Group 1 of Miss Earth 2012 had so much fun with the Nayon ng Kabataan children.
Don't you just love the warmth in the eyes of (from top left, clockwise) Misses Switzerland Lea Sara Wittwer, Botswana Lorainne Ditsebe and Trinidad/Tobago Amryl Nurse with their respective wards?
When the Group 1 ladies of Miss Earth 2012 were assigned to visit Nayon ng Kabataan – a haven for abused, orphaned, abandoned, neglected and exploited children – for a day of leisure, they could not contain their excitement. They simply wanted to bond with the little ones and show them love and affection even for just a short period of time. And how!
After introductions, ‘getting-to-know-yous’ and some gift-giving, everyone trooped to Mall of Asia where the kids (with their big sisters) were treated to a filling lunch at Taste Asia. Afterwards, they headed to the SM Nido Science Discovery Center where fun learning was definitely had. It was like visiting a game arcade but with educational tools to try instead of mere coin-operated machines.
Of course, the day won’t be complete without endless photo ops, hugs and smiles, both from the candidates and the children who were made to feel wide-eyed special. 🙂
Nonstop. That’s the best word to describe the hectic schedule of the Miss Earth 2012 ladies. And I’d like to think that they’re all having fun despite the little rest they had to go through. Anyways, next week should be exciting as their next stop will be Palawan where they will bask in the beaches of Puerto Princesa and enjoy a grand tour of the world-renowned Underground River.
Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela continues to stamp her class above the rest of Group 2 after she was awarded Gold in the Swimsuit Competition at Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan, Batangas. Coming in at 2nd is USA's Siria Bojorquez, good enough for Silver. Sara Kim of Korea got the Bronze. A non-medal earning award was given to Nathalia Moreira of Spain who was selected Gandang Ricky Reyes.
During the Resort Wear Competition held at Hotel Pontefino in Batangas City, the Gold Medal was won by Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela, with Ilknur Melus Durasi of Turkey and Fabiana Granados of Costa Rica copping Silver and Bronze, respectively. Meanwhile, a non-medal earning award was handed to Shauny Bult of the Netherlands as Miss Earth Pontefino.
During the Walk With ME held at SM Mall of Asia this time, three ladies stood out as the People's Choices and were awarded medals as follows: Gold - Rocio Castellanos of Dominican Republic, Silver - Nathalia Moreira of Spain and Bronze - Natalia Pereverzeva of Russia.
During the Green Bag Challenge, three winners were awarded for each placement since this was a group activity. Gold was given to Australia, Belize and Belgium. Silver went to Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana and Austria. Bronze was co-shared by Singapore, South Africa and Slovak Republic.
A group of Miss Earth delegates did the 'I Love My Planet Earth School Tour' in Makati City led by Tamerin Jardine of South Africa. One lady who had a good time teaching the schoolchildren was Lea Sara Wittwer of Switzerland.
Gold Medalist as 'Fastest Learner' during the Liter of Light Project in San Juan was Darli Pacheco of Puerto Rico (Center, Top Photo), with Silver Medalist Gloria Ofa Blake of New Zealand and Bronze taker Lorraine Ditsebe of Botswana.
More to come! 😉
You can help one of the Miss Earth 2012 candidates win this year’s Miss Photogenic special award via the Online Voting.
Some of the Miss Earth 2012 candidates at the Luneta Park for Walk with ME.
Just ‘Like’ the official page of Miss Earth at HERE then hit ‘Like” at the bottom of the picture of your favorite delegate to help her win Miss Earth 2012’s Miss Photogenic Online Voting!
Would you like to vote for either Miss Poland Justyna Rajczyk or Miss Reunion Island Aisha Valy as Miss Photogenic? Then click on one of the links in this post.
Or you may want to go for Miss Nicaragua Braxis Alvarez (L) or Miss Uruguay Cynthia Kutscher for Miss Photogenic? Just click on the link/s in this post.
Or how about going for Miss Botswana Lorraine Ditsebe or Miss Australia Jenna Seymour for Miss Photogenic? Just click on the link/s here.
Or you can also support either Miss Japan Megumi Noda (L) or Miss Switzerland Lea Sara Wittwer. Just click on the link/s here.
Or you may want to go nationalistic and vote for Miss Philippines Stephany Stefanowitz or regionalistic and support Miss Singapore Phoebe Tan. It’s your choice. Just click on the link/s here.
By the way, you can also cast your vote in Miss Earth’s Official Website. Just click on a candidate you like, then you can find the button for Miss Photogenic. And don’t forget about the Miss Earth Eco-Beauty Online Video Voting as well.
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All images courtesy of MissEarth.tv.
Miss Earth-Switzerland 2012 Lea Sara Wittwer
From the chilly alps comes Switzerland’s representative to Miss Earth 2012 going by the name of Lea Sara Wittwer. A native of Bern, the 20 year-old will attempt to become the first Swiss to win the environment-focused beauty competition after her compatriot Irina de Giorgi failed to place in 2011. She stands 165 cm. and was able to defeat taller competitors with her genuine concerns for Mother Nature.
Will she make a dent in this year’s edition of the pageant? We’ll see. 😉