The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Candidates rallying behind the causes of the pageant (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
It was a burning hot, sticky humid and drippingly sweaty affair during the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Press Presentation held at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Philippines yesterday around noon. Except for the forty-six (46) candidates, everyone else perspired like there’s no tomorrow. But their presence made up for all the uncomfortable surroundings made all the more difficult by the heat emanating from water in the swimming pool.
A bit of a surprise came during the announcement of the Darling of the Press medal winners as the pretty but relatively shy Liza Cacho of Anda, Pangasinan outpointed Silver and Bronze medalists Imelda Schweighart of Puerto Princesa City and Kiara Giel Gregorio of London to claim Gold. It goes to show how heavy the supports was for the lady who was just as amused of getting that covered award.
But when time came for the announcement of the Top 10 Beauties of Nature who will vie for Miss Hana “naturally beautiful” Special Sponsor Prize, the rising favorites started to be named one by one. I’m saying this because their choices last year was like a preview of the final results save for one pick.
The ten (10) are Imelda Schweighart / Kiara Giel Gregorio / Ellyz Santos of Laoang, Northern Samar / Shannon Bridgman of Rosales, Pangasinan / Ma. Fatima Alsowyed of Dumaguete City / Korinna Christiene Reyes of the City of San Fernando / Loren Mar Artajos of Laoag City / Melanie Mader of Vienna / Jessica Zevenbergen of Murcia, Negros Occ / and Anna Mae Cagurangan of Piat, Cagayan.
Let’s see if the Presenters’ batting record will go up or down this year. For now, let’s check out photos from the event. 🙂
Darlings of the Press (left to right): Kiara Giel Gregorio of London (Bronze), Liza Cacho of Anda, Pangasinan (Gold) and Imelda Schweighart of Puerto Princesa City (Silver) Photo credit: Joy Arguil for normannorman.com
Hana “Beauties of Nature” (left to right): Imelda Schweighart, Kiara Giel Gregorio, Ellyz Santos, Shannon Bridgman, Anna Mae Cagurangan, Melanie Mader, Jessica Zevenbergen, KC Reyes, Tim Alsowyed and Loren Artajos (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
The reigning winners with host Stephany Stefanowitz (center)
Early favorites so far are (left to right): Imelda Schweighart of Puerto Princesa City, Kiara Giel Gregorio of London and Ma Fatima Alsowyed of Dumaguete City (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
Your blogger lining up with the candidates (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)