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.
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A Vision of Beauty
The long wait is over and Fair Magazine is finally out featuring the newly-crowned Miss Philippines-Earth 2020 Roxie Baeyens. Urban gardening is what she advocates that made her outstanding among the rest. Find out more about her including her beauty secrets that make her look regal.
Cover story | Flor Leano
Photography | Edward Keeler @redkeeler
Stylist | Patrick Henry @styledbypatrickhenry
Make Up | Grynne Bejarin @grynneandmakeupartistry
Hair | Jan Jonas Lucas @jonaxlucas
Set Design | Macky combe @mackycombe
Designer | Manny Halasan @manny.halasan
Accesories | Christopher E Munar @christophermunar
Video | Darwin dela rosa @ddrhd
Executive assistant | Arvin Maglalang
Special thanks to Lovely Lavarias and Lucas House of Plants
Miss Philippines Earth 2020 Roxanne Allison Roxie Baeyens is a keeper of a Queen in the photo above shot by Edward Keeler.
Styling | Patrick Henry Mergano
Make Up | Grynne Bejarin
Hair | Jan Jonas Lucas
Designer | Naomi Ng
Accessories | Christopher E Munar
Meanwhile, some of her official images as the new titleholder are shared below.
Sharing with you the first and exclusive live interview of the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 winners in the second episode of Pageantry Norms.
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!
Just when I thought that coming up with a Final Prediction for the Top 10 of Miss Philippines Earth 2020 would be easy peasy, the last three weeks of preliminary competitions and official pre-judgings have certainly made it difficult to add and subtract Eco Angels in the list. In fact, I would have been more relieved if the Top 15 will be called for the first cut instead.
Be that as it may, the first six spots are almost givens. This considering the collective performances they have shown all throughout:
Shane Tormes of Atimonan, Quezon
Roxanne Baeyens of Baguio City
Patrixia Sherly Santos of Daraga, Albay
Hannah Bithiah Merino of Sta. Rosa City
Gianna Llanes of Mandaluyong City
Justiene Ortega of City of Manila
As far as the last four spots are concerned, this is where the choices have become trickier.
June Cyra Pineda of Talacogon, Agusan Del Sur has certainly zoomed ahead early on. She has reached a plateau during the last week and a a half, though. But I’m pretty sure she has done enough to secure a placement.
The last three ladies are those who have managed to steadily move up from the prejudgings and the rest of the preliminary events since mid-June. There is still a push-and-pull probability of them making it or not. But I am placing my bets on Ilyssa Mendoza of Fil-Melbourne, Rizza Paula Infante of La Castellana, Negros Occidental and Isobel Teano of Opol, Misamis Oriental.
With the line-up above, the race for the Top 5 is going to put a lot of pressure on the first six. But anyone among them would make wonderful brand ambassadors of the pageant for one full year.
I am giving the Top 5 places to Shane Tormes, Patrixia Sherly Santos, Gianna Llanes, Roxanne Baeyens and Justiene Ortega – all from Luzon and NCR. If one of them slips with a sub-standard presentation during the finals, then it would pave the way for one of the ladies in the lower half.
Best of luck to all Eco Angels! May the best of the batch be proclaimed on Sunday morning so they can swimmingly fulfill their reigns in the new normal of pageantry.
Below is my vlog on this topic.