Three (3) Miss Friendships all in one night: Colombia (top), India (middle) and Italy (bottom).
It doesn’t happen all the time that fierce competition overrides the spirit of genuine bonding and camaraderie in beauty contests. The ladies of Miss Earth 2012 prove that friendship is thicker than intrigues. And they have three (3) good reasons to back that up, i.e., electing not one, not two but three (3) of the most congenial of them all during rehearsals at Versailles Alabang last night. Suffice it to say that I adore this batch, hands-down!
Here are the friendliest delegates in each group:
Gold – Cindy Kohn-Cybulkiewicz of Colombia
Silver – Jen-lin Ling of Chinese Taipei
Bronze – Tereza Fajksova of Czech Republic
Gold – Prachi Mishra of India
Silver – Sara Kim of Korea
Bronze – Sarah Filush of Guam
Gold – Giulia Capani of Italy
Silver – Nel-Linda Zublewitz of Germany
Bronze – Aliona Chitoroaga of Moldova
Prachi Mishra of India (center) joyously reacting (and her mates shouting in agreement) after she was voted Miss Friendship of Group 2.
Keep the friendships alive long after the competition is over! 😉
Nonstop. That’s the best word to describe the hectic schedule of the Miss Earth 2012 ladies. And I’d like to think that they’re all having fun despite the little rest they had to go through. Anyways, next week should be exciting as their next stop will be Palawan where they will bask in the beaches of Puerto Princesa and enjoy a grand tour of the world-renowned Underground River.
Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela continues to stamp her class above the rest of Group 2 after she was awarded Gold in the Swimsuit Competition at Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan, Batangas. Coming in at 2nd is USA's Siria Bojorquez, good enough for Silver. Sara Kim of Korea got the Bronze. A non-medal earning award was given to Nathalia Moreira of Spain who was selected Gandang Ricky Reyes.
During the Resort Wear Competition held at Hotel Pontefino in Batangas City, the Gold Medal was won by Osmariel Villalobos of Venezuela, with Ilknur Melus Durasi of Turkey and Fabiana Granados of Costa Rica copping Silver and Bronze, respectively. Meanwhile, a non-medal earning award was handed to Shauny Bult of the Netherlands as Miss Earth Pontefino.
During the Walk With ME held at SM Mall of Asia this time, three ladies stood out as the People's Choices and were awarded medals as follows: Gold - Rocio Castellanos of Dominican Republic, Silver - Nathalia Moreira of Spain and Bronze - Natalia Pereverzeva of Russia.
During the Green Bag Challenge, three winners were awarded for each placement since this was a group activity. Gold was given to Australia, Belize and Belgium. Silver went to Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana and Austria. Bronze was co-shared by Singapore, South Africa and Slovak Republic.
A group of Miss Earth delegates did the 'I Love My Planet Earth School Tour' in Makati City led by Tamerin Jardine of South Africa. One lady who had a good time teaching the schoolchildren was Lea Sara Wittwer of Switzerland.
Gold Medalist as 'Fastest Learner' during the Liter of Light Project in San Juan was Darli Pacheco of Puerto Rico (Center, Top Photo), with Silver Medalist Gloria Ofa Blake of New Zealand and Bronze taker Lorraine Ditsebe of Botswana.
More to come! 😉
Sara Kim - Miss Earth Korea 2012 (L) and Sara Pender - Miss Earth Scotland 2012.
There’s really nothing new with beauty contestants in one pageant sharing the same first name. And for Miss Earth 2012, the ladies from Korea and Scotland both answer to the name Sara.
Sara Kim of Korea
Let’s do Sara Kim first.
This 24 year-old from Seoul is a Professional Dancer who stands 5’9″ and measures 34-24-35. In Korean, she is called Kim Sa-Ra so you know that her Sara did not conveniently come from name books for babies and the like. After placing 1st Runner-Up in her country’s national pageant, she earned the right to be here in Manila for the Miss Earth competitions.
When asked about her environmental advocacy, she has this to say:
“…Since China has great winds, we install wind turbines. And since Japan is exposed to the Pacific Ring of Fire, we can build thermal energy structures. I also think that every nation should pay flexible installation fees. If United States spends more energy than Russia, then United States should pay more beginning expense. Renewable energy might not be the best solution for alternative energy, but still we can step forward to use clean energy for our generations…”
Sara Pender of Scotland
And then there’s dark blond Sara Pender of Lanarkshire, Scotland.
As Miss Earth Scotland 2012, she wants to spread this thought about the environment:
“I think as humans we all have a divine right to look after the planet that we live on. We can not continue to abuse our world and I think that we should through hard work make people more aware of the damage being caused. I would like to, if I became Miss Earth, to raise awareness and make positive changes which would not only be beneficial to us but also for generations to come.”
The 22 year-old 5’8.5″ Scottish plans to become an expert in retail management, career-wise. But while waiting for that to happen, she is concentrating now on representing her country well in Miss Earth, and hopefully come out strong and deserving of a nice placement, if not a hard-earned win.
Best of luck to Sara K. And Sara P. of Miss Earth 2012! 🙂