(L-R) MP Eco Tourism Candice Ramos of Vigan, MP Water Samantha Purvor of San Juan City, MP Earth Stephany Stefanowitz of QC, MP Air Glennifer Perido of Tabuk City, and MP Fire Thoreen Halvorsen of Puerto Princesa (Photo credit: Melvin Sia/OPMB Worldwide)
Stephany reacts after being announced winner of Miss Philippines Earth 2012 (Photo credit: Melvin Sia/OPMB Worldwide)
Stephany Stefanowitz of Quezon City is the new Miss Philippines Earth. She bested 46 other lovelies on the way to earning the right to represent the country in Miss Earth 2012 to be held in Indonesia. The 5’8″ beauty broke the pattern of petite winners for the pageant after Psyche Resus and Athena Imperial in 2010 and 2011. The finals, held at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage, was quite a successful event.
Together with her court of elements, Stephany has always been a favorite to win, alongside Miss Air Glennifer Perido of Tabuk City, Miss Water Samantha Purvor of San Juan City and Miss Eco-Tourism Candice Ramos of Vigan. The one surprise Top 5 placer was Thoreen Halvorsen of Puerto Princess who copped Miss Fire.
The other ladies who made it to the Top 10 are Glenna Christina Duch of Negros Oriental, Princess Manzon of SFO Cebu, Jaydielou Dilidili of Indang, Kathleen Subijano of Muntinlupa City and Roxanne Corluy of Fil-Belgium.
Congratulations, Stephany! 🙂
Ina Dominica Guerrero - Miss Mun. of Daraga, Albay in Miss Philippines Earth 2012
Among the 48 Official Candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2012, one lady easily stands out because of her beauty, styling and long curly tresses. Her name is Ina Dominica Guerrero, representing the Municipality of Daraga, Albay. The Management junior at Bicol University is another clear proof how beautiful and diverse the Bicolana women can be.
That said, do you guys think Carousel Productions is ready for a more exotic Miss Philippines Earth? We’ve already seen a number of mixed-racial winners (e.g. Karla Henry, Sandra Seifert, Tamera Marie Szijarto, Jeanne Harn and Laura Marie Dunlap) and fair-skinned ones (e.g. April Ross Perez, Carlene Aguilar and Psyche Resus), but never a darker beauty in the mold of Ina Dominica Guerrero above.
I, for one, would be happy having someone like her represent us in Miss Earth. But that would mean ignoring the fact the she is facing heavy competition from the more hyped and more environmentally articulate contenders in the batch. Let’s see if she can hold up her own when judgment time gets tough.
One of the more environmentally eloquent candidates in Miss Philippines Earth 2012 is the representative of the Province of Negros Oriental. She is Glenna Christina Duch, 18, and a Business Management major of Silliman University. I have seen one of her guestings on the ANC Channel, and boy, can she speak with a lot of sense. If not for her less than impressive height of 5’4″ – for international standards, that is – I would gladly put her on top in an instant. Following the likes of petite winners Athena Imperial and Psyche Resus, having another vertically challenged bet for Miss Earth does not sit too well with pageant fans and followers. But if a creditable height is not a consideration, she would make a wonderful Queen of the Environment. For sure, Samantha Purvor and Kathleen Subijano will not let their guards down in her presence, though. Let’s see who will come out fiercest in the end. 😉