Rain or shine, the Miss Philippines Earth 2019 Press Presentation was held at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Philippines with the 40 Official Candidates getting their formal introductions to members of the media. It was such a rain-drenched affair, but all ladies gamely went on with the wet proceedings even if it meant doing away with their pageant heels and walking barefoot all throughout.
Winners of Darling of the Press are:
Gold: George Coronacion of Carmona, Cavite
Silver: Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban
Bronze: Alex Dayrit of Marikina City
Ten ladies were also named as HANA Beauties that included Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig City; Angela Miguel of Castillejos, Zambales; Shanon Stampon of Caloocan City; Keena Mae Del Mar of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur; Mariafe Sinadjan Loayon of San Remegio, Cebu; Kia Moreno of Naga City; Dani Acuña of Romblon; Mariz D. Buscato of Dapitan City; Denise Plimlott of Fil-Melbourne and Aimi Montales of Fil-Italy.
The theme this year is Floral Blossoms with each of the ladies representing a specific flower unique to the places they represent.
Darling of the Press medalists
The ten “Hana” Beauties
During the Miss Philippines Earth 2019 Welcome Party held at the Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong City, 38 of the 42 expected Official Candidates were introduced to all invited guests and sponsors – including members of the media – as they formally started their pre-pageant journey to this year’s crown.
The ladies – divided into regions of Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR (including reps of the Filipino Overseas Communities) – were asked to perform individual presentations that reflect the uniqueness of their respective origins in the country. They were judged accordingly, with the Mindanao contingent getting the solo recognition of being chosen as the best performers with a Gold Medal awarded on the spot.
From this day till the finals in July (details of date and venue to be finalized soon), they will be busy in various pre-pageant activities focused on environmental awareness and seminars, school and sponsor visits, a trip to El Nido in Palawan, medal-earning challenges and the unique preliminary judgings (beauty of face, beauty of form/figure and intelligence).
More on Miss Philippines Earth 2019 soon. In the meantime, here are photos taken by normannorman.com during the Welcome Party hosted by Berjayneth Chee and Ella Bautista.