Czech Republic wins Miss Earth 2012!
The most victorious ladies of them all (L-R): Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova (CZR), Miss Air Stephany Stefanowitz (PHL), Miss Water Osmariel Villalobos (VEN) and Miss Fire Camila Brant (BRA). Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide
The Elemental 4 of 2012 (L-R): Fire - Camila Brant of Brazil, Earth - Tereza Fajksova of the Czech Republic, Air - Stephany Stefanowitz of the Philippines and Water - Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela.
Miss Earth 2012 has been crowned, and she is Tereza Fajksova of the Czech Republic.
At the end of the hair-disheveling finals in Versailles Palace, the 23 year-old student from Ivancice defeated 79 other contenders for the title, her country’s first in the environment-centered pageant. Comprising her elemental court are Miss Air Stephany Stefanowitz of the Philippines, Miss Water Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela and Miss Fire Camila Brant of Brazil
The ladies who made it to Top 8 are Siria Bojorquez of the USA, Tamerin Jardine of South Africa, Nagma Shrestha of Nepal and Natalia Pereverzeva of Russia.
Tereza tripping on her gown minutes after being crowned Miss Earth 2012. (Photo credit: Kai Magsanoc/Rappler.com)
It must have been Tereza’s goddess charm that won the judges over. She was unable to answer the final Q&A (she stated that she did not understand the question), and instead, simply spoke about her love and respect for Mother Earth. She apologised for not being able to give the desired reply. Nonetheless, she must’ve already been under the strong radar of the panel right from the announcement of the Top 16.
She tripped on her evening gown while doing her victory walk, but quickly regained her composure with the help of Stephany. It’s interesting to note that the elemental countries for 2012 are the same as last year’s, except for the winner – just a quick shuffle of placements for the Philippines, Venezuela and Brazil.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😀