Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Celeste Cortesi brings out her Classic Goddess appeal in these shots taken by Owen Suan Reyes. She is wearing a green gown by Louis Pangilinan. Styling by Patrick Henry Mergano and makeup by Gio Lazaro Flores.
Our host delegate for Miss Earth 2018 is not letting the pressure of going for a back-to-back win to constantly hover every move she makes for the competition. She is taking things as they come, but makes sure that she gives her 100% in terms of performance.
What do you think of her, dear readers?
She was crowned as Bb. Pilipinas Tourism back in 2012 (along with Janine Tugonon for Miss Universe and Nicole Schmitz for Miss International). This year, Katrina Jayne Dimaranan is taking a big step forward after her appointment as Miss Supranational USA 2018.
US National Director for Miss Supranational Cecilio Asuncion has made a good move in giving Trina the chance to shine bright in the international pageant stage – something which she was unable to realize during her Bb. Pilipinas reign.
Congratulations are in order! May you and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar be the best of sisters in the competition!
Check out the video of Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez’ interview guesting on CNN Philippines’ New Day.
Above is a clear photo of Miss Philippines Eva Psychee Patalinjug during the National Costume Competition of Miss Grand International 2018.
She is wearing a Philipp Tampus creation with head piece by Roy Erwin Tizon.
Earlier at the Monet Ballroom of Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo was given her Official Send-Off to Miss International 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
With both Eva Patalinjug and Michele Gumabao in competition abroad (and Karen Gallman with a prior engagement), Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray and Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2018 Jehza Huelar gave words of encouragement to their youngest sister.
Ahtisa will be leaving for the Land of the Rising Sun soon!
Below are more photos from the said event.
At the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila earlier in the day, the 88 Official Candidates of Miss Earth 2018 were presented to members of the media under the heat of what still looked like a summer sun. The number of arrivals was pegged at 90, but the entries of Ethiopia and Rwanda have yet to check in.
At any rate, there are so many beautiful faces in this batch of beauties. I hope that they also have the smarts and environmental savvy to go with it.
Unlike previous years, the organizers opted to do away with the voting for Darling of the Press. But even without such, it was already obvious who is being liked by most everyone. Early favorites are Telma Madeira of Portugal, Margo Faith Fargo of South Africa, Diana Carolina Silva of Venezuela, Diana Valdivieso og Ecuador, Melissa Flores of Mexico, Nirada Chetsadapriyakun of Thailand, Carolina Jane of Spain, Kristal Xamairy of Puerto Rico and Celeste Cortesi of the Philippines.
More photos of the Press Presentation soon!
Miss Earth celebrates 18 years of Beauties for a Cause
Another season of beauty and responsibility is underway as Miss Earth marks 18 years of promoting environmental awareness. 90 delegates from across the world have made their way to Manila, each one poised to WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE LIVING.
The 18th edition of the premier beauty and environmental event promises to be another year of learning, sharing, PROMOTING THE BEAUTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES AND THEIR ADVOCACY’S.
Prior to the grand coronation night, the delegates are scheduled to visit various destinations in the Philippines promoting environmental awareness. They will also visit various schools in line with Miss Earth’s mission to educate the youth on the importance of taking care of the environment.
Also included in their hectic itinerary are the much talked-about preliminary judging in beauty and poise, figure, and intelligence and environmental awareness which will be streamed live on Miss Earth’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
“It is going to be another busy year for us,” says Carousel Executive Vice President Lorraine Schuck. “It is really quite tiring with all that traveling and pre-pageant activities, but we cannot sidestep the organization’s main focus, which is to educate and get the public involved in the global movement to save the planet.”
In addition to the environmental activities of the delegates, Carousel’s President, Ramon Monzon says, “Preparation is likewise in full swing for the goddess-themed finals night. Hall of Famer journalist James Deakin makes a comeback to do hosting chores, while Grammy nominated Brian McKnight will be the guest performer, THE FINAL STAGE WILL BE MORE OR LESS 80% BE MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS.
The two-hour grand coronation night is slated on Saturday, November 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena, telecast live on FOXlife at 8:00 PM and on TV networks of participating countries. It will also be streamed live via Miss Earth’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on gmanetwork.com. The local Philippine airing will be on Sunday, November 4, 10:30 PM on GMA-7.
Miss Earth 2018 is made possible with PARTNERS: Official Hotel Residences, Century Park Hotel, Diamond Hotel Philippines, Pan Pacific Manila, Viking Car Rental – the official bus transport, Gandang Ricky Reyes official stylists, KITTCO Travel & Tours, and the Miss Earth Foundation.