Five of the hopefuls for Miss Philippines Earth 2013 look very familiar. In fact, one of them is more than just familiar to all of us, as she has already took part in several beauty contests (twice!), and has even represented us abroad. Anyways, they are:
Angelee Claudette de Los Reyes – Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Official Candidate and semifinalist. She was also Miss Bikini Philippines 2011 (who represented us in China) and International Model Philippines 2012 (who wore the Philippine sash in Bangkok). She is now Olongapo City’s bet for MPE – a second attempt, I must add.
Faith Santos – we all remember her as the Kagandahang Flores registrant for Bb. Pilipinas 2013, and one of the very few from the said camp who failed to enter the Official 50. She is now dead set on vindicating herself in MPE as the representative of Marilao, Bulacan.
Bernadette Aguirre – she’s the teenager (then) from Bulacan who made it as one of three last-minute replacements (Monique Manuel and Gerlie Lero were the other two) during Bb. Pilipinas 2011. She hardly made a dent in the competition (won by Shamcey Supsup). But as the entry of Sta. Maria in MPE2013, she is hoped to do better.
Mira Mae Dimmerling – this Cebuana was named 1st Runner-Up during Mr. & Ms. Eco-Tourism Philippines/Mossimo Bikini Summit 2011. She kept a relatively low profile ever since, but has now resurfaced as Bogo, Cebu’s candidate in MPE2013.
Ferina de Paz – we all remember this Kris Bernal-deadringer who was supposed to be Muntinlupa City’s gem during MPE2011, up until her withdrawal from the competition midway through. Hopefully, she will be able to sustain her abruptly-cut momentum back then, and become a front-runner for this year’s edition.
These are just five of the several ladies who will vie for the 2013 Miss Philippines Earth crown. I thought of featuring this quintet first because of the instant recognition they gave me. Can you see an eventual winner in any of them? Or has fate gotten tired of their causes? We’ll see…