IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2017

Alexa Villano
The ladies are set to become heroines in fighting climate change

WOMEN OF THE EARTH. The Miss Earth 2017 candidates pose for the press at the Manila Diamond Hotel. Coronation night is on November 4. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The candidates of the Miss Earth 2017 pageant were presented to the press on Monday, October 30 at the Manila Diamond Hotel.

During the event, the Darling of the Press gold medal was given to Karen Ibasco of the Philippines, followed by Thailand’s Paweensuda Drouin, and bronze for Abigail Chama of Zambia.

 

 

Miss Philippines Fire 2017 Nellza Bautista and Miss Philippines Water Jessica Marasigan hosted the presentation. Also present were Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin and Miss Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez. Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong were also present.

 

The pageant is scheduled on November 4 at the Mall of Asia to be hosted by James Deakin, with performances by Shontelle and Iskandar Widjaja. 

 

The candidates hold slogans calling for everyone to recycle and combat climate change issues.

 

MISS ANGOLA Ermelinda de Matos

 

 

MISS ARGENTINA Fiorela Hengemühler

 

 

MISS AUSTRALIA Nina Robertson

 

 

MISS AUSTRIA Bianca Kronsteiner

 

 

MISS BAHAMAS Brittania Alexa Mitchell

 

 

MISS BELARUS Polli Cannabis

 

 

MISS BELGIUM Lauralyn Vermeersch

 

 

MISS BELIZE Iris Salguero

 

 

MISS BOLIVIA Giancarla Fernández

 

 

MISS BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Lela Karagic

 

 

MISS BRAZIL Yasmin Engelke

 

 

MISS CAMBODIA Em Kunthong

 

 

MISS CAMEROON Angele Kossinda

 

 

MISS CANADA Jacqueline Marsh

 

 

MISS CHILE Sofia Manzur

 

 

MISS CHINA Mei Zhan

 

 

MISS CHINESE TAIPEI Amelie Zhao

 

 

MISS COLOMBIA Juliana Franco

 

 

MISS COOK ISLANDS Mona Taio

 

 

MISS COSTA RICA Fernanda Rodríguez

 

 

MISS CRIMEA Elena Trifonova

 

 

MISS CROATIA Bonita Kristic

 

 

MISS CYPRUS Artemis Charalambous

 

 

MISS CZECH REPUBLIC Iva Uchytilová

 

 

MISS DENMARK Sabrina Jovanović

 

 

MISS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Ingrid Franco

 

 

MISS ECUADOR Lessie Giler Sanchez

 

 

MISS ENGLAND Charlotte Brooke

 

 

MISS FRANCE Mélissa Strugen

 

 

MISS GHANA Maud Fadi

 

 

MISS GUADELOUPE Morgane Nestar

 

 

MISS GUATEMALA Maria José Castañeda

 

 

MISS HONDURAS Valeria Cardona

 

 

MISS HUNGARY Viktoria Viczian

 

 

MISS INDIA Shaan Suhas Kumar

 

 MISS INDONESIA Michelle Alriani

 

 

MISS ISRAEL Elian Qupty

 

 

MISS ITALY Fabiana Enrica Barra

 

 

MISS JAPAN Yasuyo Saito

 

 

MISS KOREA Hanna Lee

 

 

MISS KYRGYZSTAN Nazarova Begimai

 

 

MISS LEBANON Elsa Antoun

 

 

MISS MALAYSIA Cherish Ng

 

 

MISS MALTA Christie Refalo

 

 

MISS MAURITIUS Yanishta Gopaul

 

 

MISS MEXICO Karen Bustos

 

 

MISS MOLDOVA Veronica Buzovoi

 

 

MISS MONGOLIA Tugs-Amgalan Batjargal

 

 

MISS MYANMAR Tin Sandar Myo

 

 

MISS NEPAL Rojina Shrestha

 

 

MISS NETHERLANDS Faith Landman

 

 

MISS NEW ZEALAND Abby Sturgin

 

 

MISS NIGERIA Eucharia Akani

 

 

MISS NORTHERN IRELAND Maire Lynch

 

 

MISS PAKISTAN Ramina Ashfaque

 

 

MISS PANAMA Erika Parker

 

 

MISS PARAGUAY Valeria Ivasiuten

 

 

MISS PERU Karen Rojas

 

 

MISS PHILIPPINES Karen Ibasco

 

 

MISS POLAND Dominika Szymanska

 

 

MISS PORTUGAL Gloria Silva

 

 

MISS PUERTO RICO Karla Victoria Aponte

 

 

MISS REUNION ISLANDS Emma Lauret

 

 

MISS RUSSIA Lada Akimova

 

 

MISS RWANDA Uwase Hirwa Honorine

 

 

MISS SAMOA Olivia Howman

 

 

MISS SERBIA Marija Nikic

 

 

MISS SIERRA LEONE Ismatu Daramy

 

 

MISS SINGAPORE Elizabeth Lee

 

 

MISS SLOVENIA Sara Gavranić

 

 

MISS SPAIN Ainara de Santamaria

 

 

MISS SRI LANKA Shyama Dahayanaka

 

 

MISS SWEDEN Camilla Fogestedt

 

 

MISS SWITZERLAND Sarah Laura Peyrel

 

 

MISS THAILAND Paweensuda Drouin

 

 

MISS TONGA Diamond Langi

 

 

MISS UGANDA Nabirye Josephine Mutesi

 

 

MISS UKRAINE Diana Mironenko

 

 

MISS USA Andreia Gibau

 

 

Miss US VIRGIN ISLANDS Kaylee Carlberg

 

 

MISS VENEZUELA Ninoska Vasquez

 

 

MISS VIETNAM Le Thi Ha Thu

 

 

MISS WALES Sophie Bettridge

 

 

MISS ZAMBIA Abigail Chama

 

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.