WINNERS ALL (L-R) Tarhata Rico (Makati City), Miss Phils. Eco-Tourism; Murielle Orais (Cebu City), Miss Phils. Water; Athena Imperial (Mun. of Casiguran), Miss Philippines Earth 2011; Jonavi Quiray (Puerto Princesa City), Miss Philippines- Air; Michelle Gavagan (Las Pinas City), Miss Phils. Fire (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)
Athena Imperial of Casiguran being crowned by last year's winner Kris Psyche Resus.
Miss Mun. of Casiguran, Athena Imperial, was at her best last night as she zoomed past early favorites to be crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2011. The 5’5″ lass from the province of Aurora defeated 9 other finalists to be the country’s representative to the Miss Earth 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand come December 3, 2011. Completing the Top 5 are Jonavi Quiray of Puerto Princesa City (Miss Phils. Air), Murielle Orais of Cebu City (Miss Phils. Water), Michelle Gavagan of Las Pinas City (Miss Phils. Fire) and Tarhata Rico of Makati City (Miss Phils. Eco-Tourism).
(Image courtesy of OPMB Worldwide)
Miss Casiguran (Mun.) Athena Mae Imperial and Miss Cebu City Murielle Adrienne Orais
Miss Cotabato City Edan Dafilmoto and Miss Fil USA East Coast Brenna Cassandra Gamboa
Miss General Santos City Catrine Rosary Ocampo and Miss Las Pinas City Michelle Gavagan
Miss Makati City Tarhata Rico and Miss Malolos City Mary Denisse Toribio
(Photos Courtesy of OPMB Worldwide/Cindy Pineda)
Miss Pagadian City Ma. Alicia Elena Ariosa and Miss Puerto Princesa City Jonavi Raissa Quiray
One of these ten beautiful contenders will be proclaimed Miss Philippines Earth 2011 tomorrow night in Puerto Princesa City. Who will it be?
All signs are pointing to a win by Miss Puerto Princesa City, Jonavi Raissa Quiray. She is no stranger to both national and international pageants and the mere fact that she is representing the host city for the finals speaks volumes of her chances in wearing – yet again – the Philippine sash in Miss Earth 2011. Otherwise, I want Miss Fil USA East Coast Brenna Cassandra Gamboa or my kababayan Mary Denisse Toribio of Malolos to win as well.
Who are your choices to make it to the Top 5 Winners’ Circle? 😉