Tomorrow night, we shall know if it is in the destiny of Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell to be the 2nd Filipina Miss Earth, thereby following the footsteps of fellow Cebuana Karla Henry who won it first last 2008.
The girl has performed according to expectations, sometimes even beyond what observers have set as standards for the host delegate. Be that as it may, the stigma that comes with a candidate winning in her home country is always lurking. Miss Earth is at a point in its pageant shelf life where the need to extend its expiration date is a must. And with the constant mushrooming of new beauty contests left and right, Carousel Productions is aware that keeping a top seat among the big league competitions can be insured if the level of prestige and popularity is maintained.
Will a Latina be favored to guarantee excitement among its Spanish- speaking viewers? Or will anyone but Miss Philippines be the order of the day just to avoid insinuations of favoritism?
Whatever the results are and regardless if the elements favor Jamie or not, the four winners will have been most deserving not because of the sash they wear, but the solid performance as individuals gunning for the #1 crown.
Good luck, Ms. Herrell! 😀