The Miss Earth Philippines 2019 Press Presentation was held at the Diamond Hotel Poolside earlier with the forty-two (42) Official Candidates introduced to members of the media in their swimsuits.
There were many among the contenders who caught the eye of the Press. But after the tallying of votes, medals for Darling of the Press were given to:
Gold: Leandrea Batingan of San Jose del Monte City
Silver: Zahra Bianca Saldua of Las Piñas City
Bronze: Celeste Cortesi of Fil-Rome, Italy
Just a little over a week before the finals on May 19 at the Mall of Asia Arena. This is the time when the running favorites will continue to widen their lead, with one or two spoilers starting to peak and become potential Elemental winners in the end.
Photo credit: Joy Arguil
The 40 Earth Warriors for 2017
Darling of the Press Samantha Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan
Earlier before lunch at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila, the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Press Presentation was held with the heavy attendance from members of the media throwing in their support for the forty (40) Official Candidates who paraded in their Ricky Abad two-piece swimsuits inspite of the intermittent signs of drizzle threatening to dampen the proceedings. Thankfully, the sun resumed its burning heat midway and the event was completed without a hitch.
As traditionally practiced every year, the Darling of the Press was awarded with early favorite Samantha Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan raking in the votes to win Gold. She was followed by yet another solid pick Kim de Guzman of Olongapo City who settled with the Silver. Catherine Tabaniag of Panglao, Bohol and Ann Krishia Antonio of Porac, Pampanga shared the Bronze in a hotly-contested popularity selection from the Press.
Tomorrow, the ladies will compete in the Resort Wear segment at Versailles Alabang before returning to Diamond Hotel for the Beauty of Intelligence Pre-Judging that will complete the tallied scoring of the candidates that will determine the ten (10) lucky ones who will make the first cut come Finals Night on July 15 at the MOA Arena.
Medalists for Darling of the Press
If you find yourself doing your grocery in any of the SM Supermarkets nationwide, chances are that you will spot an imposing (life-size) standee of a Miss Philippines Earth 2017 candidate meeting you right before entering the selling area. This is already a tradition in the environment-themed beauty competition with the popular supermarket chain being a major sponsor. And the ladies themselves are quite excited finding out where their respective images have sprouted in the country.
Anyways, the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Press Presentation will happen at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila several hours from now (at around 11am to be exact), and this will be the best time to find out who the real front-runners are.
normannorman.com will be there to bring you the highlights of the event. 🙂