Three of the four Miss Earth 2016 winners on Mornings@ANC
Photo credit: Joy Arguil
Long after the finals of Miss Earth 2016, the reality of having an All-Latina (or All-South American) Top 4 still makes some people question the results. Not that it matters to pageants fans from that part of the continent, but it is still a wonder nonetheless. I knew that Katherine Espin of Ecuador had it in the bag the minute she started to register all-around positive impressions from the organizers down to her fellow candidates. Of course, the fiercer competitors would beg to differ, but such is the case in an international beauty competition where it is an absolute must to have a winner (who will reign for one full year
) to possess consistently good attitude and the desire to further the cause of the organization (environmental matter in this case
Watch the interview of Katherine, Michelle and Bruna on Mornings@ANC now. Throw in your thoughts after, dear readers.
courtesy of ABS-CBN News
Miss Earth 2016 and her Elemental court
Angelia crowning Katherine
Just as I predicted to take the Miss Earth 2016 all the way, Katherine Espin of Ecuador held on to the crown as it was already hers to lose in my opinion. This is her country’s second international pageant victory for 2016 after Miss Global 2016 also here in Manila last month.
It was an all-Latina elemental court. Michelle Gomez of Colombia was named Miss Air with Stephanie de Zorzi of Venezuela. Bruna Zanardo of Brazil completed the court as Miss Fire.
The four other girls in the Top 8 are Cloie Syquia Skarne of Sweden, Corrin Stellakis of USA, Aleksandra Cherepanova of Russiq and Nguyen Thi Le Nam Em of Vietnam.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin
Just as I have stated in my previous post about the Miss Earth 2016 Press Presentation, this year’s batch is a very strong one. So instead of just coming up with just an early Top 10 or Top 15, I stretched the selection to a Top 20 because there are ladies who – at this point – are just too good to pass up on. I simply divided them to five (5) groups of four (4) as the eventual magic circle will have like a full house filling the slots for Earth, Air, Water and Fire.
Here now are my early Top 20 choices in descending order from first quartet down to the fifth:
Stephanie de Zorzi of Venezuela, Corrin Stellakis of the USA, Katherine Espín of Ecuador and Aleksandra Cherepanova of Russia complete the first four. They registered the strongest in my eyes yesterday and it would be hard not to see at least 2-3 of them not taking it all the way to the top.
My second quartet is also high and mighty with Luissa Burton of England, Klaudia Parsberg of Denmark, Michelle Gomez of Colombia and Bruna Zanardo of Brazil laying claim to the top spots in this competition. I am particularly enamored with the Danish entry who has four Bs going for her – beauty, brains and blonde bombshell.
As we go down the third to fifth quartets, the pickings are still solid with Imelda Schweighart of the Philippines, Cloie Syquia Skarne of Sweden and Alena Belova of Ukraine providing the deep bench.
And the list continues. But the ones I particularly cited above are gearing up for the big fight in the days and weeks to come.