MANILA, Philippines – Phuong Khanh Nguyen was crowned Miss Earth 2018 on Saturday, November 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco crowned the 23-year-old delegate from Vietnam who beat 86 other candidates in the competition.
Khanh’s win is the first for Vietnam in Miss Earth. She is a Marketing student who is fluent in Vietnamese and English.
In her biography on the Miss Earth website, she said that she loves cats a lot.
“Why do I like them? Because they are intelligent animals that and has the ability to adapt to its environment and situations. Cats are very sociable and just like humans observes its surroundings.”
The other winners are:
- Miss Earth Fire: Melissa Flores, Mexico
- Miss Earth Water: Valeria Ayos, Colombia
- Miss Earth Air: Melanie Mader, Austria
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