 2015

Bb Pilipinas alumna Angelia Gabrena Ong bagged the Miss Philippines Earth 2015 title Sunday night, May 31st at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, besting 37 other candidates from the different parts of the country for the right to wear the new crown.


San Antonio, Nueva Ecija’s Chanel Olive Thomas was named Miss Philippines-Air; Bago City’s Catherine Joy Marin was Miss Philippines-Water; Siniloan, Laguna’s Carla Angela Valderrama was awarded Miss Philippines-Water; and Iloilo City’s Jona Sweett was Miss Philippines-Eco-Tourism.

The Top 10 finalists were: Cabanatuan City’s Diana Mackey, Guinobatan, Albay’s Jian Cayla Salazar, Lipa City’s Paris Silva; Santa Cruz, Laguna’s Alyanna Mikaela Cagandahan; and Misamis Oriental’s Mitsume Aguilar.


The rest of the Top 15 included the representatives from Baguio City (Sofia Loren Deliu); Dinalupihan, Bataan (Myle Alexis Reyes); Mandaue City (Mhon Theress Menaling); Cagayan de Oro City’s (Beatrice Alvarez) and Iligan City (Jocehl Cristoria).

Ong was an official candidate of Bb Pilipinas in 2011. She didn’t make it to the Top 15 but received the Face of Bb Pilipinas special award. The 2011 batch prides itself of producing a number of national (and international) titleholders, including three Miss Universe Philippines (Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon and Mary Jean Lastimosa), a Miss World Philippines (Queenierich Rehman), a Miss Tourism International (Angeli Dione Gomez) and most recently a Miss Philippines Earth (Ong).

Showcase of national costumes, new crowns
The pageant night saw a grand showcase of traditional Philippine costumes designed by some of the country;s talented designers, with Lipa City’s Silva winning the Best in Cultural Costume award. It will be worn by Ong as her national costume when she competed in the Miss Earth pageant.

“The Philippines is overflowing with talented designers and it’s about time to make their creations stand out on pageant night,” said Lorraine Schuck, Carousel Productions executive vice president.


To mark Miss Philippines Earth’s 15th year, a new crown by jewelry and accessories designer Arnel Papa was unveiled. The crown’s leaf motif represents the continuous growth of Mother Earth while the swarovski and precious stone adorments symbolize the diverse ecosystem.

“Our mission has never been clearer. The pageant is here to stay and will remain focused on addressing the needs of nature,” Carousel Productions president Ramon Monzon said.

The pageant night was hosted by TV personality Robi Domingo, Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry and Miss Philippines-Air 2006 Ginger Conejero.

Check out more photos from the event, taken by your blogger for Missosology:

Miss Philippines Earth 2015: Ladies from South Luzon and Bicol

South Luzon has produced two Miss Philippines Earth while the Bicol region has never won in the pageant, despite being considered as the “powerhouse” region in Philippine pageants.

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 candidates from South Luzon and Bicol. (Photos from MPE official FB page)

This year, will the next set of eco-warriors finally come from these regions? We’ll find out during the coronation night on May 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena. For now, let’s get to know them better.

1517474_906921669330375_1868451482371922826_nBula, Camarines Sur | Jhelie Habana was boyish when she was a child so who would’ve though she would end up joining local pageants. In fact, she won Miss Bula Tourism 2014.

This 20-year-old secondary education major at University of Nueva Caceres says she “wants to live a simple life and develop environmental awareness.”

1508071_906921212663754_7708953793041292528_nGuinobatan, Albay | Jian Cayla Salazar already has a string of local pageant titles prior to joining MPE. She was Mutya ng Ibalong 2013 winner and Miss NCAA 2014 representing the University of Perpetual Help. She finished as runner-up in Miss Kaogma 2014, Miss Bicolandia 2014 and Miss Mandaluyong 2014.

The 21-year-old psychology graduate hopes to educate people, especially the youth, about caring for the environment. “Miss Earth as an organization who is dedicated to help save the environment would be a great opportunity for me to offer my services by helping educate people about saving Mother Earth,” she says.
11255412_906921419330400_9053921954823353396_nLipa City | Paris Adele Silva loves to travel. She considers her trip to Cambodia where she spent her birthday with orphans and homeless children as her most memorable moment so far.

This 25-year-old wedding planner believes that “experiences are far more priceless than material things.”And by joining MPE, she wants “to make sure that the next generation will have a new found love for mother nature, and I want my children’s children to see the beauty of God’s creation.”

11246257_906921639330378_8643430970362500131_nPagsanjan, Laguna | Joyce Ann Acelajado won the Mutya ng Laguna 2015 title last March and it was her first time to join a pageant. The 18-year-old marketing management student supports programs that aims to save the Laguna lake.

11052427_906920979330444_6339132441229790928_nSanta Cruz, Laguna | Alyanna Cagandahan was a finalist in ABS-CBN noontime show It’s Showtime’s Gandang Babae contest. But prior to that she already joined a number of local pageants in her province, and was also a candidate in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2013.

The 21-year-old tourism student also supports the rehabilitation of the Laguna lake. “I believe it can generate income for the citizens of Laguna and the country while it is being conserved,” she says.

18012_906920949330447_4544058869998088043_nSiniloan, Laguna | “I want to be Miss Philippines Earth because I want to join a pageant that not just showcase beauty but also showing the love of nature,” says 21-year-old Carla Valderrama. Prior to MPE, she also joined Ms. EcoTourism Philippines- Mossimo Bikini Summit 2011. This aspiring fligh attendant from San Sebastian College-Recoletos would “like to empower the youth in different activities in which they can learn a lot from the environment”.

Miss Philippines Earth 2015: The beauties of Visayas

“Powerhouse” is the best world to describe Visayas as the two Miss Earth titleholders from the Philippines came from this region.

Visayas’ bets for Miss Philippines Earth 2015. (Photos from the MPE official FB page)

Will Visayas produce another Karla Henry and Jamie Herrell? We’ll find out during the coronation night on May 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena. For now, let’s get to know them better.

22385_902671099755432_2642041749306419598_nBadian, Cebu | Aiko Rachelle Caraan represented Talisay, Cebu in last year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant. This time, the 22-year-old sales executive wants to be the next Miss Philippines Earth “to build awareness amongst us to saving our Mother Earth”.

She cites the propagation of coconut trees as her advocacy. “I want to make worthless waste material into an innovative, biodegradable product that protects the environment, promotes plant growth and give jobs to poor families,” she writes in her profile page.

11205012_902671139755428_1651939306563453075_nBago City | Catherine Joy Marin, 19, She was a finalist in Lin-ay sang Negros 2012 and Negros Sinulog Queen 2013.Now onto a bigger pageant, the AB English student hopes “to influence other people through my advocacies”. She is supporting Bantay Katunggan (or Protecting the Nature).

10850019_909081579114384_3051964571053114921_nCalape, Bohol | Gayle Suzette Yu is 23-year-old registered nurse, but hopes to be an inspirational speaker. Joining the Miss Philippines Earth-Bohol search is what is considers the most unusual thing she has done so far. “I have discovered a lot about myself and this opened doors for me to preserve and protect Mother Earth in a larger scale,” she says.

Coming from a municipality with rich marine aquaculture, she wants to help in coastal resource management by “organizing activities such as mangrove planting, coastal clean-up and information dissemination using social media.”

11062653_902671229755419_996751318351239166_nIloilo City | Earlier this year, Fil-Australian Jona Sweett was crowned Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta-Iloilo City 2015. This 19-year-old hotel and restaurant management student hopes to become an international flight attendant. Her advocacy is mangrove planting “to prevent storm surges and limit typhoon damages”.

11266451_909081632447712_720290690891770328_nLapu-Lapu City | Biology student Shanette Delalamon joined MPE to pursue her dream of being a beauty queen. Aside from that, the 19-year-old part-time model also aims to promote awareness and preservation of “forest and marine environment”.

11011066_902671273088748_7135349485049289089_nMandaue City | Mhon Theress Menaling is no stranger to pageants. She joined Miss Casino Filipino in 2012 and finished 4th runner-up in Miss Mandaue a year after. She was also Miss Olive-C Campus Model Visayas 2014 winner. She recently finished her BS Biology degree from Cebu Doctors’ University and hopes to become a pediatrician someday.

“I advocate the promotion of ecotourism through information campaign,” she writes in her profile page. “Informing people and teaching them on how to properly preserve and take good care of our flora, fauna, and cultural heritages is an effective tool since becoming an earth warrior also means being the voice for Mother Earth,”

11150541_902671543088721_7595593746846697152_nMedellin, Cebu | Kristille Mae Atinen believes that helping save Mother Earth starts at home so her advocacy is “making my home clean and green, be a role model to the Earth”. “I want to be part of a bigger community that would help the environment and for me to continue inspiring other people to help the Mother Earth,” the 18-year-old aspiring chef says when asked why she wants to be the winner.

11169961_902671549755387_5917800104228279825_nOrmoc City | Marianna Darlene Pepito, a 24-year-old hospital emergency volunteer, wants to pursue a universty degree in North America then plans to travel the world helping environment-driven organizations. But right now, she is fighting for the chance to be the next Miss Phiippines Earth.

“I would like to travel around Philippines and focus on reaching out to indigenous tribe and teach them eco-tourism. Little by little we can improve the lives of each Filipinos,” she says. She also wants to raise awareness about renewable energy resources.

11205169_902671659755376_6325682821652379925_nSogod, Southern Leyte | Lhiben Louriza Basco was Miss Maasin 1st princess in 2013 before eventually winning the Miss Earth Sogod 2015 title last March. This 18-year-old business administration student hopes to finish her studies so she can help her family. She is also a staunch advocate of the “three Rs”: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Miss Philippines Earth 2015: Mindanao’s bets

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 candidates from Mindanao. (Photos from MPE official FB page)

Local pageant queens, students and tourism advocates comprise this year’s Miss Philippines Earth candidates from Mindanao. Will the next set of eco-warriors come from this region? We’ll find out during the coronation night on May 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

For now, let’s get to know them better.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY | Beatrice Alvarez, 22, considers winning the Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 title as her most memorable moment so far. The half-German beauty is an International Studies graduate from Liceo de Cagayan University.

“I want to create a community environmental watchdog that is composed of the youth and young professionals. The group will have an active voice on local legislation and issues concerning our environment,” she writes on her MPE profile page.

11036831_902695509752991_3288602975653437002_nDAVAO CITY | One of the youngest in the batch is 18-year-old Merry Cris Dela Cruz. This future educator (she is taking up a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education) says she wants to win the competition because “I know in my self that I can make a difference”.  She cites conservation of fresh water resources as her advocacy.

11196293_902695549752987_3631425148876432470_nILIGAN CITY | Jocehl Cristoria, 20, also sites winning the Miss Iligan 2014 pageant as her most memorable moment. She finished her AB Filipino degree in MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology.

As a survivor of Sendong, named the world’s deadliest storm for 2011, Jocehl advocates for reforestation. “I want to cultivate a bright future for the next generation by reviving and maintaining the beauty and prosperity of our dear mother Earth.”

1546171_902695629752979_3764061015271201119_nIPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY | Aside from fulfilling her dream of becoming a beauty queen, 20-year-old Maria Loraine Grengia wants to win so in order to promote Buluan Island. “I want to be the instrument in promoting our eco-tourism spot in our municipality as well as in the Philippines.”

At the same time, Maria Loraine wants their municipality to be eco-friendly. “I would like to implement cleanliness especially in these area (Buluan Island) that can surely create impact eco-tourism to the lives of other people,” she adds.

10439400_902695656419643_5298199456987610795_nKIDAPAWAN CITY | “I don’t want to be just a beauty queen; I want to be a beauty queen for a cause,” says 21-year-old Dyan Oniola who obtained her Communication and Media Studies degree from UP.

As someone from the so-called City of Fruits and Highland Springs, Dyan advocates for the preservation of sources of potable water. “We have to promote this as water is the most essential source to life.”

11188213_902695729752969_462776823090335210_nMISAMIS ORIENTAL | No stranger to pageants, Mitsume Aguilar represented Cagayan de Oro City in last year’s Miss Bikini Philippines pageant. She also finished 2nd runner-up in Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014. This 21-year-old Business Administration student is an advocate of green architecture.

11188261_902695753086300_8986478890353680809_nPAGADIAN CITY | Parisada Galicinao wants to continue what she has started as a former president of a non-government organization that aims to empower educate the youth about their social responsibilities. The 24-year-old Fil-Chinese beauty believes winning the MPE title will be “the best platform for me to pursue my mission on spreading environmental awareness”.

“We can show them (the youth) the exact ways of environment protection such as paper recycling, conserving water and energy and tell them the benefits of doing so,” writes the former Miss Pagadian Tourism titleholder on her MPE profile page. “Gradually, they will form the habit of protecting the earth themselves.”

11074378_902695773086298_6458952669547651038_nZAMBOANGA CITY | Jane Aguillon was boyish when she was a child and never thought she would end up joining pageants. Winning Top Model Zamboanga in 2011 opened doors of opportunities for the Airline management graduate. She said she is active in her city’s tourism department and wants to continue with this as her advocacy.

Miss Philippines is Miss Earth 2014


Jamie Herrell of the Philippines bested 84 other candididates from around the world to win the Miss Earth 2014 crown Saturday night during the finals held at the UP Theater in Quezon City, Philippines.

Asked during the question-and-answer portion what she will do to slow down global warming if ever she wins the title, Herrell responded: “Global warming has been (an) overdue issue. I will use my title to inspire others, help our environment and start with kids. They will be the people of tomorrow if we teach them. They will help the community.”

Herrell is the second Filipino to win the Miss Earth title, the first being Karla Henry in 2008. Both queens hail from the province of Cebu.

The new Miss Earth’s elemental court included Miss Air Andrea Neu of the USA, Miss Water Maira Alexandra Rodriguez of Venezuela and Miss Fire Anastasia Trusova of Russia. (PageantFocus correctly predicted Herrell’s victory. Check it out here.)


Completing the Final 8 finalists were: Letícia Silva of Brazil, Tugsuu Idersaikhan of Mongolia, Daria Fabrici of Slovak Republic and Zaira Bas of Spain.

The rest of the Top 16 semifinalists was composed of: Alejandra Villafañe Osorio of Colombia, Nancy Magdy of Egypt, Lee Seo Bin of Korea, Yareli Carillo of Mexico, Romy McCahill of Scotland, Hereata Ellard of Tahiti, Sasi Sintawee of Thailand and Cartier Zagorski of Zambia.

Miss Earth 2014: My fearless predictions

The 14th installment of the annual Miss Earth beauty pageant saw 85 contestants vying to become the next ambassador for environmental awareness and conservation. This year’s batch of Miss Earth contestants will surely go down in history as one of the most competitive, as there really is no single front-runner.

Aside from the usual swimsuit, resorts wear and evening gown competitions, the ladies also promoted the pageant’s earthly causes. But before Alyz Henrich of Venezuela crowns her successor, here’s a rundown of my best bets for the crown:

Gold, Best Teacher
Gold, Talent

16: US VIRGIN ISLANDS Esonica Veira has joined a number of local and international teen pageants, but her first taste of Big 4 pageant was in 2011 when she finished as a Top 15 semifinalist in Miss World. Two years after she placed 4th runner-up in Miss Supranational 2013. Now in Miss Earth, Esonica has humbly made her presence felt through her exotic charm and elegance.

Silver, Swimsuit
Bronze, Cocktail Wear
Bronze, Evening Gown

15: ZAMBIA I have to admit I was never a fan of Cartier Zagorski, but I just couldn’t deny she performed pretty well in the competition. She managed to win medals despite those tacky outfits, but when she starts to talk, you couldn’t help but listen. This girl has charisma!

Gold, Swimsuit

14: COLOMBIA Alejandra Villafañe for me is underappreciated in the competition. She was taking the backseat at the start but made a mark during the swimsuit competition. Not the best face, but definitely knowledgeable about Miss Earth’s causes. Another one to keep an eye out for possible surprises.

Silver, National Costume

13: CHILE Many thinks she is overrated, but I find Catalina Caceres an underrated beauty. This girl can walk and definitely can talk. She might have only won one medal, but I have a strong feeling this girl will pull off a surprise in the finale.

Silver, Resort Wear

12: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Would you believe that Mayte Brito didn’t aspire to become a beauty queen when she was a kid? It was only when she was 18 that she decided to try her luck in pageants. Four years after, she joined Miss World Dominican Republic and won the Miss Earth DR title. She was expected to compete next year but her predecessor Cheryl Ortega decided to withdraw to focus on her studies. With Mayte’s good presentation skills and her winning smile, we might just see a victory from her.

Silver, Resort Wear
Silver, Swimsuit
Top 10, Eco-Beauty Video

11: BOLIVIA My sentimental favorite! I was so glad Eloisa Gutierrez finally got noticed in two events where she got to show off her strength: her HOT body! She may not be perfectly pretty but she knows how to work her angles. Aside from that, she is a diva on stage. Would love to see her break past the Top 16.

Gold, Evening Gown
Gold, Best Teacher

10: BRAZIL Leticia Silva has been modeling for 9 years now, so no wonder she carried that red dress with ease during the evening gown competition. But her beauty, for me, is bordering boring and lacking in spark. However, Brazil seems to have mastered the art of placing in Miss Earth so still expect her to be in.

Bronze, Darling of the Press
Bronze, Cocktail Wear
Bronze, Resort Wear
Top 10, Eco-Beauty Video

9: PUERTO RICO She joined the Miss Mundo Puerto Rico pageant twice, in 2013 and 2014, but ended up as first runner-up in both editions. But this year, the runner-up gets sent to Miss Earth, giving Franceska Toro the chance to showcase what she’s got on the international level. Her commanding presence and charisma adds to her good chances at finally bringing Puerto Rico back to the Miss Earth semis.

Gold, Swimsuit
Gold, Cocktail Wear
Silver, Resort Wear
Top 10, Eco-Beauty Video

8: THAILAND It seems Sasi Sintawee’s pageant training in the Philippines has paid off because this girl’s presentation skills really improved from her Miss Grand Thailand stint. I’m not a fan of her heavy make-up, so it was refreshing to see her photo during the no make-up judging. She is not facially perfect, but her bubbly personality makes up for that.

Gold, Cocktail Wear
Gold, Resort Wear
Silver, Best Teacher

7: PARAGUAY “Beautiful without trying” is the best phrase to describe Sendy Cáceres. She might have a weak sash, but she shouldn’t be ignored given her good performance in the activities. With that fit body, pretty face and sweet personality, she could pull off upsets come finals night.

Silver, Darling of the Press
Silver, Cocktail Wear
Silver, Evening Gown
Silver, National Costume
Bronze, Resort Wear

6: VENEZUELA Despite having only barely a week to prepare for the pageant, Maira Alexandra Rodriguez is a threat in the competition with five medals under her belt. Venezuela has placed in the Top 4 seven times in the last nine years and it looks like the streak will continue. However, I think Maira lacks the star appeal that her predecessors had.

Gold, Evening Gown
Silver, Miss Photogenic
Silver, National Costume
Bronze, Swimsuit
Top 10, Eco-Beauty Video

5: INDIA After winning the crown in 2010, India has not made the cut despite sending stunning and well-prepared candidates. This year, Alankrita Sahai is ready to end the drought. She is the complete package and is very eloquent. It would be a crime to waste this Indian beauty!

Gold, Evening Gown
Silver, National Costume
Bronze, Cocktail Wear
Top 10, Eco-Beauty Video

Miss Fire: RUSSIA Anastasia Trusova is peaking at the right time and who knows, we might just see that crown on her head on Saturday night! I have to admit that I underestimated this girl but she has proven her worth throughout the competition. Her styling and wardrobe are good, no wonder she bagged the gold in evening gown. She seems well-versed in ME causes, too. Definitely she’s a top four material.

Gold, Resort Wear
Silver, Best Teacher
Silver, Swimsuit
Bronze, Evening Gown

Miss Water: USA Prior to joining Miss Earth, Andrea Neu represented the country in Miss International 2013 where she placed in the Top 15. I was never a fan of her beauty but she keeps on proving me wrong each segment of the Miss Earth competition. Winning a number of medals are proof that Andrea is definitely one of the best girls in the batch. This lady definitely deserves to give the USA its best placement in ME yet.

Gold, Swimsuit
Gold, Resort Wear
Silver, Evening Gown
Bronze, National Costume

Miss Air: SPAIN Zaira Bas is one of the best bets to win the Miss Earth title, and this is no surprise as she is a “total performer”. She has the best balance for a pageant contestant. She has a naturally beautiful face and a to-die-for body. But the understated elegance that she exudes is what makes her standout from the rest of the girls.

Gold, Darling of the Press
Gold, Cocktail Wear
Silver, National Costume

MISS EARTH 2014: PHILIPPINES As the host delegate, you always have to prove you deserve to make it as one of the semifinalists without the news being met with raised eyebrows. But Jamie Herrell for sure will make it on her own merits. She might have not won medals in swimsuit and evening gown (she was sick at that time) competitions, but those are no indication that Jamie has lost her luster. She is already working hard as the reigning Miss Philippines Earth, especially in promoting the “Think Twice” campaign that encourages people to find alternatives to protect and help Mother Nature. I seldom put Miss Philippines as my winner (except for Megan Young who was the obvious choice in Miss World last year), but this time, I’m following my gut feeling. Jamie is the prettiest Miss Earth delegate the Philippines had since 2009. In my opinion the time is ripe for another ME title for the country.

Patricia Tumulak is Philippines’ bet to Miss Multiverse 2014

After weeks of keeping mum about this, it can now be told.

Pageant veteran Patricia Gomez Tumulak, 26, will be representing the Philippines in the Miss Multiverse 2014 pageant, which will take place in November in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. This marks the first time that the country will send a delegate to the pageant.

The formal announcement was made Wednesday night, August 27, on the Miss Multiverse Philippines 2014 official Facebook page.

One of the most loved pageant contestants in the country, Patty was a semifinalist in Binibining Pilipinas 2011, won by Shamcey Supsup. Prior to that she won Miss Philippines Fire in 2009.

Miss Multiverse pageant and TV reality program aims “to offer a life changing experience and empowering program” among its delegates. The reality show will be broadcasted in large parts of Latin America and the US. Know more about the pageant by visiting its website.