A new Earth Warrior and the country’s representative to Miss Earth 2015 has been crowned. And she is none other than Angelia Gabrena Ong from the City of Manila. She will now be known as Miss Philippines Earth 2015.
In a grand finals event that extended to just a little over three hours inside the SM MOA Arena (and happily finished just a little after 10pm), the elemental beauties of 2015 were given their respective titles, including one for Eco-Tourism. Long installed as one of the top favorites for the win, Angelia has her toughest opponent Chanel Olive Thomas of San Antonio, Nueva Ecija settling with the Miss Philippines Air title. Catherine Joy Marin of Bago City took Miss Philippines Water, with Carla Valderrama of Siniloan, Laguna clinching Miss Philippines Fire. Rounding up the Top 5 is Jona Sweett of Iloilo City who was named Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism.As expected, Angelia and Chanel were neck-to-neck for the new MPE2015 crown. The breaks went the former’s way, though. It’s unfortunate that Diana Mackey of Cabanatuan City (who was stunningly resplendent tonight) failed to crack the Top 5 after she delivered a less than satisfactory turn during the Q&A.
All in all, this year’s edition has really been predictable for the Top 2 placements – Angelia and Chanel. Catherine from Bago City was a truly pleasant surprise, while Carla and Jona in the winning circle are just fine.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😀