South Africa’s Tamerin Jardine is in the lead with two (2) Gold Medals, and depending on how she will perform in the succeeding challenges, can either go up or get stuck if she allows the other ladies to upend her attempts to win more challenges. Turkey’s Ilknur Melis Durasi and England’s Zahida Begum are close on her heels. Asia’s best so far is Nepal’s Nagma Shrestha who is capable of a gold or two in the next few days if she keeps up the pace.
Updated medal tallies can be accessed HERE.
Best School Tour Teacher
In Binangonan, Rizal, the Miss Earth 2012 ladies were brought to an eco-school tour where they were tasked to give students classroom lessons on the environment. This being an indication of a spokesperson’s effective ability to impart their knowledge about Mother Earth and other related advocacies, votes were casted on which “teachers” gave the best lecture. As expected, our Scientist ME Turkey Ilknur Melis Durasi was elected the most inspiring/noteworthy and won the Gold Medal as Best School Tour Teacher. She was followed by Carolyn Whitney Carter of US Virgin Islands with the Silver and Shauny Bult of the Netherlands clinching the Bronze.
Turkey’s Ilknur Melis Durasi displaying her teaching skills and winning the Gold Medal as Best School Tour Teacher.
Best Artists (Mural Painting)
In Katipunan, Quezon City, and with the leadership of Filipino Painter and Environmental Activist AG Sano, the Miss Earth 2012 delegates were divided into two groups and asked to do Mural Paintings inspired by and coinciding with the Dolphins Love Freedom Campaign. It looked like a fun and easy activity. But in the end, it wasn’t enough that they got their hands smeared with paint and all as the two Best Artists (one for Group 1 and another for Group 2) were discovered as the “painters” with the most accurate & creative brushstrokes and use of colors.
Miss England Zahida Begum was selected Best Artist and Gold Medalist in Group 1, with Miss Czech Republic Teresa Fajksova taking Silver and Miss Crimea Lyiudmila Kuzmina hitting Bronze.
Once more, Miss Turkey Ilknur Melis Durasi showed her creative skills in Group 2 after she was awarded the Gold Medal, followed by Silver Medalist Nagma Shrestha of Nepal and Bronze-taker Jenna Seymour of Australia.
Kudos to the winners of these events! 😀
Photos courtesy of MissEarth.tv