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.
While 2017 was such a fulfilling year for pageant coverages at normannorman.com, Joy, Joseph and I are looking forward to a really busy 2018 starting this January with the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 submission of application deadline and screenings, the mission of Katarina Rodriguez in Hurghada, Egypt for Miss Intercontinental 2018, the mock pageants of both Aces & Queens and Kagandahang Flores and the announcement of Official Binibinis who will vie for the six titles at stake come March 18 at the Araneta Coliseum. This month, I will also personally cover the Kuyamis Festival in Cagayan de Oro City and the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo with the crowning of their respective Queens.
The 50th Year of Mutya ng Pilipinas will also be worth looking forward to, as the organizers will have fifty (50) Official Candidates for the very first time.
But that’s getting far ahead of the year ahead. Here is a 30-second slideshow of what is in store for readers from January-June, 2018.
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And in closing, allow me to share with you the specific segment of my TV interview guesting on CNN Philippines’ Rewind: 2017 Year-Ender Report with hosts Pinky Webb and Ruth Cabal plus the added bonus of having my favorite James Deakin in the panel.
This appearance completes a memorable 2017 that saw me on ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda (twice) and TV Patrol, GMA Network’s 24 Oras and on CNN Philippines’s The Source and On the Record. 😊
Happy New Year to all!
I am truly honored to have been invited by CNN Philippines to be part of their 2017 Year-Ender Special where the news channel’s hosts – Pinky Webb, James Deakin and Ruth Cabal – navigated the year that was, with topics tanging from the Marawi City Crisis, EJK, ASEAN Summit and Uber/Grab issues all the way to Philippine Pageantry where your blogger served as guest panelist.
Please indulge me in this post because I just want to share the thrill of being part of this media special. After being awarded one of the Philippine Empowered Men and Women of 2017, two consecutive guestings on ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda, a spot on CNN Philippines’ The Source with Pia Hontiveros, the taping earlier in the day brings the year to a glorious close personally.
Please watch #Rewind2017 – the CNN Philippines Year-Ender Special on December 30.
After Karla Henry, Jamie Herrell and Angelia Ong, Karen Ibasco is added to the list of Filipina Miss Earth winners after being crowned as this year’s winner during the finals held at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The crowd inside the venue cheered in rapturous applause after host James Deakin (of CNN Philippines) named “Philippines!” as the winner.
Making up the elemental court of Karen are Nina Robertson of Australia (Air), Juliana Franco of Colombia (Water) and Lada Akimova of Russia (Fire).
The remaining four ladies who reached Top 8 are Ninoska Vasquez of Venezuela, Paweensuda Drouin of Thailand, Iva Suchytilova of Czech Republic and Faith Landman of Netherlands.
Some people are not happy with the Philippines winning another Miss Earth title so soon. But if you faithfully watch the entire proceedings, Karen really nailed each segment and gave the most convincing answer during the Final 4 Q&A. I would have been happy with Australia or Colombia getting the top plum too. But I was told that the judges were unanimous in their choice of the host country as winner.
The bashings of Karen and Miss Earth have already started. And this is going to be online bloody.
All photos by Jhosh Rodriguez for normannorman.com