Last night, the Welcome Party of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 was held at the Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong City where the more than forty (40) Official Candidates mixed it up with selected members of the Press plus friends and sponsors of the environment-themed competition. As part of their initial pre-pageant activities, the ladies were grouped according to their respective regions to present an almost impromptu number – either song or dance – to the delight of the guests in attendance.
All reigning winners were accounted for as Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos helped in entertaining the guests along with her elemental court composed of Shannon Bridgman, Melanie Mader, Tim Alsowyed and Charinna Barro.
Full steam ahead with all the scheduled events of MPE in the weeks leading up to the finals on July 15 to be held at the SM MOA Arena.
Here are solo shots of some of the ladies in contention.
Jessica McEwen of New Zealand
Samantha Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan
Sandrine of Puerto Princesa City
Vanessa Mae Castillo of Lobo, Batangas
Kim de Guzman of Olongapo City
Catherine Tabaniag of Panglao, Bohol
Lea Audrey Laano of Tayabas City
Abby Libre of San Miguel, Bulacan
Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
Adalynn Dumlao of Taguig City
The search for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 has also started
We’re not even into the start of screenings for Bb. Pilipinas 2017, and another national beauty pageant has already began its annual search. Miss Philippines Earth 2017
is now open for interested participants in this year’s edition which promises to be more exciting with the presence of Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin in most of the events leading to the finals (tentatively set around late May).
And with the resignation of Imelda Schweighart, the winners and elemental court are now complete, led by new Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos. Miss Philippines Air is still Kiara Giel Gregorio, while promoted to new ranks are Shannon Bridgman as Miss Philippines Water, Melanie Mader as Miss Philippines Fire and previous semifinalist Tim Alsowyed as the new Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism.
For those interested to sign up for Miss Philippines Earth 2017, you know the drill. Check out the qualifications in the image below and visit Carousel Productions at Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong for screening, together with good photos to attach to your application form and birth certificate.
Qualifications for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 are detailed above
More on Miss Philippines Earth 2017 soon! 🙂
Along with Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 and her court are now complete
The Official Candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2015 during the Welcome Party at the Carousel Mansion
Last year’s winners led by Jamie Herrell (2nd from left)
During the Welcome Party of Miss Philippines Earth 2015
at the Carousel Mansion last night, the Official Candidates entertained the guests with their regional group presentations won by the ladies from Northern Luzon. Also, the Gold in the Best Environmental Presentation was awarded to the Mindanao Group. Afterwards, everyone mingled with Press members who attended.
My photographer-friend Bruce Casanova shot the ladies in individual frames. And I took the liberty of coming up with my early favorites as shown in random in the photo grid below.
The eight ladies above are my early favorites in the competition (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
More to come in the days and weeks ahead! 😀
Driely Bennettone, Miss Brazil
Ashlea Moor, Miss Canada
Hasleen Kaur, Miss India
Tomoko Maeda, Miss Japan
Miando Ratsimiahotrariva, Miss Madagascar
Jill Duijves, Miss Netherlands
Nicole Huber, Miss Paraguay
Amanda Quinn, Miss Scotland
Rebecca Kim Lekse, Miss Slovenia
Irina de Giorgi, Miss Switzerland
Merve Saribas, Miss Turkey
Caroline Medina, Miss Venezuela
I know it’s too early to tell my favorites for Miss Earth 2011, but just based on post-arrival pictures during the welcome dinner hosted at the Carousel Mansion, I picked a dozen ladies I’m liking so far. There were already 62 candidates when these photos were taken. By now, the number should be already approaching the target 94 or so for this year’s edition.
India is right on track in vying for a second consecutive Miss Earth crown. Hasleen Kaur is a knockout stylish beauty. But Venezuela’s Caroline Medina is not letting her guards down. This gorgeous Latina looks good in pics, but projects even better in person (and could also be a Miss Congeniality contender based from early feedbacks). I can also single out Driely Bennettone of Brazil. This ever-smiling lady from Sao Paulo is living up to her pre-arrival hype. And one delegate from Africa I’m interested in so far is Miando Ratsimiahotrariva of Madagascar. She is simple but strikingly beautiful. Just like Merve Saribas of Turkey – another fascinating candidate. And I am also pleased with Japan’s bet. Tomoko Maeda is a head-turner alright.
Well, those are my impressions so far. And these are bound to change in the next few days or so. Let’s see how each one of them will shine all throughout the pre-pageant activities of Miss Earth 2011.
(All images above are courtesy of OPMB Worldwide‘s Bruce Casanova)