Tonight at the UP Theater in Diliman, Angelia Ong will relinquish one of her two major titles – Miss Philippines Earth. And it has been a beautiful journey from the time she won the right to represent the country in Miss Earth 2015 and eventually winning the bigger crown aside from accomplishing a rare back-to-back victory with her predecessor Jamie Herrell.
Allow me now to pay a beautiful homage to the ever so warm and vibrant lady who brought more than just a voice for Mother Earth. She went out of her way to add substance to the title and spearheaded a number of environmental projects that stamped her commitment to the cause of the pageant.
courtesy of Miss Earth
I can still vividly remember the pressure running inside her head (and heart) about going to Vienna but promising to bring back the crown to the Philippines. And she did. “We will because we can” was her battlecry. And the judges saw how much qualified she is to succeed Jamie.
courtesy of Inquirer.netOn top of being an Earth Warrior, Angelia also continued with her modelling and endorsements (like the Almodal photos you can see all over this post). She is queenly but always down-to-Earth (pun intended). There is never a dull moment in her company as she always regales people around her with stories and opinions that further show her smarts. She is a real asset of Carousel Productions and an effective titleholder at that. And now that she is on the cusp of giving another beautiful Filipina the opportunity to experience the life of a beauty queen dedicated to the environment, let us all thank Angelia for bringing forward her special qualities as Miss Philippines Earth.
Mabuhay ka, Angelia Gabrena Ong! 😀