Sharing with you now Episode 6 of Pageantry Norms Season 2 titled “Eco Angels: On the Wings of Miss Earth 2020” with my guests Brittany Dickson of Australia, Tanvi Kharote of India, Tessa Le Conge of Netherlands and Roxie Baeyens of the Philippines.
Sharing with you the first batch of the Miss Earth 2020 Earth Talk Live Series with the selected candidates per region discussing about updates on COVID19 in their respective countries.
Hello, October from Miss Earth 2020!
Here are photos of some of the Eco Angels who have started to step up in their journey to the crown.
Tessa le Conge of the Netherlands 🇳🇱
Amara Shune Lei of Myanmar 🇲🇲
Roxie Baeyens of the Philippines 🇵🇭
Kelly Ávila of Costa Rica 🇨🇷
and Brittany Dickson of Australia 🇦🇺
Below is another set of five Eco Angels:
Marta Lorenzo of Spain 🇪🇸
Estrella Danieri of Argentina 🇦🇷
Aya Kadjo of Ivory Coast 🇨🇮
Macarena Quinteros of Chile 🇨🇱
and Teeyapar Sretsirisuvarna of Thailand 🇹🇭
It’s green and go for Miss Earth 2020!
Carousel Productions recently confirmed that preparations are underway for the 20th edition of the advocacy-driven pageant. Although it would not be the traditional coronation event pageants fans would expect, this year’s search would nonetheless take advantage of technology to bring the world together to promote its environmental campaign.
“We decided not to skip this year so we can continue with our mission to raise awareness on the state of the environment,” states Executive Vice-President and Miss Earth co-founder Lorraine Schuck. “Holding the pageant would enable another batch of delegates with the theme “Eco-Angels” to underscore the delegates’ role as guardians of nature, to inspire people across the world with their environmental platforms, which has always been Miss Earth’s mission.”
Ms. Schuck further says that the virtual event could also be an effective means to show the global community to be resilient in the face of a crisis, and that it is possible to cope with the challenges through the creative use of technology.
“While we understand the impact of COVID-19 to individuals and industries worldwide, we should also not let this unfortunate incident take a hold of our lives. We should eventually learn to move on, make the most of what we have, and inspire one another,” says the former beauty queen.
The national directors of the Miss Earth franchise have likewise expressed their eagerness to be part of the pageant’s milestone year and are now familiarizing themselves with the pageant’s not-so-usual format. Given Carousel’s recent experience in handling a virtual pageant, they have somehow got the grips of eliciting the excitement of a live television event in an online setting.
To mark Miss Earth’s 20th year, more than two-month long series of online pre-pageant events was laid out to give netizens in-depth insights on each delegate. The daily activities,“EARTH TALK” discussions and updates on environmental issues happening during these times of pandemic, features of the participants country’s landmarks and culture, entertainment, showcasing their fashion, talent, fitness, etc. ME delegates-activities will commence by the end of September live streamed in Miss Earth’s social media accounts, while the finals will have its television broadcast and social media streaming on November 29.
PS Below are some of the confirmed delegates.
After the online edition of Miss Philippines Earth 2020, the virtual version of its international counterpart can never be far behind. And so, for the 20th Edition of Miss Earth, it will go beyond a territory no other recognized worldwide beauty competition has ever traipsed before.
Miss Earth 2020 will go online from start to finish – all in a period that will run for two months – with the finals set for November 8.
Read the news report posted by my colleague Armin Adina on Inquirer.net:
Miss Earth to go virtual in November
By: Armin P. Adina Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:20 AM July 11, 2020
After successfully mounting the Miss Philippines Earth online recently, organizer Carousel Productions is considering taking the same route for its international Miss Earth contest.
“I don’t think flights will be available by November, we will not be able to go around,” Carousel executive vice president Lorraine Schuck told Lifestyle.
“I also do not want to take the chance to expose the girls to the risk of infection. I find it a little insensitive having the international delegates come here. I don’t want to put them in trouble, or get sick because I got them all together,” she added.
Carousel Productions has been staging Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth since 2001. The beauty contests aim to raise environmental awareness.
Philippine beauty contests have taken a huge hit from the enhanced community quarantine. Binibining Pilipinas postponed its 2020 edition, while Miss Universe Philippines moved its finals from May to later this year.
Even international competitions have announced cancellations. The Japan-based Miss International has moved its 60th edition to next year, while the Philippine-based Miss Asia Pacific International said it was “indefinitely” postponing its 2020 edition.
But Schuck said Miss Earth was sticking to its guns since “this is our 20th edition, I really do not want to skip a year.”
Her team had tested the waters, and found a way to adapt to the “new normal” by holding Miss Philippines Earth online.
The delegates to the national competition had already been selected before quarantine measures were implemented in March, and traditional live coronation program had been set in May.
But a week into the quarantine in Metro Manila, Schuck said she proposed to her team to mount the contest and coronation online…
Doable with technology
“We did not want to stop doing it this year,” she explained. “We believe that with technology, it is doable. So we decided to go through with it.”
All preliminary activities were conducted using the video conferencing platform Zoom, and were shown real-time on the contest’s official Facebook page.
For the final coronation program, telecast on GMA 7 on July 5, the delegates paraded one-by-one through individually shot videos in the different segments of the competition.
Even the crucial question-and-answer round was conducted virtually.
Belgian-Filipino Roxanne Allison Baeyens from Baguio City bested 32 other aspirants for the crown.
But Miss Earth may be a tougher nut to crack, what with some 90 delegates spread across different time zones.
Schuck said her team is planning a two-month contest season, which will start in the first week of September. Preliminary activities will be held separately in four groups according to time zones.
“We have tentatively scheduled the coronation on Nov. 8,” she said.
So far, four Filipinos have been proclaimed Miss Earth—Karla Henry (2008), Jamie Herrell (2014), Angelia Ong (2015) and Karen Ibasco (2017).
Read more: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/365979/miss-earth-to-go-virtual-in-november/#ixzz6RtOeON6I
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Hail! Hail! The Queens of the New Normal in Pageantry are here!
In what will go down Philippine Pageant History as the first-ever Virtual Edition of a National Beauty Competition, Roxanne Allison Baeyens of Baguio City was proclaimed Miss Philippines Earth 2020. She outlasted 32 other Eco Angels on her way to the title and the automatic right to represent the country in Miss Earth 2020. She is 23 years old, stands 5’4” and is an artist by occupation. Her environmental advocacy is centered on Urban Gardening. You might remember her as the lead in the Nescafe TVC titled “Receptionist” released late last year.
Her equally-important court is made up of:
Patrixia Sherly Santos of Daraga, Albay – Air
Gianna Margarita Llanes of Mandaluyong City – Water
Sherry Anne Tormes of Atimonan, Quezon – Fire
Ilyssa Marie Mendoza of Fil-Melbourne – EcoTourism
The judges for the Finals include former Miss Earth titleholders Alexandra Braun (2005) and Nicole Faria (2010), GMA Network VP for Program Management Joey Abacan, the #Greenman himself Matthias Gelber, Hana Shampoo Marketing Manager Carlos Bacani and former Miss RP Suzanne Gonzalez Gommer who represented the country in Miss World 1975.
It was not an easy journey for all the candidates as they had to pass through a pageant process that was entirely held online. While each one of them had the advantage of being in their respective comfort zones, the off-site presentation of their performances in each of the several preliminary competitions and three crucial areas of Prejudging placed them at the mercy of data/internet connection and an assortment of hardware that replaced the more traditional face-to-face judging they are used to. But in the end – and with the commendable efforts of the organizers – the results came convincingly for the panel of judges.
The five other #EcoAngels in the Top 10 who are now considered the runners-up include:
Justiene Ortega of the City of Manila
Alayzza Izzabelle Tolimao of South Cotabato
Arielle Jazmine Roque of General Santos City
Tsina Jade Chu of Iloilo City
Angeline Mae Santos of Quezon City
My big congratulations to all the winners!
Thirty-three (33) Eco Angels are on the hunt for Miss Philippines Earth 2020. They now comprise the first-ever Official Candidates for the national pageant’s virtual edition that signals the beginning of a fresh chapter in Philippine pageantry this side of the new normal.
So far, the organizers have already started the online talent competitions, COVID-19 Craze Outfit Challenge and the frequent online discussions about environmental concerns related to the crisis. For months now, the ladies have also remained active in their individual pageant-related posts to make their social media presence more significant.
Soon (or by the end of June perhaps or early July if you will), one of them will win the crown and become our representative in Miss Earth 2020 which – if the lingering pandemic crisis will affect – is going to be another virtual pageant but on a relatively bigger international scale.
Take a look at them first. I will share my potential strong performers on a separate post.
The Search is On!
The first national beauty pageant to open its doors for 2020
For its 20th year, Miss Philippines Earth takes on the theme “Eco-Angels” to underscore the delegates’ role as guardians of nature.
Today, more than ever, there is a need to further environmental awareness especially among the youth on the Earth’s worsening condition, and the MPE delegates would be ready to spread their wings and guide the people on how to adapt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Do you have what it takes to be #MISSPHILIPPINESEARTH 2020?
Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S:
– SHE MUST BE AT LEAST 5’4
– Minimum age: 18
– Maximum age: 28 YEARS OLD (must still be 28 by December 2020)
– HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WITH GOOD MORAL CHARACTER
– SINGLE with no children
– SHE MUST POSSESS BEAUTY IN FACE AND FIGURE
– MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE AND CONCERN ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
– Planted trees
– Promoted environmental projects in the city/municipality she represents
Come for screening:
Carousel Productions Inc.
7 Ideal St. Bgy. Addition Hills,
Mandaluyong City, 1550
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS @ 1pm to 5pm
For screening, bring your swimsuit and the following requirements below.
– Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
– Completed Entry Form (Download here: http://www.missearthphilippines.com/application/2020 MEP-OFFICIAL-ENTRY-FORM.doc)
– Copy of High School diploma
– 1 Headshot photo
– 1 full body shot photo
– 1 Tree-planting photo
– 1 Swimsuit photo
– One minute video of yourself showing why you should be an advocate for the environment
– CITY OR MUNICIPALITY YOU WILL REPRESENT
Email requirements also to : email@example.com
FOR MORE INFO CALL:
TEL: 8-7241810 or 8-7241830
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