Over this weekend, a special event was held at the Premium Suites Poolside Area of Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte where candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 were brought to the vacation paradise called “Crown Jewel of the North” where they competed to become Miss Earth Philippines Hannah’s 2017. What added more glitter to the whole activity was the presence of Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos (with two members of her elemental court – Tim Alsowyed and Charinna Barro) and the visiting group of eighty-seven (87) members of the Lower House headed by Cong. Rodolfo Fariñas on a continuing inspection of tourist sites in Northern Luzon.
The candidates competed in swimsuits and evening gowns before getting grilled in the Top 10 Q&A. In the end, Shane Tormes of Mandaluyong City edged out all the beauties to win the special title. She was joined by two (2) runners-up April Rose Alegre of Davao and Mikaela Mendez of Tanza, Cavite. Interestingly, the top finishers are all present and former Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines alumni (a fact that underscores the high quality of winners in the host venue’s annual pageant).