November 6, 2017

Philippines' Karen Ibasco crowned Miss Earth 2017

Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco, a 26-year-old University of Santo Tomas Physics Instructor, bested 84 other candidates at the pageant's coronation night held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, November 4.

Named as Miss Earth Air 2017 was Nina Robertson (Half Filipino) from Australia, Miss Earth Fire 2017 was Lada Akimova from Russia, and Miss Earth Water 2017 was Juliana Franco from Colombia.



In the much-awaited question and answer portion, the finalists had to answer the question, "Who or what do you think is the biggest enemy of Mother Earth and why?"

Karen Ibasco answer,   
“I believe that the real problem in this world is not climate change. The real problem is us because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to do is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet.”


Winning three gold and two silver medals in the pre-pageant competitions -  Ibasco won gold in both Darling of the Press and Best in National Costume - Asia and Oceana wearing a Louis Pangilinan creation,  and in Group 2 Swimsuit Competition. She bagged silver medals for Resorts Wear Competition and Long Gown Competition.

 Ibasco succeeds Miss Earth 2016 Katherin Espin from Ecuador.

This years Miss Earth theme is "Heroines Fighting Climate Change." The Miss Earth pageant is an International Environmental Event channeling the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to promote environmental awareness.


Here is the full list of winners:

Miss Earth Fire: Russia, Lada Akimova
Miss Earth Water: Colombia, Juliana Franco
Miss Earth Air: Australia, Nina Robertson
Miss Earth: Philippines, Karen Ibasco

Top 8

Australia, Nina Robertson
Philippines, Karen Ibasco
Thailand, Paweensuda Drouin
Venezuela, Ninoska Vasquez
Colombia, Juliana Franco
Czech Republic, Iva Uchytilová
Netherlands, Faith Landman
Russia, Lada Akimova

Top 16

Thailand, Paweensuda Drouin
USA, Andreia Gibau
Russia, Lada Akimova
Tonga, Diamond Langi
Colombia, Juliana Franco
Angola, Ermelinda de Matos
Guatemala, Maria José Castañeda
Vietnam, Le Thi Ha Thu
Switzerland, Sarah Laura Peyrel
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lela Karagic
Australia, Nina Robertson
Philippines, Karen Ibasco
Venezuela, Ninoska Vasquez
Netherlands, Faith Landman
Cameroon, Angele Kossinda
Czech Republic, Iva Uchytilová

Miss Earth 2017 Grand Pageant is hosted by CNN Philippines' anchor James Deakin.

Miss Earth is produced and owned by Carousel Productions, Inc. For more information, visit www.missearth.tv.


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