The Municipality of Casiguran in the Province of Aurora must still be in Cloud 9 up to now after one of their own did them mighty proud in the finals of Miss Philippines Earth 2011. Athena Imperial literally scored a come-from-behind victory, in the process nosing out heavy favorites Jonavi Quiray of Puerto Princesa City, Michelle Gavagan of Las Pinas City and Murielle Orais of Cebu City. She is well on her way to more beauty queen glory as she preps up for the Miss Earth 2011 which will be held outside the Philippines for the 2nd time in Pattaya, Thailand on December 3.
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If you ask me what her chances are in the international level, I would throw back the question and say…”How far down the line will Carousel Productions be strict in stressing a big chunk of the judging on the delegates’ environmental awareness and commitment?” Because if they gave a high premium on this part in the national finals, I expect them – as owners of the Miss Earth Pageant – to exert major influence once ladies from around the world converge in the Land of Smiles. If they do, then I would add that the Philippines still has a worthy shot of entering the semifinals. Otherwise, if the Thai organizers favor explosive beauty over everything else, then you know what’ll happen next.
I’m trying to be as positive as possible for Athena. After all, she will be wearing the Philippine sash and, like it or not, our support should follow suit. 😉
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